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The Sushi Bar, Far East Plaza – the Japanese you can have everyday

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The Sushi Bar

I’m in love with this negitoro don ($24.90)…I have eaten this 4 times this month, and still thinking about it. Luckily it doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg :)

The Sushi Bar

Hidden amidst hair salons, tattoo parlor and fashion shops, I discovered this hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant on my way to the toilet at Far East Plaza in Orchard. The queue could rival those for H&M’s designer collabs, and that made me curious. I have quite high expectations of the quality of Japanese cuisine, so I tried The Sushi Bar with a tinge of skepticism – can you really find good and affordable Japanese food in a fashion mall?

The Sushi Bar

[Update] The Sushi Bar has moved to a bigger space on the 4th level, but the queue has also gotten much longer, at times stretching as long as 5 shops. Be prepared to queue for at least 30mins on a good day. Otherwise go before 6pm.

The Sushi Bar

The Sushi Bar only takes reservations on weekdays before 5:30PM, so come prepared to queue for at least 30mins.

The Sushi Bar

Converted from two shop spaces, the restaurant is small and there’s not much decor nor ambiance to talk of. But who cares if the food is good.

The Sushi Bar

Restaurant seating area

The Sushi Bar

Restaurant area on Level 4 of Far East Plaza

The Sushi Bar

Restaurant area on Level 4 of Far East Plaza

The Sushi Bar

While waiting for a seat, have a look at the menu and hey, you can learn the proper way of eating sushi

The Sushi Bar

Two of the dishes you should eat at The Sushi Bar are their value-for-money sashimi and chirashi. I heard they do a mean spaghetti too.

The Sushi Bar

The tiny kitchen is always busy and the culinary team headed by Chef Eugene Heng are all so young, I felt like a relic.

The Sushi Bar

Check out the specials on the board. That’s where I usually order from.

The Sushi Bar

Pitan Tofu ($5.50)
This was yumz. I licked the bowl clean.

The Sushi Bar

My perennial fave: Uni Ikura Don ($38.90)
One little detail to mention – they use fresh wasabi, not the powdered version.

Salmon Head Miso Soup

Salmon Head Miso Soup

The Sushi Bar

Scallop Mentaiyaki ($13.90)
This was delish. I finished an entire plate by myself.

The Sushi Bar

Their signature Salmon Aburi Sushi ($14.50)
A mouthful of goodness. I want more.

The Sushi Bar

Itadakimasu! ;)

The Sushi Bar is a great place to satisfy your Japanese food cravings – the fish cuts are fresh and portions generous, and most importantly wallet-friendly. There’s certainly room for improvement in their service and long waiting time, but I ain’t complaining yet if that means I can have quality sashimi on a shoestring budget. :)

The Sushi Bar
14 Scotts Road #03-89 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213 (Original tiny shop, pssst…come here if the queue upstairs is too long)
14 Scotts Road #04-28 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
391 Orchard Road #05-34/35 Ngee Ann City Singapore 238873 (Opened in June 2015)

Tel: +65 9653 6464 (Far East Plaza); +65 8818 3535 (Ngee Ann City)
(SMS for reservations, no reservations on weekends and PHs)

Opening Hours (Far East Plaza):
Mon to Thurs 12:30PM-3:00PM; 5:30PM-9:00PM
Fri to Sat 12:30PM-9:15PM; Closed on Sundays
Opening Hours (Ngee Ann City): Daily 11:30AM-9:00PM
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/thesushibar.sg

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Author: spunktitud3

A little post by a fun-loving spunky gal in love with the quirky, the artsy and anything which inspires new creations. Read about her adventures on: spunktitud3.wordpress.com

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