Best Sake Bars in Singapore 2018
Calling all sake lovers! Singapore might not be Japan but it is still a great country to be able to get your sake fix as many sake bars around this little Red Dot carry sakes of high quality and many are handpicked by sommeliers. If you have not winded down the day with a warm glass of sake in hand, you have to try it out! So check out Boozez’s recommendations for Best Sake Bars in Singapore!
Credits: Orihara Shoten
First up on the list of best sake bars in Singapore is Orihara Shoten. If you’re looking for a fix of the highest quality umeshu and sake, Orihara Shoten is the place for you. As the only overseas branch of Orihara, the Singapore outlet boasts a wide array of imported Japanese alcohol, including whiskey and beer. They take their sakes here very seriously, so if you are lucky, you might be able to learn a thing or two about artisan sake from the sake masters or even the head sommelier.
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Kakure Sake Bar
Set up by the same people behind Ki-Sho, Kakure boasts of the same exquisite level that Ki-Sho has. Well stocked with artisanal sakes, the sake sommelier, Makoto Iwabuchi, is excellent at his job and has amazing sake pairing options. So do try out the sake with the omakase for an out of this world dining experience.
#02-02, 29 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228224
A staple for every sake enthusiast, Boruto is an upmarket izakaya – meaning “sitting bar” in Japanese. Boruto’s uniqueness also comes from its sake vault – which was an actual vault from a bank. Specializing in a sake and Japanese whiskey (which sit in voluminous imported barrels on display), Boruto provides its customers with the distinct flavours of genuine Japanese tapas and mains matched with its traditional pairing of sake, whiskey and Shochu.
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Located in Fairmont, Mikuni stands out not only for being a quality restaurant but also for brewing their own sake. They have an in-house sommelier who will aid in sake pairing options. Mikuni has two house sakes – Kiku Masamune and Mikuni Sake so do try them out!
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
The sakes at Aoki are all handpicked by the owner, Kunio Aoki, who ensures that only quality sakes are in his curation at the restaurant. This is to ensure that customers receive the best of the best. It is no surprise that this would come at a hefty price tag but for such quality – it is worth it. The sakes pair well with the dishes that Chef Aoki creates and the explosion of flavours make so much sense in your mouth. Treat yourself when you head to Aoki!
#01-19, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
An omakase restaurant that serves oden as well, Kamoshita carries a sizable number of sakes that is ever expanding. Many customers also love the sake cups here that are decorated with cute prints like the manikineko (fortune cat). Try out their specialty odens like the potato salad oden which will definitely surprise you! Don’t forget to pair it with a cup of sake for the full experience!
5 Neil Rd, Singapore 088806
Kaku-Uchi Sake Bar
Tucked into a corner of Isetan at Shaw beside the liquor section is this cosy and sleek sake bar. Patrons can enjoy sake whilst eating sushi from the supermarket. While there is a limited selection, expect nothing less as the Japanese always believe in providing top-notch quality in everything they do. So head to Kaku-Uchi for some affordable sake today!
350 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238868
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