Japanese food in a mall doesn't usually come cheap, and it’s even harder to find a full meal with a drink for under $10. But we did chance upon $6.90 donburis served with free genmaicha at Kushiya Japanese Grill House, an obscure yakitori kiosk at the basement of Westgate mall in Jurong East.
Kushiya has been operating for some time, since around 2016. We confess that we have walked by the dim, grubby-looking eatery several times and never felt enticed to dine there, even though it was perpetually crowded. But we took the plunge one day, and were pleasantly surprised to find that it serves very affordable donburis and yakitori skewers.