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Shunjuu Izakaya (Robertson Quay)

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Just a few minutes walk down the Singapore River from Clarke Quay and around the corner from Mohamed Sultan Road is our popular and cozy sake dining bar serving more than 40 types of sake by the glass, complemented by an exciting menu of sumiyaki (charcoal-grill) and sakana (food to go with drinks).

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Sun - Wed: 18:00 - 22:30

Thu - Sat: 18:00 - 23:00

+65 68873577
$52 based on 43 submissions
After Work (10 votes), Dinner (8 votes), Lunch (6 votes)
Herbert Lian

They keep run out of my favourite dishes and that's not a bad thing

Been coming here for a while now. A simple, unpretentious place with friendly staff and pretty decent yakitori. I come here for the beef short ribs, the tsukune (meatier and with a deeper flavour than the usual ones you'd get) and the pitan tofu. The beef short ribs in particular are stellar. Only problem: they run out of stuff far too often, it's not uncommon to have at least 1-2 items in my order out of stock at any one time. That said, still a reliable place to get some izakaya done on a Friday night... if you can get a table.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Tebasaki (chicken wing yakitori)3 votes
  • garlic fried rice3 votes
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13 Dec 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

They keep run out of my favourite dishes and that's not a bad thing

Been coming here for a while now. A simple, unpretentious place with friendly staff and pretty decent yakitori. I come here for the beef short ribs, the tsukune (meatier and with a deeper flavour than the usual ones you'd get) and the pitan tofu. The beef short ribs in particular are stellar. Only problem: they run out of stuff far too often, it's not uncommon to have at least 1-2 items in my order out of stock at any one time. That said, still a reliable place to get some izakaya done on a Friday night... if you can get a table.
18 Nov 2014 • 59 reviews • 1 follower

Chill place

No long queues even at 7.30pm, maybe because it was a Monday. Customers streamed in steadily though.. the staff were kept busy. Choose from alfresco dining or dining indoors, where you will have more restricted dining lighting. 
Service crew were generally polite and attentive, even though we were seated in a corner. There was probably only once when we had to literally call out for their attention. 
Appetisers are supposedly free-replenish, but, my request for a top-up of the bowl of cabbage never came back. 
The friends and I probably tested the patience of the staff taking our orders, by asking for recommendations and later declining some of them. Order-taking took some time. 
Food was served up pretty quickly though. 
Of all the dishes ordered/recommended, the yakitori stick of beef was best. As agreed by the other friends. The meat was chunky and still tender. Juicy and tasty. I could have asked for more. 
I thought the garlic fried rice could have more garlic taste, while the rest thought the rice was good. Hmm. 
The other dishes were, just.... alright. 
What's best about the place, is the chill environment and relaxed feeling it gave. Made us feel very comfortable. 
A recommended place for friends to gather, for a quiet chat. 
20 Oct 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Extremely bad service

Service crew started a debate with us when we decided to leave out the last dish and leave early because there were 8 people smoking right beside where we were seated. We wanted to pay and just leave and staff was clueless about how to handle the situation. Another staff came to us and told us we cannot cancel our last dish because it was already on the grill. It was only $5 SGD only! We went inside to pay and as she took her own sweet time to prepare the bill, and began to giggle and chat with the colleague in a different language. We managed to speak to the owner of the place via a phone call, but she was fixated on collecting the bill - Not trying to apologize nor fix the absurd service we received, taking the situation very lightly. 
23 Jul 2013 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Relax Dining

Upon arriving, I decided to sit inside to beat the heat, although the weather these past few days has been pretty alright.  The setting is an izakaya no frills place, but serves good quality food with the alcohol to match.

Start with the Pita Tofu ($4), a light refreshing way to open the palette, although be prepared that it can be really cold for the sensitive teeth.

Another starter which I typically enjoy with my Sapparo Beer ($10) is the Ankimo Ponzu ($12). I am a lover of liver, so this dish is a must try in any restaurant. The ponzu sauce here is particularly strong and hence the sour after taste should be expected.

Another beer food would be the Gyu Yaki Niku ($15), fatty pieces of beef cooked in soya sauce.

If you are an oyster person, do try the Kaki Maki ($11), four pieces of juicy oysters rolled up in bacon. A must try here.

From the grilled items I would go for the Tebasaki ($6), four chicken wings on two sticks. I also tried the Yaki Mentaiko ($13), grilled cod fish roe but I found it to be too salty for my liking. The grilled items goes great with the garlic fried rice.

Finally end the meal with a Cha Soba ($9) for a chilling effect or with the Ochazuke Sake ($8) if you are a soup person like me.

Overall, I found the izkaya to be of above average quality. I also liked that you do not come out smelling like a barbecued piece of meat as the ventilation is pretty good. Can be pretty crowded if you want to seat inside so do book in advance.

19 Jan 2013 • 230 reviews • 23 followers

Defining Sumiyaki

For the full review/pics, do visit yumyumformytumtum.com/2012/09/26/shunjuu-izakaya-defining-sumiyaki/
We took up a very friendly auntie staff’s suggestion and got the Tofu with Century Egg Sauce topped with Ebiko. It was a great opener to the meal and on hindsight, we should have gotten individual portions and not go through the pains of having to share something so tasty.  A similar one can be found at Fukuichi Japanese Dining at TripleOne Somerset, which happens to be one of their signatures. For first timers to the restaurant, it’s really easy to get lost on what to order so I would suggest going for the prix fixe sets which comprise of an assortment of 5 grilled items, and further supplementing the meal with additional orders. There are 3 different sets available, of which Set A and B are meant for 1 pax, while Set C is meant for 2 pax. For Set A ($20++), you get a stick of Beef Short Ribs, Asparagus rolled with Pork, Chicken Meat Ball, Golden Mushroom rolled with Beef, and Pork Belly. My favourites from the set are the Chicken Meat Balls and the Beef Short Ribs. I usually scoff at meat balls but the ones here are clearly legit, hands down best chicken balls I have had the pleasure of eating. For Set B ($28++), you get a stick of Grilled Ribeye, Scallop rolled with Pork, Rice Cake rolled with Pork, Chicken Wing, and Goose Liver. The star would be the Goose Liver, whose wobbly interior is encased by a smoky lightly charred surface. Less memorable items included the Scallop rolled in Pork and the Grilled Ribeye.
Apart from the grilled items, Shunjuu does their staples amazing well too. The Garlic Fried Rice ($8++) is worth ordering too, as the pearly grains are evenly cooked with bits of aromatic crisp garlic bits garnishing the dish.

My favourite staple though is the hearty Fish Porridge ($12++), which is on a totally different league from what is available from hawker stalls. It has a naturally sweet flavour and creamy consistency, with very generous chunks of Salmon and Mackerel.