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Shinji by Kanesaka

1 Beach Road | #02-20 Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673 , Singapore (Downtown Core)
+65 6338 6131
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Ranked #4 of 7,138 restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $60 - $360
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Core
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Core
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We were seated at the sushi bar, only 8 seats in total with two chefs. Everything is made fresh in front of you, really enjoyed the experience. Kind of "you make it and we eat it!" The Urchin is real fresh, very tasty indeed, the chef made something with the Urchin, I will call it Urchin "fried rice", but not... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Was too excited when I got Shinji's reservation, been hearing really good reviews about this restaurant. I learned it the hard way. Shinji is a rip off. For $250, without tax (almost $300 with service charge and tax) we got the lowest quality of fish, maybe it was not my lucky day?? Or they thought "Indonesians will pay anyways, they... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Having eaten in many Japanese restaurants in several countries (all outside of Japan) I have to say this is the best. Not only is the quality of the sashimi and sushi next level but it's a real dining expereince. Professional sushi chefs expertly prepare each course in front of you and serve it immediately. Every detail is perfect from the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Loved Shinji. Came here with the BF during our stay in Singapore and was pleasantly surprised that the price for our experience paid off. We both had the $350 omakase that had variations of dishes and sushi. I eat sushi about 2-3 times a week and am kind of a snob. Most new places I try rarely live up to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

If you're after a dining experience that is worthy of that in Japan itself then you should try Shinji. Service was excellent and the sashimi as fresh as you could get without being in Japan. The prices were fair given the high quality produce that they prepared for us.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Surprised that I experience the best Japanese food in Singapore!! I went to so many Japanese cuisines across the countries, even in Japan. Absolutely this is one of the best and high-end place. It will def satisfy foody's sight and taste. Thanks for the happy birthday song ^_^ as well as juicy fruits!! Xx

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I firmly believe that this is quite possibly the best Japanese restuarant outside of japan. I always come back for more. I ordered the omakase set, the lighter one for my birthday. It started with some appetizers like uni and squid and then it got better. The sushi is very fresh but perfectly marinated and done with the touch of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This probably is the best meal I have had. I have never been to Japan so if Sushi is better there then I hope I go soon. My client took me here and I have to say when I looked at the prices I blushed so try and find someone to take you there. The food is fresh and sculptured... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had the hana 9 piece lunch set for $75. Every single sushi was an artwork and so skillfully prepared. It was a joy to watch the chef prepare it infront of you. Every piece was a delight. expect a lovely surprise if you go on your birthday!

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It is relatively expensive but try it once and you will be longing for more! Definitely worth a visit! I had the Omakase Wa for dinner. Ingredients were really fresh and service was immaculate! Chef was also really humorous and kept us entertained throughout. Make sure you ask for counter seats because it will make the experience so much better!... More

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