Ikyu | Food Prepared with Heart, Sincerity and Uncomplicated

10th October 2013.
I was at Tiong Bahru a couple of times in the past few weeks getting my kueh posters up at Books Actually, a local independent bookstore supporting and promoting local literature.

Located very near Books Actually is a Japanese restaurant named Ikyu, I was craving for Japanese food one day and after finding out that they serve some reasonably priced set lunches (28++ SGD) including a Chirashi Set, I was set to visit this Japanese restaurant.

There are a couple of choices for the appetizer, I had the Wagyu Tsukune which is grilled wagyu patty on skewers and it was quite delicious. The minced meat was consistent and the wagyu tasted great with the slightly smoky flavour from the grill.

For the main, I had the Ikyu Bari Chirashi which is a colourful symphony of sashimi cubes and well-seasoned sushi rice. While I thought it could have been slightly more chilled, the sashimi was pleasantly fresh and succulent with distinct flavours and textures. The main came with a couple of takopachi, some of the best I had thus far and a bowl of miso soup.

Finally, a simple but rich scoop of matcha ice cream and a cup of tea/ coffee rounds up the meal nicely. Portions were just right and the service was great. Despite its contemporary interiors, the food here like what the restaurant described : its Japanese food prepared with heart and sincerity and most importantly uncomplicated food. I look forward to coming back to Ikyu again.

5 Yong Siak Street
Singapore 168643
telephone: 6223 9003


  1. Hi, I saw your kueh drawings and they were dam nice! I am a foodie and like collect food related stuffs, can I like buy a set from you for my own collection?...

    1. Hi Alvin,

      Thank you very much!
      You could drop a facebook message at our facebook page on what size you would like and I will update you on the cost and when you would be able to collect them.

  2. wow, looks delicious and value for money too!

    1. yeap the lunch has pretty good value for money.


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