Omakase experiences have become more popular than ever. Essentially a performance of the culinary world, an omakase usually involves high quality ingredients and intricate skills, which contribute to its high costs. Fortunately, there are affordable omakase options out there that both your wallet and your tastebuds will love.
Affordability and quality go hand in hand at Torio Japanese Restaurant. Helmed by Chef Jackles Tai, an itamae with two decades of experience honing his craft under renowned Japanese chefs, Torio has built a cult following for their signature omakase. Prices start at just S$80++ for their NAGOMI course, which comes with three appetisers, cold entree, sashimi, hot entree, seafood, sushi, soup and dessert. Talk about value for money!
Address: 50 Tiong Bahru Rd, #01-01, Singapore 168733
Opening Hours: 11:45 am–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
A four-time Michelin Plate recipient, Sushi Kyuu by Shunsui uses only the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients air-flown directly from Toyosu Market in Japan. They have an ongoing promotion where you can enjoy a 20-course Sushi Omakase at just S$99++ (U.P. S$129++)! And if you don't mind spending a little more, they also have a Premium Omakase Course that’s going at S$129++ (U.P. S$159++).
Address: 150 Orchard Rd, #03-55, Singapore 238841
Opening Hours: 6–11 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Although relatively new to the omakase scene in Singapore, Jun Omakase has already been making waves with its affordable omakase dining experience. At $68++, Jun Omakase’s seven-course lunch menu is a crowd-pleaser. It includes two starters, assorted sashimi, two mains, assorted sushi and dessert. Every ingredient is selected according to the seasons of Japan. With the freshest ingredients, cosy ambience, and trained chefs bringing a great service at a wallet-friendly price – what’s not to like?
Address: 3 Church St, #01-01, Singapore 049483
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 5:30–9:30 pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
A cosy omakase restaurant offering unique Japanese fusion food, specialty sake and omakase, Rakuya’s lunch menu starts from S$68++! The menu here changes frequently depending on seasonal ingredients and also to keep things interesting, so you never know what to expect except for the unexpected. You’ll be taken on a culinary adventure with pairings of ingredients from regions all over Asia!
Address: 25 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238969
Opening Hours: 12–3 pm, 6–9:30 pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Flying in their produce and seasonal fish from Toyosu Market, Sushi Murasaki offers omakase menus starting from just S$48++. That price point gets you the Fuji lunch set, which comes with an appetiser, 10 pieces of nigiri sushi, miso soup, and dessert. If you don’t mind spending a little more to go a tier higher, the Nodake at S$78++ comes with an appetiser, two kinds of sashimi, eight pieces of nigiri sushi, miso soup and dessert.
Address: 9 Raffles Blvd, #02-07 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039569
Opening Hours: 12–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm daily
Helmed by owner-chef Gary Ng who has undergone 10 years of rigid training under the tutelage of renowned Japanese chefs, Hakumai ticks both boxes when it comes to affordability and taste. He will make you feel right at home as you enjoy your Sushi Omakase starting from S$98++, which comes with assorted premium sushi, Kawahagi (thread-sail filefish), soup and Japanese ice cream.
Address: 10 Anson Rd, #01-50A, Singapore 079903
Opening Hours: 12–2 pm, 6:15–9 pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
The man behind Unkai Sushi, Chef Eugene Lam, wants to make omakase dining more accessible to younger diners. This is definitely a place not to be missed for an unforgettable dining experience where you can savour exquisite dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients at an affordable price. Look forward to menus inspired by the four seasons of Japan, such as the Tsuki (S$88++) which feature an appetiser, 10 pieces of sushi, a handroll, soup, and dessert.
Address: 1 Tanglin Rd, #01-10, Singapore 247905
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm daily
Offering premium Japanese cuisine without the hefty price tag, Sushi Jin boasts a plethora of high quality ingredients flown in thrice a week from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market. Enjoy their lunch omakase from S$88++, where you get an appetiser, assorted sashimi, a seasonal cooked dish, assorted sushi, soup, and dessert.
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, #01-11/12 Owen Link, Singapore 217562
Opening Hours: 12–2:30 pm, 6:30–10 pm daily
An absolute haven for lovers of authentic Japanese cuisine, Katachi Sushi Bar is headed by chef Keiji Matoba. This sophisticated spot serves the best catch of the season with menus starting from S$68++. Indulge in seasonal sashimi prepared with fresh ingredients air-flown directly from Japan including Uni, Japanese Sea Bream, and more!
Address: 150 Orchard Rd, #01-49 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841
Opening Hours: 6–11 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Helmed by Executive Chef Derrick Lau with over 25 years of experience in Japanese haute cuisine, excite your taste buds at MARUKYU with their omakase courses that change seasonally, made with fresh and high quality ingredients air-flown from Japan. There are two lunch menus here – Hana (S$68++) and Maru (S$88++) which come with seasonal appetisers, sashimi, a seasonal simmered dish, and more. Dinner omakase is also relatively affordable, with the menu starting at just S$78++!
Address: 116 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068585
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Hidden away in Capitol Piazza is Wagyu & Sushi by MATOBA, one of the few Japanese restaurants that specialises in wagyu sushi. Here, you can savour the prized meat without burning a big hole in your pocket with the Lunch Omakase Course (S$78+). Enjoy five kinds of appetisers, a soup, Wagyu steak, somen noodles with Wagyu and dessert. The produce are specially sourced from known locations in Japan and freshly flown in on a regular basis!
Address: 15 Stamford Rd, #01-82A, Singapore 178906
Opening Hours: 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
G Izakaya might be relatively new in the sea of Japanese omakase restaurants in Singapore, but they’ve been winning over the crowd with a value-for-money 6 Course Omakase (S$68++) that consists of a zensai, mushimono, three kinds of sashimi, a hot dish, nigiri sushi, and dessert. If you don’t mind spending a little bit more, go for the 8 Course Omakase (S$98++), which comes with an additional agemono and suno mono.
Address: 6001 Beach Rd, #01-52A/B, Singapore 199589
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2 pm, 5:30–10:30 pm daily
Most omakase places aim on delivering a uniquely Japanese experience, but JIDAI Restaurant comes with a French twist. The finely crafted 8 Course Omakase (S$88++) is prepared with a personal and progressive touch, showcasing creations like the Sea Bream Ceviche, Challan Duck with Charred Corn and Lime Miso Dashi, and Crawfish with Uni Creme.
Address: 9 Circular Rd, Singapore 049365
Opening Hours: 5–10:30 pm Mon, 12–3 pm, 5–10:30 pm Tues to Sat. Closed on Sun
Another brainchild from the folks behind Featherblade Steakhouse, Rappu has quite a totally unique approach to omakase. Instead of a variety of dishes, you get a six-course handroll menu instead! At $38++, enjoy a diversity of flavour that includes Engawa, Hotate, Shime Saba, Toro and more. There’s also a vegan option available at S$32++!
Address: 52 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089516
Opening Hours: 6–10:30 pm Mon, 11:45 am–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm Tues to Sun
An unpretentious, Tokyo market-style izakaya, The Public Izakaya offers yakitori and oden omakase sets from just S$19++! The Omakase Oden Set is a great dish to start for those who want to try something new. It includes daikon, egg, konnyaku, and more. On the other hand, the Omakase Skewer Set comes in chicken, beef, shrimp and pork! Their outlet at 100AM outlet also opens till 1am, so you can head down for some late night Japanese fare.
Address: Multiple outlets
Helmed by Chef Chong who has amassed years of experience preparing Japanese cuisine in restaurants, Cho Restaurant is a modern day omakase restaurant born of his desire to share with others his love and appreciation of Japanese culture and cuisine. Enjoy Lunch Omakase from $78++, which includes two appetisers, assorted sashimi, two mains, a rice dish, soup and dessert
Address: 63 Chulia Street #01-03, Singapore 049514
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 5:30–9:30 pm daily
Opened by Ippoh, Osaka’s oldest premium tempura restaurant, Ippoh Tempura Bar features Osaka-style tempura omakase in a refined setting at Dempsey Hill. Go for the Momiji (S$90++) which comes with sesame tofu, nine pieces of tempura, kakiage and your choice of dessert. Coated in a veil of gossamer-light batter, every piece of tempura is served piece by piece alongside a delicate seasoning that compliments the natural flavours of the ingredients!
Address: 17B Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
Opening Hours: 12–3 pm, 6–10 pm daily
With a history dating back to 1999, BOTAN is one of the forerunners of Japanese cuisine in Singapore. A Lunch Omakase set starts from S$78++, and you’ll get to enjoy an eight-course meal consisting of pufferfish, premium sashimi and sushi, chawanmushi and more. Executing every dish with creativity and passion, enjoy fresh, premium ingredients and an authentic taste of Japan!
Address: 37 Pekin St, #01-01, Singapore 048767
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2:15 pm, 5:45–10 pm daily
Helmed by prize winning head chef Ryo Endo who has honed his skills for as many as 10 years in Miyajima and Hiroshima, diners can expect nothing but the best of Japanese cuisine from the restaurant’s kitchen. The Lunch Omakase (S$88++) gives you great value for six exquisite courses. It features seasonal ingredients, as well as sushi rice from Chef Endo's hometown of Yamagata that’s known for its fresh water creating high quality rice.
Address: 1 Goldhill Plaza, #01-17, Singapore 308899
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2 pm, 5:30–9:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Perched on the second floor of the Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, ISHI presents Japanese fine dining in an intimate and welcoming space with focus on seasonality and traditional techniques. For lunch, The Ulala (S$90++) comes with a starter, seven pieces of sushi, an ikura rice bowl, miso soup, and dessert. If you’re feeling extravagant, you can also top up S$50 for a special rice bowl of negitoro, kani, uni, and ikura!
Address: 1 Nanson Rd, #02-06, Singapore 238909
Opening Hours: 12–2:30 pm, 6:30–10:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon