Where can Singapore’s Japanophiles or shinnichi find all of the following under one roof? Japanese cuisine, Japanese cooking classes, Japanese conversation groups, and Japanese products. The answer is at IPPIN CAFE BAR. This multipurpose, one-stop Nihon shop can be found along Clarke Quay’s Mohamed Sultan Road, and they do a good line in Japanese-themed birthday parties, too.
IPPIN is a Singapore-based producer, wholesaler, and distributor of Japanese food, beverages, kitchenwares like chopsticks and tea sets, craft items such as kutani, cosmetics and beauty products, bed linen and apparel, plus furniture and much much more. Located down Singapore’s Mohamed Sultan Road in Clarke Quay, IPPIN CAFE BAR sells all of the above, but also hosts, as you might have guessed from the name, a great little Japanese-flavoured café and bar. Japan-fans regularly drop in to sample the latest crop of gorgeous Japanese commodities and stay a while, sipping on an authentic green tea or macha.
Sensuously understated might be the best way to describe IPPIN CAFE BAR. Its elegant premises down the Clarke Quay stretch of Mohamed Sultan Road stocks all the elegant, sensuous, and understated goods we’ve come to associate with the Japanese sense of aesthetics. And the food, naturally, matches, albeit in the most delicate wabi sabi manner. While you’re shopping, eating and drinking at IPPIN, why not book into a Japanese cooking class or strike up a conversation and learn some Nihongo? IPPIN is a social centre for lovers of all things Japanese right in the heart of Singapore.
Great service, great food and drinks! The sake was uniqie, one of a kind and I even bought another bottle back home. Prices are reasonable too!
Nice and cosy place for group gathering. Staff are helpful and attentive. They are knowledgeable about the sakae and gave good recommendations. Will definitely go back again.
Nice ambience. Quietly located on the outskirts of Clarke Quay. Wide variety of sakes. Pretty decent quality Japanese food. Highly recommended for a night with friends.