My family loves Japanese food and I think even love is an understatement to describe our obsession for the cuisine. But the biggest problem any planner face is finding a decent restaurant that would satisfy our enormous appetite for raw fish and pork fillets yet without feeling a painful nip on our wallets.
Sakae Sushi & Sushi Tei used to be our frequented weekend family dinner until our maiden visit to Itacho Sushi earlier this year. I mean how could you resist visiting here knowing their Salmon Skin Sushi are going $0.40 per piece right? First look on their menu and I have to say it’s already very extensive not to mention exotic. From roasted duck and salmon to wagyu and even spicy lobster maki roll, you just want to try a bit of everything especially when Itacho priced them rather affordable.
Comes to sushi, I’m not that adventurous to try all those. I still prefer the classics like mackerel, salmon and the occasional swordfish. Perhaps you might want to consider ordering sashimi too! And this is when my family realise we might over order and potentially have to skip dinner… Their bentos ranging anywhere below $20 are another popular hit within my family. While others would order individual set for their own, my family preferring ordering two or three rice boxes and share among the table.
I guess every family is unique and for my family, it means more room in our tummy to order more sushi! Well, what can you expect from a foodie family right?Personally? I have a cow’s stomach and I can really eat if I’m in the mood. So downing one chirashi-don all by myself and wolf down a few plates of rice roll is no problem to me.
You could also opt for the set meals that comes with udon/chirashi/sushi & sashimi as a main course with other sides like miso soup/salad/chawanmushi depending on which photo on their menu tempts you more. They will cost anywhere from $25 or more so speaking from my perspective, it’s best to order a la carte which might be cheaper.
While you can’t expect melt-in-your-mouth tuna meat here, you can certainly count on the fact that they are really really affordable. I’m no sure one can walk past their outlets without taking a look at their extensive lit-up menu outside and then be taken aback by their huge discounts.
They have a few notable outlets like ION Orchard and Changi Airport Terminal 3 and I heard they just opened their latest addition at Tampines Mall just this week. So for residents staying within the vicinity, there’s no longer a need to travel downtown just for cheap and good sushi!
Ion Orchard #B3-20
2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6509 8911
Changi Airport Terminal 3 #03-30/31
65 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819663
Tel: +65 6242 9542