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Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant

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Japanese restaurant Nanbantei is one of the pioneers to introduce authentic Japanese charcoal grill, otherwise known as Kushiyaki, to Singapore. Diners are able to watch the skillful chefs prepare their skewers of meats, seafood and vegetables on the grill at the open kitchen of the restaurant.

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

+65 67335666
$36 based on 51 submissions
Dinner (26 votes), Lunch (19 votes), After Work (16 votes)
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Would definitely go back over and over again

Been there twice and will definitely keep going back whenver i can! 

Tried one of the yakitori lunch sets and I must say that for $16 - including a warm green tea, service charge and GST, I was very very contented. The serving was huge and yummy.
Although the ala carte prices for the yakitori is not all that cheap, I would say it's worth a try! Its the kind of food I wouldn't mind paying more for! 

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• 24 Aug 2014 • 17 reviews • 0 follower

Would definitely go back over and over again

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Been there twice and will definitely keep going back whenver i can! 

Tried one of the yakitori lunch sets and I must say that for $16 - including a warm green tea, service charge and GST, I was very very contented. The serving was huge and yummy.
Although the ala carte prices for the yakitori is not all that cheap, I would say it's worth a try! Its the kind of food I wouldn't mind paying more for! 
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• 31 Mar 2014 • 28 reviews • 0 follower

One of the better Japanese restaurants compared to Sushi Tei/Sakae Sushi

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Full review with pictures: http://mshuilingg.blogspot.sg/2014/02/nanbantei.html

Must try: Nanbantei's special sauce (comes with their Yasai Stick)

Among all the dishes, hands down to their Unagi Kabayaki! I'm not really a fan of Unagi due to their famous prices. This is the authentic Unagi from Japan!!! Those unagi served in Sushi tei/ichibanboshi can't even beat Nanbantei's~
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• 17 Feb 2014 • 97 reviews • 119 followers

One of the better Yakitori joints in Singapore

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My visit to Nanbantei all started when I brought my dining partner to Kazu for a meal. Not too impressed, he said "Nanbantei is better." Fast forward many months, we found ourselves with a dinner reservation at this place and yes, Nanbantei is better.

Reservations are a must at this cosy joint, and expect service to be efficient. Groups of three or less will be given counter seats with a great view of the grill, which is great if you need inspiration on what to order, not so much if you were intending to walk out smelling shower-fresh.

While waiting for your items to be cooked, you'll be served some raw vegetable sticks with salt and miso -- a perfect, rereshing side to the buffet of grilled food you'll be having. Of the many sticks of yakitori we ordered, our favourites were:
- Pork with Asparagus: thinly sliced pork wrapped around crisp asparagus spears
- Pork with Okura: thinly sliced pork wrapped around juicy ladyfingers
- Ox Tongue: gamy, chewy and flavourful
- Beef with Miso: a beautiful shade of pink inside by default
- Sweet Corn: WHY SO SWEET.
All items were well-salted and seasoned, grilled for just the right duration with a well-developed smokey flavour -- not a meal you could recreate at home just because you have the necessary ingredients.

On the side, we also got ourselves some garlic rice and potato salad - both not mindblowing (will any version ever be?) but extremely comforting and well-executed.

It was a great meal, and we'll be back for more. Perhaps for some chicken heart, lamb chops and avocado tempura?
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  • Pork with Okura; Pork with Asparagus

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