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(Closed) Ishiki Sushi & Bento Bar (Vivocity)

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Located in VivoCity on HarbourFront Walk, Ishiki Sushi & Bento Bar serves Japanese cuisine.

Daily: 11:00 - 21:30

+65 63769720
$23 based on 7 submissions
After Work (3 votes), Dinner (3 votes)
melly fong

New fave

I really like this place! Ate here twice and on both occasions, I had the Sake Ikura Don. It's simple and delicious and the slices of salmon sashimi are nice and fresh. I can understand why some reviews say it's a tad bland... I ate mine with lots of soy sauce, but that's how I always eat my sushi.

My boyfriend had the chicken katsu curry the first time and on our second visit, he ordered the chicken teriyaki set - he loved them both!

We also tried the flamed salmon maki, that was so good. For sushi sets, you can opt for oden instead of miso soup, simply top up an additional $1.50. It was my first time trying oden so I can't say if it tasted authentic but I can say it was very tasty!

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31 May 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...

I've actually eaten lunch at Ishiki 3 times. The first time, I was excited about discovering a low fuss sushi offer in Harbourfront (compared to the more expensive Sushi Tei). I had a sushi set which was both satisfying and affordable.

The second time I went, I had a sukiyaki hot pot which was quite tasty but the fruit that came with the set (watermelon) was off. I let that go as everyone makes mistakes.

The third time, I had a chicken teriyaki bento and this time the chicken was off.  You could smell that it was not quite right before you even tasted it and when I did the chicken was sour. The staff originally offered me a replacement meal, but given half the menu was unavailable (chicken katsu & egg hotpot, dory bento etc), they ended up replacing my chicken and not even my rice, which had touched the "off" chicken.

Disappointing to say the least, clearly this place doesn't have the right food processes in place to keep track of the freshness of their food.
sake ikura don
01 Mar 2012 • 22 reviews • 2 followers

New fave

I really like this place! Ate here twice and on both occasions, I had the Sake Ikura Don. It's simple and delicious and the slices of salmon sashimi are nice and fresh. I can understand why some reviews say it's a tad bland... I ate mine with lots of soy sauce, but that's how I always eat my sushi.

My boyfriend had the chicken katsu curry the first time and on our second visit, he ordered the chicken teriyaki set - he loved them both!

We also tried the flamed salmon maki, that was so good. For sushi sets, you can opt for oden instead of miso soup, simply top up an additional $1.50. It was my first time trying oden so I can't say if it tasted authentic but I can say it was very tasty!

21 Sep 2011 • 387 reviews • 13 followers

Abit of a letdown...

Another what-to-eat-at-Vivo nights and we found ourselves wanting Jap food but the few we saw were the up-market types. :( Then hubby asked if we should try Ishiki as it looked like a no-nonsense makan place.

We popped in and true enough, the deco is sparse and functional. We ordered:

1) Fish Tempura - deep fried fish pieces but not great, Ajisen makes better ones.

2) Sake Ikura Don - hubby found this slightly blend. He qualified to say that the taste is more refined lah. He also had the impression that the salmon slices at Ichiban Boshi seemed thicker too.

3) Flamed Salmon Maki - this set of sushi were very well made. Tasty and pretty. Their fish eggs are the large orange ones that goes 'pop' in my mouth!!

4) Beef Sukiyaki Veg Hotpot - a tasty pot of goodness!! The beef slices are adequate and the other ingredients are also fresh so it's really a whole pot of goodness!!! Love it!!!

I'll probably return just for the sukiyaki but the other stuff are not so value for money.

13 May 2011 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

subpar

I was in the Vivocity area and decided to check out this place for a quick lunch.

A small set-up, the place is one of the few places that still continues to promote fish from the Tsujiki market in Japan when many Japanese stalls have big signs to state that the fish no longer comes from Japan.

Down to the food, I started with the Sesame Chicken Wing ($4.50) which was deep fried, oily and tasty.

I then tried the Hamachi Sushi ($3.50) which unfortunately came out quite bland and tasteless, probably the result of being frozen too long.

I then tried the Sake, Maguro and Unagi Don ($12.80), which had pieces of raw salmon, tuna and eel in a bowl. Once again, the fish lacked taste. The tuna was also quite pale colored.

Finally, the Chicken Katsu Curry Bento ($11.80) consisted of instant curry mix and really fatty and hence tasty chicken.

Overall, other than the bento I found the items quite pricy for its quality. Service staff however were friendly and efficient.

14 Apr 2010 • 6 reviews • 1 follower

Hidden gem

At the risk of losing one of the few secret spots in Singas, I'd still gladly proclaim the awesomeness that is this Japanese eatery.

It's situated beside a rather expensive Japanese restaurant whose name I cannot recall. Sparsely decorated with wooden table and stools, the interior deco is nothing to rave about. Think about the humble eating roadside stalls in the Japanese countryside - well it's like that.

We ordered a plate of Ebi Wasabi Mayo ($4.00), Ebiko Sushi ($2.50) - I think that's the one with the minuscule fish roe - Salmon and Maguro sashimi platter ($8.50), Supreme Unagi Maki (the house specialty @$8.50) and Salmon Maki ($3.00).

That's A LOTTA rice and it was very satisfying. Service is quick and no-nonsense, which is just as well. Seats fill up and empty fast. I think it works for the lunch crowd.

Highly recommend this place if you don't miss it in the sprawling compound.