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Ikyu

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Our menu is inspired by the deep impressions and experience acquired by our Master Chef Seki in Japanese cooking during his long stay and work in Japan. We take pride in paying attention to detailed food preparation in the strictest Japanese tradition and eating protocols.

Daily: 11:30 - 15:00

Daily: 17:30 - 22:30

Closed: Mon

+65 96632003
$111 based on 28 submissions
Dinner (4 votes), After Work (3 votes), Chillout (3 votes)
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Slick and s*** ambience for sushi

Read the full review about Ikyu over on City Nomads.

There is something undeniably sensual about the dining experience at Ikyu. From the minute you walk in, you’re welcomed by a sleek, softly-lit interior, sultry music playing in the background, and rolling images on plasma screens of the food that awaits, visually seducing you as true food porn should do. It’s like the whole place is whispering “come  hither” sensually in your ear. Miles away from a traditional Japanese restaurant, more like s** on legs (or chopsticks). It’s no wonder that they bill themselves as “the new s***”.   Sauntering around Tiong Bahru one day, we decided to give this place a shot one lunch time, and to sample their set lunch offerings.

The set menu here is $28pp and comes with a choice of two appetizers, five main courses, choice of dessert plus coffee or tea. On the starters, the Wagyu Tsukune was our favourite. Juicy, flavoursome meatballs which we devoured in an instant.   The Fish Nanbanzuke, deep-fried mackerel in a sweetened vinegar marinade had a unique taste to it but perhaps one that is more acquired.   As for the mains, the Grilled Seasonal Fish (which on our visit was salmon) was a decent portion of tender, meaty fish which came with an excellent house-brewed miso soup and a side of crab and avocado roll. The flavouring was delicate, and very easy on the palate.

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30 Sep 2014 • 145 reviews • 28 followers

Slick and s*** ambience for sushi

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Read the full review about Ikyu over on City Nomads.

There is something undeniably sensual about the dining experience at Ikyu. From the minute you walk in, you’re welcomed by a sleek, softly-lit interior, sultry music playing in the background, and rolling images on plasma screens of the food that awaits, visually seducing you as true food porn should do. It’s like the whole place is whispering “come  hither” sensually in your ear. Miles away from a traditional Japanese restaurant, more like s** on legs (or chopsticks). It’s no wonder that they bill themselves as “the new s***”.   Sauntering around Tiong Bahru one day, we decided to give this place a shot one lunch time, and to sample their set lunch offerings.

The set menu here is $28pp and comes with a choice of two appetizers, five main courses, choice of dessert plus coffee or tea. On the starters, the Wagyu Tsukune was our favourite. Juicy, flavoursome meatballs which we devoured in an instant.   The Fish Nanbanzuke, deep-fried mackerel in a sweetened vinegar marinade had a unique taste to it but perhaps one that is more acquired.   As for the mains, the Grilled Seasonal Fish (which on our visit was salmon) was a decent portion of tender, meaty fish which came with an excellent house-brewed miso soup and a side of crab and avocado roll. The flavouring was delicate, and very easy on the palate.
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30 Mar 2014 • 59 reviews • 1 follower

Excellent food with great service! Thumbs up!

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Read my full review with more pictures at
http://www.eatdreamlove.com/ikyu/

Ikyu is definitely a gem around the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood. We went during the restaurant week. I totally love the scallop carpaccio, tempura somen and the wagyu beef! The service was friendly and swift too!
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16 Feb 2014 • 140 reviews • 0 follower

Very powerful set lunch

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So did Ikyu impress? I'm pretty sure it has to most people dining there, at least for our table. The mains were really well done and maybe the main chef was behind the mains. Maki Sushi was however a miss over here while desserts are on the borderline I think. Interesting but didn't impress. The set lunch costs $28 and I think that is a really good deal! Service here is also courteous and I think they have been trained by the chef to give a more Jap service. It reminds me slightly of service in the more upmarket Jap restaurants. So, if you have no where to go to on a Sunday afternoon as most good French or Japanese restaurants are closed, then why not try Ikyu as it will definitely satisfy.

For more details, please visit:
http://foodolicious.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/ikyu/
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04 Dec 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Great Japanese dining in Tiong Bahru

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We went to Ikyu last week end and enjoyed every single dishes in our Omakase set. The steam cod was particularly delicious. The selection of dishes was excellent and all dishes were masterfully executed by Chef Seki-san and his team. The tuna sashimi and red snapper sushi were out of this world! The atmosphere and the cosy space is very friendly. The best part of the night was probably the service. All waiters were friendly, funny and very professional. Ikyu has some of the best staff i have come across in Singapore.
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21 Aug 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Casual Sushi

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For the complete review, click here:
http://kaimenasia.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/singapores-hippest-hipster-neighborhood/

or here:
http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/ikyu


You wouldn't think you would find a good sushi place in Tiong Bahru. But this places delivers a very fun relaxing environment to enjoy good quality sushi. 
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