I love Japanese food but unlike others, no raw for me. I know I know, first thing when people think of Japanese food is sushi and sashimi. Raw fish is not my forte but I can guarantee you that non-raw is also very delicious.
Isshin Japanese Restaurant is located at Republic Plaza, one of the tallest building in Singapore. You can easily walk from Raffles Place MRT. The restaurant is mainly served office crowd for lunch and dinner so take note of opening hours (at the bottom of the page).
We ordered one of the set lunch. I couldn’t remember the name of this dish but it was something like Ebi set lunch. This set comes with salad with Japanese sesame dressing, rice and miso soup and one raw egg. There were 3 big prawns coated in panko, Japanese style breadcrumb in a mini pot with fire below. We were not sure if we did it right, but we just pour in the raw egg and cover for few seconds. The broth was very delicious, sweet and salty and has the taste of the seaweed sprinkle on top.
This tempura set comes with salad with Japanese sesame dressing, rice (with seaweed and sesame seasoning on top) and miso soup and I believe, tempura salmon roll with sweet sauce. Tempura platter consists of 2 big prawns, a big piece of salmon fillet, baby corn, slice of eggplant, sweet potato, pumpkin, shiitake mushroom. Everything was coated beautifully in crispy tempura batter with mild dipping sauce.
The most favorite of this meal was the tempura salmon roll. It was really good and it went very well with that sauce. I remembered flipping the menu and saw some non-raw roll and maki, next time I will try.
While we were eating, there were quite a lot of people started to come in around 12+. For the price, it was ok for Japanese restaurant but a little bit in higher range. But I have to say with all the meat and ingredients, it worth the price.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 9.30pm, Sat: 12noon – 3pm, closed on Sundays and PH