Favorite Pescatarian and Sushi Restaurants in Singapore

March 15, 2016

This post is dedicated to a friend I made last week, who wanted to know where are some of the good Japanese restaurants in Singapore where she can get good sushi/fish because she is pescatarian. There are so many in Singapore that I cannot simply name all, but I promised her a list. These are the places I would personally go if I want Japanese or non-meat options in Singapore.

However, before we get started, do take a moment to read to see if the seafood you like is on the sustainable seafood guide. For example, bluefin tuna is being consumed to the point of almost extinction and personally I will not order it. There are many other sustainable options out there, we just have to be more informed!

1. Botan
#01-01 Far East Square, Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00, Closed on Sundays, $


A small, authentic restaurant in the heart of CBD at Far East Square which is always packed during lunch time on week days. Go for dinners instead and you'll find it more comfortable. I love their bentos and sets.

2. Senmi Sushi
Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 11.30am to 10pm daily, $


A very recent find, Senmi Sushi inside Emporium Shokuhin in Marina Square offers a good selection of fresh sushi, and chirashi don for a very decent price. Best thing is because they are quite hidden and Marina Square is empty on week days, you will get fast service and comfortable seats

3. Sushi Tei (all outlets)
10.30 to 10pm daily, $$


I find Sushi Tei to be a good fall back when I need Jap food, especially in Raffles City/City Hall MRT area. Prices are higher than Sakae Sushi, but the quality is so much better! There's also Itacho Sushi at ION, Bugis Junction or Plaza Singapura which hails from Hong Kong. It's slightly pricier than Sushi Tei but they often have promotions for the grilled salmon sushi and other seasonal items.

4. Hakumai Omakase 
International Plaza, 11:30AM–2:15PM, 6–9:45PM, closed on Sundays, $$$


One of the best omakases I've ever eaten in my life in Singapore was at Hakumai. It's $80 and above (menu here) but worth it as a treat if you are ever looking for one. However they also have meat options in the omakase so you have to let the chef know to serve just veg/fish/seafood. Best to call ahead to reserve.

Other places for good Japanese food

5. Koji Sushi Bar at 3 Pickering Street (Burpple link) for chirashi don

Credit: Kieffer Tay on Burpple

6. Chikuwa Tei at 9 Mohammed Sultan Road (Burpple link) for chirashi don


7. Kaiware at #02-15 Triple One Somerset, 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm for chirashi don by ex-Wasabi Tei and Chikuwa Tei chef. Huge chunks of fish, served separately from rice.

Credit: JayQuee Pang on Burpple

8. TOMI Sushi at multiple outlets such as in Novena, Katong, Cuppage Terrace, and #02-12/13 Millenia Walk, 11:30-15:00 (L.O.14:30), 17:30-22:00 (L.O.21:30).


9. Shin Minori at UE Square (blog review) for Japanese ala-carte buffet

Credit: SethLui.com

**BONUS** Other vegetarian/vegan places to check out 
(good list here on Honeycombers)

1. Sufood (blog post)
#02-19, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
11:30 - 22:00 daily


Vegetarian modern Asian cuisine in Raffles City, very fun to try out the different renditions that are healthy yet tasty.

2. Afterglow (burpple link)
24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131 from 12pm to 11pm daily

Credit: Rachel Loo
Raw food, vegan, gluten-free, with a very nice ambience to boot in the heart of Tanjong Pagar/Chinatown.

3. Real Food 
110 Killiney Road, Tai Wah Building, Singapore 239549 from 10am to 10pm daily (link)
#B1-105/106/129 Novena Square 2 at 10 Sinaran Drive from 9am to 9pm daily (link)

Credit: Kenneth Lee
Completely vegetarian but once again wholesome without going into too much oil or salt. Good for lunch or breakfast.

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