Founded by four young professionals crazy about all things Japanese, Shukuu Izakaya is a recreation and creative expression for every wow moment we had from our sojourns to Japan. A trifecta of sublime foods, epic drinks, and of course - our authentic Izakaya ambience.

8 Stanley Street
Singapore 068727

11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

06:00pm - 10:30pm


11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm



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A wonderful experience with Japanese Izakaya food at this lovely place. The sake sampler came with 3 different types of sake (sweet, dry and premium). The premium sake definitely won my heart over with a crisp clear smack. The Pork Jowl CharShu was superb and its worth going back again. The Ika kuro-age and Oden were my other favourite dishes and i would strongly recommend this place for its chill vibe as well as the well executed dishes. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Having worked around the Telok Ayer/Tanjong Pagar area for quite a while, I've always noticed crowds around ShuKuu Izakaya but never had the chance to dine there until yesterday. Upon entering the restaurant-bar, we were greeted by friendly service staff and a cosy ambience. I loved the decor and ambience of ShuKuu, finding it to be a great place for after-work drinks and chill sessions with friends and colleagues.

We ordered several dishes but the ones which really stood out to us were:

1) Gyu Tan - Not usually a fan of eating weird animal parts (read: innards), but this beef tongue was extremely delicious. Chewy, well-seasoned and paired well with the lemon, chilli spice and sea salt. Really surprising dish!

2) Mentai Salmon Sushi - AMAZING. I love mentaiko sauce and this was an amazing piece of sushi. Dipped in some wasabi and soy sauce, can't go wrong with this. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

3) Yakitori (5pc) - This set dish came with 5 types of yakitori (skewers?) and I especially loved the bacon-wrapped asparagus. Half-expecting it to be crunchy and tough, it was melt-in-your-mouth tender and really delicious. The chicken thigh and meatball skewers were also delicious with the teriyaki sauce coating.

Other recommended dishes would be the Potato Sarada, a flavour-packed ball of potato salad, and the Kani Gratin, crab meat gratin with mentaiko sauce in a crab shell (awesome presentation!).

Overall, a great dining experience over here at ShuKuu. The boss was extremely friendly and hospitable, and it was a very cosy environment to just relax and have a great meal. Would definitely come again next time now that I know about it!

I visited shukuu restaurant last Saturday and was thoroughly impressed by it. Being foreign to the concept of izakayas, I went in not knowing what to order and yet the owner were patient in explaining their specialties and concept and thus I was impressed by their service. They also had a wide range of yakitori which goes well with their in house sake(we ordered their premium sweet one) and I highly recommend their chicken meatballs which had a great ratio of fat and meat, making the meatballs tender yet having a good bite to them. My favourites were their premium grilled beef tongue and crab gratin. The beef tongue was well seasoned and grilled to perfection and the crab gratin was served with a generous amount of mentaiko on it, slightly flamed on top to bring out the flavour. With a fantastic ambience and excellent food, I will recommend anyone to give this place a try.

Being new to the concept of japanese bar food, i am amazed by the wide range and variety of food served at shukuu. We ordered numerous dishes such as grilled beef tongue, kani mentaiko, chicken yakitori etc.
My personal favorite is the grilled beef tongue, as it flavourfully seasoned and when paired with the salt on the side, i was blowned away with how such a simple dish can retain the essence of the beef. Upon recommendation from the owner, we got the house sake which really complimented the food we ate. I will surely bring my friends there again.

Visited Shukuu Izakaya the other day with a friend. It's a great place to chill and unwind after work. It's in the cbd area, just right next to tanjong pagar mrt and they have great food and amazing sake. The two highlights of my meal were the kani gratin and the slow cooked iberico pork jowl. The kani gratin was smoothed and extremely flavourful. It even comes with a layer of mentaiko on top. The slow cooked iberico pork jowl had an incredible texture and was chewy and tender. But what really blew me away was their sake. Their premium sake was smooth and mildly sweet. It was the first time i tried sake and it really gave me a good impression

Visited shukuu with my friend. Great ambience, perfect for gatherings and meetups. Out of the dishes I tried, the ones that struck me most were:
1. 5pc chefs selection kushiyali - highlights are the juicy and tender meatballs and yakitori, which were a pleasure to the tastebuds
2. Kani Gratin - coated with mentaiko sauce, a single spoonful of it packs an incredible burst of flavours complemented by a creamy texture
3. Slow cooked iberico pork jowl - amazing texture: soft and easy to chew (it literally almost melts in your mouth), accompanied by a delicious sauce and onsen egg

Overall, Shukuu is a great place to bring friends to chill and catch up.


📸 by @whatjeanneats
Tasting Hosted by @shukuuizakaya and @protegieconsultancy
Location: Shukuu Japanese Izakaya & Sake Bar @shukuuizakaya 8 Stanley Street,  S(068727)
Tel: 6327 9240.
Opening hours: 
11.30am - 2.00pm. 
5.30pm - 11.00pm ( Last Order at 10.20pm)
Saturdays: 6.00pm - 10.00pm ( Last Order at 10.00pm )
Close on Sundays.
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Lovely dish , starting from the presentation to the taste of the entire don in a whole , it really highlights the flavour of the toro !


Ordered several dishes over a few menu categories. Some dishes were surprisingly tasty and flavourful (such as the potato salad and chargrilled squid), but others stood out less. Staff service was excellent, one of the dishes we ordered was not available and he patiently explained other alternative recommendations to us and refilled our glasses of water and ocha when our cups were emptied.


Had an enjoyable and satisfied meal here at ShuKuu. Food came quick and service was excellent. Has a wide variety of authentic japanese food from cold cuts such as tuna and sashimi to freshly prepared char grill and dons. Some of my personal favorites are the char grill squid and rosti mentai. Overall a good place to chill or hang out for dinner and sake

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First time visiting Shukuu Izakaya and I’m amazed by the wide variety of food choices available. One of my favourite dishes would definitely be the salmon sashimi, it’s thick, fresh and delicious. Some of the other dishes tried include salmon mentai sushi, rosti mentai, agedashi tofu, pan-fries sliced pork donburi. The food are delicious and satisfying. 👍🏽 Not forgetting, the service and ambience are equally amazing. Will definitely be back to try the other dishes!


Shukuu has a rustic Japanese decor that serves surprisingly fresh, delectable and authentic Japanese dishes. I had the honour of being served by the owner and was pleasantly pleased by his recommendations. The salmon and skewered Meat are my favourites

Shukuu is a hidden gem conveniently located in the CBD. The small, quaint and wooden furnishings reminded me of Japan, momentarily forgetting about the hustle and bustle of being in the city.
Tried a variety of food dishes, but my favourites were the maguro yukke, kani gratin and the oden. The maguro yuuke was nicely seasoned with sesame oil and melted in the mouth. Fans of mentaiko (like yours truly) will enjoy the kani gratin dish came in a cute little crab shell and a whole lot of mentaiko sauce. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the initially unidentified chewy objects in the kani gratin dish were bits of macaroni, which added texture to the dish. I enjoyed the oden which was lightly flavoured (see if you can spot the money bag in the dish) and heartwarming.
Ordered the barley shochu this time, but will definitely be back to try their sake next time.

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Went to ShuKuu over the weekend and it was crowded by 8pm, so be sure to go earlier to secure table seats. Try the maguro yukke (marinated tuna in sesame and chilli oil; $13) and gyu ponzu (beef slices in ponzu sauce; $7). Amazing!

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The deco and vibes of the place was warm and vibrant and very japanese.The waiter was polite and knowledgeable and provided good food and sake recommendations. I ordered the $80 Shukuu's experience platter which consisted of tofu in dashi gravy, lightly seared beef in ponzu, torched vinegared mackerel, sake/buttered oysters, garlic soy chicken kaarage and 5pieces of kushiyaki (charcoal skewers). I was impressed with how evenly they sliced the mackerel to Japanese precision and it was fresh and firm. The garlic soy kaarage was the bomb! When it came, the aroma was heavenly and I had to put it in asap. Crispy on outside and well marinated throughout and moist. Mayo dip went well together and I didn't mind the extra calories that day. Haha. The skewers were good too. Had a nice charcoal smell and not too dry. The sake of the day was a fantastic accompaniment to the value for money platter. It was smooth yet dry, and didn't overpower the palate. Amazing! I'll definitely be back.

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