Doesn’t sound very likely does it? My Japanese friend NH got me on to this and he’s not usually wrong about sushi joints. In fact, it was him that booked me into seriously grown up Mizuno when I was in Tokyo.
I have a love/hate relationship with Far East Plaza. I love it once I am there, but I have to really galvanize myself to get there: I blame it on that U-turn on Steven’s Road.
Anyway – once inside, there are two restaurants worth hunting out.
NH recommends Wasabi Tei on the fifth floor which has two outlets almost nextdoor to each other. One is decidedly ropey and one is clean and bright – go for the latter which looks something like this:
The verdict: great sashimi that was very generously cut, good handrolls and a mean chawanmushi.
MY favorite Japanese restaurant however, lurks on level 3 and is easy to spot due to its, more often than not, massive queue – although if you time it right and arrive at around 130pm, at the tail end of the lunch hour rush, you should sail through.
Come to The Sushi Bar for delicious sushi, great maki, and a lovely ‘point and pick’ menu that you can’t go too far wrong with.
We took our inspiration from our neighbor who was a regular and their recommendations rocked:
Above: Hotate Salmon Aburi
The Scallop Mentaiyaki (below) was delicious with its stripes of egg roe:
We also polished off a Chirashi Don (below).
Any tips? Here’s one: eat here when you next find yourself in the maze that is FEP.