SINGAPORE RESTAURANT

Rakuzen

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

This large Japanese restaurant comprises cleverly-utilized space (there are booth seats and private rooms) awash in earthy tones. The genmai (brown rice), 100 percent Japanese and imported from Japan’s Akita prefecture, is soft, fluffy, and chewy. The ofune, a platter with eight types of sashimi—tuna, prawns, crab legs, scallops, horse mackerel and more—and the kushiyaki moriawase, comprising seven sticks of assorted skewered grills, are tasty and give great value. The maguro avocado yukke and yose toufu are worth trying too.

Tucked away outside Millenia Walk is this large Japanese restaurant—a mix of counter and booth seats, and cleverly-utilized space awash in earthy tones. We started off with a bowl of genmai (brown rice) imported from Japan’s Akira prefecture. The short-grain rice was soft, fluffy, chewy and very nice. We then went on to an ofune, a platter with eight types of sashimi, including tuna, prawns, crab legs, scallops and horse mackerel. It was delicious—fresh and very tasty, especially the scallops.

Although it was hard to attract the wait staff’s attention at times, they did their best to oblige our requests, and were likeable and sincere. The kushiyaki moriawase comprised seven sticks of assorted skewered grills and we loved everything—especially the asparagus wrapped in bacon, chicken balls and chicken wings. A refreshing yuzu sherbert marked the end of our enjoyable meal that was enhanced by great service.

Venue Details
Address: Rakuzen, #01-14/19 Time Sq. @ Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Blvd., Singapore, 039596 Singapore
Phone: 6333-1171
Website: www.rakuzen.com.sg
Area: Marina Bay
Cuisine: Japanese
Price Range: $
Open since: September, 2003
Opening hours: daily 11:30am-3pm, 6-10:30pm
Reservation recommended: for lunch, Parking available: at Millenia Walk and Conrad Hotel, Takeaway available
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