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Shin Kushiya (Vivocity)

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The speciality at this restaurant is kushiyaki, skewers grilled over "the king of white charcoal" for better flavour. You can order meat or vegetable skewers, as well as other Japanese staples such as sashimi or sushi. Other specialities include cold noodles served with duck broth and, home-made black sesame cream.

Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 22:30

Fri - Sun: 11:30 - 23:30

+65 62758766
$35 based on 94 submissions
Dinner (53 votes), Lunch (38 votes), After Work (32 votes)
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Enjoy Japanese Yakitori, Sashimi and More at Vivo City!

Last week, my colleagues and I were looking for a place to dine, and we decided on this restaurant at Vivo City. I had all along thought it’s a solely Kushiyaki restaurant that serves grilled items. I was surprised at their menu, which was extensive and includes food such as sushi and sashimi.  Just for the Yakitori section, the menu had close to 50 items, divided into Pork, beef, chickens and vegetable sections. We ordered from across the menu and the standouts were:
 - Cold Somen: $14.20. Chilled thin noodles with dipping sauce. There are different toppings such as seaweed, sesame, shiso leaf that you can put into the dipping sauce to enjoy different taste for your somen. Came with prawns, shitake mushroom and a soft boiled egg. Nice!
 - Tori Karrage: $8.60. Deep fried chicken. Chicken pieces are big and generous.
 - Pumpkin Croquette:$8.60. Crispy pumpkin croquettes. Loved this. It was unique and taste good. A goma (sesame sauce) was served with it. Complemented the croquette.
 - Lobster Maki: $16.20. Rock lobster topped sushi roll. This is also good. The lobster is chopped up with mayonnaise and topped on the maki. Order it.
 - Aburi Salmon Maki: $15. Salmon was wrapped around the maki and flame broiled. Try it! Yakitori -
 - Tsukune: $2.40. Grilled chicken meatballs. The balls were about ping pong sized with a good soy dressing.
 - Negima: $2.40 Chicken and leek with soy sauce. This was not bad.
 - Nikuzume Shitake: $2.80. Mushroom stuffed with minced chicken. I like mushrooms, so I enjoyed this.
 - Tori Sasami Mentai: $2.80.  Grilled pieces of chicken breast with spicy codfish roe over it. I like this.
 - Gyu Enoki Maki: $4. Golden mushrooms wrapped with sliced beef. Beef is good.
 - Miso Yaki Onigiri: Grilled Japanese rice ball with miso. I like this, as the rice ball has some burnt parts that give it a nice flavour.
 - Mentai Yaki Onigiri: Grilled rice ball with spicy codfish roe. A different flavour from the earlier riceball. Also good. Dessert:
 - Tea Jelly with milk: The tea jelly has a mild tea flavour. Would have preferred the jelly to have a stronger flavour. It came with a side of milk that you can pour over the jelly.
 - Sesame dessert cake with sesame ice cream: This was good. We finished this in a blink of an eye. The dessert cake is like deconstructed pudding and taste good.
 
 They have interesting drinks menu that include mocktails made with Calpis (a refreshing drink) and Yakult. They have a good variety of food here that will cater to different taste buds. Go try it!

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31 Mar 2015 • 315 reviews • 2 followers

Enjoy Japanese Yakitori, Sashimi and More at Vivo City!

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Last week, my colleagues and I were looking for a place to dine, and we decided on this restaurant at Vivo City. I had all along thought it’s a solely Kushiyaki restaurant that serves grilled items. I was surprised at their menu, which was extensive and includes food such as sushi and sashimi.  Just for the Yakitori section, the menu had close to 50 items, divided into Pork, beef, chickens and vegetable sections. We ordered from across the menu and the standouts were:
 - Cold Somen: $14.20. Chilled thin noodles with dipping sauce. There are different toppings such as seaweed, sesame, shiso leaf that you can put into the dipping sauce to enjoy different taste for your somen. Came with prawns, shitake mushroom and a soft boiled egg. Nice!
 - Tori Karrage: $8.60. Deep fried chicken. Chicken pieces are big and generous.
 - Pumpkin Croquette:$8.60. Crispy pumpkin croquettes. Loved this. It was unique and taste good. A goma (sesame sauce) was served with it. Complemented the croquette.
 - Lobster Maki: $16.20. Rock lobster topped sushi roll. This is also good. The lobster is chopped up with mayonnaise and topped on the maki. Order it.
 - Aburi Salmon Maki: $15. Salmon was wrapped around the maki and flame broiled. Try it! Yakitori -
 - Tsukune: $2.40. Grilled chicken meatballs. The balls were about ping pong sized with a good soy dressing.
 - Negima: $2.40 Chicken and leek with soy sauce. This was not bad.
 - Nikuzume Shitake: $2.80. Mushroom stuffed with minced chicken. I like mushrooms, so I enjoyed this.
 - Tori Sasami Mentai: $2.80.  Grilled pieces of chicken breast with spicy codfish roe over it. I like this.
 - Gyu Enoki Maki: $4. Golden mushrooms wrapped with sliced beef. Beef is good.
 - Miso Yaki Onigiri: Grilled Japanese rice ball with miso. I like this, as the rice ball has some burnt parts that give it a nice flavour.
 - Mentai Yaki Onigiri: Grilled rice ball with spicy codfish roe. A different flavour from the earlier riceball. Also good. Dessert:
 - Tea Jelly with milk: The tea jelly has a mild tea flavour. Would have preferred the jelly to have a stronger flavour. It came with a side of milk that you can pour over the jelly.
 - Sesame dessert cake with sesame ice cream: This was good. We finished this in a blink of an eye. The dessert cake is like deconstructed pudding and taste good.
 
 They have interesting drinks menu that include mocktails made with Calpis (a refreshing drink) and Yakult. They have a good variety of food here that will cater to different taste buds. Go try it!
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26 Mar 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Extremely lousy service attitude!

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Overall, staff have lousy service attitude. you can sense it right at the entrance. Thanks to their forever acting busy staffs, who didnt even bother to serve their customers despite several eye contact, it turns us away, immediately. 
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24 Mar 2015 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Bad Service and Unsavoury Food

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Had gone to shin kushiya a number of times. Just went there on 20/3/15 and had lunch with my family.  We order the lunch set so that we can get the promotion of 50% discount on the 2nd set we ordered.  

Our food arrived but without soup, salad and dessert that comes with the set. So we informed the staff and they just place the item on our table.

When my wife saw that her set doesn't have salad we told one of the male staff about it. That was when we got a shock that he told his colleague we want salad.  What do you mean by we want salad.  Our question was to ask him does the set comes with salad, but he twist our words and makes us look like we are cheapskate and demanding for something that doesn't comes with it.

Since we did come here a few times I expected the food to taste good.  But to my disappointment, the Kushiyaki is somewhat lukewarm and taste awful. I would rather eat at Tori Q which I think at the very least is always consistent with the taste of their food.

My wife also commented that portion and size of sashimi in the Chiraishi don is thin compare to what she had from other restaurant based on the price (Shin kushiya cost $28.90).  It's just not worth it.

We have came here a few times and this will be our last visit to the restaurant. We will definitely not step in the next time. Period.





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23 Mar 2015 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Great dining experience

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First dined here in the afternoon for lunch and I ordered the Unagi and Salmon Don Set. I fell in love with it immediately and texted my GF. Then I brought her to dinner on a Friday night and we sat next to the glass window. The servers attended to us and even brought us another table (we ordered quite a lot of food). We ordered a Unagi and Salmon Don, Buta Kushiyaki Platter, Foie Gras Kushiyaki, Sake Ponzu Kushiyaki, Onsen Tamago, Salmon Mango Salad, and Flamed Salmon Sashimi Maki. For dessert, the servers recommended us their signature Calpis drinks and Japan imported Black Sesame Ice Cream (Kuro Goma). 

The food is excellent. Kushiyakis are grilled to perfection. My GF fell in love with the Salmon Mango Salad. The combination of mango sauce with salmon and salad lits up her face with delight. As for myself, the Foie Gras is a sinful satisfaction. 

At the end of our meal, dessert is served. The black sesame Ice-cream, is definitely something that can go toe to toe with the best Ice-creams out there in Singapore! Definitely a must-try!

From there on, we've decided that Shin Kushiya, is definitely a place that we will frequent. Highly recommended!
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08 Dec 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Not recommended

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Overpriced given that foo tastes mediocre, serving is small and ambience is bad.

the staff doesn't know much about the food, nothing to recommend.

restaurant is very noisy. You expect a better ambience with such high price.

staff dont smile.
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