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(Closed) Shinkei Japanese Restaurant

53 votes
52 reviews
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#01-06/07/09, 600 @ Toa Payoh, scs Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, 319515
Asian, Japanese
+65 62555598

Daily: 11:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

$40 based on 53 submissions
Buffet (16 votes), Dinner (16 votes), After Work (15 votes) ...

Shinkei Japanese Restaurant offers what Japan cuisine has to brag to their food about with its mouth-watery dishes and delectable foods that could satisfy your cravings with variety of selection of Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Yakitori and many more. This is a place to rest your mind and eat to your satisfaction.


What others are eating here

Watery chawanmushi
Watery chawanmushi
Meat that is not fresh and had a smell to it
Meat that is not fresh and had a smell to it
Poorly cut sashimi that didn't taste good
Poorly cut sashimi that didn't taste good
Hokkaido Green Tea Gelato
Hokkaido Green Tea Gelato
  • Sashimi 17 votes
  • Tempura 12 votes
  • Yakitori 6 votes
  • Chawanmushi 5 votes
  • Homemade fish cake, sashimi, tempura 5 votes
  • Aburi Salmon 2 votes
  • Asari Clams, Calfornia Handroll, Salmon belly sashimi 1 vote
  • Ninniku Yaki Meshi 1 vote
  • Satsuma Age 1 vote
  • Sweet Potato Roll 1 vote
  • Takoyaki 1 vote

Latest Review for Shinkei Japanese Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 52 reviews
Most helpful review:

Good Set Lunches!

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 3 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 687

This restaurant is located at the building next to Toa Payoh Library.


They offer an ala carte buffet where you can order appetisers/ sashimi/ soups/ noodles etc and they will prepare for you ala minute and serve to you. If you like a particular dish, you can order it over and over again. And the best thing is, its fixed price!


I came by this restaurant for lunch and since it was a working day and had meetings in the afternoon, I opted for the bento lunch. They are quite affordable, around the price range of $13 - $20, depending on what you ordered.


I ordered the Yakitori bento set, while my colleague ordered the beef set. The portions were very well-proportioned, even though it was a set lunch. There were rice, several sticks of yakitori (chicken, chicken balls) side salad and soup.


Good value for money and I will come by to try their ala-carte Japanese Buffet soon.

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1st Experience

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 2 | Service 4
Total Review: 1

Service was good. Food was not up to standard. Sad to say, i will not encourage a visit. Operating in a HDB area, I would expect them to serve more variety and better quality after all HDB dwellers have got high taste buds now and much better than those living in D 09 , 10 or 11. They make up of the bulk of business even in Orchard road areas and Shinkei:s standard in an important market is disappointing. They can ask for a slightly higher price but serve with value. I will not encourage any visiting to this restaurant.

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Mediocre food for the price.

Food/Drink 2 | Value 1 | Ambience 4 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 4

Decided to try out the buffet since 2nd person was 50% off. Started to order off the buffet menu and when food arrived it was rather disappointing. The salmon and maguro sashimi lacked color. Maguro not even red but pale in color. Salmon was tasteless. Overall, I think any supermarket's sashimi fared better than this place.  Ordered the tonkatsu and the size was a joke as it was a 1/3 the size of my samsung mobile phone. Although service was attentive and prompt in clearing empty plates and all, I really wouldn't recommend this place. 

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The management of Shinkei Japanese Restaurant responded to this review:
23 Dec 2015
Dear ahsoka, Thank you for dining with us at Shinkei Japanese Restaurant. We had noted your feedback on the quality of our salmon and maguro sashimi. We will also bring your comment on the size of the tonkatsu to our kitchen team. Nonetheless, we are glad to know our service team served you well during your visit. We do hope to see you and serve you better next time! Yours sincerely, The Management Shinkei Japanese Restaurant

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