Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 23:00
Sat: 11:00 - 23:00
Sun & PH: 11:00 - 22:00
Ito-Kacho Singapore brings the freshest top quality products for its customer to enjoy. Ito-Kacho is a subsidiary of Sumikin Bussan Corporation that is listed on First Section of the Tokyo Securities Exchange,Japan. With its interest in imported meat, fishery and Agricultural products including processed products, the corporation has established strong relationships with prominent overseas packers and production centres that provide integrated services from stock raising to processing. In this way the corporation always maintained a top share of the market.
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Although Aburiya takes the honours for having the best yakiniku, Ito-Kacho makes a worthwhile alternative. Its high ceilings and more efficient ventilation means you don't walk out smelling like your food; tables are better spaced out, so you don't feel like a tin of sardines; and it's seldom a full house like Aburiya, so food arrives quicker.
1) Jo-Karubi ($22 for medium)-US beef short rib: well marbled, a beautiful shade of bold red indicating freshness, and simply seasoned with salt and sesame seeds. We dipped it in the tare sauce given to us, before grilling it, for extra oomph.
2) Kurobuta P-Toro ($14 for medium): lovely pink slabs of pork jowl streaked with fat, and although juicy enough, erred on the side of a chewy consistency. We also brushed this with the tare dip for flavour.
3) Chicken ($9 for medium): already marinated, bonus points for that, and really scrumptious. A must-try.
4) Kinoko Hoiru-Yaki ($6.90) - assorted mushrooms (shimeiji and enoki) drenched in butter: earthy and luscious and totally awesome.
5) Hotate-Yaki ($19.80) - a trio of plump Hokkaido scallops pooled with sumptuous butter, and spiked with pepper strips: fresh and sweet
6) Oo-Ebi Tempura ($26) - giant tiger prawn tempura: lightly battered and skillfully fried
I was at Orchard Road with colleagues and we needed lunch.
My boss recommended this restaurant as he has been here before. We went with his suggestion.
The restaurant offers beef yakiniku as their main offering. For lunch, however, they also offered set lunch, of which there were multiple choices available.
After looking at the menu, I settled for the Set lunch which was the ‘Chirashi bowl and Tempura’ set. There were loads of fresh sashimi atop the rice in a bowl. Unlike other restaurants, where the pieces of fish atop the rice are cubes/ leftovers cuts of sashimi, the ones here are whole slices of seafood that you would see atop sushi. This set also came with a bowl of salad, miso soup & an 'almost as big as a tennis ball' ice cream puff (not pictured). After eating it all, I was stuffed!
The weekday set lunches are really great value for $ @ $25.80++. Each set comes with Wagyu beef or kurobuta pork, along with many popular items. The portion of each item in the set was also of generous amt and each set has abt 7 items. I had the eel & tempura set (see pict) which was really good. There are also raw fish sets. One key factor I must mention here is how this restaurant take pride in ensuring that high quality ingredients were used even in their set meals. Real Japanese rice was served, the eel wasn't too fatty and the tempura was crispy yet soft. I highly recommend this place and I hope they do not go substitute with cheap ingredients in the future. I cant wait to try their BBQ beef set.
Been to Ito Kacho a number of times, their food and service have been consistently great for every visit. The outlet manager is warm, friendly and good with food recommendations. Love the tiny little deep-fried crabs, sashimi and Wagyu beef was superb as usual. Prices are reasonable considering the quality.