Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant was the first restaurant that introduced me to the wonderful world of unagi don.
Located on the 2nd level of Wheelock Place, I was pleasantly surprised by the entrance of Uya Japanese Unagi Restaurant.
The bamboo panel and wooden cashier counter are angled with white Japanese curtains that leads you into the restaurant. An eel is projected to be swimming on the floor.
The interior is just as beautifully decorated with a wooden partition that separates the private rooms from the rest of the restaurant.
I especially like sitting at the communal table surrounding a fake autumn leave tree. It really makes me feel like I am enjoying momijigari (autumn leave viewing) in Japan.
The menu is written in Japanese with English translations below. It does make the restaurant feel more authentic than other restaurants.
The signature Hitsumabushi [S$35 for Medium, S$48 for Large] can be found on the last page of the menu, which I find rather weird.
The chopped unagi is served in a black lacquer tray with red lining, accompanied by condiments, daikon broth, miso soup and pickles.
The unagi are fork-tender juicy with beautiful golden crispy skin but I find it a little on the bland side. I do wish there could be just a little more sweetness to the unagi and everything will be perfect.
You can earn Uya Japanese Unagi Restaurant vouchers and get S$20 off your next meal by doing the following:
1. Like Uya Japanese Unagi Restaurant’s Facebook page and follow their Instagram.
2. Upload your photographs of your meal and tell why you love their food.
3. Tag with the hashtags #uyasg and #diningatuya.
4. Show your post to staff upon payment.
Uya Japanese Unagi Restaurant 四代目菊川
Address: 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place #02-15/16 Singapore 238880
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm