This has got to be my favorite Japanese restaurant in Singapore!
I have eaten there about 5 times in 2011 (3 times for lunch, twice for dinner) and have never been disappointed - the service and quality of the food is always consistently mind-blowing.
Run jointly by Joni Ong & Oishi-san, hospitality is at its very best, with Oishi-san's Japanese take on hospitality and Joni's candid, unaffected & warm demeanour.
My family and I have always felt very much welcome there.
Counter seating - and usually packed over lunch hours - be sure to make a reservation in advance! Some would complain of the lack of privacy since it's a rather communal seating arrangement, but I myself have found it to be quite an experience in itself, and extremely authentic. :)
If it's your first time there, be sure to
1. Make a reservation
2. Ask for Oishi-san to serve you
3. Opt for the basic set for lunch (I always go for the 9 pc set, being petite and constantly on a diet, I can barely finish the 7th piece - or the slightly more premium one, when my paycheck's come in)
4. Make sure you have 2-3 hours, with someone you deeply care about so you can slowly enjoy each dish, banter with the sushi chef and drink some sake with your loved one.
The sushi melts in your mouth, is so fresh you half expect the fish slices to perform a little musical and dance around on its rice ball.
<3<3<3 worth every penny. (even though it's a hell of a lot of pennies you're paying!)
For lunch I tend to get away with paying $150-200 per head while for dinner it's about $350-400 with Sake, per head.
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