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Shinji By Kanesaka (Raffles Hotel)

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Shinji By Kanesaka shares an appreciation for the age-old Japanese culinary traditions and together with a team of native Japanese chefs, they create the ultimate Edomae sushi dining experience.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 22:30

+65 63386131
$303 based on 42 submissions
Lunch (18 votes), Dinner (17 votes), Business Dining (14 votes)
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Best Uni I've had in Singapore

I have tried this outlet and the one at St Regis. I must say this outlet really stands out. I tried their omakase at both outlets and prefer this one the most. The food here was outstanding! I even had the chance to tried their seasonal hairy crab(if i remember correctly) here, really fantastic. 

One of their specialities I must say is there Uni dishes. The Uni here is hands down the best I've tried in Singapore. The fresh, sweet tasting goodness with every bite which so readily melts in the mouth. I am salivating as i speak here. Truly excellent, 5 stars for you.

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  • uni3 votes
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23 Mar 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Best Uni I've had in Singapore

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I have tried this outlet and the one at St Regis. I must say this outlet really stands out. I tried their omakase at both outlets and prefer this one the most. The food here was outstanding! I even had the chance to tried their seasonal hairy crab(if i remember correctly) here, really fantastic. 

One of their specialities I must say is there Uni dishes. The Uni here is hands down the best I've tried in Singapore. The fresh, sweet tasting goodness with every bite which so readily melts in the mouth. I am salivating as i speak here. Truly excellent, 5 stars for you.
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21 Feb 2015 • 64 reviews • 3 followers

Best Omakase in Singapore

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http://missneverfull.com/?p=4493

Amazing omakase at Shinji. The best of the ocean directly sourced from Japan everyday, the skills of the chefs are certainly good. Everything is die-for, the best sushi place and omakase in Singapore.
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02 Feb 2015 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Best Omakase Experience

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I have been to Shinji umpteen times and they always maintain very good service and food standard. Service: The service was absolutely impeccable. Upon arrival at the Raffles Hotel branch, both of us were greeted by polite and friendly kimono-cladded Japanese waitstaff. The waitstaff even escorted me to the ladies room that was right across the restaurant. I also liked that they replaced my green tea whenever it got cold. The sushi chef was very friendly too, he wore a smile on his face. He was also very thoughtful - the tiger prawn sushi was kinda long, he cut the sushi before serving it to me so I did not have to open my mouth too big to savor it. Food: Shinji reminded me of my 1h 45minutes queue at the Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market for Sushi Dai. It is definitely the place to go if you want to get omakase, sushi and sashimi that are closest to Japan.
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14 Nov 2014 • 64 reviews • 3 followers

Definitely the BEST sushi in Singapore!

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After been to Japan several times, and tried several upscale sushiya such as Mizutani, Iwa, Yoshitake, etc. Finally tried this place and it was AMAZING. All the fish are flown in from Japan daily, which is undoubtly the highest quality in Singapore. Super awesome shari as well, and nice kinfe work. 

Very nice ambiance and friendly chef, which is totally differnet from the chefs in AOKI and Tatsuya, the chefs here intereacts with customers a lot although they all come from Japan and have limited English skills. Have to go back more often!
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30 Oct 2014 • 12 reviews • 1 follower

Still a very solid Sushi-ya serving high quality food consistently

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This will be my 2nd dinner review of Shinji Kanesaka Singapore. The first one took place more than 2 years ago. During this dinner, approximately I had 9 appetizers, 13 sushi pieces and 1 fruit dessert. A few dishes I especially enjoyed were: -Autumn assortment of small items. This dish looked quite beautiful by Shinji standard. I loved the mushi awabi (the steamed abalone was quite tender, a bit chewy and tasty) and ankimo (monkfish liver; it tasted like duck liver of the sea indeed – rich & creamy). There were also ‘cute’ crispy sawagani with Ok taste as well as not-so-bad grilled kamasu. The grilled Matsutake, from Iwate prefecture, and ginko were average -Like the earlier visit, I ate creamy and sweet duo of uni with salt. I liked the bafun uni a little more than the murasaki one -Meiji maguro (baby tuna, 6-month old) with ginger soy sauce was tender and light -In Shinji, I usually liked the Chutoro better than Otoro. In fact, it’s probably the best place to savor this medium fatty tuna in Singapore. Here, the chutoro was buttery, oily yet still sufficiently ‘firmed’

I could not recall if there’s any bad dishes during this meal, but there wasn’t anything outstanding either. The sushi was about as good as my previous visits; they’re rather consistent even though I got more ‘interesting’ pieces such as kama toro, akagai & kohada. Some other sushi I had this time were: shima aji, sawara, aji, saba, uni, anago (two ways: with salt and sauce) and the crunchy tsubugai. Whereas for small dishes, the chef also served me kawahagi with its liver, ishigaki-gai sashimi, a small bowl of ikura and steam kanpachi with miso. The dessert was simple and of very good quality – Japanese pear and melon. The food generally is still worth of 2-star by Michelin HK standard nevertheless

For this visit, Yoshi-san was “my chef”. Oshino-san was around and he seemed to be busy watching over the main counter and private rooms. Oshino-san, who took care of me in my first dinner meal, was friendly, playful and tried to engage conversation with guests; Yoshi-san (he’s been with Shinji Raffles too since opening), on the contrary, was focused and a bit rigid. The only time he said something when serving the food. He served 5 people at that time. Even, when I or other diners tried to engage him for a conversation, his answer tended to be short with hardly any smile.

At the end when the bill came, it cost me somewhere in between the price of omakase Wa and Shin – fair enough. Will I return here in the future? Almost certainly. But if it will be under my own pocket, I don’t think it will happen next year. Perhaps, I intend to visit Shinji St. Regis at that time; I enjoyed my lunch under Kikuchi-san. Here are some pictures of dishes I had: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7124357@N03/sets/72157648606587200/

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