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Rakuzen (Tampines)

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Rakuzen offers a nice, soothing and casual environment for you and your friends to dine in. They have a wide variety of delicious Japanese cuisine to choose from. Their rice is specially imported, unmilled, so you could enjoy it like you would in Japan.

Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 22:00

Fri - Sun: 11:30 - 22:00

$30 based on 13 submissions
Lunch (4 votes), After Work (3 votes), Business Dining (3 votes)
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SMU Gourmet Club

For the full review with photos, visit:

http://www.smugourmetclub.com/articles/rakuzen/

Located in the bustling Tampines central, Rakuzen, offers a delectable spread of authentic Japanese cuisine, and at extremely affordable prices for the quality that they give. Rakuzen – which aptly means ‘to enjoy eating’ – opened on the 14th of September, and is the newest addition to its other outlet at Millenia Walk. Led by a Japanese chef, the restaurant boasts only the finest ingredients imported directly from Japan, including its sashimi, Japanese rice, and even dried goods like corn. Your palate won’t be the only thing that will be satisfied here – the pyrotechnics provided by the blowtorches for their flame-broiled dishes are show-stoppers themselves.

Should you crave something crispy, try the Mame Aji Tsunami ($8), fried small horse mackerel. These mackerels are named after Edamame beans for their miniature, pod-like shape and are succulent and juicy on the inside. The batter is amazingly thin as well.

he Fire Mackerel ($16) is one of the restaurant’s signature dishes and is a definite must-try. Marinated with rice wine vinegar for at least two hours, this saba fish teases the palate with its refreshingly zesty flavor. A wait staff will sear the tops of the mackerel with a blowtorch, carefully browning and crisping them right before your very eyes. This is the aburi style of searing, which partially cooks it while melting the fat slightly. Pair it with the Ponzu sauce (citrus juice mixed with soy sauce) for a zingy finish.

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17 Feb 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Worst experience ever!

I purposely create this account to warn you guys...This is the worst Jap restaurant in Singapore. The service standard is way below any restaurants. They maybe under staffs but the waiters cannot even perform simple thing like taking orders even when the restaurant has not reach it full capacity.
04 Feb 2013 • 54 reviews • 2 followers

SMU Gourmet Club

For the full review with photos, visit:

http://www.smugourmetclub.com/articles/rakuzen/

Located in the bustling Tampines central, Rakuzen, offers a delectable spread of authentic Japanese cuisine, and at extremely affordable prices for the quality that they give. Rakuzen – which aptly mea
13 Apr 2012 • 168 reviews • 11 followers

Rakuzen @ Tampines NTUC Income Building

For the complete review with uploaded pictures and quoted prices, please view:

http://www.thefoodnomads.com/2012/04/13/rakuzen-ntuc-income-building/ 

A restaurant serving Japanese fare set at wallet- friendly prices within the heartlands? Rakuzen’s second outlet that is situated right opposite
06 Feb 2012 • 34 reviews • 2 followers

Good Japanese food in heartlands

We dropped by Rakuzen Tampines for early lunch since Baby just finished her activity nearby. The restaurant opened at 1130am on Saturdays, but they had seats outside for people who want to wait.

We were avoiding raw food, which is a shame anytime one visits a good Japanese restaurant (and Rakuze
17 Dec 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

I NOT HAPPY

I went to tis restaurant a month ago.. i like e food, very nice. better then millenia walk. the tast n flavor all just nice to me.. the service is good.. price abit exp. only. i heard sushi tei n this rakuzen is the same boss.. but y its totally diffent?? Y i saw a service staff hair so massy,