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Rakuichi (Dempsey)

AsianJapanese

Cosy and comfortable ambience, warm and friendly service.

We serve authentic Japanese cuisine, seasonal gourmet items, premium Japanese beer, sake shochu and liquor.

Try our creative chef's artfully prepared specialities and sashimi. Don't miss your favourite sushi, kushiyaki, yakimono, agemono, mushimono and konabe items on our menu.

A feast for your eyes and palate

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

64742143
$75 based on 33 submissions
Dinner (13 votes), Lunch (12 votes), Quiet (12 votes)
PepperM

The sashimi hunt

We were craving sashimi and found Rakuichi on the Hungry app. It is tucked away in a quiet corner on Dempsey Road, so it was really close for us which was a bonus. Although we were craving sashimi we tried a variety of food from the menu of which the best was the salmon sashimi. The tuna was sliced a good thickness and length but it was not very 'tall'. The colour of the tuna was good a deep red and looked really good but it didn't taste as yummy as what I expected. The temperature of it was perfect unlike the sashimi at Ikoi which was sometimes served way too chilled and a bit frozen still. The sushi rolls were great and well priced. The enoki wrapped in bacon were as good as anywhere but that said, not very memorable. The atmosphere in the place was very quaint and lacked that Japanese feel - in a previous review someone said it reminded them of a coffee shop which is a really accurate description. This is largely due to the run-of-the-mill tables and chairs used to furnish the place. Overall it was ok. We got our sashimi fix although it wasn't so great. It did the job and the overall experience was pleasant. The staff were attentive yet our teacups ran dry a few times which should be a sin in Japanese restaurant.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Sashimi5 votes
  • Aburi3 votes
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03 Aug 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Costly for average taste

Nice cosy place but the food was not impressive. Food was considered expensive as compared to other good japanese restaurant. Try the sashimi, deep fried flatfish, grilled yellowtail cheek but does not feel satisfied after the meal.
Sashimi
10 Apr 2013 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

The sashimi hunt

We were craving sashimi and found Rakuichi on the Hungry app. It is tucked away in a quiet corner on Dempsey Road, so it was really close for us which was a bonus. Although we were craving sashimi we tried a variety of food from the menu of which the best was the salmon sashimi. The tuna wa
15 Jan 2013 • 242 reviews • 46 followers

Affordable quality Jap food

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Heard from my friends that it's not easy to get a table at the Far East Shopping Center outlet, which is quite booked but no such issues with the one at Dempsey. If you like your sashimi and Aburi sushi, this is really a
30 Nov 2012 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Great Place for Business Dinner

Went there with Business clients for dinner and was told that the review was good. We tried their fresh Oyster, Sashimi, Sushi, Beef, grill Foie gras and other customised order. The sashimi was really fresh and the freshly grind wasabi is fantastic. The service by their staff was very prompt.
08 Aug 2012 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Is this Japanese restaurant?

Went there expecting for a pleasant dinner but dissapointly felt like in a Chinese coffee shop.The Chef communicate in Cantonese with the Manager and kept scolding the waitreses even using vulgar words.Both of us was sitting at the counter and feeling very uneasy,cos we understand Cantonese.

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