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?
Good food and service. The restaurant is small but has a nice ambience and is not too noisy. Parking may be a bit difficult to find though.
Great food with reasonable price. Good ambiance and services. Ideal for family gathering, cosy environment with sofa seats. Locating not far away from Nichol Highway MRT Station.
Fukusen has a nice, cosy environment. Service is good and friendly. Food is fresh and serve one of the best uni don. Definitely will come back again.
The restaurant is relatively quiet, which is good if you are looking to escape from the crowd. We ordered the omakase set. Great food and good value!
Awesome food quality! While the restaurant is small, it’s cosy. Service is great and I love the salmon don. Made a reservation for the very next day!
friendly staff, fresh and delious food, comfort dinning place, everything was great, but if the serving time of food can be shorten will be even better 👍
My wife swear by the Uni Don. Portion was abit small for me but it was just nice for my wife. I would definitely go back again.
Awesome chirashi, great service, be sure to call ahead for uni don, uni was sold out or hadn’t arrived last two times I visited which was dissapointing.
It was ok... just that the corner cushion seats were too low for the table size. Food was good and our guests like it, especially the tempura set as it is not oily
Tori Karaage was excellent. Salmon sashimi was fresh. Atmosphere was spoiled by loud talking girls who were apparently related to owner or workers of the restaurant.