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 service, quality food👍 Ordered premium wagyu don and their sashimi don. About $40+/don, slightly pricey but the ingredients used are of premium quality as well. Very cosy spot.
Really enjoyed the scallop carpaccio, Uni don and the scallops foie gras don. Value for money and will definitely go back again for more.
The Foie Gras Hotate Don was heavenly. However, the Uni Don's portion was disappointingly small. Hot green tea and wet tissue were complimentary and the service was exemplary.
Quality of food was great. We sat at the counter and was great to have the chef share with us some food tips. Will definitely be back again.
Didn't manage to order their uni bowls (not available that evening), will be back to try again another time! The foie gras hotate don was pretty good though. & the soy sauce egg yolk, mmm.
Food quality overall is still good. Will definitely go back again for their Uni Don and Chirashi Don. Chawanmushi taste was good but portion is a little small.
The restaurant is still popular on weekdays, surprising me. Luckily we made a reservation. Food is quite tasty. Location is ok, although it is beside the main road...
Food is still awesome as always but the Uni don seems to have shrunk compared to a couple of years ago. Other than that everything is impeccable
Discovered this place by chance and have been back multiple times since then. The staff and chefs are friendly, always serving up delicious dons. Will be back!
Cosy setting and food was good (: nice place for gatherings. The place was pretty accessible and was not difficult to locate as well. Worth the visit!