Monday, June 26, 2023

Okasa Sushi Bar by Daiyusan @ Launches Omakase Menu In New Outlet


Okasa Sushi Bar at Asia Square is opened by the same team behind Daiyusan, a highly popular Japanese restaurant in Tai Seng. Barely four months old, Okasa is working towards delivering one of the best omakase experiences alongside other speciality dishes, including mains and yakitori.

Snow Crab Chawanmushi

Our omakase dinner started with Snow Crab Chawanmushi. Topped with a juicy fried snow crab leg and vibrant Ikura, every spoonful of the egg custard was elevated with an interplay of textures met with bursts of umaminess.

Sashimi Mori

Our next course was Sashimi Mori (3 kinds) featuring Otoro, Hokkaido Scallops, Kue and Akami. Each of them was notably succulent with a mouth-filling texture. In particular, the Hokkaido Scallops were plump and sweet, and the Otoro captivated with a melting texture.


Grilled Fish was the next course, featuring charcoal-grilled Amadai. Before grilling it over the charcoal, the fish was first deep-fried to crisp up the skin. It was served with housemade Haku Su jelly, which had a vinegary profile that provided a refreshing contrast to the fish.

Aka Ebi Sushi

Kuromutsu Sushi

Our next course comprised six kinds of sushi. Amongst all, Aka Ebi Sushi with Ikura stood out with an enjoyable interplay of texture and flavours resulting from a combination of sweet, smoky and buttery aburi Ebi and pops of briny ikura. Kuromutsu Sushi was memorable. Also known as the chutoro of the mutsu fish, Kuromutsu was divine with a good amount of fats, giving the sushi a rich texture.

Hay-smoked Salmon and Skipjack Tuna

What's next left an impression. House-smoked with hay, the Smoked Salmon and Skipjack Tuna was laced with hints of smoky hay notes that intrigued our senses. The smoked salmon was mouthwatering with a meaty texture.

Chef Mini Don

Luciously loaded with Negitoro, Uni, flame-seared Flounder fin, Otoro, and Ikura is the Chef Mini Don, which is probably one of the best I had. What enhanced the overall taste was the Otoro that had been lightly seared directly with binchotan charcoal, imparting a depth of smoky flavour that seamed the ingredients together harmoniously.

Truffle Tamago Yaki

Before dessert, Truffle Tamago Yaki is usually served. Interestingly, its sweet flavour profile acts like a palate cleanser. The tamago uses truffle oil instead of olive oil to achieve an earthy flavour. Hence the otherwise assertive flavour was subtle as it permeated the entire egg.

A5 Waygu Yakitori

We had the chance to try one of Osaka's specialities - A5 Wagyu Yakitori. Done yakitori style, the wagyu cubes were rich with beefy flavours. They were skillfully grilled to attain nicely charred edges, adding a touch of smokiness to the overall taste profile.

Red Bean Yokan

Our Omakase dinner ended with Miso Soup, followed by my favourite of all time! Our sweet was a red bean dessert - Red Bean Yokan. It looked so simple and rustic, yet it was pure deliciousness.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Okasa Sushi Bar
Asia Square Tower 2
12 Marina View
Singapore 018961
Tel: +65 87855855
Nearest MRT: Shenton Way (TE Line), Downtown (DT Line), Marina Bay (CC, NS, TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 1115am – 3pm, 530pm – 930pm
(Closed on Sun)

1) Alight at Shenton Way MRT station. Take Exit 3. Walk to destination. Journey time about 2 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Downtown MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk to Marina View. Turn left onto Marina View. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

3) Alight at Marina Bay MRT station. Take Exit 1. Turn left and walk down Commerce Street. Walk to Marina View. Turn left onto Marina View and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes.  [Map]

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