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?
Great ambience and great food! Uni don was well-portioned and the service was great. We arrived at 11.15 but was allowed to have our seats (even though they opened at 11.30) without any qualms. Will come here again!
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Uni bowl was great as usual. The uni was fresh and yummy. We ordered hotate as well and it was exquisite. Plus point for fukusen as they are now on entertainer!
The omakase set was delicious. All the seafood was very fresh and the service was excellent. Be sure to ask about the omakase options as they're not listed on the menu.
Fresh sashimi, very generous portions for the Chirashi. Good value for money. Wagyu beef was done very nicely too. Fried chicken/karage was outstanding. Uni sold out on the day of visit.
Chef Momo and his front-of-house team are always welcoming. Sitting at the bar is always a joy because Chef Momo will always share with me a tip or 2 on Japanese cuisine/ cooking. Food is always good!
The restaurant has good ambience but maybe the tables are a little too close. The food is good and not exorbitant in price. will definitely check out the other items in the menu on next visit.
Amazing food at affordable price. The sashimi was very fresh. The portions served was reasonable. Will be back again! If you are there to try the Uni Don, don't forget to reserve it when you book!
Ordered the soba (very refreshing), 5 kinds sashimi (not bad but not fantastic, a bit overpriced) and katsu don (surprisingly very tasty). Would come again for the soba and don.
Ambient is cozy and comfortable. Dishes (menu recommended choice) were so so. Disappointed that all sashimi belly toro not available for order, probably it was lunch time. Wagyu beef dish, most expensive choice, was disappointing, not as expected. The lucky draw was a surprise nevertheless.