We rejected the tasting invite from Uogashi at Joo Chiat, preferring to pay on our own to give honest reviews. We ordered from Feastbump, online delivery website, paying $99 for four people, including $12 delivery fees.
Before we found out that the takeaway shop is helmed by Japanese Chef Hiroki Saito, we already declared we liked the food on instagram.
The chirashi don ($12.50) is delicious at a very good value, with 9 pieces of different seafood, tamago, a very sweet stewed mushrooms, and a sweet-salty sakura denbu made from codfish. A well-balanced bowl with flavors of sweetness, savory, vinegar, wasabi heat.
The sashimi platter ($36.90), we tossed it in the yusheng we made ourselves. Good quality seafood, no complaints.
We also tried cooked food. The teriyaki chicken ($8.90) is thick and chunky and just mildly sweet and salty—another dish that is well balanced. Unagi don ($16.80) is nice too. Both comes with yellow egg powder.
Certainly, some things can be improved. The rice should be changed to the Japanese short-grain sticky variety. The tamago tastes funny. The sashimi is generic; the flavors aren’t full. It cannot hold a candle to those $400/pax restaurants. But at this price point, it is much cheaper than many conveyer-belt chain restaurants, and tastes better. We are satisfied.
430 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427646
T: +65 6348 6698
11am-9pm, closed Mon
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.
Full disclosure: We partner with Feastbump, but we are not obligated to write any reviews. This review is done out of our own free will because we like the food.