Japan's largest kaiten sushi chain, Sushiro opens its first outlet in Singapore at Tiong Bahru Plaza. Globally it has over 530 outlets in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Singapore outlet is the first in Southeast Asia, offering over 100 varieties of sushi and side menu selections, with prices starting from $2.20.
Sea Urchin Dry Ramen 3/5
During my visit, Sushiro was offering four new seasonal items for a limited period. They were Sea Urchin Dry Ramen ($8.50), Fresh Shrimp with Madagascar ($3.20), Sea Urchin & Roasted Beef ($3.20) and Scallop Tempura ($3.20).
Fresh Shrimp with Madagascar 3.5/5
While I like the unami creaminess of the Sea Urchin Dry Ramen, the portion is a little small for the price. I was worried the texture of the Fresh Shrimp with Madagascar would turn out slimy, but it was acceptable. In fact, if you can get over the barrier of its rawest, you would appreciate the natural sweetness of the shrimp.
Sea Urchin & Roasted Beef 4/5
Scallop Tempura 2.8/5
A unique pairing is the Sea Urchin & Roasted Beef. I didn't occupy to me that both items can go along. The combination is also rarely seen in local kaiten sushi restaurants. As for the Scallop Tempura, the pairing does not work for me. The idea of tempura on top sushi rice is a bit stretch for me.
Salmon Roe Sushi 3/5
Tuna Sushi 3.5/5
With over 100 over selections in the offering, it is not possible to try everything. Hence I would recommend the Salmon Roe Sushi ($3.20), Tuna Sushi ($2.20) and Yellowtail Sushi ($3.20). They are Sushiro Japan's top 3 best sellers.
Sea Urchin Sushi 3/5
Besides the sushi, there are also side dishes which you can order from the tablet menu. Not to be used are items should as Shoyu Ramen, Chawanmushi with Scallop and Chicken Karaage. For dessert, they have Hattendo cream bun and pudding. Do save some space for these! They are so good.
While I am overwhelmed by the varieties available on the conveyor belt and menu, I find some of the sushi combinations have gone overboard. Unfortunately, I don't think every single ingredient can be made into sushi. That is why, if you realise I only gone for the more classic sushi items. Quality-wise, I think it still a notch behind some of incumbent kaiten sushi chain in Singapore.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Tiong Bahru Plaza
302 Tiong Bahru Road
Nearest MRT; Tiong Bahru (EW Line)
Daily: 11am - 10pm
Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]