If you happen to be a weeb like me, you’ll know that Omakase is Japanese for “I leave it to your care” or “I leave it up to you”.
Enter Omakase restaurants that let you enjoy an assortment of hand-picked dishes artfully prepared by the chef.
As a fine-dining concept, Omakase restaurants have become increasingly popular in Singapore over the years, with some having waitlists spanning weeks.
But all is well worth the wait as you’ll be treated to the top-tier Japanese dining experience with the best that Japanese cuisine has to offer.
So if you’re spoilt for choice when selecting an Omakase restaurant, here are the best Omakase restaurants in Singapore according to your budget.
Psst…there are some Michelin-starred restaurants too!
TL;DR: Omakase Singapore – The Best Omakase Restaurants in Singapore for Every Budget
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|Omakase Price||Expected Waitlist Times||Contact||Online Booking|
|-||9189 6459||Book Now|
|1 week||8788 3535||Book Now|
|Jun Omakase||Lunch: $68|
|-||6224 0311||Book Now|
|Cho Omakase||Lunch: $68|
|2 - 3 weeks||6904 9783||Book Now|
From $88.80 (Sushi), $168
|Teppei||From $120||3 - 4 weeks (Bookings open monthly)||8831 5185||Book Now (Full for March 2022)|
|Ryo Sushi||$128||1 week||6443 3463||Book Now|
|Fat Cow||Lunch: |
|2 weeks||6735 0308||Book Now|
|Ginza Sushi-Ichi||Lunch: $260|
|3 - 4 weeks||6235 5514||Book Now (Full till further notice)|
|3 months||8003211289||Book Now|
|Shinji by Kanesaka||Lunch: |
|1 week||The St. Regis: 6884 8239|
Carlton Hotel: 6338 6131
|3 - 4 weeks (Bookings open monthly)||9061 6109||Book Now|
|2 - 3 weeks||6423 9939||Book Now|
Prices are not inclusive of GST and/or service charge.
Waitlist times are approximate as of March 2022.
1. Hana – From $38
If you’re an absolute cheapo like me or just someone who wants to try out Omakase without spending too much, Hana Restaurant is one of the most affordable Omakase restaurants out there.
Despite being the cheapest, Hana’s Omakase is a stunning 15-course meal with mouth-watering sashimi, tempura, oysters and more. You can also look forward to their famous Asari Garlic Butter Clams.
Too lazy to dine out? You can also order their take-home Omakase sets for the same price!
Forum Shopping Mall, 283 Orchard Road #01-16/17/18/19/20, Singapore 238884
Daily (11am – 9pm)
2. Rakuya – From $48
For those looking for a fusion Omakase concept, Rakuya does classic Japanese cuisine with a twist. Expect the unexpected as Chef Kenji takes you on an adventure with pairings of ingredients from regions all over Asia.
Sake-lovers will also be in for a treat with Rakuya’s fine selection of sakes (including seasonal ones) originating from various regions in Japan.
Dinner: From $98
89 East Coast Road, Singapore 428790
Tue – Sun (12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 9:30pm)
P.H. (12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 9:30pm)
Closed on Mondays
3. Kaunta – From $60
Nestled in the heart of town, Kaunta is perfect for an upscale business lunch with colleagues and clients alike.
From the team behind The Sushi Bar, the 20-seater restaurant specialises in aged sushi and sashimi omakase, including aged Spanish mackerel doused in delicious red wine!
With most counter seats being close to where the chef prepares your food, you can expect a personalised dining experience at Kaunta.
Lunch: From $60
Dinner: From $180
11 Kee Seng Street, #01-12, Singapore 089218
Lunch: Tue – Sat (12pm – 1:30pm, 1st seating) and (1:45pm – 3.15pm, 2nd seating)
Dinner: Mon – Sat (6:30pm – 10pm, last seating at 7.30pm)
4. Jun Omakase – From $68
Although relatively new to the Omakase scene in Singapore, Jun Omakase has already been making waves with its affordable omakase dining experience.
They offer exquisite sushi and the freshest sashimi direct from the famous Tsukiji market in Japan.
The best part? The 7-course lunch omakase is only going for $68 and comes with two starters, assorted sashimi, two mains, assorted sushi and dessert.
Dinner: From $98
3 Church Street, #01-01, Singapore 049483
Mon – Sat (11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm)
Closed on Sun
5. Cho Omakase – From $68
Known for mixing Japanese and European culinary techniques, you can enjoy a “best of both worlds” Omakase experience with ingredients seasonally sourced from Japan.
You can expect a rather intimate space with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, on top of Chef Chong’s oozing passion for Japanese culture and cuisine.
Dinner: From $108
63 Chulia Street, #01-03, Singapore 049514
Mon – Sat (11:30AM – 2:30PM and 5:30PM – 9:30PM)
6. Miraku – From $88
Nothing spells fresh ingredients quite like Miraku’s Omakase with ingredients flown in daily from Japan.
The 15-seater restaurant also features a cosy atmosphere where you can get up close and personal at the chef’s table for an intimate Omakase experience.
Dinner: From $188
3 Pickering Street, #01-31, Nankin Row, Singapore 048660
Mon – Sat (11:30am – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm)
7. Hakumai – From $88.80
Despite his cheeky Singaporean banter, Chef Gary Ng is serious about Japanese cuisine and has undergone 10 years of rigid training under the tutelage of the renowned Japanese Itamae Chef Nogawa and Master Nakasei-San.
At the helm of Hakumai, Chef Ng has garnered recognition for his ever-popular Aka Ebi Foie Gras Sushi and serves with a burning passion for Japanese cuisine while making you feel right at home.
Lunch: From $88.80 (Sushi), $168
Dinner: From $188
10 Anson Rd, International Plaza, #01-50A, Singapore 079903
Mon – Sat (11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm)
8. Teppei – From $120
If you’re in the Omakase scene, you’d have to be living under a rock to not have heard of Teppei Omakase. In other words, Teppei Omakase is so d*mn popular that as of the time of writing, online booking is completely full.
You can still have a shot by entering the waitlist by making a call but your best chance of securing a slot is to book at the start of each month.
Prices have been increasing over the years due to their popularity.
However, the $120 dinner omakase at Teppei is still one of the most value-for-money according to patrons with many claiming that they’d be hard-pressed to pick a favourite dish.
If you’re lucky, the chef may even spoon-feed you (literally) several dishes, a testament to just how friendly and personal the Teppei Omakase experience is.
1 Tras Link, #01-18, Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Mon – Fri (11:45am – 2:30pm)
Sat & P.H. (12pm – 2:30pm)
Book Now (Full for March 2022. Call in to get on the waitlist.)
9. Ryo Sushi – $128
Located within the same hotel as Teppei, Ryo Sushi is a great alternative for affordable Omakase with slightly shorter waitlist times. That said, it is advisable to book at least a month in advance as slots run out fast.
As its name implies, Ryo Sushi specialises in serving high quality sushi prepared right in front of your eyes. Of course, that doesn’t mean Ryo Sushi doesn’t serve great sashimi, uni and so on.
As a bonus, both lunch and dinner Omakase are served at a fixed price of $128.
1 Tras Link #01-06 Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Mon – Sat (11:45am – 2:45pm, 6pm – 10:30pm)
10. Fat Cow – From $138
Although this is placed under “Mid-Tier” due to its cheaper lunch omakase, Fat Cow is highly regarded as one of the best Omakase restaurants in Singapore!
It specialises in serving premium Wagyu beef, hand-picked from famous farms all over the globe.
If you’re a Japanese beef-lover, you’ll know the various preparation methods such as Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, Hobayaki or the ever-popular Sumibiyaki (Charcoal-grill). And a Fat Cow, you can enjoy your beef over all of these methods.
With Chef Shigeru Kasajima at the helm, along with his expertise in both French and Japanese cuisines, you’ll be in for a treat while savouring the dishes he creates.
Lunch: From $138
Dinner: From $280
Wagyu Dinner: From $320
1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01/02, Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Sun – Thu (12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm)
Fri – Sat (12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm)
11. Ginza Sushi-Ichi – From $240
As we enter the top-tier list of Omakase restaurants, expect long waitlists of anywhere from three weeks to six months or more. First up, we have the Michelin star Omakase restaurant, Ginza Sushi-Ichi which specialises in tuna and sea urchins.
Clinching the coveted Michelin star five times in a row since 2016, you know you’re getting one of the best Omakase restaurants in the world.
Their ingredients are flown in four to five times weekly, straight from Tokyo’s hallmark fish market in Tsukiji, so you know you’re getting the freshest seasonal produce. Moreover, their sauces are sent directly to Singapore from their flagship branch in Japan to maintain consistency.
With such high accolades and a modern and high-end interior, you might feel a little intimidated at first. Thankfully, all that nervousness will disappear in a heartbeat when you meet their welcoming staff and friendly chefs.
Dinner: From $240
320 Orchard Road, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore 238865
Tues – Sat (12:30pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 11pm)
Sun (12:30pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10pm)
12. Masaaki – From $220
Decorated with an elegant pink Gucci wallpaper and the use of room dividers to mimic undulating mountains to a cascading wave of washi sheets, Masaaki is a sight to behold even from the outside.
Apart from inner beauty, Masaaki also puts on a spectacular show with Chef Masaaki Sakashita’s artful culinary skills. Hailing from Kyoto, Japan, Chef Masaaki is as good an entertainer as he is a Master Chef.
With over 20 years of culinary experience, you can expect a thrilling Omakase experience that is both delicious and exciting.
Due to its popularity, however, expect waitlist times of three months, so you’ll need to book way in advance to secure a booking.
Lunch: From $220
Dinner: From $280
26 Beach Road, #B1-17, Singapore 189768
Tues – Sun (12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm)
13. Shinji by Kanesaka – From $250
Probably an Omakase restaurant that needs no introduction, Shinji by Kanesaka is so popular that they had to open a second outlet to accommodate demand.
Both locations have received Michelin stars consecutively, and are touted to be one the finest Japanese sushi restaurants in Singapore and outside of Japan.
You’ll be treated to a sumptuous Omakase menu skillfully executed by a native Japanese team of artisan chefs that have an appreciation for age-old Japanese culinary traditions without compromise.
Lunch: From $250
Dinner: From $300
76 Bras Basah Road, Lobby Floor, Singapore 189558
29 Tanglin Road, Lobby Floor, Singapore 247911
Opening Hours (both restaurants)
Tues – Sat (12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm)
The St. Regis: 6884 8239
Carlton Hotel: 6338 6131
14. Ki-Sho – From $250
Housed in a grand colonial bungalow, Ki-Sho contains an intimate sushi bar and several VIP rooms furnished in true Japanese fashion.
With several awards under its belt including the “Best Asian Restaurant Silver Accolade” by The Straits Times and LianHe Zaobao, you can expect the best Japanese Omakase dining experience that stays true to its name of “aristocratic craftsmanship”.
Lunch: From $250
Dinner: From $450
29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224
Opening Hours (both restaurants)
Lunch: Mon – Fri (12pm – 2:30pm)
Dinner: Mon – Sat (6:30pm – 10.30pm)
15. Shoukouwa – From $320
Awarded with one but TWO Michelin stars just four months after its inception, you can only expect the crème de la crème of Omakase dining at the prestigious Shoukouwa.
The 8-seater sushi restaurant is a collaboration between the founder of Hong Kong’s 3-star Michelin Sushi Shikon and the Emmanuel Stroobant restaurant group.
With three chefs taking care of up to eight guests, you’ll be getting the utmost attention and detail to your Omakase dining experience. Each dish will be artfully executed right in front of you by the team of chefs and you will also be given an explanation about the dishes served.
As expected, Shoukouwa’s sashimi is also flown in daily from the famous Tsukiji market to ensure that the freshest ingredients are used every time.
Lunch: From $320
Dinner: From $480
1 Fullerton Road, #02-02A One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Lunch: Tue – Sat (1pm – 3pm)
Dinner: Tue – Sun (6pm – 10.30pm)
In true Omakase fashion, the element of surprise is what makes Omakase dining so thrilling. You’ll never know what dish you may be served next.
Planning an Omakase meal? Do remember to plan in advance as some of these restaurants have long waitlists. If you’re gunning for one of the popular ones, you’ll need to camp on your phone or PC. It will be the good ol’ game of fastest fingers first if you want to secure a slot!
Last but not least, remember to use your credit cards and look out for any promotions and deals to save on costs.