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Shinji by Kanesaka

#139 of 8,928 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Core
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76 Bras Basah Road | Lobby floor, Carlton Hotel, Singapore 189558, Singapore
+65 6338 6131
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i have dined at Shinji at Raffles 3 times before, so on invitation of UOB Bank, I have my dinner this time at the Carlton location. I was reminded by my bank manager it's a $300 pp dinner menu, so I look forward to another great experience at Shinji. But I was very disappointed by the outcome, dishes served may... More 

Thank chung1954
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oshino-san was in his element, whipping out seasonal highlights with his affable personality & adorable wife as chief waitress clad in a brand new kimono, apparently from material given by her mum. Food was as usual sublimely exquisite. More seating capacity also meant higher din when diners get excited in their conversations. Interesting place to people watch as well. From... More 

Thank fwlim
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Japanese food so I decided to treat myself when I was working in Singapore (why not?). Shinji seems to offer two sittings for lunch and the restaurant is very intimate with seating around the bar so you watch the chefs work. Perfect. I arrived for my lunch to a warm greeting and a stool for my bag. I... More 

Thank Caroline R
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Had the omakase for 2. Every sushi/dish tasted great. Definitely worth the experience. Ended the omakase with the best melt in your mouth uni rice ever!!!

Thank cforchanel
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Best Sushi restaurant in Singapore, period.. Having tried a number of popular sushi restaurant (be it with michelin stars or not), this one takes the crown for Singapore best at this Raffles hotel branch. Get the sushi counter and make advance reservation. And go for lunch for cheaper menu option. You can't go wrong with any menu Food = 5... More 

Thank D_Kailua
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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199 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Really good sushi restaurant and great service. We had the Edomae menu which had 15 sushi options with a hefty price tag of S$220. The sea urchin and chutoro were particularly excellent, but the horse mackerel could be better and the temperature of the rice was inconsistent.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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300 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

If I could give a sushi restaurant 10 stars this would be the place --innovative tasty and as much as you can eat in one meal. Best sushi I have had anywhere on the globe

Thank BusinessTravel1856
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit. 1st time was 2013. Whilst I enjoyed the meal I felt it wasn't the same as the first time.... perhaps different chefs.? The service was a bit cold and I didn't find the chef engaging. Food was good but not as good compared to the likes of hashida or shoukouwa. Pricey for what it is... More 

Thank MrAndMrsFoodie
Singapore, Singapore
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276 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

There is not a better Japanese restaurant in Singapore, this place is incredible in terms of food quality, service at the counter watching the chef's prepare and in terms of a lunch time price (apparently it's double in the evening so go for lunch!). Excellent in terms of impressing a client or a girl the delivery of one item at... More 

Thank ChrisJR2013
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This discrete restaurant on the second floor of the Raffles Hotel is widely considered to serve the best sushi in Singapore and we were not disappointed! We enjoyed the $225 US omakase at a 10 person sushi bar in a private room in the back of the restaurant. It consisted of more than a dozen courses of some cooked, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$360
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Bras Basah Road | Lobby floor, Carlton Hotel, Singapore 189558, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: +65 6338 6131
  • This restaurant is at Raffles Hotel Singapore

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