Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 18:00
Sat: 11:00 - 15:00
Closed: Sun & PH
Shinkansen is a standing sushi bar and salad spot with a unique spin. It is a healthy way of having lunch while not worrying about the time. It is a great pleasure to personalized your desired mix of Japanese dishes with your own choice of toppings.
Lots of cabbage overwhelmed the soba noodles, both of which were too much for me to finish, in Tuna Loco that had too few slices of tuna tataki for my liking and could do with more sesame seeds. Liked how I could choose the amount of onion sauce to add. See full review and pictures at http://live2eatdottravel.blogspot.sg/2014/09/shinkansen.html.
Have you tried soba with plum sauce? I did, and it's pretty good. At Shinkansen, you get to select your base, toppings, and sauces, much like any other salad shop.
Except Shinkansen is decidedly Jap fusion.
The portions are not huge, just enough for small eaters. There aren't many seats, use of space isn't maximized, and the chairs aren't comfortable for ladies in dresses and heels. But for the interesting concept, perhaps give it a shot. If you enjoy Japanese starches (such as soba and udon), you might find yourself taking out from Shinkansen more frequently and from salad places less so in the coming weeks.