Call me greedy, but I’m always down for affordable omakase, which you can sometimes find at restaurants that don’t specialise in it.
Tempura Bar, a casual Japanese restaurant in Paya Lebar opened by the folks behind Astons, is one such example.
Although they specialise in tempura, tendon, and donburi, those who want to try a bit of everything can go for the lesser-known 5-course Omakase (S$38), consisting of Seasonal Sashimi, Tamago Mentaiyaki, Signature Tempura, Inaniwa Udon, and Daifuku Mochi.
It’s an unpretentious, value-for-money option, if you ask me.
If you’re in the mood for a more indulgent (but not expensive) affair, the 6-course Omakase (S$60), which is composed of fancier ingredients, includes courses like the Applewood Smoked Uni Truffle Tart and Lobster Meat Taco, Japanese Truffle Beef, Buta Kakuni, and Hokkaido Buckwheat Soba.
Feel free to pair your meal with your choice of sake, beer, or wine — there are plenty to choose from, as you can see.
Do note that although both omakase options are available every day, while stocks last, we recommend making a reservation (and indicating that you wanna have omakase) before heading down!
Not up for omakase? Take your pick from the regular a la carte menu featuring signatures like the Anago & Ebi Tendon (S$13.30), which sees anago, prawn, jumbo crabmeat, butternut pumpkin, japanese eggplant, shimeji mushroom, french bean, and a tempura egg atop Koshihikari premium rice.
You can also order assorted tempura, be it Prawn (S$3.50), Oyster (S$3), Japanese Eggplant (S$1.90), or Butternut Pumpkin (S$1.90), alongside other staples like Seafood Kakiage (S$9.90).
Want to unwind over a casual omakase after work, or simply feel like satisfying your cravings for tempura without breaking the bank? Tempura Bar is where it’s at.
???? 10 Eunos Rd 8, #01-114 SingPost Centre, Singapore 408600
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