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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! 

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Asparagus Maki5 votes
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  • Obento Set4 votes
  • Yakitori Bento4 votes
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24 Aug 2014 • 13 reviews • 0 follower

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! 
31 Mar 2014 • 25 reviews • 0 follower

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

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~
Pork with Okura; Pork with Asparagus
17 Feb 2014 • 99 reviews • 116 followers

One of the better Yakitori joints in Singapore

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?
Nanbantei yakitori skewers
13 Sep 2013 • 71 reviews • 7 followers

Authentic simple yakitori

Nanbantei is probably the oldest Japanese Yakitori Restaurant in Singapore. More photos and detailed experience at:
http://sethlui.com/food-review-nanbantei/

 Entering the simple wood furnished outlet, you can see that seats are limited in this homely and comfy restaurant. Simplicity is the core of Japanese cuisine. I’m very glad that they accept seat reservations if not I’d probably be eating Tori-Q instead. The ventilation system is also efficient, sucking away any of the smoke from the grill; an absolute requirement for a Yakitori restaurant.

A huge variety of yakitori and sashimi to choose from, Nanbantei excels on the simplicity of it's seasoning and ingredients, depending largely on freshness of the raw base component. 

The chefs just whip out whatever the order is, salts and peppers it then slaps it on the grill. That's pretty much the entire cooking process.

Not exactly cheap also for Yakitori, but it's a treat to see 2 live chefs grilling your food in front of you.


08 Sep 2013 • 27 reviews • 0 follower

Great for lunch

Superb lunch sets. We had two sets - Yakitori Don Set and Sashimi and Tempura Set. Both were excellent. The place is tiny but the service is brilliant and the poor man looking after the yakitiri grill set at face height So sweaty lah!