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Chef Behind Michelin-Starred Sushi Kimura’s $450 Dinner Opens Restaurant With $180 Sushi-Only Omakase

The sushi omakase at Shin Yasuke boasts the same seafood and rice as its posher sibling restaurant, Sushi Kimura.

Chef Behind Michelin-Starred Sushi Kimura’s $450 Dinner Opens Restaurant With $180 Sushi-Only Omakase

Newly opened sushi-ya Shin Yasuke at the Loft @ Nathan condominium complex, River Valley, offers a tantalising proposition. An omakase meal consisting only of 15 pieces of sushi (none of the usual frills like sashimi or fried dishes) for $180 per head. Not exactly ‘affordable’ by average standards – but pretty value-for-money, considering that the restaurant is run by the folks behind one-Michelin-starred restaurant Sushi Kimura in Palais Renaissance. At the latter, a dinner – personally prepared by its eponymous chef Tomoo Kimura (pictured above) and his team – costs $450 for 12 courses of both cooked and raw fish dishes, which includes several pieces of sushi (the high price tag is common among most sushi fine-diners in Singapore, where omakase meals have gotten increasingly expensive since the pandemic began). 

But back to its more casual sibling eatery Shin Yasuke. Here, you get some of the same seafood, shari (vinegared rice), soy sauce and wasabi that’s used at the genial chef-owner’s flagship sushi bar in Palais Renaissance. No wonder reservations for the new 12-seat eatery – which is only open for dinner – have been constantly snapped up since its official opening in late April (we only managed to snag a seat a couple of weeks from now). 

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