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By SALT Magazine | 03 August, 2018 | Food, Hot Deals, Restaurants
2018-08-03 13:24:40 2018-10-01 00:27:27
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Kotobuki Restaurant’s Sake Bakumori Don

Kotobuki Restaurant

One of the stalwarts of Japanese cuisine in Singapore, Kotobuki Restaurant has grown from a single restaurant, established in 1981, to 6 outlets around the island. Serving up Kanto cuisine in a warm, unfussy izakaya setting, the restaurant focuses on an extensive range of hearty, satisfying dishes that go great with an ice-cold beer or some sake. Tuck into favourites like the baked mentai cheese potato, or traditional soul-warming oden. Hungry for more? The restaurant offers everything from sashimi, to grilled and fried dishes. Try the teppan (hot plate) dishes, which feature modern interpretations like chicken with truffle-mushroom sauce; and okonomi tofu alongside the traditional steak. Being an izakaya, they also serve a large array of drinks, from the usual sakes and beers, to sake cocktails and fruity sochu highballs.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 15% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018

8 Shenton Way #01-17/20 Singapore 068811. Tel:+65 6883 0525
3 Yuan Ching Road #01-02A Singapore 618642. Tel:+65 6261 2272
20 Ah Hood Road # 01-16 ZhongShan Mall Singapore 329984. Tel:+65 6734 8850
1 Raffles Place # 04-48 Singapore 048616. Tel:+65 6536 9488
112 East Coast Road #02-12 Singapore 428802. Tel:+65 6443 5793
273 Holland Avenue #01-01 Singapore 278992. Tel:+65 6463 2934
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Sashimi Sushi Set at Hinata Sushi

Hinata Sushi

Indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine at Hinata Sushi, where the seafood is flown in fresh directly from Japan, ensuring that the best ingredients of each season arrives at your table. Entice your palate with prized sashimi like melt-in-your-mouth otoro (fatty tuna belly), clean-tasting hirame (flounder), or uni (sea urchin). For the meat-lovers, head for the shabu-shabu, where premium meats like A5 Joshu wagyu, US premium striploin, and kurobuta pork are available. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous or hungry, treat yourself to an omakase meal–which is available in 3, 5, and 6 course options–where you’ll be fed a slew of chef’s specials.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 15% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018

11 Unity Street, #01-07 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995. Tel: +65 6737 5968

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Rakuichi Sushi’s Rakuichi Maki

Rakuichi Sushi

Nestled in the sleepy Seletar Hills estate, Rakuichi Sushi offers an extensive a la carte option with a focus on sushi. The 102-seater conveyor belt sushi bar also serves up traditional Japanese fare like sashimi, yakimono (grilled foods) and kushiyaki (grilled and skewered meat and vegetables). Knock back a couple of sakes or beers and feast on highlights like the Toku Sashimi, an assortment of raw sliced fish; or spicy aburi tuna or salmon sushi, where the raw fish is briefly torched to add smokiness and depth of flavour. The restaurant is the fourth outlet of the Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant group, which operates three other restaurants in Far East Shopping Centre, Oasia Hotel and Dempsey Hill.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 10% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018

1 Seletar Road, #02-12 Greenwich V, Singapore 807011. Tel: +65 6556 1330

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm (Mon-Sun)

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Kotobuki Izakaya

Izakaya-style dining served up in a casual and hospitable setting is what you’ll find at Kotobuki Izakaya. Authentically hearty and robust Kanto cuisine and contemporary Japanese dishes can be found here, which go perfectly with the extensive drinks menu that offers up sake, shochu, Japanese whisky, and wine. Tuck into grilled meats and seafood, smokey teppan dishes, and comforting bowls of nabe hotpot stews with family and friends in this warm and lively restaurant.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 15% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018

 435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria #01-18/18B, Singapore 238877. Tel: +65 6734 7677

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Kotobuki Coffee’s dancing ice tea

Kotobuki Coffee

(15% off total bill August – December 2018)
Experience a unique blend of Japanese and Western cultures at Kotobuki Coffee. Here, a rustic yet modern interior creates a cosy atmosphere, and comfortably accommodates large groups. The Japanese-Western fusion also reveals itself in menu options, with signature dishes such as Japanese Hamburg steak, mentaiko spaghetti, beef curry, and rice burgers. Always freshly-prepared using only quality ingredients, the delicacies here are not complete without a cup of coffee. With beans sourced from Brazil, roasted in Japan, then exported almost immediately to Singapore, each cup of coffee at Kotobuki boasts that signature aroma and flavour the café is famous for.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 15% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018

15 Enggor Street, #07-04 Realty Centre Singapore 079716

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Rakuichi’s ebi mentaiko cheese yaki

Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant

Since opening its first outlet in 2005, Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant has been quietly serving up traditional Japanese food of excellent quality to their customers. They offer everything from the freshest sashimi, to sushi and kushiyaki (grilled and skewered meat and vegetables), although you’ll want to look out for their seasonal specials, which are prepared with ingredients sourced directed from Japan. Highlights include lightly-charred aburi sushi, as well as sashimi served with freshly-grated wasabi, which is more subtle and sweeter than the tubed stuff. For lunch and dinner, the Dempsey outlet also serves a good variety of value-for-money set meals, including the the Rakuichi Bento—a smosgaboard of appetisers, assorted sushi and sashimi, seafood tempura, kushiyaki and clear soup.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 10% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018

10 Dempsey Road, #01-22 Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247700. Tel: +65 6474 2143. Website here

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm (Mon-Sun)

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Assorted sushi at IKYU


Industrial chic meets contemporary Japanese at IKYU. Located in the heart of the hip Tiong Bahru district, this restaurant offers Japanese cuisine with European influences. Expect dishes like kanpachi truffle carpaccio and chilled angel hair pasta alongside more traditional items like barachirashi, and a large selection of sashimi and sushi. The extensive menu also includes fried and grilled items, like a rack of lamb seasoned with shiojoki. To prepare all their dishes, only quality ingredients are chosen, like Koshihikari rice from Niigata; and fresh produce like seafood, fruits and vegetables from Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market twice weekly. In the mood for something special? Try the omakase, where you’ll be generously fed with a chef’s selection of seasonal and specialty dishes.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 15% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018

5 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168643. Tel: +65 9663 2003. Website here

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm (Tues-Sun); Bar open till late

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Fresh lobster at Gion Dining

Gion Dining

If anything, the team behind Gion Dining proves that a Japanese gastronomic experience can be achieved by using halal ingredients. With recipes handed down by master Japanese chef Matsuno Mikio—who boasts over 60 years of experience—they’ve worked tirelessly to create a new style of Japanese cuisine, where traditional flavours meets modern sensibilities. Their new location at Zhongshan Mall offers a comfortable, family-style setting, perfect for enjoying their wide selection of dishes like the umami-laden, sizzling Beef Batayaki; and freshly-grilled unagi. The restaurant also offer a range of value-for-money options including “2-to-go” sets at $48, which features 12 dishes, good for two diners. Hungry? Head for the a la carte buffet, which comes in options that include a serving of premium items like lobster and sashimi.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 15% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018

20 Ah Hood Road, #01-19 Zhongshan Mall, Singapore 329984. Tel: +65 6444 9989. Website here

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A selection of premium chocolates from Morozoff


Take the richness and generosity of Western confectionery, combine it with a Japanese attention to detail and precision, and you get a picture of what Morozoff are doing. Established all the way back in 1931, the Japanese luxury confectionary brand is credited with starting the tradition of gifting chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Morozoff’s Singapore outpost—their 19th overseas—offers premium chocolates, sweets, and delicate baked confections, all of which are perfect for gifting, and a little self-indulgence. Favourites include the Feuillage, which features crisp almond or hazelnut thins sandwiching a layer of chocolate; and their wide selection of chocolates, including truffles filled with everything from almond praline to soft caramel. Morozoff is also known for their elegant, seasonal gift boxes—pop by their Plaza Singapura store and you’ll even find a mini museum of box designs throughout the brand’s history.  

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 15% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018, and does not apply to any current in-store promotions.

68 Orchard Road, #01-61 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839. Tel +65 6341 9967

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The most popular Chicken “Kushiyaki”


Hokkaido’s No. 1 Soup Curry

Love curry? Love soup? Suage is the place for you. The Japanese restaurant offers soup curry, which originated in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido. The hearty, comforting dish typically features a curry-flavoured broth topped with vegetables that have been deep-fried so that they retain their shape and absorb the spicy broth. At Suage, your bowl is customisable—pick your vegetable toppings, which include choices like avocado, broccoli, and eggplant; and add on proteins like a chicken leg, beef shabu shabu, or fresh prawns. You can also choose how spicy your soup curry is, with options ranging from zero all the way to ten.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 15% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018, and does not apply to any current in-store promotions.

13 Stamford Road, #B2-53 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178905. Tel: +65 6242 4722. 

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Tagliolini Hokkaido Sea Urchin Pasta with Squid Ink

Ristorante Takada

Helmed by chef Masahiro Takada – who boasts over a decade of culinary experience, and has been through the kitchens of many Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy and Japan –, Ristorante Takada serves up refined Italian-Japanese cuisine. Ingredients are flown in from Europe and Japan, and go into dishes like tagliolini Hokkaido sea urchin pasta with squid ink; and smoked kampachi carpaccio with green mango. Their menu also changes monthly, according to what’s in season, although you can expect premium offerings like A5 wagyu from places like Kagoshima and Miyazaki, as well as prized seafood like hirame (flounder). With experience like that, you can safely leave yourself in the hands of chef Takada, and indulge in everything from an unfussy set lunch, to an indulgent 6-course omakase menu.

Pay with your HSBC credit card and enjoy 15% off the total bill. Promotion valid Aug – Dec 2018, and does not apply to any current in-store promotions.

 #01-07 Alexis Condominium, 356 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159948. Tel: +65 6339 3969. Website here

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