We had lunch here one saturday with C because I hadn’t seen her in the longest time. I’ve loved Rakuichi’s food since I ate at their Dempsey branch, and the Novena one is loads more accessible with the same quality. Their lunch sets are much more worth it and come with a whole lineup of little Japanese portions – salad, miso soup, chawanmushi, sashimi, tempura, the main, and their goma ice cream. Usually you also have a little amuse bouche on the house.
I really like their kushiyaki set. It comes with various skewers of the day, could be sweet potato (which they grill to buttery perfection), pork belly, eel (which is amazing), yakitori, chicken wing, asparagus, depending on what produce they’ve got. They really grill kushiyaki well (even better than kushiya in Vivocity). Their kushiyaki is pretty expensive though if ordered a la carte.
For grilled salmon or cod, I’d order this for dinner. The lunchtime chef over cooked the salmon a teeny bit (it was still delicious), but we had the tenderest teriyaki cod for dinner yesterday after visiting his grandpa at TTSH.