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The Flying Squirrel

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The Flying Squirrel serves Japanese-inspired cuisine and fusion dishes. With friendly and prompt staffs, this modern Japanese restaurant in a Western setting is a great place to dine and chill out with good company of friends and colleagues.

Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 23:00

Fri: 11:00 - 00:00

Sat: 15:00 - 00:00

Closed: Sun

$36 based on 15 submissions
After Work (5 votes), Boys Night Out (3 votes), Chillout (3 votes)

Hidden Oasis

A hidden sanctuary in a busy location, nice place to seek refuge from the CBD crowd.

Beautiful coffee and fresh japanese food at seriously awesome prices. Super friendly service that makes you feel like you're hanging out with friends.

Unlike the rest of the F&B joints on Amoy Street, the entrance is along the alley next to Swee Kee Kah Soh Restaurant. The space is kinda small though, so I can imagine it will get more hectic during peak periods. I enjoyed just sitting at the bar with an espresso, watching the sushi chef at work.

Will definitely be back, probably as a regular. Hope that they won't lose the chillout ambience when the crowds start coming in.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Chirashi2 votes
  • Espresso1 vote
  • Sashimi1 vote
  • TFS sushi roll1 vote
  • foie gras aglio oli1 vote
  • salmon belly carpaccio1 vote
  • truffled ebi fry1 vote
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Based on 15 votes
14 Dec 2014 • 127 reviews • 5 followers

The Flying Squirrel - Hidden Gem

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 We chanced upon an interesting signage pointing towards an alley, which doesn't look at all promising a place for meal. But our doubts were soon hammered back to ourselves. Hidden just in the alley, there is a small, or perhaps squeezy restaurant. It was packed and the aroma of the food upon entering didn't gave us a chance to walk out.
 Only able to house handfuls of diners, it would be recommended to make reservations instead, especially when the lunch hour is precious during the weekdays.
 Despite the narrow walkway, I love the interior design of the restaurant. The walls and floors have the raw-hardened cement as finishing, without any tiles. One special side of the side is sealed with real bricks, where we believe the wall has been cracked open revealing the foundation bricks within. Very much like an interior industrial style.
 The Flying Squirrel's menu is limited by choice of food. They have a variety of alcoholic drinks, which at night turned to be a bar.
 It was initially a disappointing experience while placing our order, because both our orders, Chicken Karaage Bento and Tonkatsu Donburi were sold out then. Not having much interest in the sashimi and other bentos, we settled for the Unagi Donburi ($17.00). It consists of braised unagi, poached egg, scallions and green onions served with Japanese rice.
 When we were served, the aroma of the Unagi started to tickle our nostril, somewhat telling us to start cracking on the food. The tender unagi and rice which seems to be coated with collagen make the whole dish pleasing to our palates. Portion is sufficient enough for a person, which isn't too little or too much for an average person.
 Although the Unagi Donburi is satisfying, I am still craving for their Chicken Karaage Bento, which consists of Japanese curry sauce.
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27 Oct 2014 • 242 reviews • 46 followers

Generous Chirashi with Anago!

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I checked out The Flying Squirrel, a hidden laneway restaurant off Amoy Street that does afusion Japanese cuisine. Oh I shudder at the fusion/mod tag but well no prior judgment. Ultimately it's the taste of the food that matters. 
Look out for TFS signboard when you're walking along Amoy Street. You may simply miss the entrance which is in the left fork. The half-a-shophouse space is narrow but cosy. Reservations certainly required as they only sit about 30 diners max. The bar seats didn't look that comfortable and I saw no place for precious bags to be placed. The good thing is that you'd get to see your sushi being prepared behind the counter. Chef Kannu helms the kitchen and he used to work in a defunct sushi restaurant, Inagiku, at Fairmont hotel. I'm going to do things a little different by showcasing the highlight first because i can't wait to share it NAO. 

Do not leave The Flying Squirrel without eating the TFS Chirashi ($25)! To set expectations right, it's not a true chirashi but more like an Anago don with sashimi sides. Just look at the proportion in comparison to the different sashimi! The anago was one of the better anago I've had in Singers and the pillowy texture with that light sweet sauce was amazing on its own. I also liked the combination of sweet sauce on the heavily vinegared rice but the rice could be more moist on its own though. The other standard sashimi included salmon, maguro, hamachi, octopus, shrimp, hotate, salmon roe and tamago.
  There are mains available like Wagyu Burger ($36), Miso Gindara ($26) or Curry rice ($18) but nothing quite like the TFS chirashi.
21 Oct 2014 • 242 reviews • 1 follower

Quite OK Bara Chirashi Don Set on 21Oct2014

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3 of us went lunch at the flying squirrel at amoy street on 21.10.2014. :-the restaurant has like a hidden side road entrance, not accessible from the front. parking at amoy street, telok ayer street & boon tat street was tricky, but we were there past 1pm and cars were moving off, & i managed to find a good lot at boon tat street. my daughter has been talking about this place & sushi kou & i wanted to try the chirashi don. there was only a summer cchirashi don set (S$25) on the menu. i took that & my friends ordered ebi furai bento (S$19) & tori karaage bento (S$19). when the food arrived, it looked to me like a bara chirashi don with diced sashimi, which usually was of lower quality than a chirashi don. i asked the server & he said there was actually another ala carte chirashi don for both lunch & dinner (guess it was on another separate menu) but he said this lunch set was popular. :-) the service was pleasant & attentive & there had a hand-written welcome card at the reserved table, so i decided to just go with the bara chirashi don. taste-wise it was pretty good, and the sashimi quantity was good too. it also had 3 pieces of chicken karaage (not my favourite) & salad. still, this was not quite comparable to the S$20 quality chirashi don set at kuroson. and overall presentation wise, food quality & quantity it was not quite the standard of bara chirashi don & salmon set at sun with moon wheelock. my friends were happy with their tori karaage bento & ebi furai bento which came with curry. there was 10% service but no GST. overall, the lunch was quite average for me, something doable but not special. my sashimi cuts were fresh & sweet, and the rice combination was quite good, & service was pleasant & good.  i may still come back to try their ala cate chirashi don during dinner.
17 Feb 2014 • 79 reviews • 17 followers

Valentine's Day set meal

We had the 7-course couple valentine set meal at $266. For a full review, visit

1/2 dozen oysters served 3 ways - lime juice, lemon juice and tabasco. This was served with a glass of sakura prosecco. It was a waste as my body hates alcohol so I only had a few sips and CC couldn't finish his too. The oysters were fresh but there were bits of sand (?) in it unfortunately. My favourite has got to be the tabasco one because it was spicy!

Chef's personal selection of premium sashimi - Fatty Tuna, Ebi Shrimp, Ark Shell, Sea Urchin, Amberjack sashimi Best one had got to be fatty tuna!! Although it wasn't the fattiest tuna with a melt-in-the-mouth feeling, I really love the taste of the fatty tuna. It tasted so different from the normal tuna sashimi. The ebi shrimp had a mushy texture and I didn't like it. Just my personal preference. It was my first time trying sea urchin and I started off by putting the yellow mushy thing close to my nose to smell it. It smelled gross and tasted gross as well. The taste of the Sea Urchin lingered on my tastebuds and I had to gulp iced water down to get rid of the taste. It was slightly pungent, very soft and mushy, and not at all sweet. Totally different from what I had expected. I have never tasted anything like it before. It is certainly an acquired taste!


Will I come back again? Food didn't wow me and I could get better deals at Teppei or The Sushi bar so no thank you. It is a nice place though but it doesn't justify another special visit.
26 Jan 2014 • 111 reviews • 13 followers

nice noisy corner in e middle of nowhere.

You have to make reservations in advance or there is no space. The entrance to the place is at the side between two rows of shophouses. The table has my name on it so that I know I've seated at the right table?