Orchard Central – Japanese Food Ootoya, Nantsuttei, Shabu Sai Under One Roof


Japanese food has been an IN thing recently with the opening of multiple Japanese F&Bs around Singapore and within Orchard Central itself, there’s already existing tenants specializing in different Jap cuisines such as: Shabu Sai (Jap steamboat), Nantsuttei (Jap ramen), Ootoya Japanese Restaurant (casual Jap dining).


For the BIG eaters, the Eat-You-Can Shabu Sai buffet comes in 2 different types: Normal Buffet ($24.99 for adults/ $9.99 for child) and Wagyu Beef Buffet ($36.99 for adults/ $14.99 for child).

The normal buffet offers a selection of pork, beef, chicken and sushi whereas the Wagyu Beef Buffet will include free flow Grade 2 wagyu beef (that’s the real deal!


Choose 2 soup bases among the 8 different soup bases offered there. Our favourites are the Tonkotsu Shoyu with a slight savory hint and Herbal Soup (monthly special for March 2016). Yes, Herbal soup is always my favourite because I’m TCM Practitioner!

Oh man, so much meat and protein, that I could probably go for a second round of gymming. Service was pretty prompt with the refilling of soup and meat, so we could eat non stop!

Address: Orchard Central #08-09/10/11 Singapore 238896 (Google Map)

Links: Facebook / Instagram


For those opting to dine in a Japanese casual dining restaurant, check out Ootoya! The interior boasted tatami mats and a wooden clean feel, makes it feel like you’re dining in Japan!

Ootoya’s menu ranged from Rice Boxes aka Bento boxes for those opting a take-and-go, Toshikoshi soba which was handmade by the chef personally daily, Demi Burgers which will be on my list of next-to-try to Meat on Hot Stones (Psst… the sizzling hot sound).


For the matcha lovers, don’t miss out on the Matcha Parfait ($8) with matcha ice cream, matcha jelly, matcha pudding (lost count of the numbers of Matcha I said), red beans, sponge cake and bracken starch dumpling.

Slight bitterness of the green tea complemented with the sweetness from the red beans and bracken starch dumpling.

Promo: Quote “OCJAPMAR” be entitled to 1 free red bowl dessert with a min. spending of $20 at Ootoya in a single receipt. Valid till 30th April 2016, terms & conditions apply

Address: Orchard Central #08-012 Singapore 238896 (Google Map)

Links: Facebook


For those craving for ramen, there’s an option of various ramen types at Nantsuttei! For the less adventurous, opt for the Negi Ramen ($15) with green onions in a Tonkotsu broth which isn’t too porky and overwhelming.

Our favourite was the Dragon Ramen with a well-balanced spicy kick and an added fiery punch. The charshu slices were tender and pretty addictive on its own and was available separately as an a la carte at $6.50.


The Fuufu Enman Gyoza ($6 for 5pcs) were one of our favourite side dishes. Meaty, plump with a pan-fried crisp and a juicy, garlicky taste.

Promo: Quote “OCJAPMAR” be entitled to 1 free Tamago (egg) when you dine at Nantsuttei. Valid till 31st March 2016. While stocks last, 1 per customer only.

Address: Orchard Central #07-12/13 Singapore 238896 (Google Map)

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