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Wasabi Tei Japanese Cuisine

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Wasabi Tei is a small little Japanese eatery located at the top floor of Far East Plaza, located in one of the back shop corridors. Wasabi Tei serves a variety of Japanese set meals, ranging from sushi sets to hotpot sets.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 17:30 - 21:30

Sat: 12:00 - 21:30

+65 62388216
$23 based on 47 submissions
Dinner (23 votes), Lunch (20 votes), Hidden Find (13 votes)
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Wasabi Tei's chunky Sashimi

Wasabi Tei continues to put out terrific food at reasonable prices. Their cuts of sashimi remain thicker and more satisfying than almost any other Japanese restaurant in Singapore. Any thicker and they'd might as well leave the whole fish on the table. It epitomizes the idea of, pardon the cliche, cheap and good. Recently, they added an aburi selection to keep abreast of the latest singaporean sushi trend. The new items are worthtrying, but won't blow your mind. 

It's great to see this place survive without Chef Peter, the originator of the restaurant's menu, pricing and style. He's moved on to create several other well-loved restaurants, but Wasabi Tei was the first and it's there that his legacy lives on. He's still alive... in case you were wondering. We're all looking for him though! 

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16 Oct 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Wasabi Tei's chunky Sashimi

Wasabi Tei continues to put out terrific food at reasonable prices. Their cuts of sashimi remain thicker and more satisfying than almost any other Japanese restaurant in Singapore. Any thicker and they'd might as well leave the whole fish on the table. It epitomizes the idea of, pardon the cliche, cheap and good. Recently, they added an aburi selection to keep abreast of the latest singaporean sushi trend. The new items are worthtrying, but won't blow your mind. 

It's great to see this place survive without Chef Peter, the originator of the restaurant's menu, pricing and style. He's moved on to create several other well-loved restaurants, but Wasabi Tei was the first and it's there that his legacy lives on. He's still alive... in case you were wondering. We're all looking for him though! 
30 Sep 2013 • 145 reviews • 29 followers

Hidden...and still worth the trip

Read the full review with images over at http://www.citynomads.com/reviews/restaurants/546/wasabi-tei-a-hidden-japanese-gem-of-far-east-plaza

5 years ago....before I'd even moved to Singpore... I was just visiting some Singaporean friends from University. They decided to take me to Wasabi Tei, a hidden gem of a Japanese restaurant on the 5th floor of Far East Plaza with only 15 seats and an owner that was renowned for never smiling.   Fast foward 5 years.... 4 of which I've been living in Singapore, 2 of which have been involved in the creation of City Nomads. It's time for a revisit, will we still have to wait outside in a queue just to get a precious lunchtime seat? Is the owner still just as grumpy? And most importantly, is the food still as good as it once was?   Stepping through the blue cloth hanging at the door, I immediately felt a wave of nostalgia come over me. Not a thing had changed...except of course that there was no queue from the lunch-crowd.   Sadly, in Singapore, with new dining options opening up every day, it's a pretty harsh reality for small restaurants like this to stay in business...yet here they are, 5 years later. Looking at the menu I was pleasantly surprised to see that the prices had hardly changed. Still affordable, intimate dining in a casual setting reminiscent to some tiny eatery in the Asakusabashi district of Tokyo.....

Read the full review with images over at http://www.citynomads.com/reviews/restaurants/546/wasabi-tei-a-hidden-japanese-gem-of-far-east-plaza
04 Mar 2012 • 162 reviews • 3 followers

nice cozy place

So long before I visited Chikuwa Tei, I've been an ardent fan of Wasabi Tei at Far East Plaza. I liked that it's yummy, affordable and fuss-free. The salmon sashimi slices were always thick, juicy and extremely fresh!

My visits to Wasabi Tei were always on Saturdays and I make it a point to get in during the first seating when they open at 530pm. As the restaurant is a small tiny unit with only 16 seats, the queue outside always get incredibly long after 6pm or so. It's quite an experience to watch everybody sitting around the counter and eating together in a small cozy environment with the radio playing in the background. Don't visit this place if you mind the occasional squeeze. I'm pretty fine with shifting around to allow others to enter or leave since this is truly part of the charm of this place.

I like their grill dishes as well especially their grilled chicken and grilled salmon sets. I usually alternate between these two sets when I visit and the sets come with an appetizer at the start. I can't quite figure out what the appetizer is but it tastes great! There are bits of chicken, wakame and beancurd skin braised in a dark sauce.

Every seat at Wasabi Tei costs $2 which includes a drink and you would have to order something else for each seat that you occupy. That means you cant have two people sharing just one item and occupying 2 seats which makes sense since there are only 16 seats inside.

All in all, it's a very different dining experience with great food!

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15 Jun 2011 • 66 reviews • 1 follower

Yummy and affordable Japanese food

This eatery is very cramped but somehow it adds to the cozy atmosphere. I usually try to go early or late so that I avoid the crowds. This place only offers 16seats after all!!

I like the fuss-free, efficient setting. I always order salmon sashimi ($10) for 6 THICK slices on top a bed of shredded Japanese cucumber. I have also tried their fried beef slices in onion set, chicken teriyaki set and grilled fish (yellow-tail throat portion). All were excellent!

The staff are always busy churning out food and serve loads of regulars who tend to be young people around 20-30 years old.

Prices for all dishes are NETT and there is a flat $2 surcharge for each seat which comes with a drink (soft drink or green tea).

I have been to Wasabi Tei three times in the last 2 months as well as Chikuwa Tei (because of all the comments by former customers of Wasabi Tei). I prefer the location of Wasabi Tei because I tend to be around Orchard Road and the food is to my liking. However, if I am around Mohamed Sultan, I will definitely go to Chikuwa Tei!

29 Aug 2010 • 31 reviews • 0 follower

New Owners

Did the original couple owners sold off their restaurant? The menu looks mostly the same, but the current standard has indeed dropped ever since the new owners took over. The only plus point is perhaps bigger servings.