Ito-Kacho (Orchard)

Affiliated with the popular Ito-Kacho opened in Tokyo in 2009, the restaurant on the top floor of Mandarin Gallery follows the same ethos of the former, offering yakiniku using chilled instead of frozen meats. Some of the meats’ nutrients are broken down during the freezing process and the loss of amino acids cause meats to […]


The cozy 30-seater features industrial-style furnishings, concrete floors and a brick wall, giving the space a charming rough-and-ready vibe. Smack at the center of the CBD, on Circular Road, they welcome a steady stream of professionals in search of a quick meal at all hours of the day. On the menu are Japanese-inflected pork burgers […]

Drinks & Co. Kitchen

Sister outlet to bottle shop Drinks & Co (just across the street), this restaurant puts out casual Italian-inflected bar bites such as bruschetta with beef ragu ($12), meatballs in tomato sauce ($14) and Parma ham and mixed green salad ($13). To go with the meal, there’s a good range of New World wines (from $27) […]


This club-like izakaya helmed by chef Narisawa from Tokyo is a long narrow concrete-lined space offering Japanese bar food. There’s colorful Pop Art on the walls and cool light fixtures made from repurposed drink bottles. Food options include Fried Chicken Karaage ($12) — smeared with a layer of balsamic mayo — and pork ginger roll […]


This izakaya is part of multi-concept restaurant space Eat at Seven. Drop by for drink-friendly eats like Jya Jya Men ($16), cold noodles with minced meat sauce, and the restaurant’s signature Katsuo Warayaki ($16), a slab of smoky thick cut tuna served in a foil packet. There are also sweets like Mochi Ice-Cream ($8) and […]