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Sushi Mitsuya

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Sushi Mitsuya is a niche Japanese sushi restaurant focused on providing an exclusive and bespoke dining experience, taking the art of Omakase to heights as yet unexplored. The intimate hinoki-wood sushi counter will be helmed by Head Chef, Ryosuke Harada.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 23:00

Closed: Sun

+65 64382608
$156 based on 11 submissions
Business Dining (7 votes), Fine Dining (4 votes), Lunch (4 votes)
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Good sushi, but meal was a little rushed during lunch hours

Having taken leave for the day, my friend and I were off to Sushi Mitsuya for lunch. Sushi Mitsuya was one of the restaurants which I looked through their menus (that’s available on their website) and felt it would make more economical sense to go for their lunch sets.

However, when we were seated in the restaurant and presented with the lunch menu, I went soft and decided to splurge by ordering the most expensive lunch set. Haha. My friend always tell me I’m a different person in front of the menu; My determination to not-over-order just disappears with any menu. I noticed too. Haha.

As I was worried about not getting seats if we walked in during lunch hours since I reckoned they would be packed with the lunch crowd, reservation was made a few days before. And probably because we made reservation for 12 noon, the time which they just open for operation, we were given seats (starting) from the end of the counter. Not the best seats in the house since we were tucked right at the corner. So my friend and I felt a little neglected and deprived of the chef’s sushi-making actions. We could only see his back view.

And from the menu (pages 12), we ordered:-

1) Kasha (chef’s recommendation), $180 comprising of:-

(A) Appetizer – I was first served a bowl of boiled watercress with bonito flakes before I was next served with tsbugai (sea whelk). Frankly, when it comes to omakase, I am not a fan to be served with vegetables. Just a personal opinion. Bring on the meat for me, please. But of course, with the watercress, we were off to a refreshing start. I especially enjoyed the sea whelk, which meat was removed from the shell for one’s easy eating. 

(B) Assorted sashimi – And the assortment included kinmedai (big-eye snapper), slightly cooked sawara (Spanish mackerel), salted boomerang fish, hokkigai (arctic surf clam) with Japanese chilli, hotaru ika (firefly squid) and otoro (tuna belly). Now, I am not too sure if it was boomerang fish that was served. I had questions marks written all over my face but chef Sean was in a rush. I would be fine if he repeated his words hastedly, yet still making sure we knew what we were eating. But sadly, I was left with big question marks. Even Google couldn’t help me.

Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2

We enjoyed the food dished out at Sushi Mitsuya. Nicely executed. However, cause we were rushed through, we did not exactly had the best dining experience. When our nigiri sushi were served, chef Sean spoke like a bullet train as he introduced our sushi. And when we couldn’t quite make out what he said, he would repeat like yet another bullet train. Hmm… I certainly did not like that. Hello… Sparing us a few (more) seconds by speaking slower when we queried won’t hurt. No? Not too sure if it’s because they thought we were part of the (rushing) lunch crowd.

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• 03 Apr 2015 • 174 reviews • 7 followers

Good sushi, but meal was a little rushed during lunch hours

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Having taken leave for the day, my friend and I were off to Sushi Mitsuya for lunch. Sushi Mitsuya was one of the restaurants which I looked through their menus (that’s available on their website) and felt it would make more economical sense to go for their lunch sets.

However, when we were seated in the restaurant and presented with the lunch menu, I went soft and decided to splurge by ordering the most expensive lunch set. Haha. My friend always tell me I’m a different person in front of the menu; My determination to not-over-order just disappears with any menu. I noticed too. Haha.

As I was worried about not getting seats if we walked in during lunch hours since I reckoned they would be packed with the lunch crowd, reservation was made a few days before. And probably because we made reservation for 12 noon, the time which they just open for operation, we were given seats (starting) from the end of the counter. Not the best seats in the house since we were tucked right at the corner. So my friend and I felt a little neglected and deprived of the chef’s sushi-making actions. We could only see his back view.

And from the menu (pages 12), we ordered:-

1) Kasha (chef’s recommendation), $180 comprising of:-

(A) Appetizer – I was first served a bowl of boiled watercress with bonito flakes before I was next served with tsbugai (sea whelk). Frankly, when it comes to omakase, I am not a fan to be served with vegetables. Just a personal opinion. Bring on the meat for me, please. But of course, with the watercress, we were off to a refreshing start. I especially enjoyed the sea whelk, which meat was removed from the shell for one’s easy eating. 

(B) Assorted sashimi – And the assortment included kinmedai (big-eye snapper), slightly cooked sawara (Spanish mackerel), salted boomerang fish, hokkigai (arctic surf clam) with Japanese chilli, hotaru ika (firefly squid) and otoro (tuna belly). Now, I am not too sure if it was boomerang fish that was served. I had questions marks written all over my face but chef Sean was in a rush. I would be fine if he repeated his words hastedly, yet still making sure we knew what we were eating. But sadly, I was left with big question marks. Even Google couldn’t help me.

Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2

We enjoyed the food dished out at Sushi Mitsuya. Nicely executed. However, cause we were rushed through, we did not exactly had the best dining experience. When our nigiri sushi were served, chef Sean spoke like a bullet train as he introduced our sushi. And when we couldn’t quite make out what he said, he would repeat like yet another bullet train. Hmm… I certainly did not like that. Hello… Sparing us a few (more) seconds by speaking slower when we queried won’t hurt. No? Not too sure if it’s because they thought we were part of the (rushing) lunch crowd.

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• 18 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

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a very special way of having the best sushi i had so far in life, delicacy at its best. pricing is reasonable for the quality and service you get. highly recommended.
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• 07 Nov 2014 • 578 reviews • 20 followers

One of the best lunches of 2014

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For the full review, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/10/sushi-mitsuya.html

Sushi Mitsuya offers just 3 sets for lunch (there's no ala carte menu here, for lunch or dinner), which may seem a little constrained, but the food was so sublime, the lack of choice didn't bother me one bit. I got the Ichie Set ($60) which comprised a duo of appetizers, 8 piece sushi medley, makimono, soup and dessert, all dictated by the season's finest and the chef's inclinations. I'm never as adventurous as I am at high-end Japanese restaurants, but I was well-rewarded for trusting my palate with the chef. Every course was just dreamy and memorably so. 

We had:

1) Persimmon, Spinach and Fried Gluten: married beautifully in a pool of walnut sauce
 
2) Scallops, Garland Chrysanthemum and Honshimeiji: kept light and crisp in a vinegar tofu sauce
 
3) While the sushi variants weren't particularly luxurious, the chef's treatment of each seafood was first-rate. Every sushi was so well-balanced and seasoned, I didn't need additional soy dips. First up was Surf Crab, firm and clear, simply brushed with a sweet-ish soy to complement the natural flavour of the seafood. 
 
4) Sea Whelk: similarly given a light coat of soy and topped with a dollop of grated ginger to counteract its umami tendencies. 
 
5) White Baby Shrimp: one of my favourites, so gloriously sweet and moist. 
 
6) King Mackerel: aburi-ed to give its skin a crisp contrast, and there was a pike mackerel, that, in my haste, had gobbled it up before taking a picture of...oops! 
 
7) Lean Tuna: sparkling fresh, meaty and scrumptious. 

8) Also aburi-ed for a juxaposition of textures, the Seabass was also excellent. 
 
9) Asari Clams: juicy and bursting with the salty essence of the sea. 
 
10) Sea Eel: burnished with a creamy wafu-like dressing, enhancing its sweetness

11) Maki Gourd was a superb palate cleanser, with its crisp clean taste. 

12) Makimono: this had a delightfully crunchy mouthfeel.

13) Seaweed Soup: liberally laced with shredded vegetables for extra oomph. 

14) Seaweed Jelly with Muscat and Mango: so nuanced and light.

15) If a multi-course sushi set isn't for you, then the Bara Chirashi Set ($50) may be more your thing...it's the cheapest option for lunch! But, it's no slouch. The humongous bowl was brimming with a melange of seafood, sparkling fresh and a riot of sumptuous colours, and it's paired with the same couple of appetizers, soup and dessert
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