Plus: indulge in Wagyu beef, ikura chawanmushi and mentaiko cheese scallops.

Mitsuba Japanese Restaurant

Since its opening in May 2014, Mitsuba Japanese Restaurant ($38.90 adult, $23.90 child) has quickly become the go-to restaurant for a wide variety of Japanese offerings. We’re talking 130 dishes, from California maki and thick-cut sashimi to sake mentai aburi (torched salmon in mentaiko sauce). We couldn’t ask for more.

#03-88 Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street. Tel: 6227 0388

Ikoi Japanese Restaurant

Ikoi Japanese Restaurant (Lunch and Dinner: $38++) offers seafood soup, fresh cuts of sashimi (e.g. salmon, yellowtail, swordfish, octopus) along with a divine selection of grilled meats. Watch the chef skilfully slice the sashimi and plate dishes in front of you. Reservations are recommended.

#01-01 Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Road. Tel: 6887 3788

Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant

Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant (Lunch: Mon-Sun: 11.30am-2pm, $41++ adult. Dinner: Mon-Thu: 6pm10pm, $45++ adult, Fri-Sun and PHs: $48.50++) uses fresh fish and ingredients flown in daily from Japan. The spread includes appetisers like edamame, agedashi tofu and ikura chawanmusi; along with an impressive array of sushi, maki rolls and tanuki hand rolls. Don’t miss their signature seafood offerings such as aburi scallops and fresh hamachi.

Level 9, M Hotel Singapore, 81 Anson Road. Tel: 6221 3075

Sankai Japanese Restaurant

Sankai Japanese Restaurant (Lunch: $31.90++ per pax, Dinner: $37.90++ per pax) serves over 100 items, including tempura, fresh sashimi and meat skewers. Reservations are recommended, especially for dinner or on weekends.

1 Liang Seah Street. Tel: 6336 0384

Tenkaichi Japanese Restaurant

Tenkaichi offers a deluxe BBQ buffet (Mon-Thu: $44.80. Fri-Sun and PHs: $49.80) and, if you’re in the mood to splurge, a premium BBQ buffet (Mon-Thu: $69.80++. Fri-Sun and PHs: $74.80++) which offers succulent Australian Wagyu beef. Watch the meat sizzle on the hot grill with butter and let the Maillard reaction work its magic.

#03-129 Marina Square Shopping Mall, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6250 8918

Osahime Japanese Restaurant

For sushi fanatics, Osahime Japanese Restaurant is the place to dine at. The restaurant offers an extensive dinner buffet (Saturday: 6pm-9.30pm, $45++) with sushi, sashimi, maki and more. We recommend the spicy tuna maki and spicy salmon maki to perk up the palate.

#01-25/26 Golden Shoe Carpark, 50 Market Street. Tel: 6227 6880

Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant

Tucked away in a corner of UE Square, Shin Minori is known for their value-for-money Japanese buffet (Lunch: Mon-Sat, 11.30am to 2.30pm, $34++ adult. Sun and PHs, 12pm-3pm, $39.90++. Dinner: Mon-Sun and PHs, 6pm-10.30pm, $41.90++). Their lunch buffet spread includes sushi, fresh sashimi, and many grilled teriyaki fish and meats. Don’t forget to try their baked scallops which are topped with a delicious mentaiko cheese.

#03-15/16 UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue. Tel: 6733 2272

Senki Japanese Restaurant

Located in the heart of the city, Senki Japanese Restaurant (Lunch: $32++, Dinner: $39++) serves up to 138 items and offers fresh selections of sashimi such as yellowtail and tuna, all for an affordable price. Don’t miss their maki, nigiri sushi and hand rolls too for a wellrounded Japanese buffet experience.

109 Killiney Road. Tel: 6634 0100