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 food and nice staff. The hotate foie gras don is my favorite. Even though they had no uni because of the typhoon in japan, they made up for it with extra ingredients.
Gotta walk a little distance from Nicoll Highway MRT but it was worth it. Food is fresh and really yummy! The restaurant is comfortable for date night or just get together with friends.
Sashimi was fresh and the sushi roll was good. However I was there for the uni don and was disappointed to hear that it wasn't avail due to the public holiday. The recommendation of foie gras was pretty good though. A little pricey for the portions but yummy nonetheless
Good was grreat! Maybe because it's a Sunday, the restaurant was pretty quiet. Good for us cause we felt pretty exclusive. We managed to catch their 1-for1 beer before 8pm. Highly Recommend!
Really enjoy the embiance and the food at the restaurant :) . will highly recommended my friends to petronised the restaurant. keep it up!!! will be back for the scrupmtious food served.
Cozy restaurant with great service. Food was wonderful and high quality. Ordered the negitoro don with ikura and cured egg, cold somen, avocado roll. Will be back again to this hidden find.
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!
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.