Shinzo Japanese Cuisine
Filed in best japanese restaurants | October 31, 2020
“Shinzo”, which literally translates to “heart”, operates on the principle that the best sushi starts from premium fish sourced straight from Japan and prepared with utmost love and respect for the ingredient.
Shinzo Japanese Cuisine’s Chef Patrick Tan has over 39 years of mastering the art of making sushi as a sushi shokunin. This level of expertise and dedication results in sushi experience that is both satisfying and unforgettable.
- Lunch and dinner omakase: Starting at S$80, Shinzo offers lunch and dinner omakase sets that highlight their fresh and seasonal produce. It is composed of appetizers, sashimi, a cooked dish, sushi, soup, and dessert.
- Renowned head chef: Shinzo’s head and sushi chef, Chef Patrick Tan, takes the art of making sushi seriously, not in a way that you see him with a stern expression, hunched over mouthwatering fish and seafood, but in they he dedicated more than 39 years of his life to study the art of preparing sushi. He makes it his goal each day to have his diners, whether strangers, friends, or family, share a special bond over sushi and sake.
- Ever-changing seasonal menu: If you fancy yourself as a sushi connoisseur, it is highly advisable for you to visit Shinzo at the start of every season because that’s also when their menu changes to make way for the bountiful produce of the season. This puts freshness at the pinnacle of each dish that makes its way to the dining table.
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MENU: Shinzo’s menu changes seasonally, making their omakase meals a top recommendation. They also offer lunch sets that start at S$38, which already goes with an appetizer, salad, simmered dish, main course, and dessert.
- Ume Omakase (S$80), 2 kinds of appetizer, 5 slices of assorted sashimi, a Chef’s creation cooked dish, 6 pieces of sushi nigiri, miso soup, and dessert of the day
- Unagi Lunch Set (S$38), A lunch set that highlights a perfectly grilled unagi
- Wagyu Beef Don (S$45), Pan-seared Wagyu beef with onsen egg over steamed rice
LOOK AND FEEL: Shinzo Japanese Cuisine’s wood panel interiors and artworks make you feel like you’re in a Japanese neighborhood but the friendliness and hospitality of the chefs and staff will make you feel right at home.
AVERAGE PRICE/PAX: S$100
NOTE: Reservation is encouraged
- Buses: 2, 12, 33, 54, 147, 190
- Nearest MRT station: NE5