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14 Scotts Road #05-132, Far East Plaza, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6738 7470
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Yakitori!

Was recommended by a friend to try out at this restaurant. Wanted to have yakitori and didn't know where's the best place to go. It was my first visit there, food was satisfying! I recommend to get the Saahimi and Yakitori course with an additional order of a garlic rice. It was just nice for 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
meyeschen
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Singapore, Singapore
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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had dinner here tonight. Excellent food - sashimi, grilled Saba, shiitake mushrooms, meat balls, tofu soup and much more. Service was quick and friendly, atmosphere authentic Japanese. We brought our own wine - $30 corkage ! Strongly recommend.

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Singapore, Singapore
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you are aiming to savour on mid-range priced Japanese cuisine in Singapore and do not want to be spitting on your way out, this place is one of the rare few you should go to. I had my dinner there tonight, which I have always wanted to revisit, for my last visit to the place was more than 10... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Was recommended by a friend to try out at this restaurant. Wanted to have yakitori and didn't know where's the best place to go. It was my first visit there, food was satisfying! I recommend to get the Saahimi and Yakitori course with an additional order of a garlic rice. It was just nice for 2 pax! Staff will serve... More 

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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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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
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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75 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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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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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?