Go Japanese this Christmas
IN JAPAN, an izakaya is a drinking establishment that is popular as a casual after-work venue for food and drinks.
issho izakaya recreates the Japanese dining concept at its restaurant at Kallang Wave Mall.
Just four months old, issho izakaya serves traditional izakaya dishes with fusion elements in a warm and welcoming setting.
You can opt for the full Japanese experience by sitting on tatami mats at low tables instead of regular dining tables. Private rooms are also available.
Sushi enthusiasts can choose to sit at the bar and watch the chef prepare fresh sashimi platters.
issho izakaya's seasonal Christmas menu, available until Jan 1, features three sets of eight- to 10-course meals: Deluxe, Rejoice and Enchanted.
Each set comprises an entree, a Japanese-French fusion main course such as roasted duck fillet, bekka tamago char siew don, duck a l'orange, Kagoshima wagyu steak with foie gras and dessert.
Prices range from $48 to $88 for non-alcoholic sets and $65 to $105 for alcoholic sets.
issho izakaya's usual menu includes a varied selection of Japanese charcoal grilled skewers, zenzai (red bean) and agemono (deep fried) dishes, hotpot, tempura, sushi and sashimi items.
Executive chef Takayuki Fukushima brings his expertise in Japanese-Western fusion cooking, and previous experiences in Tokyo and Paris, to Singapore.
No izakaya is complete without drinks. issho izakaya serves a wide range of Japanese beer and sake, shochu and speciality cocktails.
If you're not up for dining in, another option is having your food delivered from umi sushi.
umi sushi provides delivery and takeaway services in addition to dining in at one of its outlets.
The new Christmas menu features two sushi platters filled with various maki rolls: the Joyous Platter ($52.90) with 54 pieces of sushi and Celebration Platter ($62.90) with 64 pieces.
Additional sides of grilled wings, a 35-piece sashimi platter, smoked-duck salad and a salmon set are also available.
The Christmas platters are available from Monday until Jan 4.
Customers can pre-order by phone now. From Monday onwards, they can self-collect at an outlet or have their order delivered.
Delivery charges and other terms and conditions apply.
issho izakaya is at Kallang Wave Mall, #01-13/K5. The restaurant is open from Monday to Thursday, from 11am to 11pm; Friday to Saturday, 11am to 12am; and Sunday, 11am to 11pm.
To order a delivery from umi sushi, call 6265-5545. For more information, visit www.umisushi.com.sg