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Chikusen Japanese Restaurant

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Located along the vibrant Tanjong Katong area where good food lies in every corner, Chikusen offers some of the finest Japanese cuisine in a beautiful and serene environment. With the onset of spring in Japan this year, we are introducing our special Spring Course which features all the fresh produce that springs offers.

Mon - Sun: 11:30 - 14:30

Mon - Sun: 18:00 - 22:30

+65 63481966
$47 based on 15 submissions
After Work (5 votes), Birthdays (4 votes), Dinner (4 votes)
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Tuck in a quiet corner.....

Have tried most of the reasonable good jap restaurant in town, hence decide to go east today with friend. Read reviews of others and set to try this place Good food and service. Took the spring set menu (a bold choice) and overall experience was excellent. They replaced some of the dish which ran out as well as stuff which I could not take due to health. Well a free hot sake to go with. Importantly the sashimi was marvelous though the wagyu beef hotpot was so-so. With that I may come back for the omakase.

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19 Jun 2014 • 31 reviews • 0 follower

Tuck in a quiet corner.....

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Have tried most of the reasonable good jap restaurant in town, hence decide to go east today with friend. Read reviews of others and set to try this place Good food and service. Took the spring set menu (a bold choice) and overall experience was excellent. They replaced some of the dish which ran out as well as stuff which I could not take due to health. Well a free hot sake to go with. Importantly the sashimi was marvelous though the wagyu beef hotpot was so-so. With that I may come back for the omakase.
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02 May 2014 • 312 reviews • 2 followers

Spring is here, enjoy the Spring menu!

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Its Spring season, and Chikusen has lined up a special Spring menu that features the best produce the season has to offer. I was there recently and here are the highlights of my meal: Rape Blossom (Nanohana) with Soya Sauce Dashi: Fresh shoots topped with soya sauce. Light appetiser to start the meal.  Grilled Fresh Bamboo shoot: Air-flown from Japan, this was lightly grilled. Crunchy and yummy.
Sashimi – Bonito, Halfbeak (Soyori) and Bream (Tai): You get two pieces of sashimi for each type of fish and the Soyori was my personal favorite.
Braised Rockfish (Mebaru)with Foie Gras, mushroom & fresh bamboo shoot: A whole rockfish braised to perfection. The bamboo shoot that was grilled earlier is also in this dish, but braised this time round. It was good to be able to taste the seasonal bamboo shoot done two ways. 
Sukiyaki Wagyu Beef with mushrooms, tofu and vegetables: Served in a mini hot pot, you can cook the beef to your desired done-ness and then dip it quickly into the egg (by the side) to cool it down and straight to your mouth. The sauce cooking the beef is sweet and imparts a great taste. Great!   Noodle - Yaki Somen with spring onions: This dish was surprise. It looked plain, with green onions as a topping. However, when you start tucking in, it was flavourful, as the chef has sauteed the somen with dashi flavored with bonito flakes. Yummy! 


Dessert - Plum (Ume) Jelly: The tangy taste of the lemon sauce over the ume jelly complemented each other and gave a deeper dimension to the dessert. While we were there, we couldn't resist ordering the Signature Chikusen Roll topped with Mentaiko and ebi roe. One word to describe this: Divine!

To go with our meal, we also had cold sake. They have a range of sake that will you can choose from to suit your taste buds.   The Chikusen Spring menu is for a limited period only and offers good value for the amount you pay.

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25 Mar 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Affordable price and nice ambient

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Went with some colleagues for lunch recently and was pleasantly surprised by the affordable pricing and good value of their set lunches.
Food came fast but might have been because the restaurant was quiet when we were there, only our table of four and another one table of 2.

I had the Tonkatsu Ramen set which costs $12. The soup base is rich and portion is quite generous with several slices of charshu and one egg.
I also tried the salmon and ikura don which is salmon sashimi and roe on rice. It had crunchy bits of topping (not sure what it is) and salmon was fresh. Costs $16 for the set which came served with appetizer and dessert. Not bad and value for money. Will go back again.
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25 Mar 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Great neighbourhood Japanese Fare

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I am a regular at Chikusen so when the staff asked if I could write a review, I agreed. I stay around the area and therefore dine here often. Find the food pretty decent and atmosphere is nice.   Some of my favourite dishes there include 1)      Kaki Ponzu – The oysters are always plump and fresh and served with a light refreshing sauce 2)      Kinoko Tofu – This is their housemade tofu with mushrooms – very very smooth and delicious 3)      Cod fish with mentaiko – love cod fish and they do it well, grilling it just nicely and the mentaiko sauce tastes really good with the oily fish 4)      Sashimi – I sometimes ask the staff to recommend as they have seasonal specials. Seasonal items recommended by staff can be pricey so check the price before you order. 5)      Yaki somen – just plain somen with some spring onions but satisfying and surprisingly good. Try it only if you like spring onions 6)      Tuna Eye – This might put some people off but if you dare to take fish eye, the combination of grilled fat, meat and collagen is totally addictive
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13 Mar 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Japanese Restaurant, very fresh and good quailty sashimi

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Visited the restaurant a couple times. food is fresh and good quality. Like the environment and the  staff is very helpful and friendly. Average person $30-$50 depend on what your ordering. Highly recommended, must try if you want to have good quality Japanese food.
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