Honjin Restaurant & Bar

Average: 3 (1 vote)

Popular with busy Shenton Way types, this hole-in-the-wall Japanese joint specializes in business luncheons and à la carte buffet dinners. Warm wood paneling and the standard Japanese lanterns and cloth hangings dominate the interior. The negima shiru (tuna belly soup) is a star dish here. Judging from the number of Japanese patrons, it’s little wonder that Honjin has been around for 19 years, serving the CBD office crowd efficiently. Related to Honjin 7, 7 Adam Park,  6463-4528.

Busy Shenton Way types have wolfed down many a hasty meal at this little hole-in-the-wall Japanese joint in the CBD. We decided to pop by and see how it is faring. During a hectic weekday lunch, the staff were buzzing about busily in packed premises. Warm wood paneling and standard Japanese fixtures (lanterns and cloth hangings) dominated the larger-than-expected interior. We seated ourselves in front of the conveyer belt and ordered the katsu don and  salmon don. The food arrived soon enough and for the most part, it was up to scratch. The set was a complete meal in itself, for it came with the usual miso soup, side dish and slice of watermelon—which is something most restaurants do anyway, but this was slightly better than most bento sets like it. The katsu don was fairly tasty, but nothing earth-shattering; while the salmon set fared better with its tastiness and succulence. Judging from the number of Japanese patrons that crowded the restaurant, it’s pretty evident that this restaurant has a solid standing among the Japanese community. It is thus little wonder that Honjin has been around for over 10 years, serving the ravenous office crowd efficiently and dependably.

Venue Details
Address: Honjin Restaurant & Bar, #01-00 Chow House, 140 Robinson Rd., Singapore, 068907 Singapore
Phone: 6222-2243
Area: Tanjong Pagar
Cuisine: Japanese
Price Range: $
Open since: February, 1991
Opening hours: daily 11am-2:15pm, 6:30-10pm
Reservation recommended, Parking available: at McCallum St., Takeaway available
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