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Rakuichi (Dempsey)

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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

+65 64742143
$71 based on 35 submissions
Dinner (14 votes), Lunch (13 votes), Quiet (12 votes)
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Splendid food and service

I was hanging out at Dempsey area that day, and in the mood for some Japanese fare, hence Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant came into my mind.   A beautiful Japanese restaurant decorated in rich modernistic meets authentic Japanese design, this restaurant nestles behind some thick canopy, hence giving it a very "in nature" feel; and we were seated alfresco since inside was full house.

We shared the Rakuichi Bento (SGD$48.60) consisting of an assortment of Sashimi, an array of different types of Sushi, some Tempura items, skewered pork and skewered beef (Yakitori) and some sides of corn, edamane and sauteed mini shrimps. The sashimi was rather fresh and the sushi was lovely - we enjoyed the variety. The tempuras were crispy and the Yakitori pork was so succulent and delicious.

Following the above, we also shared the Kaki Totenabe (SGD$16.00) - oysters cooked in miso soup - with tofu and vegetables. This was a really delicious dish with piping hot broth that was sumptuous, and the oysters were fresh and chewy - perfect for a rainy night as such.

Lastly, the Aburi Salmon Ebi Avocado sushi roll (SGD$12.00) - combination of my favorite things such as salmon roe, shrimp and avocado. The pearl rice was fresh and of the right texture, and the seafood items were palatable. We were very full by the time this was served, but we strived to finish it because it was simply too tasty.

For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/dinner-at-rakuichi-japanese-restaurant.html

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20 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

cockroaches Alert !!!

I arranged a private dinner with a client/ friend (CEO of a global company) based on recommendations of this website. We ordered the $70 sashimi and halfway thru the meal, a cockroach crawled out of the sashimi plate base. We were totally shocked... And to make it worse, the staff were completely unperturbed by it...!!! The Head waitress simply took away the tray and brought back one more plate of Sashimi as replacement !!!! Imagine a place serving Raw Fish and with cockroaches crawling out of their serving plates !!! This place should be shut down by the NEA....!!! Done here at your own risk.
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07 Dec 2014 • 402 reviews • 3 followers

Splendid food and service

I was hanging out at Dempsey area that day, and in the mood for some Japanese fare, hence Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant came into my mind.   A beautiful Japanese restaurant decorated in rich modernistic meets authentic Japanese design, this restaurant nestles behind some thick canopy, hence giving it a very "in nature" feel; and we were seated alfresco since inside was full house.

We shared the Rakuichi Bento (SGD$48.60) consisting of an assortment of Sashimi, an array of different types of Sushi, some Tempura items, skewered pork and skewered beef (Yakitori) and some sides of corn, edamane and sauteed mini shrimps. The sashimi was rather fresh and the sushi was lovely - we enjoyed the variety. The tempuras were crispy and the Yakitori pork was so succulent and delicious.

Following the above, we also shared the Kaki Totenabe (SGD$16.00) - oysters cooked in miso soup - with tofu and vegetables. This was a really delicious dish with piping hot broth that was sumptuous, and the oysters were fresh and chewy - perfect for a rainy night as such.

Lastly, the Aburi Salmon Ebi Avocado sushi roll (SGD$12.00) - combination of my favorite things such as salmon roe, shrimp and avocado. The pearl rice was fresh and of the right texture, and the seafood items were palatable. We were very full by the time this was served, but we strived to finish it because it was simply too tasty.

For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/dinner-at-rakuichi-japanese-restaurant.html

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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.
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