Assisted by talented chefs Bobby Yap and Tony Wong, owner/chef Akio Soga showcases a number of speciality dishes alongside more traditional Japanese fare. He focuses on fresh seafood, but there are some tempting meat dishes as well. This unassuming Japanese restaurant is clean and modern, with teal and white walls and well-spaced wooden tables. An authentic sushi bar is tucked away at the rear of the venue.
Bento boxes and set menus are popular, as they offer a snapshot of the delicious sashimi, sushi, tempura and meat options available. Teriyaki chicken boasts a tender grilled chicken thigh with crisp skin, served on a bed of salad. The teriyaki sauce is sweet and tangy. Quality ingredients are a recurring theme across the dishes, with sashimi comprising a fresh, light and colourful selection of top-notch king salmon and tuna. The radish and ginger dressing is a wonderful addition, as it supplies a gentle layer of heat.
PSST! Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant has special gluten-free and vegetarian menus for those with dietary restrictions.