A Japanese “aircraft” has touched down in the heart of the Kampong Glam tourist district in Singapore. SushiAirways sushi bar offers first class “flying experience” like no other – minus the turbulence!
When you make a reservation at this themed restaurant, you will be issued a boarding pass – the same experience you get when you’re jetting off for real! Passports are not required though.
Inspired by the restricted space and bright natural lighting, the airplane concept is soon conceived. The sleek 33-seater “aircraft” with copious amounts of metal manages to strike a balance between being sophisticated yet casual.
Window seats offer fantastic views of the tourist precinct. The height of the restaurant from ground level is akin to the height of a stationary plane that’s about to take off.
The S$15 lunch menu offers great value. For instance, the inaniwa udon set lunch comes with salad, free-flow green tea, and dessert – all at just S$15. The a la carte option would cost S$15.90 without dessert.
The charashi set lunch comes in a generous portion, alongside salad, free-flow miso soup and green tea, with dessert to end the meal. The sushi in a rice bowl comprises a medley of diced ingredients, including an assortment of sashimi, tamago and fish roe, served atop fragrant fried rice. Outside lunch hours, the a la carte option would cost S$32.
The kurobuta katsu is a must-have! Tender succulent USA black pork is breaded and fried in 180 degrees Celsius oil till golden brown. The tonkatsu sauce is specially imported all the way from Japan.
Also available in the set lunch menu, it comes with salad, dessert, free-flow miso and green tea at just S$15. The a la carte option costs S$15.90.
For appetisers, the salmon tataki will start the meal on a perfect note. Refreshingly citrus from the yuzu dressing, its mere presentation makes the entire dish looks exceedingly appetising.
Fugu (blowfish) is potentially deadly if not prepared properly. Here at SushiAirways, fugu is imported directly from Japan, where the experts handle the poisonous creatures with mastery. If you like candied bacon or bak kwa (pork jerky), you will enjoy this grilled marinated fugu.
If you’re looking to impress your dining companions, order the sashimi platter to share. Pristinely fresh and winsomely presented, you will be transported to sashimi heaven upon your first bite.
At this sushi bar, the kani mentai cheese is a unique sushi option that you should consider. Flavoured sushi rice is topped with crab meat, baked cheese and mentai – delightful in every bite.
Another exquisite creation is the mango roll. Creatively incorporating the unusual ingredient of mango as a sushi item, the flavours come together cohesively.
For dessert, there is a selection of ice cream flavours, such as matcha (green tea), yuzu (citrus), azuki (red bean), goma (sesame), honey lemon and French vanilla.
A personal favourite would be the royal tea ice cream, which is essentially milk tea-infused ice cream. You can spot bits of tea leaves speckled amongst the ice cream.
The alcohol menu is extensive, but if you’re not an alcohol drinker, the selection of fizzy beverages will appeal to you. Flavours include Kiwi Grove, Tropical Mango, The Passionate Fruit, Peaceful Blueberry and Romantic Strawberry.
20A Baghdad Street
Tel: +65 6291 1151 | Website
Opening hours: 12noon – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm