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O-AN Japanese Restaurant

This Japanese restaurant located at the basement of Hong Leong Building. It's been around since the 90's and it's known for its cheap prices and generous portions. Reservation is only allowed for dinner.

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 14:30

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 21:00

+65 62217781
$24 based on 17 submissions
After Work (6 votes), Dinner (5 votes), Quiet (4 votes)

good for value set meal!!

good restaurant to dine w friends.
authentic japanese food with cheap price.
wide variety of set meal. 

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Based on 17 votes
11 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

good for value set meal!!

good restaurant to dine w friends.
authentic japanese food with cheap price.
wide variety of set meal. 
17 Mar 2014 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Don't waste time..!

Don't waste time, unless you don't have a choice. The food was bad, 1 order of sashimi with 2pcs only and is not fresh, with huge variety on the menu but they only have 1/4 of the item available, ramen was overcook with vey little soup, Hand roll taste funny with low quality mayo, green tea tasteless and is $2.80. Run by Japanese sisters but can't even set a standard. Only one word for this restaurant "S**k"
17 Feb 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Groupon purchase.

Went here with the groupon purchase. Service is terrible. Not enough staff. Worst part is extremely terrible communication. Were told its 0.50 for a cup of tea. At the cashier then put out a piece of paper said 2.80. Talked to the guy and I think he's prob jap and don't speak to us at all and just keep pointing to the 2.80.

Totally disappointed with this place.

Will never come back to this place or recommend any friends to this place.
seasonal bento
08 Jul 2013 • 1943 reviews • 259 followers

Good Value

Run by two Japanese "sisters", this is no frills Japanese restaurant that makes its money from offering good value for money sets.

Currently the seasonal bento ($28) includes salmon sashimi, tempura moriwase ( including two prawns), grilled mackerel, pork belly, semi hard boiled egg,miso soup, potato salad and rice with salmon.

Reading the list above already makes me feel full. Food is generally average and what one would expect at a no frills cafe, but at this price point, I can see why this place is packed on a regular basis. Do make a booking before going to ensure a seat.
05 May 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Dining with DEALS voucher 10course for 2pax!

I wrote this review because the negative remarks in the previous review by Khang Wei on 28 April 2013 were totally too bias to the negative side.

O-An Japanese Restaurant is more of an exquisite restaurant. They focus more on the freshness of the ingredients and the way the food display on the plate. The staffs were friendly and the ambience was good.

Here's the summary of the individual items which came in the following order:

1. Edamame : They serve it warm instead of cold. It actually tastes better cooked than in raw. (7.5/10)

2. Potato salad : Another nice dish for an appetizer. Nothing I can grumble about. (7.5/10)

3. Salmon sashimi: The sashimi were fresh, the raddish is sweet. Soy sauce is of a good quality. The only cons is that 4 pieces of salmon sashimi wasn't really enough for 2 pax and their wasabi doesn't have the tear-dropping sensation. (8.5/10)

4. Grilled Saba Mackerel : The saba were very tender and juicy. But the quantity were way too little for 2 pax. (8.5/10)

5. Chicken Karaage : It was served HOT and the outer layer was crispy and the meat inside were tender. Only 3 words for this dish : FINGER LICKING GOOD! (9/10)

6. Agedashi Tofu: The texture of the tofu and the outer skin were still acceptable but one thing worth to compliment is the sauce that goes along with the Tofu. It's uncommon compared to the usual sauce that we always see. The usual sauce that we see is usually very sweet and also thick but the sauce that O-An Japanese Restaurant uses blend well with the tofu and also give a refreshing taste. Definitely worth a try! (7/10)

7. Tonkotsu Ramen: The quantity of the ramen was surprisingly alot as the quantity of the previous dishes were abit "pathetic". The soup base were abit too salty, the ramen was not bad (definitely better than instant noodle, at least on par with yellow noodles xP) braised pork belly were not braised long enough. The only good thing about this bowl of ramen is it's the only dish that filled our stomachs even though its just 1 bowl for 2 pax. (5.5/10)

8. Sukiyaki Hotpot: I'm sad to say that I've only negative comments for this hotpot. The sukiyaki soup base is way too sweet! I don't even wanna eat the beef and the vegetables inside. (4/10)

9. Assorted Tempura: The tempura were alright but what I love was their tempura sauce. The tempura sauce that were serve outside were all tasteless to me but I find it sweet here in O-An Japanese Restaurant. Yes i know the tempura sauce was supposed to be sweet maybe all the tempura sauce that I've tried were budget sauce. A suggestion from my wife is that maybe they can put white raddish into the tempura sauce to make it even sweeter. (6.5/10)

10. Stir Fried Vegetables : Not much positive or negative comments about this dish. Similar to house cooked food. Taste abit overcooked though. (5.5/10)

It was a good experience overall but I guess I won't return cause we still find it too expensive to travel to CBD for O-An. It's more suitable for people working nearby. Worth a try!