For wallet-friendly omakase, head over to Sushi Kou at Orchid Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, helmed by chef Kanazawa Homare. The main attraction at this 40-seater restaurant is chef’s six-course omakase menus, which start from an incredibly attractive price of $50. There are $80 and $100 options, too. (The latter comes with grilled Kagoshima wagyu ribeye.) Sushi Kou’s omakase usually comprises an appetiser, sashimi, a grilled dish, fried dish, braised dish, sushi and dessert. With much of his seafood delivered from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market twice a week, arriving on Tuesdays and Fridays, you can be sure that freshness and quality are paramount here.
Expect seafood that are at their best in Spring, such as zuwagani nigori (snow crab), sawara (Spanish mackerel), tai (white snapper) and shima aji (yellow jack). Well-priced a la carte menus and bento sets ($18 to $39) are also available.
1 Tras Link, Orchid Hotel. Tel: 6444 8433; facebook. com/sushikousg