Itacho Sushi @ Changi Airport

Arguably one of the most popular sushi restaurants that hit town in recent years, Itacho Sushi has gained tremendous popularity among local foodies. The question is, is it that good?

Contrary to what most people thought, Itacho Sushi did not originate from Japan. In fact, this popular Japanese restaurants is operated under Taste of Japan Group which is actually a Hong Kong based F&B group with more than 60 restaurants in Hong Kong, China, Macau, Australia, Japan and Singapore.

Known for using the finest raw ingredients in it’s preparation of it’s food with stylish dining ambience and immaculate services, Itacho Sushi has managed to create a loyal fan base among local foodies. On average, a 20-minute wait would be required in order to get a seat!

Sushi dining experience is quite different here as compared to other Japanese restaurants. Each sushi created at the sushi bar is meticulously handmade by the chef only upon order a fair bit of waiting is required for the sushi to be delivered onto the table. That’s not a criticism by the way, as it’s definitely the way I like my sushi to be done. It’s all about timing when it comes really good sushi and I’m glad that Itacho didn’t follow suit on the popular conveyor belt type of serving style.  Freshness is also key when it comes to

As with how a sushi should be prepared properly, most of the sushi served at Itacho comes with a small amount of wasabi added between the rice and the ingredient so essentially what you need would just be a small plate of shoyu to make it perfect.  Let’s see what items are on the table today!

Roasted Duck Breast Sushi ($1.50 / pc),
Roasted Makeral Sushi ($2.00 / pc) and Smoked Salmon Sushi ($1.50 / pc)

Mackerel Sushi ($2.00 / pc)

Yellow Tail Sushi ($1.90)

Salmon & Salmon Roe Sushi ($6.20 / plate)

Lobster & Mango Salad Roll ($6.20 / 2 pc) and
California Roll ($2.40 / 2 pc)

Avocado & Softshell Crab Roll ($5.50 / 2 pc)

I have absolutely no complains about the sushi items here. All items I’ve tried are absolutely fresh and well made by the sushi chef. No doubt the price is quite steep as compared to most other sushi restaurants but as they say, you get what you pay for. I would strongly recommend the Lobster & Mango Salad Roll as well as the Salmon & Salmon Roe Sushi.

Roasted Tamago ($2.40)

Full of eggs aroma, I really quite like the Roasted Tamago. Simple, delicious and really addictive. Eggs lover should love this!

Whole Sea Eel Sushi ($6.50)

Fancy some eel for the day? You will like this generous serving of Eel Sushi. This eel fillet is just so slightly fatty, all topped on a single piece of sushi rice and you are good to go.

Cream Croquette ($3.70 / 2 pc)

Well-fried, creamy and very crispy on the outside. I personally quite like the cream croquette, especially when eaten together with the dip-sauce.

Deep Fried Shrimp Gyoza ($2.40)

A bit too hard for my liking and slightly oily. I would definitely prefer to have more shrimps and filling inside these fried dumplings.

Tonkatsu Don ($12)

I absolutely love the Tonkatsu Don here. The pork cutlet is thick, well battered and fried with tons of eggs surrounding the entire cutlet. There’s a distinct flavour and is not overly oily or heavy. Being an egg-lover, I appreciate the amount of eggs topped over the vinegar rice. If dons are your type of stuffs, go for this!

Cha Soba ($4.20)

I am a huge fan of this cold Japanese noodle and there are many ways for this buckwheat flour noodles to be served. For me, I simply like it served cold together with a good serving of Soba Tsuyu. For it’s price, the serving is quite generous and the Soba Tsuyu exceeds my expectations. What makes this plate of noodles even better would be the additional garnishes served along with it.

Conclusion
Itacho Sushi is clearly a very popular Japanese restaurant for some very good reasons. Although some of the items are rather expensive, the quality of the food here is exceptionally good and definitely worth trying. No doubt, some items are really quite mediocre in terms of taste and serving but there are enough good stuffs here to keep customers coming back. And that includes me as well!

Ratings: 4.0 foodiedoos out of 5.0

Itacho Sushi @ Changi Airport
Changi Airport, Terminal 3
Level 3
Daily From 10.30am – 11.00pm
Tel : 6241 8911

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