Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 11:00
Sun: 11:00 - 22:00
Itacho Sushi offers delicious sushi made from seasonal fresh fish such as tuna and first class ingredients which chefs instantly prepare upon order. The restaurant has a fast food setting and is a hit among the younger diners.
Wanted something light for lunch, and though my food buddy and I pay a visit to the new Itacho Sushi outlet at Bugi. I tried the itacho Sushi at Ion previously and thought the sushi wasn't too bad, compare to sakae and they offer a wide-range of sushi. There's the premium stuff like Foie Gras, Uni, etc. to fusion style and the usual sushi. As Itacho Sushi didn't orginate in Japan, I lower my expectation on authenticity and more in taste, creativity and preparation.
I have tried the Uni sushi at Ion and Foie Gras at Ion, didn't think it's worth the value. But the fusion style and usual sushi are definitely worth it.
My friend ordered the Unagi Don and a avocado with crab meat salad. The Unagi looks good by appearance, however my friend verdict was there's too many bones compare to how a normal unagi should be, which makes it's pretty unnerving, as you never know when you might choke on a bone if you don't chew more then 100 times -- Ouch! Her salad was heavily dressed with mayo – too much in our opinions. And the avocado was mashed up – looks like someone mucus got into the salad. It failed badly in appearances, I hope they will do something about it.
I only ordered the sushi and here's what I ordered:- Shrimp tempura(2pcs)
- Salmon spring roll (wrap in vietnam rice paper) (3pcs)
- Fatty Salmon (1pc)- Smoked Salmon (1pc)
- Salmon w/ soy sauce (2pcs)
As i mention I didnt think the premium sushi were worth having at Itachi, I had a pretty good meal with my selections. I like the fact the rice and the salmon are of the right quantity. it's moist and the texture was just right. Didnt think too much of the shrimp tempura through. The salmon w/ soy sauce was chef recommended and are on half price now. Overall it was a good decision to go just for the sushi.
I dine at Itacho quite often and it's one of my favourite places because the quality is always constant and quite acceptable and the prices are good. I think that for Singapore, it's the best place in terms of value and quality. Of course it's not fine dining so don't expect great service nor high quality food. It's just ok for a quick bite of decent quality.
Sushi and sashimi are fresh, not much complain on itacho, my wife and I only get to know Itacho in Hong Kong when we are having honey moon, I glad that they have it in Singapore. I'm not a fan of their udon, there is no texture and is very soft. Anyway you pay what you get, at least we are able to enjoy a feast. Rather then going to a high end Japanese restaurant that we may only go once a year.