Best Omakase and Teppanyaki Restaurants in Singapore (Updated February 2024)
Who doesn't love a good dining experience? Singapore boasts some of the best omakase and teppanyaki restaurants that offer a unique and authentic Japanese dining experience.
Omakase, leaves the entire menu in the hands of the chef, who customises the dishes based on their expertise and seasonal ingredients. Teppanyaki, on the other hand, involves cooking food on an iron griddle in front of the diners. Singapore's food scene is all about exploring new flavours and unique dining experiences, and omakase and teppanyaki are perfect for that.
Omakase roughly translates to "leave it up to the chef" and yields the ultimate personalized experience for diners.
First on our list is Oshino, one of the most prominent Omakase restaurants in Singapore, complete with a one-Michelin-star rating. Edomae sushi is the star here, with various traditional techniques such as ageing and preservation used to bring out the flavors of each fish.
Chef Koichiro Oshino's culinary philosophy of living in the present moment accentuates the vibrant atmosphere created with each order. Their four Omakase options include the Sushi Edomae ($220) and Chef's Special ($300).
Shoukouwa is another top-tier restaurant to indulge in Omakase.
The quiet, intimate setting is perfect for a night out with friends or a romantic dinner. Featuring a two-Michelin-star rating, the chef-crafted dishes are prepared with authenticity in mind.
The seasonal ingredients incorporated into each meal are flown daily from Tokyo's Toyosu Market.
To indulge in an exquisite dining adventure designed exclusively for those who appreciate the true essence of Japanese gastronomy, you have the choice between two Chef's Dinner Omakase experiences - HANA ($520) or EN ($680).
The omakase sets showcase the culinary expertise of our chef as they skillfully prepare and present the diverse flavors of the bountiful seasonal seas of Japan.
3. Shinji by Kanesaka
Shinji by Kanesaka, the perfect restaurant to experience the culinary traditions of Japan's Edo period. Awarded Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao Best Asian Restaurant Award.
Upholding one Michelin star, they have upheld exacting standards in delivering the authentic flavors of Japan. The exceptional skill and technique of the chefs are apparent in their à la carte and set menus, with an emphasis on simplicity and freshness.
Pick your choice of the Omakase menus starting from $280 or Chef's Omakase specials for the best experience.
Location: 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
Keyaki, situated in the Pan Pacific Hotel, offers a luxurious and intimate dining experience with private teppanyaki rooms. Recognized by The Tatler Dining Guide 2022 and Best Restaurants Special 2021 - Traditional Japanese Gem, Singapore Tatler, Keyaki presents different menus, including the Keyaki Kaiseki ($200) and a Japanese Weekend Brunch from $48.
Guests can customize their dining experience by selecting their preferred dishes from a menu of seven courses with multiple options. The restaurant specializes in premium cuts of wagyu beef and scallops, with their signature dish being the Keyaki Lobster.
Keyaki offers an unforgettable blend of exquisite Japanese cuisine, personalized menus, and captivating teppanyaki entertainment, making it a must-visit for an indulgent and memorable dining experience.
5. Waku Ghin
True to its Google reviews, Waku Ghin isn't just a meal, it's an experience. Renowned two-Michelin-starred restaurant Waku Ghin, curated by the talented Tetsuya Wakuda, unveils an enticing transformation that enhances its already exceptional dining experience.
Embracing a fusion of fresh seasonal ingredients from across the globe and the artistry of Japanese cuisine, Waku Ghin presents a renewed vision that promises novel ways to indulge in its renowned culinary offerings.
The restaurant has been recognized as a culinary masterpiece and has also cemented its position as one of the best dining destinations by being included in the esteemed Tatler Dining Guide for 2023.
Some of the chef's recommendations for diners are the Chef's Choice Sushi ($128) and Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar ($150).
6. Teppei Japanese Restaurant
Teppei Japanese Restaurant not only has delicious omakase and teppanyaki options, but it also caters to the budget-conscious.
The intimate restaurant exudes a cozy and informal vibe while serving up fresh sushi and hot-off-the-grill dishes that will leave you wanting more. Their Omakase dinner concept menu changes monthly so get ready for a new experience each time you visit. This July, you can expect Oyster, Suzuki, Tuna, Negitoro sushi and many more at $110++ per pax.
If you're on a budget and looking for a casual evening out, this could be your go-to spot as you can enjoy their Kaisen Don from only $15.10!
7. Fat Cow
Fat Cow offers an exquisite and upscale dining experience for those seeking exclusivity. With its contemporary and stylish interior, the restaurant specializes in serving premium wagyu beef, sushi, and meticulously crafted omakase sets. The menu is designed to impress with its artful preparation and elegant presentation.
Fat Cow caters to discerning individuals who are willing to indulge in top-notch quality.
One of their standout offerings is the Chef's Table Omakase, available from Tuesday to Sunday. Priced at $168++ per person, this lunch experience features a Shin Omakase menu that guarantees a delightful culinary journey. For an additional $48++, guests can also opt for a sake or wine pairing to enhance their dining experience further.
Set lunches are also available to complete your dining experience. Tantalize your taste buds with The Fat Cow Donburi ($58) which comprises of Charcoal-grilled wagyu with onsen egg.
Whether you prefer omakase or teppanyaki, Singapore's abundant dining scene has something for everyone.
So go ahead and dive into the world of Japanese cuisine – your taste buds will thank you.
Editor's Note: This post was originally published on 1 July, 2023 and was updated on 14 Feb, 2024 for accuracy.