For the folks staying in the East, you will be great to know that Yamato Izakaya has opened at Oxley Bizhub. It is a Japanese dining concept housing 3 different brands under one roof. The 3 brands are Singapore Michelin Bib Gourmand awardees Man Man Unagi, Ramen Hitoyoshi and Tora-Tora.
If you have been to Man Man Unagi at Keong Saik Road, you will know that there is always a long queue and no reservation is allowed. At Yamato, not only that there are more seating, you can also make reservation.
We tried the Hitsumabushi ($29.50) from Man Man Unagi. I was so delighted to be eating my unagi within 10 minutes. I do not even need to queue. There are 3 ways of enjoying the hitsumabushi. You can have the unagi on its own, eat it together with the condiments and lastly pour some tea into the rice , enjoy it like a bowl of porridge.
Futago Don - Ginger Pork and Prawn Tempura 4.2/5
Besides the unagi, we also tried the Futago Don from Tora Tora. Basically diner can pick 2 dons from a wide array of choices. I decided to go for the Ginger Pork ($7) and Prawn Tempura ($7). The pork marinated in a soy sauce is flavoursome and tender while the crunchy prawn is coated in a delightful crispy batter.
65 Ubi Road 1
Tel: +65 69352925
Nearest MRT: Tai Seng (CC Line)
Daily: 1130am - 3pm, 6pm - 1030pm
1) Alight at Tai Seng MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to the traffic light junction of Paya Lebar Road, Macpherson Road and Airport Road. Cross the junction and walk to Oxley Bizhub. Walk towards Ubi Road 1 direction. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]