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Sushi Kou

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Feel the good taste and best experience of Japanese foods in your stay here in Orchard Hotel at Sushi Kou, who serves delicious Japanese cuisine and variety of sushi dishes.

Daily: 11:30 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

$96 based on 5 submissions
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Decent food at affordable prices

I was doing my research for an affordable and decent Japanese restaurant (to bring my family to) when I google-ed up Sushi Kou. What made me interested was their affordable omakase sets priced at $50, $80 and $100. With a nod from my (birthday) brother, I quickly called to make reservation. However, I failed to realise it was actually nearing midnight.

Me : Hi, I like to make a reservation for Saturday, 7pm.
Him : Oh, wow. I cleaned up everything. Thought I can go home already. But I am very happy you called.

I was actually left confused till I looked at the clock and realised how late I made my call! So yes, I was very touched that although I called way past their closing hours, the staff still made the effort to pick up the phone. With a good sense of humour too. =)

We arrived on a Sunday night and were led promptly to our table.

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Pickled seaweed, Complimentary

2) Stamina roll, $18 – Avocado & omelette roll topped with whole roasted eel.

3) Sushi & mini udon set, $18 – Set came with chawanmushi and dessert, which was jelly. I was disappointed with the toppings of the sushi. The colors looked so bad and non-appetizing.

4) Gindara teriyaki set, $25 – Grilled silver cod. Set came with chawanmushi, rice, miso soup and dessert. The set is priced at $18, but we opted for additional sashimi. Thus, $25. Sashimi comprised of tuna, salmon and squid. For additional sushi (instead of sashimi), it’s $26.

7) Special kaisen don set, $26 – Assorted seafood on sushi rice. Set came with chawanmushi, miso soup and dessert. 

Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, please continue to read my review on other dishes here : Part 2

In the end, we did not try the omakase sets because Sushi Kou require us to order for 2 people, minimum. And the sets had to be of the same price. Meaning, if my brother and I were to go with omakase, we had to order two $80. We cant order one $50 and one $80. As such, we decided to go with the set menu which offered us more variety!

If you are interested to know more about their omakase sets, you can read fellow blogger MissTamChiak‘s, although hers was a media invite.

Generally, I was pleased with our dining experience. Decent food at very affordable prices. You know how the price plays an important role when you are paying for a big group. =p And for the price we were paying, I felt we were getting a good deal cause we’re dining in a proper restaurant. You know how it’s different when you are dining in a restaurant compared to an outlet which is one of the many (franchised) branches? The service for the former is definitely more attentive.

So yes, I definitely recommend Sushi Kou!

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Special kaisen don set, $26
24 Jul 2014 • 146 reviews • 6 followers

Decent food at affordable prices

I was doing my research for an affordable and decent Japanese restaurant (to bring my family to) when I google-ed up Sushi Kou. What made me interested was their affordable omakase sets priced at $50, $80 and $100. With a nod from my (birthday) brother, I quickly called to make reservation. However, I failed to realise it was actually nearing midnight.

Me : Hi, I like to make a reservation for Saturday, 7pm.
Him : Oh, wow. I cleaned up everything. Thought I can go home already. But I am very happy you called.

I was actually left confused till I looked at the clock and realised how late I made my call! So yes, I was very touched that although I called way past their closing hours, the staff still made the effort to pick up the phone. With a good sense of humour too. =)

We arrived on a Sunday night and were led promptly to our table.

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Pickled seaweed, Complimentary

2) Stamina roll, $18 – Avocado & omelette roll topped with whole roasted eel.

3) Sushi & mini udon set, $18 – Set came with chawanmushi and dessert, which was jelly. I was disappointed with the toppings of the sushi. The colors looked so bad and non-appetizing.

4) Gindara teriyaki set, $25 – Grilled silver cod. Set came with chawanmushi, rice, miso soup and dessert. The set is priced at $18, but we opted for additional sashimi. Thus, $25. Sashimi comprised of tuna, salmon and squid. For additional sushi (instead of sashimi), it’s $26.

7) Special kaisen don set, $26 – Assorted seafood on sushi rice. Set came with chawanmushi, miso soup and dessert. 

Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, please continue to read my review on other dishes here : Part 2

In the end, we did not try the omakase sets because Sushi Kou require us to order for 2 people, minimum. And the sets had to be of the same price. Meaning, if my brother and I were to go with omakase, we had to order two $80. We cant order one $50 and one $80. As such, we decided to go with the set menu which offered us more variety!

If you are interested to know more about their omakase sets, you can read fellow blogger MissTamChiak‘s, although hers was a media invite.

Generally, I was pleased with our dining experience. Decent food at very affordable prices. You know how the price plays an important role when you are paying for a big group. =p And for the price we were paying, I felt we were getting a good deal cause we’re dining in a proper restaurant. You know how it’s different when you are dining in a restaurant compared to an outlet which is one of the many (franchised) branches? The service for the former is definitely more attentive.

So yes, I definitely recommend Sushi Kou!

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PS : I am a blogger too! Lifestyle blogFood Blog
04 Jul 2014 • 13 reviews • 0 follower

Cheap $50 omakase option available

For those not able to score a reservation at Teppei, Sushi Kou two doors down offers an alternative $50 omakase option with a more pleasant eating environment. Given that they ran out of the $80 and $100 options when I was there, we had to settle for the $50 omakase. There seemed to be many Japanese in the dining crowd which gave me some comfort.

For full review please visit:

http://thisboyswallows.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/sushi-kou-tras-link/

05 Dec 2013 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Something Different

A simple outfit at Orchid Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, Sushi Kou is an informal dining environment which offers a unique dining experience.

I knew something was different when the omakase ($80) started with a strong vinegrette Octopus tentacle sucking pads which constrasts with a thick stew that came with it.

The sashimi course saw fresh fish that included yellow tail, a generous portion of sea urchin, white fish, octopus tentacles (is there a theme here?)  and squid. Other than the squid being a little bit too chewy for consumption, the rest of the fish had a good level of freshness as it arrived on the day of my consumption.

The next course surprised me, as it was a kinki fish. This is a premium expensive fish and rarely used for omakase as it can be quite costly, and to give a whole fish too? That's generous.

The next course was rather interesting. For the first time in my life, I had fried cod sperm. Quite tasteless actually, but it certainly had the novelty factor for me.

The stewed item was fried fish meat in a ball and this was followed by miso soup and six pieces of sushi which included bluefin tuna belly (otoro), white fish, vinegrette mackerel, yellowtail, swordfish and sea urchin.

The meal ended with ice cream. I suggest going for the yuzu flavour if you like something light and the salt ice cream with a strong vanilla essence if you want something more unique.

Overall, I would classify this as one of the more interesting omakases I have had in awhile. Expect family like service in this informal restaurant.