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14 Scotts Road #05-132, Far East Plaza, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6738 7470
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Today
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Affordable and Quality Yakitori Bento!

I have been a regular patron to this outlet for their affordable set lunches. There are wide selections of Japanese Bento with my personal favourite as the Yakitori set. Yakitori sticks are well seasoned, great favours and neatly presented on the Bento box. The showmanship of the Yakitori chefs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have been a regular patron to this outlet for their affordable set lunches. There are wide selections of Japanese Bento with my personal favourite as the Yakitori set. Yakitori sticks are well seasoned, great favours and neatly presented on the Bento box. The showmanship of the Yakitori chefs are delectable. From fresh raw ingredients to cooked, taking place right... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nothing fancy but a nice n warm friendly place. I had the Sgd13.50 yakitori set lunch. The barbecue items were done just right. The chicken balls were delicious - crispy on the outside, nice and it dry. I like the service because though was lunch time, the staff give me ample time to browse thru the menu. The ala carte... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The staffs were friendly, thus no complaints for the service. Quality of food is indeed fresh! Food serve hot but too fast.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Chicken yakitori with wasabi a bit dry but very tasty (my favorite). Grilled mackerel is ok but very strong flavor and awkward to eat. Grilled unagi was unremarkable. Very good grilled zucchini and very good grilled eggplant. You should pass on the starter vegetables. Service was fast. Prices were a bit high. Tables close together and the counter is even... More 

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Singapore
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69 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It is difficult to know why people rave about, and crowd this place. It is generally poor. The atmosphere is awfu,l it is crushed and you have no room whatsoever, not even to open a menu. The chairs are too low for the table and are uncomfortable. Some one said shabby but charming ? Just shabby really. The food -... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Back in Singapore again one year later. Back at Nanbantei, and the food is still good. Not outstanding, but good. The yakitori bento box is delicious, but it seems like the rice portion is smaller, and the price has gone up as well. We also ordered the sashimi and tempura set - nice but nothing exceptional. There are other eateries... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

There seems to be countless yakitori options in Singapore, and Nanbantei is one of the better ones. If I'm not wrong, it's been in business for over 30 years in the rather shabby yet charming Far East Plaza. The location seems a bit odd but I guess that's why it's a bit of a hidden gem. I've come here for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Had a great, casual meal here tonight including grilled meats, sushi, grilled rice, gyoza, and various veggie sides. All for around $50US....a good deal for the area. Atmosphere is lively, busy, and small, but worth it! Right across the sky bridge from Royal Plaza on Scots hotel and next to the Marriott.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Last time we had the pleasure to have our dinner was a year ago. It is still the best Yakitori in the world by far. We as usual ordered Japanese Beer and hot Sake which go best to the tasty Yakitori. We love the Chicken Liver, Tsukune, Chicken wings etc. Make a reservation. Most enjoyable is to have seats at... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is one of those Japanese joint I always revisit because I know they will give you good food with great service. I have yet to try anything ala carte but defintely will go back to try it. Always took the dinner set as I do not want to think since I just wanna have a nice dinner and go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Scotts Road #05-132, Far East Plaza, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6738 7470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:30 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?