Gather your friends for a laidback evening at this long-standing izakaya on the second floor of Cuppage Plaza. This no frills joint has been around for over 25 years and the same Japanese chef still remains, so you know your food is in good hands! They serve everything here, from light bites that pair well with ice cold beer to hearty meals like Japanese curry rice and bento boxes that are bound to fill you up. Start the night with some skewers like the crowd favourite grilled pork belly, Butabara Kushiyaki ($7.50 for four) and the value-for-money chicken skewers, Yakitori ($6 for four). Need something heavier? Order the Nijumaru Bento ($20) — it comes with a tasty slab of pork belly, fresh sashimi, crispy tempura, rice and miso soup. Reservations are recommended.
Avg price: $40 per person with drinks
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