Good sushi

When this place first opened, one of the main draws was the soy salmon sushi which was being offered at 40 cents per piece, up to a maximum of 4 pieces per customer. This restaurant gave the other sushi restaurants in town a run for their money as they offered value for money and the freshly made discounted items wooed many to this place. That was months ago. Today, the soy salmon sushi is still 40 cents per piece, but it has been restricted to 2 per customer. The special promotion items have changed as well. Like so many other restaurants, the quality of their food seemed to have drop, compared to when they first began. But their promotions are still a draw to many and the food is still served freshly made.

This is a chain of Japanese restaurants that started out of Hong Kong, so a couple of their items have a Cantonese slant to them, which I like. One of them is chicken soup with daikon, a type of Japanese melon that is just slightly bitter, topped with shredded chicken meat and garnished with shallots. This seems to be a seasonal item as it is not on the menu all the time.

A meal shared between two people is within my budget of $15 per person, when self-control is diligently exercised. This includes the 10% service charge and GST. Otherwise, it’s about $20-$25 per person. Each sushi item is made and served fresh; there is no conveyor belt system.

I’ve visited three of their outlets at Plaza Singapura, ION Orchard and Terminal 3, Changi Airport. The outlet I like the most is the one at Plaza Singapura. There is usually a queue for dinner as well. Go early to avoid the long queues.

Itacho Sushi, #02-35, Plaza Singapura. Tel: 6337 8922.

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