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Sankai Japanese Restaurant

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Located at Liang Seah Street, Sankai Japanese Restaurant serves Japanese food like Sushi, Sashimi and Ebi Tempura.

Sun - Thu: 12:00 - 15:00

Sun - Thu: 18:00 - 23:00

Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 15:00

Fri - Sat: 18:00 - 00:00

$34 based on 8 submissions
Dinner (4 votes), Ala Carte (3 votes), Lunch (3 votes)
Chubby Botak Koala

30licious Menu at S$30++

For the complete review, click here:
http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2014/11/sankai-japanese-restaurant.html 

30licious meal is back in town. The collaboration between HungryGoWhere and American Express brought us $30++ deals in 30 days. But not to worry, if you do not have Amex card, the price will be $35++. Reservations need to be made online through HungryGoWhere.

Sankai Japanese Restaurant is located at Liang Seah Street, or more popular known as steamboat lane, as most of the restaurants here are known for their steamboats. Browsing through the menu available online, we realise Sankai offered one of the most complete meal.

We started with Spicy jelly fish and Salmon and yellow tail sashimi. A good start for the jelly fish, the spiciness is very mild, more to open up your appetite. The sashimi are fresh and the cutting is thick and solid.

Cucumber salad, Japanese egg omelette and grilled salmon cheek with salt. The cucumber salad come in spicy pickled form. It is very spicy, has a closer taste to Singapore Ahcar, rather than Japanese version. Egg is sweet and solid, nicely done. The salmon cheek is fresh and moist, grilled to perfection. The best dish for the night for me.

Grilled beef with teriyaki sauce. Grilled to medium rare and bask with teriyaki sauce. The beef portion is very good, tender and succulent. For non-beef eater, they provide chicken teriyaki as replacement. We find the teriyaki goes well rice, so we ask the Miso soup, rice and pickles to be brought up first.

Prawn, eggplant and pumpkin tempura are nicely executed. The batter are crispy, light and thin. Seal the juice of the prawn, pimpkin and eggplant nicely. For sushi, Salmon, crabmeat aburi maki are lightly torched, and it just melts in your mouth. However, QC noted that the rice used in the sushi and the served in the meal not round and fluffy.

The final protein dish is Braised pork belly with sake & soya sauce. The pork belly is very tender and flavourful. However, the braising gravy are very bold in sweetness and saltiness. I was lucky that my pork belly has minimum fats, however LD's one has a very thick fats in between.

Dessert - Japanese ice cream. This time it is red bean ice cream with red beans. It is creamy and sweet.

The restaurant is simply decorated in Japanese there. There is one private room, and during that night it was occupied by a group of Japanese. Service is very good. We noticed that the rice used has a more long grain compare to pearl version and we ask the lady boss about this. She look into this and even show us the uncooked grain and assured us they only used American Koshuka Pearl Rice. However, she also agreed that the rice not as round and pearly as it should be and and she will give this feedback to their supplier.

Overall, Sankai Japanese Restaurant delivery on its promise. It served a well rounded menu and the price are reasonable. We look forward for our next visit. Kanpai!! Cheers!!

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07 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Not worth it if not for the 1 for 1 deal

1 for 1 dinner set meal was $68. The dishes served was ok enough but I wouldn't have paid $68 per pax for this. But $68 for 2 pax was a good deal. Small cosy restaurant with seats available on a Friday night even though the neighbouring restaurants were mostly full house.
Spicy jelly fish
18 Nov 2014 • 282 reviews • 21 followers

30licious Menu at S$30++

For the complete review, click here:
http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2014/11/sankai-japanese-restaurant.html 

30licious meal is back in town. The collaboration between HungryGoWhere and American Express brought us $30++ deals in 30 days. But not to worry, if you do not have Amex card, the price will be $35++. Reservations need to be made online through HungryGoWhere.

Sankai Japanese Restaurant is located at Liang Seah Street, or more popular known as steamboat lane, as most of the restaurants here are known for their steamboats. Browsing through the menu available online, we realise Sankai offered one of the most complete meal.

We started with Spicy jelly fish and Salmon and yellow tail sashimi. A good start for the jelly fish, the spiciness is very mild, more to open up your appetite. The sashimi are fresh and the cutting is thick and solid.

Cucumber salad, Japanese egg omelette and grilled salmon cheek with salt. The cucumber salad come in spicy pickled form. It is very spicy, has a closer taste to Singapore Ahcar, rather than Japanese version. Egg is sweet and solid, nicely done. The salmon cheek is fresh and moist, grilled to perfection. The best dish for the night for me.

Grilled beef with teriyaki sauce. Grilled to medium rare and bask with teriyaki sauce. The beef portion is very good, tender and succulent. For non-beef eater, they provide chicken teriyaki as replacement. We find the teriyaki goes well rice, so we ask the Miso soup, rice and pickles to be brought up first.

Prawn, eggplant and pumpkin tempura are nicely executed. The batter are crispy, light and thin. Seal the juice of the prawn, pimpkin and eggplant nicely. For sushi, Salmon, crabmeat aburi maki are lightly torched, and it just melts in your mouth. However, QC noted that the rice used in the sushi and the served in the meal not round and fluffy.

The final protein dish is Braised pork belly with sake & soya sauce. The pork belly is very tender and flavourful. However, the braising gravy are very bold in sweetness and saltiness. I was lucky that my pork belly has minimum fats, however LD's one has a very thick fats in between.

Dessert - Japanese ice cream. This time it is red bean ice cream with red beans. It is creamy and sweet.

The restaurant is simply decorated in Japanese there. There is one private room, and during that night it was occupied by a group of Japanese. Service is very good. We noticed that the rice used has a more long grain compare to pearl version and we ask the lady boss about this. She look into this and even show us the uncooked grain and assured us they only used American Koshuka Pearl Rice. However, she also agreed that the rice not as round and pearly as it should be and and she will give this feedback to their supplier.

Overall, Sankai Japanese Restaurant delivery on its promise. It served a well rounded menu and the price are reasonable. We look forward for our next visit. Kanpai!! Cheers!!
09 Nov 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Encountered bad reservation experience

After making reservation thru hungrygowhere.com for dnr on 8/11 and received d confirmation email, was told they are running full house and had to cancel my reservation! What a letdown! Told me d online booking system thru this website is unable to track bookings. @Hungrygowhere, wld u like to clarify if what Sankai claimed is true? To customers, it s darn lame excuse.
Braised Pork Belly with Sake and Soya Sauce, served with rice.
07 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 11 followers

Definitely value for money

Excellent Value. We both had the $35++ set dinner ($30 with AMEX Cards). Nice ambience. Parking is a hit/miss thing cos the whole street is full of eateries. Best to park at the public URA carpark next to Raffles Hospital and just take a stroll across. Food was good, but maybe not really enough for a hungry man. Enough for the missus though. We topped up the tank with an extra order of sushi/sashimi. Service was excellent. Smiling and responsive waitresses. No complaints whatsoever. We had a good time. They restaurant staff did not rush us, meals were served course by course. Bottomline, we will definitely be back. The best dish was the braised pork served with rice. Very tender. We loved it. We also had a nice bottle of Hakushika sake, served ice-cold! Awesome
20 Oct 2014 • 26 reviews • 33 followers

Value for money!

This restaurant serves pretty decent Japanese fare at very cheap prices during dinner time when they have super hot deals of up to 70% off!!

Prompt, efficient and fast service. I super love their sesame ice-cream, the nicest i've ever had! 

Try their hotpots and other items on their menu. I also like their grilled scallop with spicy cod roe and aburi sushi.

http://ilovedawn00.blogspot.sg/2014/10/food-review-sankai-japanese-restaurant.html