Ootoya might be a relatively new face in Singapore, but this is really a very venerable Japanese restaurant, with origins stretching way back to 1958. Currently there are three Ootoya branches in Singapore (the others are at Changi City Point and Orchard Central), and this outpost is perfectly positioned at Clementi Mall, right above the station along Commonwealth Avenue. The ethos here is grand in scope, with Ootoya hoping to ‘promote a healthy body and mind and contribute to the development and progress of the human race through the catering industry’. They have at least certainly achieved the first goal, with expertly prepared Japanese dishes full of the delicate flavours and fresh ingredients that you’d expect. Ootoya makes its own tofu and dashi soup stocks, shaves its own bonito flakes, and marinates all its meats on-site for a fantastic taste.
Really good food, enough variety in the menu. Worth a try !!
Nice and boutique restaurant serving home cooked Japanese food. Always my favourite for something light and soupy, not so heavy stuff. Highly recommended. Reservation is recommended as the restaurant is not so big.
The food is excellent! Good quality, great taste! Glad that we didn't have to queue since reservation has been made :) Service was prompt. Nice cozy ambience; not too noisy. Great for families and small group gatherings. My friends an I enjoyed ourselves thoroughly over the food and company. Will definitely be back!