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“Best Sushi Place in Singapore” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shinji by Kanesaka

Shinji by Kanesaka
1 Beach Road | #02-20 Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673 , Singapore (Downtown Core)
+65 6338 6131
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Ranked #5 of 7,750 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $60 - $360
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Core
Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Sushi Place in Singapore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Super fresh and yummy sashimi. The chef is very friendly and nice, very attentive. Service was fast. We order the omakaze. U will spend 500 more or less per person. Amazing experience....i went home super full that nite.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best Sashima you can find in!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Best value will be its weekday lunch. Fresh and delicious Japanese suitable for business entertainment

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“If you can't go to Hong Kong or Tokyo ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Shinji is certainly the best sushi in Singapore, easily surpasses Aoki. Is it worth it? That depends, if you really want very good sushi, and are stuck in Singapore, then paying SGD 500 per person (including sake) is the only thing to do. What is unfortunate is that it does really measure up on a regional scale. Of course, it is more expensive and no where as good as the places in Japan. But, what about Hong Kong? I frequently dine at Sushi Shin in Hong Kong and find it to be slightly less expensive, and far better than Shinji. Recently, I was in Tokyo (ate at Kyubei), Hong Kong (ate at Sushi Shin) and Singapore (ate at Shinji) all within a month. Over such a short period, it was easy for me to compare, and while Shinji was the most expensive of the three, it was also the worst.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A delightful Japanese experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I've been to Hokkaido and tried several accomplished restaurants there and Shinji's food is about the best sushi you can get in Singapore. The food is served with very little seasoning as it is really fresh. Moreover, the chef will add a subtle twist to the sashimi and the whole experience for that dish will be enhanced tremendously. The chef also brings in seasonal food and changes his menu regularly. In addition, they have a list of really good Sake that goes very well with the food. To top it all, it was really a personal experience with the chef serving the food with a lot of attention and humour.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best sushi in Singapore, but outrageously expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Having lived in Tokyo for eight years, there are few things I dream of more often than finding great sushi outside of Japan. For Singapore this is it. Unfortunately you feel like you are selling your soul to the devil every time you dine. Its about 75%+ more expensive than comparable quality in Japan. But what to do?

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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