My lunch partner and I were looking for a place to eat sushi at Orchard recently and I remembered this restaurant at the basement of Robinson’s Heeren Building. We went to take a look and sat down to lunch.
We had a variety of sushi, sushi rolls and garlic fried rice.
Here’s the verdict:
- Hotate Mayo Tobiko Gunkan: $3.60 – Diced scallops mixed with ebi roe and mayonnaise and placed on sushi rice wrapped with seaweed. Very nice!
- Hamachi Sushi: $4 – Fish is firm and fresh.
- Tai Sushi: $4 – Sea Bream sushi. Fish is fresh and firm.
- Aburi Hotategai: $4.40 – Scallop n sushi rice and flame broiled. Yummy!
- Aburi Shake: $3 – Salmon on sushi rice and flame broiled and topped with Japanese seasoning. Good.
- Ebi Tempura Maki with Pitan: $5.80 – The tempura prawn was rolled up in a rice roll, coated with ebi roll and topped with chopped century egg. This is a unique dish and highly recommended!
- Hotate Mayo Tobiko Maki: $3.80 – Fresh scallops diced and rolled up in a rice roll and topped with white sesame seeds. Good.
- Shake Kawa Maki: $3.80 - Negitoro rolled in a rice roll and rolled in chopped seaweed and sesame coating. The exterior of the maki was crunchy ad nice.
Garlic fried rice: $5 – You only get a hint of garlic in the fried rice and the rice is well fried with egg.
The quality of sushi here is good and I will definitely be back again for more sushi!
For lunch, they also have lunch sets, so a good alternative to your usual lunch haunts at Orchard road.
Been here about 5 times before. Quality is starting to slip! Staple dishes we know well no longer so tasty. Tempura batter is not crispy n fluffy. Sashimi individual size is getting smaller. Overall, it's simply not as tasty as it used to be :( Service staff were friendly, speed to table was good, but I don't think we'll be going back again!
Took over 45mins to prepare our food (we cancelled 1 order)..
Their excuse : "Too many orders today" and their tables are at best half filled.
Will not go back again, at least not this branch.
Over the years, Akashi has built its brand name on serving quality ingredients at a no-frills dining environment.
Sushi Goshin - by Akashi, is no different in this light.
At a recent visit at this open dining concept at Robinsons at Orchard, I started with the Sashimi Moriwase. Fresh cuts of salmon, yellow tail, tuna, scallop, swordfish, sweet prawn and clam at only $28.
I then had the Hotate Misoyaki ($16), a large scallop baked in a thick miso paste.
Given that it is a sushi place, I ordered a mix of Spicy Salmon sushi ($1.20 each), Aburi Shake ($1.50 ea) - seared salmon sushi as well as Ikura ($4.40 for 2). This was enough to fill me up.
For those who want a mix of cooked and raw items, go for the Goshin Bento ($26), which includes a mix tempura of prawns and vegetables, tuna and squid sashimi, fried saba fish and salad- all in one box.
So there you have it, reasonable prices, good quality ingredients and a no-frills dining environment.