Lunch @ Sushi Kaishin

July 19, 2016 in Japanese by thywhaleliciousfay

I wouldn’t have known about this hidden gem if it wasn’t for my girlfriend. Tucked in a corner (or should I better say, back alley) of Robertson Quay, not many would notice its presence. Even if one do walk past, one won’t immediately notice the restaurant as it has a very plain shopfront.

I have since dined at Sushi Kaishin twice. Both for weekend lunch.

Reservation is strongly encouraged although the restaurant was not fully packed during my visits. However, I am pretty sure word would get round soon, and Sushi Kaishin will be bustling with people. Which, frankly, I would be a little sad when that day come since what I like about the place is the zen-ness it offered as I enjoyed my meal and watched the chef knead away at his sushi.

So yes, I came twice with two different girlfriends. One who introduced me to Sushi Kaishin, and another whom I introduced Sushi Kaishin to. Haha. And from the lunch menu, we ordered:-

1) “Fuji” course, $60 comprised of:-

(A) Salad (above)


  
  
  
  
  
  

(B) Assorted sushi (10 pieces) (above) – Includes uni, toro.

(C) Soup (above)

(D) Dessert (above)

2) “Tuna special” course, $80 comprised of:-

(A) Salad (above)

  
  
  
  

(B) Assorted sushi (above) – 2 pieces akami, 2 pieces chutoro, 2 pieces ootoro, 1 piece zuke maguro, 1 piece grilled toro and 1 piece torotaku roll. The marinated tuna (zuke maguro) was so smooth and good!

(C) Soup (above)

(D) Dessert (above) – It was a refreshing change to have something that’s not Japanese fruits for dessert. And I really enjoyed the mochi!

Do note that I had the above 2 courses on my 2 respective visits. So… Will I recommend Sushi Kaishin? Definitely.

However, I need to clarify that Sushi Kaishin isn’t big on their interior decor. When one steps through the entrance, one would immediately see the L-shape counter. There’s no fancy decoration within the eatery. In fact, meals here are straight forward and fuss free. Sushi are served piece after piece at high efficiency. We easily finished our meal within 1 hour. One can also say, with no distraction, the focus is on their food.

And their lunch sets are very value for money. It’s amazing how some pretty exotic fishes were included in their sushi offering.

But if one could, I would suggest coming in on a Saturday instead of Sunday. Cause Saturday is when head chef Ichiyama is in. Or that’s what I think since I didn’t see him when I lunch-ed on Sunday. And head chef Ichiyama reminded my girlfriend and I of head chef Jiro Ono (of Sukiyabashi Jiro). Haha. He has a very fatherly image and is very friendly.

That said, I won’t really recommend one to come for their dinner. My girlfriend (the one who introduced me to Sushi Kaishin) tried their dinner, and feedback that we should stick to their lunch menu. She said the quality (of the dishes) wasn’t worth the price tag for dinner. So yes… Stick to their lunch, I will. =)

SUSHI KAISHIN
30 Robertson Quay, Riverside Village Residences, #01-04, Singapore
6733 3720, Website, Facebook
Overall: 7.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 8
Mon – Sun : 11:30 – 15:00 (Lunch)
Ambience: 7
Mon – Sun : 18:00 – 23:00 (Dinner)
Value: 8
Service: 7