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.
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.
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Itacho Sushi opened to much fanfare and tiresome snaking queues. I'd heard good stuff about them but waited till the crazy long lines dwindled before we decided to dine here. We were curious as to how the Japanese fare here stacked up against Sushi Tei, the frontrunner in the mid-priced, mass market, casual Japanese chain restaurant market.
As it turns out, the food here is a little overhyped. I wasn't particularly impressed with their stuff and left baffled as to how some people actually queued up an hour for this. Granted, I only dined on their cooked foods, so maybe Itacho shines in the raw foods department. However, based on the random sampling of the menu, my take is that Sushi Tei easily trumps Itacho Sushi.
The Grilled Salmon ($8) seasoned with spicy miso, was saccharine and overwhelmed the natural taste of the salmon. Worse still was that it was overcooked, resulting in a somewhat dry piece of fish.
The Edamame ($2.80) should have been an easy peasy dish, but because it was unsalted, it was consequently tasteless.
The Shrimp Tempura ($5) fared much better. Light crisp batter swathed the fresh bouncy prawns.
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The Place Itacho is no stranger to most people as it has been around in Singapore for a few years. As the Sister company of Itame in Hong Kong, the debut outlet of Itacho was in Ion Orchard and it has been expanding since then due to its insane popularity among Singaporeans. Contrary to the norm, it is possible to enjoy a really economical meal at Itacho if you know what to order exactly.