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The Gyu Bar
Photograph: The Gyu Bar Wagyu uni chirashi don

The prettiest Japanese bento boxes to splurge and feast on in Singapore

Beauty in a box

By Fabian Loo
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Feast your eyes on these gorgeous and lavishly constructed bento boxes by some of the top Japanese restaurants in Singapore. And more than just a visual treat, these hearty take-out options promise to taste just as good as they look; each colourful box comes studded with prized ingredients and the freshest catch to make for a visually appealing meal worth splurging on.

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Rappu
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Rappu

Restaurants Japanese Tanjong Pagar

The Rappu 6 ($48) 

Get up your sleeves and build your very own sushi roll with The Rappu 6. As its name suggests, this bento set comes with six of the handrail bar’s signature creations: discs of scallops, kanpachi, salmon, fatty tuna, crab, and creamy engawa or flounder fluke fish. Or try the High Roller ($93) that comes lavished with wagyu, uni, caviar, and more. Sake is also included in both sets to wash everything down. 

Order here rappu.oddle.me/en_SG

Hashida Singapore
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Hashida Singapore

Restaurants Japanese Raffles Place

Hashida chirashi sushi box ($150)

Chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida, best known for serving up the finest sushi experience, has translated an age-old family recipe into a colourful treat. Laying atop well-seasoned rice are dollops of sea bream, amberjack, prawn, sea urchin, chutoro, anago, kampyo or dried gourd, cucumber, and shiitake mushrooms. 

Order here hashida.oddle.me/en_SG

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The Gyu Bar
Photograph: The Gyu Bar

The Gyu Bar

Restaurants Japanese Tanglin

Wagyu uni chirashi bento ($54.20)

Treasured ingredients from the land and sea come together to form this indulgent meal box at The Gyu Bar. The beef specialist first crowns a bed of rice with aburi wagyu, then finished with spoonfuls of premium Hokkaido uni. Other combinations feature yakiniku wagyu topped with foie gras, alongside a mixture of tamagoyaki and ikura; or a pure beef bowl of wagyu sirloin that comes with slivers of fresh truffles. 

Order here thegyubar.com.sg

Shinsora
Photograph: Shinsora

Shinsora

Restaurants Japanese City Hall

Bara chirashi ($78) 

Shinsora’s version of the bara chirashi comes with a special blend of rice, sasanishiki grains, that comes seasoned with red vinegar made from mature sake lees to form lend a brown tinge to the mixture. It then gets covered with a vibrant selection of seasonal raw ingredients, with only limited sets available daily. Or try a winning combination of toro, uni, and ikura in another equally beautiful bento (from $88). 

Order here shinsora.sg/delivery

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Noka
Photograph: Noka/ Instagram

Noka

Restaurants Japanese City Hall

Chirashi ($21.20) 

This cheerful bowl is filled with the season’s best: rice is sourced from the Niigata Prefecture, then layered with fresh slices of blue fin tuna, salmon, white fish, shrimp, and pops of ikura, And even the garnish used comes straight from the adjoining rooftop garden at Noka. Salmon chirashi ($21.20), on the other hand, pairs sashimi slices with locally sourced vegetables. 

Order here shop.noka.sg/en_SG

Sen-ryo
Photograph: Sen-ryo

Sen-ryo

Restaurants Japanese Orchard

Sen-ryo platter ($29)

If it is variety you’re after, newly opened Japanese restaurant Sen-ryo will certainly provide. Its menu of “affordable luxury” features a namesake platter of 12 sushi pieces – ranging from raw slivers of chutoro and hamachi, to aburi salmon and fried ebi. There is also a kaisendon set, with miso soup and tomato salad, that goes for $35, along with other bento and platter offerings. 

Order here Delivery available via Grafood

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Ki-sho
Photograph: Ki-sho/ Facebook

Ki-sho

Restaurants Japanese Newton

Luxurious chirashi don ($120) 

This gourmet treat lets you bring home a slice of luxury. The aptly named chirashi don is a stunning assembly of pink-hued sashimi slices, vibrant pops of ikura, finished with cubes of tamago. Ki-sho also lets you turn up the decadence up a few notches, with a limited Kobe wagyu uni caviar don that goes for $250. 

Order here WhatsApp 9061 6109

Sushi Kimura
Photograph: Sushi Kimura

Sushi Kimura

Restaurants Japanese Orchard

Bara chirashi ($98)

While a dinner experience at Sushi Kimura might go for $400, its delivery and take0out menu provides a more affordable way to sample chef Tomoo Kimura’s winning creations. There is the colourful bara chirashi atop piquant shari, or try the luxury chirashi ($220) that might come with neat rows of uni, ikura, caviar-topped tuna, and more. 

Order here sushikimura.com.sg/order/

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