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Raku Raku Japanese Dining

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Raku Raku is a Japanese restaurant located in the rustic charms the Duxton hill area. Serving food with a philosophy of passion and sincerity, diners can expect simple but delicious and authentic Japanese fare in a heartwarming, homely restaurant setting in Raku Raku.

Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 23:00

Fri: 12:00 - 15:00

Fri: 17:30 - 00:00

Sat: 17:30 - 00:00

+65 62245420
$15 based on 2 submissions
Li Tian

Rare find in Singapore

For more details and pictures: visit http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2012/12/raku-raku-japanese-dining.html
 
While it actually markets itself as an izakaya, the lunch menu only consists of set meals and no sight of a single skewer. The recommended dish was pork and miso eggplant set rice but I chose the Teriyaki Salmon ($15)
 
The grilled salmon glazed with the shiny brown sauce was slightly tough and not impressive. However, the rich sauce is enough to go with the Hokkaido short grains served here. The sweet marinated cold daikon topped with white miso was much attractive than the pickles.
 
Others include the pomfret fish with tofu. According to a Japanese colleague, it is rare to find this fish served in Japanese menu. Well, this reminded me of steamed Teochew pomfret with tofu but a generous portion to be served as an individual set.
 
The Ebi Tempura Set
 
The deep fried pork cutlet set
 
This place also serve staples such as curry rice, udon, unagi dons and soba. The door slides open and the indoor is just simply two rows of seats with no fuss brown walls. Simple but close to those in Japan.

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19 Dec 2012 • 227 reviews • 8 followers

Rare find in Singapore

For more details and pictures: visit http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2012/12/raku-raku-japanese-dining.html
 
While it actually markets itself as an izakaya, the lunch menu only consists of set meals and no sight of a single skewer. The recommended dish was pork and miso eggplant set rice but I chose the Teriyaki Salmon ($15)
 
The grilled salmon glazed with the shiny brown sauce was slightly tough and not impressive. However, the rich sauce is enough to go with the Hokkaido short grains served here. The sweet marinated cold daikon topped with white miso was much attractive than the pickles.
 
Others include the pomfret fish with tofu. According to a Japanese colleague, it is rare to find this fish served in Japanese menu. Well, this reminded me of steamed Teochew pomfret with tofu but a generous portion to be served as an individual set.
 
The Ebi Tempura Set
 
The deep fried pork cutlet set
 
This place also serve staples such as curry rice, udon, unagi dons and soba. The door slides open and the indoor is just simply two rows of seats with no fuss brown walls. Simple but close to those in Japan.
25 Sep 2012 • 1 review • 40 followers

Simple and Authentic

As a 10 year veteran of Tokyo, I'm fairly well attuned to when Japanese food in Singapore has been slightly Singaporean-ized. Either through the choice of ingredients, the preparation (wrong kind of tempura batter, using condiments wrongly, non-Japanese rice etc) or just outright made up dishes that don't actually exist in Japan.

Raku Raku is a breath of fresh air, in that sense.

The menu is exactly what you would get in a mid-range izakaya in Japan, with quality to match. Compared to aforementioned local efforts, that puts it in the top 10% of Japanese dining places in Singapore, in my opinion.

Both times I've had the Saba Shio Yaki set. The fish was moist and the skin crackled, just perfect. It was served with a small side of cold nimono, excellent quality Japanese rice, sukemono (I think they might be making their own, they taste homemade) and miso soup. To the average person perhaps this wouldn't raise any eyebrows but to me it was wholly much more familiar to authentic Japanese teishoku than anything I've previously had in Singapore. No fanfare, just honest & simple Japanese food.