Monday, 20 June 2016

Issho Izakaya - A Place to Chill Out and Enjoy Understated Japanese Fare



Issho Izakaya is a 2-year old Japanese restaurant located at Kallang Wave Mall. True to its name Issho (which means to gather in Japanese), the restaurant has a cosy and warm interior which is perfect for gatherings with friends and family. The Izakaya generally refers to a gastrobar where food is served to accompany the drinks. 

Sakes and wines

You’ll be awed by the extensive selection of sake and wines at the front entrance. The décor is rustic and homey with private rooms complete with floor seating on tatami mats.

Chawanmushi

Our dining experience started with the chawanmushi ($5) which was prepared in a savoury dashi stock and topped with ikura, prawns, fish cake and gingko nuts. It was very silky and smooth and the broth was very tasty.

Gindara teishoku set

The gindara teishoku (grilled cod fillet - $28.50) set was very gratifying. It was glazed with teriyaki sauce, topped with smooth, melted butter and accompanied with tsukemono (Japanese preserved vegetables), miso soup, Japanese rice and buta salad, a refreshing salad accentuated with thinly sliced pork belly and drizzled with goma (sesame) dressing.

Yakiniku teishoku set

My hubby had the yakiniku teishoku (grilled yakiniku beef - $24.50) set, which was very tasty too. The beef was stir-fried with onions and a sweet, soya-sesame sauce. Juicy and tender, the beef oozed perfection in every mouthful. It was accompanied with fresh salmon sashimi, Japanese rice, tsukemono and miso soup.

My baby boy, André Aaron having fun at the restaurant

The food at Issho Izakaya is delicious and the restaurant provides a convivial setting for a gathering with your loved ones. We will definitely be back to try the other dishes.

The interior

If you are planning to head down to Issho Izakaya, you may want to try some of their daily treats: 

Monday: Ladies Night - 50% off all à la carte items

Tuesday: 1-for-1 on Bottled Beer - $2.50 appetisers are available to spruce up your drinking nights

Wednesday: Men's Night - $1 for your first drink (choice of Sapporo beer - by mug / Shochu - by glass / Umeshu - by glass)! , 50% off subsequent draft beers and house pour wines, 50% off sake/shochu/umeshu (by glass)

Thursday & Friday: issho Happy Hour - $39.90++ with free flow of draft beer and happy hour items, limited to 120 mins

Saturday & Sunday: 30% off all bottled sake (720ml & above)

Sunday: Kids Dine Free! - Complimentary Don / Noodles (with minimum spending of $50, limited to two complimentary orders per table per bill)

The entrance

Issho Izakaya is open on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday) from 10am to 10pm and on weekends (Friday to Sunday) and eve of public holidays from 10am to 10.30pm.
For reservations, please call 6702 4708. Alternatively, please visit here.

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