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?
It was abit difficult to find it as it was hidden in Hotel Clover. But the service was good and the food was served promptly. Nice and quiet place to have dinner.
Fresh sashimi and good variety of selection on the menu. Love the foie gras chawamushi and the Omakase donburi , the rice bowl choices look interesting ! Especially for the Uni bowl.
Ample parking space nearby. Pretty kid friendly as it was quiet. Reservation is definitely recommended. Food was of high quality, though serving size can be slightly more generous with the price tag.
Clean decent restaurant. Some items more value for money than others. Chirashi was yummy and of good value. The beef bowl on the other hand - $49 for a small bowl of rice and 4 pieces of meat Not worth it, better off ordering something else on the menu. Decent variety of sake.
service is good and the food is fantastic! love it will recommend fellow jap food lovers to this restaurant! recommend: Uni don, and wasabi octopus thingy.
Excellent food n very attentive staff. Definitely will go back n bring more friends to try the yummy food. Prices are reasonable for good quality food
Quaint place with good food and drinks. Small place with both counter and table seats. Salmon and uni don is a good combi (not in menu).
The sashimi is so fresh. Overall I would rate the food 8.5/10. One of the best Japanese restaurant I have ever tried so far. Highly recommend!
The clover foie gras roll was so good it simply melt in your mouth! Execellrnt services provided. Prepared complimentary dessert for my friend's bday upon request.
The food was really really fresh - ordered the premium chirashi set (i think?) and an additional side of uni. Would definitely come back here agin!