Tonkatsu Ma Maison

Huge, filling servings of deep-fried pork are the focus at this casual Mandarin Gallery spot. Mingle with a crowd of Japanese expats, tourists (staying at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel next door) and locals as you dig into mains like miso rosu katsu ($23.80) — deep fried pork loin with miso sauce — and Crab Croquettes […]

Ginza Anzu Singapore

A famous authentic tonkatsu restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo, Anzu makes its first foray to Southeast Asia with their outlet at Wisma Atria’s Japan Food Town. Anzu prides itself for using fresh Kyushu produce and, for their signature light and crispy breaded pork cutlet, high quality oil at temperatures of 180-200°C. The stylish wooden interior of […]


Tucked in a corner of the charming CHIJMES, the discreet Ashino might be a little hard to locate: a small sign in Japanese leads to a narrow corridor where the entrance of the restaurant is located. Inside, behind the traditional shoji screens, the intimate 10-seater is awash with wooden furnishing. The sushi counter itself is […]

Yakinikutei Ao-chan

Few restaurants in Singapore can boast the longevity that Yakinikutei Ao-chan does. Opened in 1995, the understated yakiniku restaurant located on the second floor of Concorde Hotel and Shopping Mall has seen the hotel management change hands but has been steadfastly providing an authentic Japanese barbecue experience. On weekdays, you are most likely to see […]