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S$350 - S$680
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Hailing from Nagoya, but having done time in China and Thailand, this Japanese head chef champions a refined and elegant take on sushi. Two omakase men...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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Reviewed 26 May 2023 via mobile

Co-owned by Saint Pierre next door, this michelin restaurant doesn’t have the Fullerton view but rather, the typical michelin japanese setup There are 2 menus, and the more expensive one has the chef’s special - monkfish liver and abalone. If you don’t fancy these, better...off just getting the regular menu Everything else was also very good to excellent - sashimi, sushi, steamed dishes, dessert The japanese chef doesn’t speak much due to language and the maitre’d or manager Dezmon makes up for it with his interaction Rather pricey at $680++ per paxMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Desmond Wong, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2023

Dear bcheong, Thank you for your wonderful review of Shoukouwa. We bring in the freshest seafood from Toyosu Market four times a week, so we are really thrilled to know that you enjoyed our appetisers and Edomae sushi. Please do not hesitate to call our...More

Reviewed 28 November 2022 via mobile

I don't usually eat sashimi cause I just don't like them BUT with shoukouwa, each fillet was so soft that it almost melt in your mouth with the sushi soft rice, it's something I hands down cannot resist! Terrific soy and I wished I did...request for more wasabi on my sushi as I can take really spicy food. Real wasabi once again its' spicy level is just like a hinge of ginger kind. I love the little yuzu, lime, salt element in different sushi which blend well with my yuzu wine since I wasn't in a mood for beer. No doubt you should try beer with your sushi as it brings out better flavors. I ll be back for the shirako and abalone next time!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2022

Went here for my birthday. What a treat. Only 6 guests and the chef and his assistant preparing some spectacular food! I have the beautifully printed menu, so I can list every dish we had, but I'll spare you! To summarize, my highlight was the...smoked young tuna with seaweed sauce! (smoked over a charcoal fire in front of you) Another first for me was an unexpected dish of blowfish milt with uni! The cherry on the top was a beautiful (FOC) birthday cake that was served with dessert. The server explained every dish as we received it with an ipad, so we could see the various fish. Exceptional attention to detail!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022

Second time here. Definitely one of the better sushi restaurants out there, but this visit was less impressive. Didn’t leave any impression after. Service is terrible. From front desk all the way to departure after meal, it was sorely lacking. Reception- wasn’t trained well. No...welcome greeting. Unacceptable for such a fine dining restaurant. Wait staff- uncertain about food, couldn’t describe it well. Didn’t handle our wines well, no offer to decant and poured right to end. Left with sediments between my teeth.. Chef- we sat in the smaller private dining too . Both visits, I was allocated a seat here. This chef is really unfriendly with a sour look on his face. Made us feel completely unwelcomed and inferior to him. He had an arrogance and snobbishness to his actions and mannerisms. Very quick to serve dinner and kept everything quickly once done. Didn’t even wait to say goodnight or goodbye. (Come to think of it, no one sent us out. Once we paid the bill, no one was to be seen.) Honestly, for the price we are paying, this meal is unreasonable and easily forgettable. Better off at Masaaki, Ishi, Shinji, Oshino or any smaller more cozy, specialised sushi restaurant. At least the whole experience is worth the effort.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Info S, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2022

Dear Lovefoodlovefood, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very sorry that your experience did not quite match your expectations. As we commit ourselves every day to delivering the best dining experience to our guests, we fully recognise...More

Reviewed 27 March 2022

Amazing experience! Chef was creative with the ingredients and the staff were also very personable and showed great hospitality. One of the few Michelin starred places I would go back again!

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Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2021

Been to so many Omakase in Singapore, but this is hands-down the best, no wonder it is awarded 2 MICHELIN stars. The sushi is freshest I ever tasted!! Very good service 👌 I'm amazed at every dish, every dish is dancing in my mouth.. !!...Can't wait to go backMore

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Date of visit: September 2021
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Info S, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2021

Dear fengshiyun1986, Thank you for taking time to leave us with a wonderful review. In Shoukouwa, our Omakase menu set was created for Japanese food aficionados, sourcing and presenting the best ingredients and seafood from Japan. We hope to see you again and in the...More

Reviewed 6 April 2021

Cozy Japanese restaurant with 8 seats. Very authentic Japanese tastes, seafood freshly flown in from japan daily. Chef’s preparation of food was like a performance. Highly recommend to visit for special occasionsMore

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Date of visit: April 2021
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Info S, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2021

Dear Jin A, Thank you very much for your visit to Shoukouwa. We are very glad that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us. We do hope to see you back on another occasion. Do stay safe and well during this time. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 24 August 2020

When Shoukouwa re-opened after Circuit Breaker, they switched to fewer seats but 3 seatings per night instead of 2. The service is excellent but food is served faster than before. Their supply has also been affected so there seems to be fewer varieties of fish...from Japan. One major draw is the willingness of the restaurant to let you select a full sized sake bottle but only buy half or even a quarter of it.More

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Date of visit: August 2020
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ShoukouwaSG, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2020

Dear Mr Yen, once again thank you for coming to Shoukouwa and offering us constructive feedbacks which we will share with our team. Our head chef strive his utmost to deliver his best to offer the best possible dining experience to all diners, including your...More

Reviewed 5 March 2020

If there is a sushi restaurant which you must try in Singapore, look no further than Shoukouwa. You will experience the traditional Japanese level of service, exquisite and delectable sushi cuisine coupled with top-notch friendly team who takes care of all your needs. We are...delighted to have this opportunity to have the dinner omakase set, Hana, last night and it was indeed an perspective changing experience. Lots of avid food critics share about genuinely good Japanese food only in Japan ... after a visit to Shoukouwa ... you know this is definitely not true. A place not to be missed for travellers, food critics and anybody celebrating a special occasion. We cannot wait to be back ... See you soon.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ShoukouwaSG, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2020

4 March 2020 Dear davidtH5817FK, Thank you so much for your great review ! We are glad that you enjoyed the food and we will definitely shared your comments to the team. At Shoukouwa, we try to keep the Omakase tradition of allowing our master...More

Reviewed 3 February 2020

Amazing experience, wonderful food prepared with skill and obvious knowledge of super fresh ingredients, well measured friendly and helpful service, really something to remember.More

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Date of visit: February 2020
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ShoukouwaSG, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2020

3 February 2020 Dear jfm1126, Thank you very much for your visit to Shoukouwa. We are very glad that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us. We do hope to see you back on another occasion. Do stay safe and well during this time....More

Reviewed 13 January 2020

Sushi that melts in your mouth. That is what i remember from my meal. Just delicious. Very friendly chefs and serving staff. Small cosy place. A bit expensive but thats what you pay for the high quality seafood that gets flown in each day. Frankly...thats better than some high priced places where you leave wondering what warrants the high prices. All in all excellant and memorable sushi in Singapore where this kind of highest quality raw seafood in the hot tropics is unusual.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ShoukouwaSG, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2020

12 January 2020 Dear AI C, Thank you for joining us at Shoukouwa and taking the time to leave us an encouraging note. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food as we try to source the best seafood ingredients possible from Toyosu...More

Reviewed 23 December 2019

We had the premium Hana Omakase - the starters and cooked dishes were excellent but the sushi dishes didn't impress at all considering that Shoukouwa has 2 Michelin stars. Overall it was still a good meal but at such premium prices we had expected Shoukouwa...to be excellent on ALL accounts with the WOW factor but it didn't meet up..More

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Date of visit: December 2019
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ShoukouwaSG, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2020

23 December 2019 Dear Vincent C, Thank you coming to Shoukouwa and taking time to leave us a note. Your feedback was invaluable. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the starters and cooked dishes and we will definitely share your thoughts with the chefs...More

Reviewed 1 December 2019

This restaurant is a must for any fan of Japanese cuisine. Michelin starred restaurants can sometimes be a let down - not this one. With the freshest ingredients, food is prepared meticulously to ensure that it lives up to the hype and reputation.More

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Date of visit: November 2019
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ShoukouwaSG, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2020

1 December 2019 Dear dannychew73, We thank you for your visit at Shoukouwa , and were glad you enjoyed our food . At Shoukouwa, we strive to get the choicest and freshest seafood flown from Tokyo's Toyosu Fish Market, where our chef take you through...More

Reviewed 27 October 2019

Good experience throughout 2 hours, ingredients consider very fresh but the key is the chef skill to craft each menu was excellent. Sushi is among the best I’ve dine on my omakase courses. Service staff also very nice.More

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Date of visit: October 2019
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ShoukouwaSG, General Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2020

27 October 2019 Dear metatjan, We thank you for your kind words in leaving us such encouraging note to the chefs and the service team. The team at Shoukouwa values all diners dining experience like no other, and we are glad to meet your expectations...More

Reviewed 29 September 2019 via mobile

Our experience here was absolutely top notch. The staff were friendly and fun, the setting (a small room with 2 other couples) was simple, stylish and encouraged conversation with our hilarious table mates, and the sake list is excellent. But of course the most impressive...thing is the food. We had the longer of the two tasting menus and each dish was more delicate and perfect than the last. I can’t recommend a trip here more highly, their two stars are well deserved.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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ShoukouwaSG, Manager at Shoukouwa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2019

Dear Schlicks, Thank you for the compliments. We are very happy that you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon. best regards, The Shoukouwa team

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Response from DP_StL | Reviewed this property |
Not when we were there. It is only 8 seats and all face the sushi chef.
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I would say business attire, smart casual to cocktail. It's a pretty nice restaurant and very small, so look good.
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Shoukouwa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5