Fukuichi Japanese Dining Restaurant is the joint partnership of Fukuichi Gyogyo of Shizuoka, Japan and Chun Cheng Fishery of Singapore (CCF). Fukuichi’s core business is fisheries where they have facilities on board their ships to flash freeze fish at sea (-60 degree celsius). Unlike chilling, freezing at -60 degree celsius kills bacteria and parasites and preserves the meat at its original condition. Fukuichi takes pride in its state of the art cold storage in Fukuichi Ohigawa Cold-storage in Japan. CCF is the first company in Singapore planning to launch its ultra low temperature -60 degree celsius cold storage system and Cold Chain Flow processing and handling operation in November 2010. Together with the facilities available at CCF Singapore, it is changing the landscape of frozen fish consumption, especially in tuna, the core of natural Japanese seafood dining in Singapore.
They have both indoor and al fresco seating, with the sake bar located outside.
On my first visit, due to lack of seats indoor, we took an outdoor seat. It wasn’t all bad, because it was rather airy and the fact that it just rained helped too. The view of Somerset Road was pleasing to the eye as well. They had just started this restaurant, and there was an opening special, of 20% off total bill.
Due to poor lighting outdoor, I was unable to get a good picture of what I ordered. I’m showing the stock picture from their website here. I ordered the sashimi and tempura set ($25++). It comes with the salad, chawanumushi, rice and miso soup. Everything was wonderful.
My dining partner ordered the Bento set ($35++). It consists of mixed sashimi, 4 pieces of nigiri sushi, 1 piece of tamagoyaki, 4 pieces of rolled sushi, mixed tempura, unagi, salad, chawamushi and miso soup. He loved this a lot and actually ordered again on 5 subsequent visits.
Dessert is included in every dinner set, and the dessert of the day was some green tea pudding.
26th Nov 2010
We paid our second visit to Fukuichi Japanese Dining as the 20% off promotion was still valid for the month of November. We visited for lunch and the set menus available for lunch was slightly different with more variety and lower prices.
Complimentary hand roll. I believe this was in conjunction with their recent opening.
Swordfish sashimi ($18++). The sashimi tasted fresh, juicy, and was well sliced.
His Bento set ($35++). This set was the same as that served during dinner.
I ordered the cod fish baked with mentaiko set ($20++), which comes with rice, Japanese salad, chawanmushi and miso soup. I loved it! However, I wished the portion of the fish could be bigger.
The dessert of the day was mochi. I liked this more than the green tea pudding. It tastes like Taiwan Chiu Fen mochi.
28th May 2011
It was my 3rd visit there and I went with a bunch of 6 other friends. We were there for dinner on a Saturday night. As the sets available for dinner was rather limited, most of us ordered the same set. The other option would be to go ala carte, but obviously the set has better value. For April and May 2011, there was a promotion for 25% off total bill.
Chicken Katsu Set ($20++). It comes with rice, Japanese salad, chawanmushi and miso soup.
Salmon and mushroom tempura set ($25++). It comes with rice, Japanese salad, chawanmushi and miso soup.
I ordered the beef set ($28++) which comes with rice, Japanese salad, chawanmushi and miso soup. It was the best decision of my life. I ordered medium rare and the beef was cooked to perfection. The beef was so tender and juicy and the sauce complimented it really well. It got me craving for more, despite the portion being reasonably enough.
Dessert of the day was ice cream mochi. 30th May 2011 To make use of the 25% off promotion while it was still valid, I visited Fukuichi Japanese Dining with different friends, despite a mere 2 days since my previous visit. I was still craving for the beef.
Kani Tofu (with century egg) ($6++). We decided to try out their signature dish after reading some reviews and this really lived up to its name! I’m not sure how to go about describing this, because I’ve personally never tried something like this before. But I’ll just say, it’s worth a try.
Garlic butter grilled scallops. (4 for $16++). Buttery and cheesey with crispy garlic, just the way I like it. I love scallops!
That’s my beef today. And sadly, apparent from this picture, the beef isn’t as soft as the one I had 2 days prior. The beef was overcooked. Just my luck.
The other 3 ordered the famous Bento set and sang praises about it. I would still return as I love the chawanmushi, the beef (done right), the tempura, the scallops, the crab tofu, actually, everything! The prices are reasonable as well, even without the discounts. I highly recommend this place over sushi tei or something which is of the same price range. Being conveniently located near Somerset MRT and close to Orchard is a bonus.
Ambiance: 7/10 (indoor) 8/10 (outdoor)
Overall: a great place to have Japanese cuisine on a tight budget!
111 Somerset Road
Tel: 6271 5586 / 6472 8269
Daily: 11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30pm–10.30pm(Last Order)
Turn right into car park entrance along Devonshire Road or Turn left into car park entrance along Somerset Road
Mon – Fri:
7am – 6pm $1.20 per 1/2 hr After 6pm $2.50 per entry
Sat, Sun & P/H:
7am – 6pm $2.50 1st 3 hours, $1.20 per 1/2 hr After 6pm $2.50 1st 3 hours, $1.20 per 1/2 hr
By Bus: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 65, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162m, 174, 174e, 175, 502, 502a, 502b
By MRT: Somerset MRT Station (NS23) North-South Line