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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

+65 64742143
$73 based on 34 submissions
Dinner (14 votes), Lunch (13 votes), Quiet (12 votes)
ArcticStar

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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  • Sashimi6 votes
  • Aburi4 votes
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07 Dec 2014 • 339 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

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 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.
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 place to visit. 

Love the buttery and smooth texture of the fish, indicative of fresh and not frozen fishes. They are served with freshly grated wasabi, which IMO is a indicator of a quality Japanese restaurant. 

The mini course or the bento set is really value for money considering the amount and quality of food. Perfect for sharing (for 2) with an additional side dish. 

Highlight of the meal has got to be the Aburi platter. The meat was simply sublime and each piece was drizzled in a different cream/miso sauce. Perfect torching technique as i've previously highlighted in my Kaiho Sushi review. The kita-komachi rice, one of the best rice in Japan, accompanies the fish, adding that light vinegarish and sweet dimension. The little charred spots bring in some smokiness too.
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. Plates were cleared before the next dish arrived. Price is steep thou.

Recommended for important dinner with business clients.