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“Excellent Food & Excellent Service but expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nogawa Japanese Restaurant

Nogawa Japanese Restaurant
100 Orchard Road | #03-25 Concorde Hotel, Singapore 238840, Singapore (Orchard Road)
+65 6732 2911
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Ranked #407 of 7,262 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $25 - $120
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
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“Excellent Food & Excellent Service but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

When looking up this restaurant, 2 listings in TripAdvisor.

Have dined there several times over the year. When we want authentic sushi, this is the sure place. Chef Kevin was there to take care of us again at the counter. As usual, we always go for omakase- chef's choice. Fish is so fresh and the rest of the ingredients always superb.

We must have had about 10 courses- 1)little baby green salad; 2) sweetest Japanese tomato (no picture on first 2 courses, so good I can eat 3 of those tomatoes alone!) 3) the enoki, leek and tuna belly in clear benito broth- heavenly light & flavorful! 4) chopped green onion wrapped in shaved Wagyu beef--oozing rich; 5) fresh bamboo shoot- very light/good; 6) pickled root vegetables--OK, crunchy; 7) steamed red snapper in soy sauce- superb flavor; 8) sashimi-- as expected fresh great quality cuts; 9) various sushis- including uni- sea urchin roes- no picture; 10) Strawberry-- sweet/ low acid.

We offered sake and toasted with Kevin. My tea was always changed to keep it hot. All in all an excellent friendly service.

Given it's locate inside the Concorde Hotel a dated hotel, where the neighboring businesses are sailor bars, it's not much else to say. Ordered a bottle of a nice sake and a green tea as well, bill was close to S$800 for 2. It's definitely a splurge. Clients were mainly Japanese businessmen. Will definitely go back there.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“It was very good, but abit over rated now”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

It was my go to place for celebrations especially to reward myself when it was at Takashimaya. Then there was a proliferation of many new japanese restaurants in the past 10 years, and in comparison, Nogawa at the hotel known previously known as the old Le Meridien Orchard, failed to sparkle. I had an omakase lunch which was lack lustre. It was still good though. Maybe it is the location, it was more suited for a quick lunch catering to the business crowd. An omakase seems quite out of place, and the other diners looked happy with their bentos.

Visited June 2011
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“Try the chirashi lunch set. Certainly far more value for money~”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

Try the chirashi lunch set. Certainly far more value for money~

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“Very fresh sashimi and delicious authentic Japanese dishes.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

Very fresh sashimi and delicious authentic Japanese dishes.

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“Excellent !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

Excellent !

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