Great sushi at affordable prices22 June, 2010 by Yan
It’s no secret that Singaporeans love food and when it comes to popular non-local cuisine, Japanese ranks at the top of the list. To most of the world, mentioning Japanese food probably brings to mind sushi. Hailing from Hong Kong with more than 10 branches over there and several affiliated branches in Japan, is Itacho Sushi. They’ve opened their first Singapore branch in Ion Orchard. Seeking a new affordable sushi option to choose from, I went down with a friend to try out what Itacho had to offer.
There’s the usual long queue for Itacho Sushi on weekends. Luckily, they are open the whole day, so do try to get there early to beat the crowd.
Ordering your food at this sushi restaurant is rather identical to the Hong Kong cafe style, perhaps trendy among our Hong Kong friends due to its efficiency. Ordering forms and pencils are provided on the table to allow customers to mark the food they would like to order.
It could take a while for orders to arrive if there’s a huge crowd eating, so try to get your food ordered at one shot to avoid a huge lapse .
Well priced set meals are available in the restaurant but we decided to go ala carte and order the individual sushi’s that we wanted to eat. Pictures below. Each order of sushi is for a single piece of sushi, unlike the usual pair you get from the conveyor belt sushi restaurants we are familiar with. Do order accordingly.
Interestingly, Itacho sushi also serves pork sushi and wagyu beef sushi, the former something that I have never seen before. Pictures from the menu assured me that the pork in the sushi is indeed cooked, I just had to order a few to try it out.
I also ordered an item from their special menu (which changes frequently), Baked Stuffed Crab. The Baked Stuffed Crab also deserves a special mention because it is not only well priced, but also delicious. Choked full of crab meat and roe stuffed into the crab shell, the whole thing was baked and served with a bed of sushi rice.
Overall, Itacho Sushi restaurant is a restaurant worth going back to for their well priced, affordable sushi. It’s slightly higher priced when compared against the conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Singapore, but the quality and service definitely makes up for it. I would also like to add that the items on the menu definitely appeals to both the budget constrained and those who want to order extravagantly for their family or date.
For more information and an online menu, check out their official website here.
Addicted to film, Yan shoots with a black Nikon Fm3a. For special occasions, Yan shoots with a Mamiya Sekor TLR.