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#172 of 1,047 Japanese in Singapore
#1,445 of 9,995 Restaurants in Singapore


Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 16 February 2021

I went here with my family since din tai fung was full. We were very surprised with the quality of the food. We ordered loads of sushi and a set that included many small dishes. The quality of the fish was very good even though...it could have been colder. I would definitely recommend this restaurants and will most likely come back.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

Our friend gave us a dinner treat here. The bentos are highly recommended. We had the sushi/sashimi bento and the salmon/chicken/tempura bento.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2020

The Japanese restaurant offers good food, though things have been a hit or miss a few times. The pepper salmon is not bad.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 July 2020 via mobile

Japanese restaurant offering a wide range of Japanese food from Sushi to Tempura. There are lots of selections but chose chicken namban set for $24.90! It comes with 7 side dishs... totally value for money!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 15 December 2019 via mobile

This is my third time dining at this establishment and I am sorely disappointed. On another occasion I would've given it 4 or 5 stars. The host waiter on duty this particular night was unprofessional and obnoxious. First off, he speaks to you (loudly) in...Chinese if you look remotely East Asian, so be prepared to understand the language or be confused. Next, whenever he has pockets of free time at the cash register, he chats loudly with his coworkers using crude language -- I heard 4-letter words and tones which weren't appropriate for customers sitting by the entrance. His voice didn't blend in with the ambient chatter, nor did it reflect well on the service team. Whenever his companions left him, he rapped his knuckles against the wooden counter when he was bored. This was highly annoying and unprofessional behaviour not befitting of the Ichiban Boshi service team. He should be booted from his host position, or potential patrons should be luckier than I was and dine when there is a change of staff on duty. I will only come here again because of the good food for the prices offered. The grilled meats were tasty as always and the sushi was not bad too. Service from the other waiters and waitresses was fine and rather attentive, although the restaurant was busy during this particular dinner service. I like the ambience in this outlet. Advice: bring some outerwear if you get cold easily.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 2 October 2019 via mobile

Really good array of Japanese food selections here and we were staying nearby at Novena hotel so this was such a good place to have our meal! Very pleased with the food and service and recommends it. Convenient location and clean.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 21 August 2019

We visited the United square outlet during a public holiday. It states opens at 11am, we had reached early saw some staff inside chatting. Opening time not punctual and though we were first in queue, they served the next few customers first. Prep and cooking...of food took very long, only our sashimi order slightly faster. This is odd, coz Jap food is supposed to be quicker than other cuisines. Prices are not economical, but it was ok as only special occasion when brother free to treat. I like the steam egg chawan and salmon most. The complimentary drink is hot green tea, no taste but in bill it's high charge. :o I'd recommend to eat something first, as food slow to comeMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

We came here on a Monday evening and the crowd was not too thick. The seating area is quite big so it can accommodate quite a lot of people. The food is pretty decent and we had a quite enjoyable meal. The staff here are...friendly and pretty proactive which was a good thing. The food was served promptly and overall we did not wait too long for anything.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Had a great time. Staff are very friendly. Food is good and portions are generous. Highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 3 July 2019

Ichiban Boshi is my very favourite best sushi & Japanese mid-range restaurant chain in Singapore. Quality food for the price you pay, amazing creative dishes too. And this Novena branch is the best outlet! Good service with big smiles. Captains all super friendly and run...an efficient ship. Keep up the great work!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Yes, Ichiban Boshi offers takeaway services.

Ichiban Boshi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4