Bringing the feel of a traditional Japanese izakaya to Singapore, ShuKuu Izakaya on the buzzing Stanley Street offers bar food unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Utilising the best Japanese ingredients, including a special type of rice that’s flown in directly from Hokkaido, the Telok Ayer restaurant pays close attention to what’s in each of its recipes, all the while using traditional cooking techniques. The atmosphere at ShuKuu Izakaya is stunning, and will make you feel as if you’ve just landed in Japan. Best of all, the prices at this amazing restaurant are incredibly reasonable. So what are you waiting for? Book a table now.
Telok Ayer is chock full of restaurants and bars worth a visit for lunch or an after-work hangout, and if the idea of ambrosial food and drinks in a traditional Japanese setting sounds right up your alley, you’ll want to check out ShuKuu Izakaya on Stanley Street. Founded by four young Japanophiles with the intention of recreating the ambience of Japanese izakayas in the heart of Singapore, the menu here is bold, creative and expressive with deep roots in Japanese flavours and a hint of Western influences.
Drop by ShuKuu Izakaya to enjoy flavourful options like the gyu don, a Japanese beef bowl, or the oden soba, a dashi-based soup with Japanese fish cake, daikon, eggs, soba noodles and plenty of vegetables. An assortment of baked, grilled and deep-fried side dishes complete the experience – try the crispy baked parmesan chizu chips and any of the charcoal skewers – which we highly recommend washing down with sake since this is, after all, one of Singapore’s top sake bars. The secret’s out about Shukuu Izakaya, so book ahead of time to secure a table at this Telok Ayer hotspot.
Went with a friend for dinner and booked a reservation. We did a set menu meal which was 40$/pax. It was a great way to introduce ourselves to what Shukuu had to offer. Great service and great food. It's all you can ask for. Also - sake choice was amazing. I will definitely go back.
Been to this place a few times, the food is good. Service staff were attentive and friendly. Definitely a great place to hang out with friends.
We have been couple of times to Shukuu for lunch and dinner - the food is always very tasty and quality is great. Definitely recommend
I always love going to Shukuu Izakaya, food is always great! Everytime I’m in Singapore i find the time to go there for either lunch or dinner to get some sake and grilled food. Everything i order here is good. Booking in Quandoo was also quick and easy!
Very nice food and good service! Quite disappointed that they ran out of sashimi though. And the staffs look busy all the time so our glass of water was never refilled... but still, doesn't really matter because the food were really good! I love the tsukune most! So soft and fragrant! I also really like the mentai rosti. Their potato shreds were not the soft kind you get at Marche but a bit... how do i put it? Fresh and crunchy? And the mentai sauce was just the right amount! Not too much to the point of overpowering the rosti and not too little that i don't taste the mentai. Will definately be back for more!!
Excellent place to satisfy your mentaiko cravings with at least 5 dishes on the menu containing mentaiko. Servings seem slightly small but every dish was consistently good. The beef tendon was very well done, although reminded me more of the Chinese style of cooking tendon. Had two servings of mentaiko rosti between two people which was quite filling. The mentaiko sardines contained a generous portion of mentaiko. Overall, slightly pricey for the serving size but excellent food and would recommend if you’re willing to spend.
Really enjoyed the skewers at Skukuu! We had the wagyu, pork cheek, chicken thigh, bacon and leek and chicken heart which was memorable. We also had a go with some sides including the beef tongue, crispy chicken skin, liver, which were ok. Was just slightly upset that the udon came furnished only with an over cooked hard boiled egg and scallions, broth resembling Vietnamese pho. Perhaps we should try out other sides next time. Loved the skewers tho! Service was also extremely attentive.
Good foods & great lively atmosphere! We had the onigiri, sashimi platter, chef's skewer selections and grilled makerel to share among two. Sashimi was sweet, fresh and love the generous cut. Skewers were delicious especially the Tsukune, it was juicy and packed with flavours. The only downside was we found the sapporo draft beers were not as fresh and pungent. It was not bad but just not the best. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience, definitely a place we will return!
Service was slow, guess they were shorthanded. We were seated but menu was not passed to us. Service staff were just zooming past everyone and it was really hard to get their attention, and even if we did, they would ask us to wait. We eventually got the menus ourselves at the counter. Waited really long for the food to come, more than 1 hour and our dishes were not served completely including the potato salad which was supposed to be the appetizer. We got so tired of waiting that we cancelled 2 dishes. Food was ok. We had the buta don, spicy salmon don, aburi mackerel, rosti mentaiko but overall, I wouldn't visit again because it's just not worth the wait and money.
Fantastic experience! Hubby and I both agreed we will revisit in a heartbeat! Food was fantastic and drinks were lovely. Only gripe I had was the kani miso but I guess that is an acquired taste.. :) nonetheless it didn’t change my impression. Great place for a night out without drama!