Your planned trips to Japan have been cancelled and even getting a full refund doesn’t make you any happier. Yes, you wish you could be in Tokyo now, basking in the bright lights of Ginza or dashing across the famous crosswalk of Shibuya. But going by the number of Japanese restaurants in Singapore that have thrown open their doors since Phase 2 began, there are enough sushi and izakaya chefs around determined to bring their country to you instead.
The much anticipated reopening of Esora, for one, took place last week on July 10 with the return of head chef Shigeru Koizumi, while ex-Shoukouwa head chef Yoshio Sakuta moved to the Orchard Road district to helm the new Sushi Kou at the Holiday Inn Singapore, serving only omakase priced from $350 minimum. While there are several more still in the works, there are at least three eateries that you can now add to your must-try list.
This article first appeared in The Business Times.