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Shinji by Kanesaka

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Downtown Core
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1 Beach Road | #02-20 Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673 , Singapore
+65 6338 6131
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This restaurant is at Raffles Hotel Singapore
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good sashimi

Went there on thursday night made rsvp 3 days before. Restaurant located on 2nd floor, at first it was a bit hard to find in such a big hotel. The restaurant is very small. All of the seats are in the sushi bar about 20 seats. The chefs were 4 with 3 waitress. We ordered omakase wa. Omakase means... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Y-Komar
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Indonesia
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Shinji is not a 2 Michellin star restaurant: its chef has been awarded 2 stars but not for this restaurant. Shinji serves the best sashimi I have ever tasted. Bar none. But in the end, it is raw seafood. Ain't no big deal. Its wine list is limited but its Saki menu is extensive. If you walk out of there... More 

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Indonesia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Went there on thursday night made rsvp 3 days before. Restaurant located on 2nd floor, at first it was a bit hard to find in such a big hotel. The restaurant is very small. All of the seats are in the sushi bar about 20 seats. The chefs were 4 with 3 waitress. We ordered omakase wa. Omakase means we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a really small space, basically just seats around a sushi counter but it is a 2 Michelin-star restaurant! The service was superb and ingredients used were of top quality. The chef asked if there were any ingredients that we don't eat, took note that I don't take squid and replaced it with fresh shrimps. Two of us, we... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Shinji by Kanesake, tucked away in a quite corner of Raffles Hotel and best loved hotel. Singapore has plenty of Japanese restaurants right from the chains such as Sushi Tei to the celebrity chefs. Shinji falls in the highest category when it comes to Omakase restaurants in Singapore, it is located in the colonial Raffles Hotel and is set up... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went there with my wife in March 2015. Had to make reservations about 2 weeks before my date. Took up the seats on the counter where you can have first hand interaction with the Chef. We gave the Chef the luxury of delighting us with his choice of dishes for the evening, and he also recommended the sake. I must... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Having heard about this restaurant's stellar reputation, I went to the branch at Raffles Hotel for lunch. You definitely need to book ahead to eat here, as the place is small and there are only 18 seats around the sushi counter (they do have private rooms but you won't see the actions from there). Several guests were clearly regulars, which... More 

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Northern Beaches
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had read about this restaurant and were not disappointed worth the price if you like exquisite sashimi served by a master. The timing was perfect and the chef delighted with continual questions made this meal special. Also fish we don’t get in Australia. The Yuzu sorbet desert still lingers.

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Singapore, Singapore
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126 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Singapore has plenty of Japanese restaurants right from the chains such as Sushi Tei to the celebrity chefs. Shinji falls in the highest category when it comes to Omakase restaurants in Singapore, it is located in the colonial Raffles Hotel and is set up in traditional Japanese style with tables by the sushi counter and then some private rooms. They... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My second visit, and another memorable meal that did not disappoint. Expensive, but excellent value and well worth it.

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Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

At the cost of 300 over dollars per head, I thought I would be served lobster, tuna belly or some horse meat sashimi. But none of the above. Instead , I get run of the mill type of fish like red snapper, tuna , yellowtail and octopus. But to give credit to the chef, the fish served are really fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Beach Road | #02-20 Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673 , Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: +65 6338 6131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 360
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?