Please note that Ginza Yoshihiro’s bar is open from 4:30pm until 1am.
A new addition to the many bars and restaurants inside the luxurious Marina Mandarin hotel on Raffles Boulevard, Ginza Yoshihiro is a coup for the Japanese dining scene in the Marina Bay area. Ginza Yoshihiro is a family-run group of restaurants that have been established in Japan for over thirty years, and now the successful brand is set to introduce Singapore gourmets to their artful sushi and sashimi and, in particular, the restaurant’s refined regional Japanese specialties that have made Ginza Yoshihiro a household name in its home country.
The Ginza Yoshihiro family of upscale Japanese sushi restaurants is famous back in Japan, having made multiple television appearances and garnering critical acclaim for their careful approach to Japanese cuisine that perfectly balances time-honoured tradition with the demands of contemporary gastronomy. The Singapore outpost of Ginza Yoshihiro finds a home in the Marina Mandarin hotel at Marina Bay, and a fitting home it is – this restaurant represents the kind of elegance and luxury – albeit tempered by the restraint appropriate to a group of sushi auteurs – that the hotel itself embodies.
The decor at Ginza Yoshihiro’s Raffles Boulevard address is suitably clean-lined and minimal, all polished pine and recessed lighting. The kitchen, helmed by a member of the Ginza Yoshihiro family’s second generation, chef Nishioka, inherits all the acumen of its elder brother back in Tokyo. Signature dishes include the tendon served with fresh prawns and seasonal vegetables and their famous take on the traditional winter dish of oden, a stew of various ingredients (depending on the season and regional variation) steeped in a dashi broth. Absolutely unmissable for Singapore’s fans of Japanese cuisine, reservations at this up-and-comer in Marina Bay are, proportionately, essential.
this was a nice place to visit and quite enjoyable
Great ambience and food. Cawanmushi was just amazing. Ordered the set, so much rice and could not really finish all, dessert was matcha ice cream, good taste
Excellent food quality and service. Chef was v good. Best omakase I have tried, though did not lived up to its name for its oden.
Fantastic quality of food. Really entertaining and friendly chefs. They paid attention to every minute detail. We were very well served from the start to the end.
Hidden and relatively unknown, we were treated to excellent service and great food. Attentive staff ensured that my drink was always full. Onden, while not my favourite was still flavoursome and light and the chef readily made changes to the menu due to my food preferences. The sashimi was great - fresh uni ensured that my wife enjoyed her meal and we literally felt like the restaurant was just opened for us! There is a Yakuza inspired Sake bar that I would try next time - tip for those who drive, take a taxi! Definitely worth a try
Truly authentic japanese dining experience. My pregnant wife and have been to japan a few times. And we can never find the same food quality in Australia... the chef tonight was super accomadating for pregnant wife. Made sure she got to some aburi sushi so didnt miss out. And even gave a few complimentary dishes. Saying "its good for the baby" :) stuff like this makes me have to go back!!
The service was impeccable, service staff are attentive and serve with a smile. We had omakese. The chef was humorous and explains how each dish should be eaten to achieve a wholesome dinning experience. Just let the chef know your preference and he will gladly modify the menu to suit your platelet. The king crab Oden is juicy and succulent. I will definitely be back!
For the same price point, I feel that the chirashi don at Aoki may be more worthwhile (my all time favorite). Given the hype over the tomato oden, I may have higher expectation of this dish. It was nice and refreshing but somewhat not a mind blowing dish for me. The dessert was just yuzu ice cream, which is a far cry from Aoki's. Service staff were polite and attentive.
The sushi set lunch was very good. We had the wagyu beef oden set too but somehow it tasted ordinary, or rather a little bland. We liked the freshness of the fish so much so that we ordered another portion of sashimi despite being very full!!
We were warmly greeted at the door and was looked after as we had our lunch. The chef paid attention to us and was attentive to our needs and even modified the omakase meal we had to ensure we had a great time. This is highly recommended and we would go again.