Treat yourself to a luxurious dining experience at these top sushi restaurants

Omakase—which means “I’ll leave it up to you” in Japanese, is often a fine dining experience whereby sushi chefs have free rein in curating delectable dishes with seasonal ingredients. So if you’re ready to leave the arduous decision-making process to the experts, then head to the following sushi restaurants to indulge in a sophisticated affair fit for the senses.
 

Hashida Singapore
 


 

Opened by chef-owner Kenjiro Hashida—also fondly known as Hatch—Hashida Singapore is without a doubt, one of Singapore’s finest Japanese restaurants. Its latest move was in January earlier this year, where the concept settled into a new home along Amoy Street, with elements and furnishings that pay homage to the Japanese culture and heritage. While the menu largely comprises seasonal eats, you can expect dishes like sashimi platters, unagi pies, uni rice bowls, servings of edomae sushi and the restaurant’s signatures of Ankimo and hand-carved Otoro. An omakase meal here starts from $300.
 

Ryo Sushi
 


 

For an entry-level omakase experience that won’t break the bank, try Ryo Sushi at Orchid Hotel. Simply choose between the Omakase and the Sea Urchin Omakase (both are priced at $98), to be treated to servings of edamame, salad, truffle onsen egg, plus 12 pieces of assorted and premium sushi. A special rice bowl and hand roll are also included in your set meal, so what you’re really getting is a bang for your buck.
 

Shinsora
 


 

Located at Odeon Towers (the same building that houses Loof), Shinsora can be accessed through an inconspicuous entrance at Standing Sushi Bar. After which, step into an intimate, zen setting where you’ll witness the skills and expertise of two award-winning sushi chefs, Sky Tai Koon Siang and Leon Yap.

Together, the pair will elevate your dining experience as its omakase menus (from $180) will showcase quality cuts of fish alongside unique renditions; go for the Sora Omakase ($250) to enjoy the award-winning pieces of sushi created by both chefs during the World Sushi Cup 2018 and 2019.

Lastly, to finish off your meal, get the chefs to turn your tea into maki rolls—an experience exclusive to this spot.
 

Sushi Ichizuke
 


 

Previously a pop-up at Zouk’s Capital Kitchen, Sushi Ichizuke has since transformed into a permanent fixture located next to the nightlife group’s new speakeasy Here Kitty Kitty. Also found within the Clarke Quay district, simply head up to this discreet dining destination to find a gastronomic voyage through time. Here, you’ll discover a menu utilising a repertoire of fresh, seasonal ingredients imported directly from Tokyo’s Toyosu Fish Market; those choosing dinner sessions may also want to opt for the sake pairing. Dinner starts from $220 for seven courses.
 

Sushi Masaaki
 


 

At Sushi Masaaki, food isn’t just food—it’s a journey of the senses. And bringing years of experience to the table is the expert sushi chef Masaaki, who thrives on delivering an exquisite experience to discerning diners. So look forward to a carefully curated menu of seasonal sashimi, sushi, hand rolls and rice bowls, which are as visually appealing as they are delicious. Lunch and dinner omakase menus start from $180 and $280 respectively.