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The Sushi Bar (Far East Plaza 1)

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The Sushi Bar aims towards customers satisfaction were it serves a high quality and yet ver tasty Japanese cuisine. They serve standard dishes like sushi, sashimi, Japanese-style pastas and donburis as well.

Mon - Fri: 12:30 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 17:30 - 21:00

Sat: 12:30 - 21:00

Closed: Sun

+65 96536464
$31 based on 43 submissions
After Work (10 votes), Ala Carte (7 votes), Brunch (4 votes)
Xiangbin Sia

Still good food

Before I visited The Sushi Bar yesterday, I decided to check out what people have to say about it recently, especially since they implemented the service and GST charge. 

What I saw surprised me. Many complaining about the queue, the price, even the food!

Having visited it again after some time, The Sushi Bar is still one of my favourite Japaneer restaurants. Yes, the price has gone up. Yes, there's still a queue.

However, you get thick slices of sashimi for the chirashi don! Despite the barely existing amount of rice and wasabi, it was undeniable that the amount and quality of the sashimi makes the chirashi don one of the best I've tried (perhaps the best for it's price). 

I do agree some of the dishes, especially the sushi, are slightly expensice, but all dishes comes with the same thick slices of sashimi! Though I would recommend just 1 chirashi don instead.


The HGW community like this place for...

  • Salmon aburi roll8 votes
  • Chirashi Don7 votes
  • Scallop mentaiyaki6 votes
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10 Dec 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Not worth the time and money- Terrible service

Last evening I stood at the queue and the waiter just kept letting people behind me in. I was waiting for my partner to come in few mins and I've told her politely that I'm going to order and eat first anyway since I was hungry. However, she still insisted that I couldn't go in eventhough there were empty tables. She even lied that the tables were reserved and when my partner came in 10 mins, we were asked to sit on one of those 'reserved' tables anyway. Super frustrating!
 
 We simply just walked out from there and went to another sushi place for our dinner.
 
 That was my my first time experiencing such a bad service in a restaurant. You just lost a customer.
Sashimi from the chirashi don
22 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Still good food

Before I visited The Sushi Bar yesterday, I decided to check out what people have to say about it recently, especially since they implemented the service and GST charge. 

What I saw surprised me. Many complaining about the queue, the price, even the food!

Having visited it again after some time, The Sushi Bar is still one of my favourite Japaneer restaurants. Yes, the price has gone up. Yes, there's still a queue.

However, you get thick slices of sashimi for the chirashi don! Despite the barely existing amount of rice and wasabi, it was undeniable that the amount and quality of the sashimi makes the chirashi don one of the best I've tried (perhaps the best for it's price). 

I do agree some of the dishes, especially the sushi, are slightly expensice, but all dishes comes with the same thick slices of sashimi! Though I would recommend just 1 chirashi don instead.


21 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointed with the time waited for food.....but luckily the service crew is great n very alert!!!

I order a seasonal chirashi n 2 bot of beers...after finishing my Two bottles of beers....my seasonal chirashi isn't here yet!! I inform the service crew 5 times for my chirashi n yet nothing happen!! I'm so disappoint with the chef!!he simply dun care abt my order!! 5 times I got to rush for it...meaning I'm paying to wait that long?? I understand it's busy but...5 times isn't it a bit too much?? Hope the mangerment will improve on it...the good thing is the service thumbs up!!
Scallop Mentaiyaki ($13.90)
23 Oct 2014 • 29 reviews • 0 follower

Overpriced Japanese Food

For more reviews and pictures, click here to view: http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-sushi-bar-orchard-far-east-plaza.html 

I really wondered what the hype is all about. My friends are all talking about it, and the queue is long, the few times I walked past it around evenings. I finally gave it a try on a public holiday, after all, queues are inevitable everywhere in Singapore on a PH. Just a matter of which one's more worth your time.    While in the queue, a friendly lady came over to tell us there's another store just downstairs, newly opened, that has a similar menu. But we stuck to the queue. A table for 2 is much quicker than a larger group, and we were given our seats after less than 30 minutes. But, if you're looking for a intimate place, forget this place. It's very squeezy, you can hear your next-door's conversation. In fact, a couple beside us had to share a table with another couple...   A quick glance through the menu and a specials leaflet, we knew we are going to spend $30+ per pax for a not-very-filling meal... But since we've queued, we're just gonna try! We ordered:   Eihire (Fried Stingray Fins) ($5.90) -DON'T ORDER!Scallop Mentaiyaki ($13.90) -MUST TRY!Aburi Sake Sushi ($2.20)Maguro Sushi ($1.80)Califronia Roll ($8.90)Soft Shell Crab Temaki ($4.50)Maguro Karage ($6.90)   The wasabi deserves a special note though. It's made fresh, hence you can really taste the difference. Plus, they give a generous amount for, say, a tiny sushi. Also another dish that's a must-try, their Scallop Mentaiyaki ($13.90). The server recommended it to us, saying "sliced thinly, pan-seared..." and we were hooked. I am always up for a scallops dish! When it came, we were glad the price tallied with what we ate. It was delicious, each slice was juicy and the sauce went well with it.    On the other hand, DON'T ORDER Eihire ($5.90)! My friend who ordered the same dish, we both agreed we got "conned" by the menu! Fried stingray (cue those hawker BBQ Stingray, albeit smaller pieces) was served, but NO FLESH! Only the cartilage!  It tasted like those packet fried cuttlefish, a bit hard to chew, and definitely not crispy at all. Order anything except this from the menu!   The Maguro Karage ($6.90) did not taste nice as well. Frying the tuna killed the original taste. It was like eating meat. The rest, Aburi Sake Sushi ($2.20), Maguro Sushi ($1.80), Califronia Roll ($8.90), Soft Shell Crab Temaki ($4.50) was flavourful, and the ingredients fresh.    We should have tried the Sirloin Steak ($14.90), but well, I doubt I'd be back due to the pricing and environment. The portion's not enough to feed a hungry stomach as well.
12 Oct 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Not worth queuing

Unfriendly, arrogant and CALCULATIVE staff who refused to give us a table despite majority of us had arrived and there were available tables with no reserved signs. We were asked to stand at the entrance to wait for the ONE friend who was arriving in 5 mins. Absolutely absurd!  Best part is.... they charge 10% service charge for their service.

An simple eatery with insufficient lighting and food is average. For the same spending,  the common places like Itacho and Koh Grill Sushi Bar are way better. Sigh... goodbye TSB...