Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant – Lunch

This restaurant is quite renowned and has a history of several decades I guess. It must be really popular to survive that long, in the competitive F&B scene in Singapore. However, I must add that restaurants of their genre are not very common. The most common Yakitori/ Kushiyaki we get in Singapore is probably from the takeaway joint, Tori-Q, which is also very popular. We also have chain restaurants like Shin Kushiya (never tried) but that’s about all l know of.

I have been curious to try out their yakitori for some time, and today’s a good chance since I was in Far East Plaza for a day spa, since for lunch they offer several sets which are very value for money.

Century Egg Tofu – $5.00++

We ordered this as a side. The tofu was very smooth and soft while the century egg was not too overpowering. I would have this again.

Chicken stuffed in mushroom – $6.40++/ stick

This is not something to die for so I guess it’s kind of overpriced.

Yakitori Bento – $13.00++

For $13.00++ the value is unbeatable, with 5 sticks, miso soup, rice and some condiments. It comes with dessert too!

Pork Don – $15.00++

For myself, I opted for the Pork Don set. It comes with a generous serving of pork served on rice, a bowl of salad with Japanese dressing, Hiyayakko (cold tofu), miso soup and 2 wedges of watermelon. The pork was very tasty and well seasoned. It is a good alternative to the one from Ootoya if $23.50++ is too much to pay for a pork don. The other sides were pretty good too. I would recommend this set!


Ambience: 6.5/10

Food: 7.5/10

Value: 7.5/10

Overall: For lunch in Orchard, this is a pretty good choice as it is value for money and up to standards, provided you like the umami Japanese flavours of yakitori.


Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant


14 Scotts Road


Far East Plaza



Tel: 6733 5666



12:00-14:30 (last order 14:15)


18:00-22:30 (last order 22:15)


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