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Hakumai Sushi & Omakase

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At Hakumai Sushi & Omakase, guests are presented with a variety of Japanese delights prepared with ingredients of the finest and freshest quality. A menu comprising set meals, a la carte items and Omakase have been thoughtfully designed to cater to the respective tastes and budgets of guests.

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 22:30

Closed: Sun

+65 62244790​
$122 based on 11 submissions
After Work (3 votes), Dinner (3 votes), Lunch (3 votes)
Hazelleo

Omakase Lunch

Japanese cuisine is my favourite cuisine of all. This time round my foodie partner, Eric and I explored Hakumai Sushi & Omakase. The restaurant located in a corner of International Plaza. The location is conveniently accessible with walking distance from Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Hakumai serve a selection of choices in a lunch bento sets which is great value in business district. We decided to try Pitan Tofu S$7.00 which is well-received in reviews. Indeed a good tofu with very smooth pitan above. Awesome combination with the presentation and taste! Chirashi Sushi Gozen set S$39.80 serves with a bowl of prawn broth and truffled flavoured chawanmushi. Sweet delicious broth serving that left a deep impression over it. Fusion of truffle sauce with chawanmushi is indeed tasty. As for the set, we are quite pleased with it. Fresh thick sashimi slices with flavorful japanese rice complete the meal. Another set that we tried is the Sanshoku Mini Don Gozen set S$36.80 which comes with three small rice bowls. Pork belly, unagi and mashed salmon with truffle oil. Every bits of the bowl gives us a chance to taste. My favourite was the salmon bowl with nicely mashed bits with natto and truffles infused. Hakumai does served interesting dishes with reasonable pricing. If you are working in the CBD area, you could try out their set lunch offers which is relatively cheaper than the regular menu though. However, do not expect much from the services. One of the service staff seems to rush people to leave by clearing the dishes on our table and some actions that indirectly telling us that they are closed for lunch operating hours.
For more review: http://hazeldiary.com

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23 Nov 2014 • 70 reviews • 1 follower

Omakase Lunch

Japanese cuisine is my favourite cuisine of all. This time round my foodie partner, Eric and I explored Hakumai Sushi & Omakase. The restaurant located in a corner of International Plaza. The location is conveniently accessible with walking distance from Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Hakumai serve a selection of choices in a lunch bento sets which is great value in business district. We decided to try Pitan Tofu S$7.00 which is well-received in reviews. Indeed a good tofu with very smooth pitan above. Awesome combination with the presentation and taste! Chirashi Sushi Gozen set S$39.80 serves with a bowl of prawn broth and truffled flavoured chawanmushi. Sweet delicious broth serving that left a deep impression over it. Fusion of truffle sauce with chawanmushi is indeed tasty. As for the set, we are quite pleased with it. Fresh thick sashimi slices with flavorful japanese rice complete the meal. Another set that we tried is the Sanshoku Mini Don Gozen set S$36.80 which comes with three small rice bowls. Pork belly, unagi and mashed salmon with truffle oil. Every bits of the bowl gives us a chance to taste. My favourite was the salmon bowl with nicely mashed bits with natto and truffles infused. Hakumai does served interesting dishes with reasonable pricing. If you are working in the CBD area, you could try out their set lunch offers which is relatively cheaper than the regular menu though. However, do not expect much from the services. One of the service staff seems to rush people to leave by clearing the dishes on our table and some actions that indirectly telling us that they are closed for lunch operating hours.
For more review: http://hazeldiary.com

08 Sep 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Sated with Sushi

We wanted to try the recommended Sushi Omakase, but the waitress recommended the Kaiseki Set A instead .... I think we looked like we were starving! Set A came with the pitan tofu, dry grilled leatherjacket, sashimi moriawase, yellowtail cheek, truffle sauce chawanmushi, sushi moriawase (x5), prawn soup and ice cream for dessert.
She definitely steered us in the right direction, and we enjoyed every dish, especially the dried and grilled leatherjacket that reminds me so much of dried sotong but so full of umami. Loved the truffle mushroom chawanmushi - we were all plotting how to recreate this at home!
The sashimi was uber fresh and prepared so delicately, and we really ate till we could only roll out of the restaurant. Such a lovely place .... pity the carpark there cost $11 for 3 hours parking on a Saturday afternoon. Sigh
16 Dec 2013 • 96 reviews • 35 followers

Lovely sushi and sashimi

The omakase costs $150 pax. Overall, despite the price tag, its good value for money judging by the quality of food and skill in food preparation.

There's no point in going through the details of the dishes since omakase dishes can vary quite a lot from time to time, depending on produce from the market. Nevertheless, we had a variety of different dishes during dinner. For sashimi and sushi, it included sashimi platter with prawns, salmon and tuna, seared salmon sushi to solid stuff like tuna belly. The humble garlic rice was rich and scented with truffle oil. When the fish was not quite to standard, Gary acknowledged promptly prepared another fish.

Gary clearly is proud of his work and this is demonstrated on the food his kitchen churns out.
Appetizer with fish liver, mountain yam with uni and roe, fresh oyster
04 Oct 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Evening of great laughter and excellent quality stuff

Evenings at Gary-san's restaurant has always been nights of great food that teases your tastebuds and laughters (jokes from Gary-san). Full of suprises and a feast for your eyes. Opt for the omakase where he will bring you on a journey of Japanese omakase that you probably have not tried before anywhere else.

If you do have a preference that, just let him know and he will be able to whip something up for you. No matter how full you might be. Always remember to have his exquisite sushi which is so unforgettable and some literally melts in your mouth.

The dishes simply encompasses all flavours and are well balanced. It sets you thinking about coming back for more. Although the price may not go easy on everyone's wallet, it is still value for money considering the atrociously priced Japanese restaurants I have been. It is definitely worth an indulgence whenever you can and like. Restaurants with top notch value and great service simply are hard to come by nowadays and Hakumai is definitely top on my list.





13 Sep 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

3.5 stars with potential for higher

Good lunchtime alternative to the overpopular Teppei across the street.  No wait, and bento sets are reasonable, with a lot of variation to choose from.  High points for really fresh and high quality ingredients, but there were some lapses in cooking technique that need to be addressed.  Most egregious was overboiled soba, which was falling apart while I was trying to eat it.  If they had their eye on QC it shouldn't be too hard to reboil a new batch before serving.  I also found the sashimi pieces oddly thick and large, almost too big to eat.  The tempura is hard on the teeth, not as light and airy as good tempura should be.  Miso soup and chawanmushi tasted very good, as was the pork belly that my dining companion ordered.  Overall 3.5 some things shine out but some things can also be improved.