Bugis might not be the obvious place to grab a spot of sushi, but bear with us. Amid the mosques, curry houses and assorted Indian influences that abound between Nicoll Highway and Kallang Road, you can find Fukusen Japanese Restaurant, ensconced in the Hotel Clover on Jin Sultan. Their take on the cuisine of the Land of the Rising Sun is exquisite and indulgent: take on one of their 5, 7 or 8 course options as laid out by cousins and chefs Liow Wei Siong and Liow Wei Kim, packed with Japanese specialities laid out in a Singapore style, such as spinach scallop carpaccio and wagyu tata aburi, grilled beef with egg yolk. Book a table now – they do get busy so we heavily recommend it – and take the MRT out to Nicholl Highway for a superlative meal.
Perhaps not always recognised in Singapore is that high quality food can also be surprisingly affordable. What’s more, this type of food is often found in the areas of Singapore you might not necessarily expect, but, amid the mosques, curry houses and assorted Indian influences that abound between Nicoll Highway and Kallang Road, Fukusen Japanese Restaurant is one to behold. Set inside in Hotel Clover on Jin Sultan, here you’ll find a superb range of Japanese dishes that are affordable whilst still making use of premium produce flown in twice weekly from Japan all the way to Bugis.
Fukusen Japanese Restaurant focuses on bento and rice bowl sets for lunch and then Omakase dining – Omakase being a Japanese phrase that means ‘I’ll leave it up to you’ – in the evening. Everything is fresh and everything is beautifully presented, just like the dining space itself, which may explain why this Bugis restaurant is so popular among Japanese food lovers that aren’t even staying at the hotel. People of Singapore, what are you waiting for?
Been here a couple of times already, one of my fav to go jap restaurant. Staff are nice and accommodating. Quality of food is consistently good too! The best picks are the chawanmushi, salmon spinach carpaccio and mentaiko hotate !
Hidden in a corner of Jalan Sultan, Fukusen offers diners a very cosy, quiet dining experience. Had the 8-course Omakase and really enjoyed the selection prepared by the Chef using very fresh ingredients! Their Ikura was really tasty!
Food and service were both excellent. They were able to prepare grilled fish that wasnt on the menu and served up a complimentary portion of yuzu ice cream to complement the black sesame and matcha ones we ordered (all were great but black sesame was the best!). Service staff were very attentive and the space was very cozy. Not the most budget friendly of meals but it's true you get what you pay for.