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10 Best Japanese Hotpot Restaurants in Singapore [2023]

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Best Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Best Japanese Hotpot Singapore

If you are looking for the best Japanese hotpot restaurants in Singapore, you have come to the right place.

In this blog post, we will list ten of the best restaurants in the city-state. These establishments serve some of the most delicious and authentic Japanese hotpot cuisine that you will find anywhere.

So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Key Considerations Factors

  • Ingredients: Try to eat at restaurants that provide dishes made with high-quality ingredients, such as Wagyu beef, fresh fish, and vegetables that are in season.
  • Broth and Seasonings: Ingredients like shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), miso (fermented soy paste), and kantan (citric acid) can be mixed together to make a wide range of broths. The level of heat in the taste of a stock can also vary a lot from person to person.
  • Sides and Desserts: If you’re looking for a sweeter way to round off your dinner, several restaurants offer dessert specialties such as mochi ice cream or shaved ice with sweet syrups.
  • Atmosphere and Quality of Service: Choose a place with great customer service and friendly workers who are ready to help you place your order. When you are in beautiful surroundings, your time spent eating will be better.
  • Cost efficiency: If you want to get the most out of your money at the restaurant, be on the lookout for deals and discounts that are being offered there.

Best Japanese Hotpot Singapore

1) Black Cow

Black Cow - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Black Cow – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: Black Cow)
Best for:A5 black cattle wagyu shabu shabu
Price: From $40 per pax
Address:#B1-20 26 Beach Road, South Beach Avenue, Singapore 189768
Phone: +65 6386 6720
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 12:00 – 14:00; 18:00 – 22:00
Sat: 12:00 – 14:30; 18:00 – 22:30
Closed on Sundays
Website: Black Cow

Black Cow is a Japanese restaurant in Singapore that specializes in high-grade beef from Japan’s famed black cattle.

The popular Japanese dish sukiyaki, which is made with thick soup and thinly sliced beef in a broth, will be the first restaurant in Singapore to serve Kanto-style sukiyaki, according to its website.

This eatery, which draws a large number of hot pot devotees, is also known for its gourmet shabu-shabu and sukiyaki!

Key Differentiators

  • A5 wagyu: Black Cow offers premium hot pot options with A5 black cattle wagyu from Japan. Depending on the season, you can order shabu-shabu or sukiyaki with A5 Matsusaka, Omi, or Hida beef. A4 Kagoshima beef is also available.
  • Complete shabu-shabu and sukiyaki set: All shabu-shabu and sukiyaki choices at Black Cow are served with salad, appetizer, seasonal vegetables, and dessert. Dashi broth and udon or porridge are added to the shabu-shabu menu while the sukiyaki set comes with the usual raw egg and warishita (Black Cow sukiyaki sauce).
  • Executive lunch menu: Black Cow’s regular menu is available for all-day dining but patrons can opt for the more affordable executive lunch menu for their noontime meal. The Premium Sukiyaki Set is available for lunch at S$58.

Customer Testimonial

Enjoy first time dining very full and the tasty hotpot we like .The stinky tofu my friend order not stinky at all. Dining hours if good can have changes and not only 1 hr dining .

kathy Ling

2) Shabu Sai At Orchard Central

Shabu Sai At Orchard Central - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Shabu Sai At Orchard Central – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: Shabu Sai)
Best for: Cheap shabu shabu on Orchard
Price: $16.99++ per pax
Address: 181 Orchard Road
#08-09/10/11 Orchard Central,
Singapore 238896
Phone: +65 6884 6760
Opening hours:Mon to Fri 11:30 – 15:00; 18:00 – 22:00
Sat & Sun 11:30 – 22:30

Looking for a low-cost Japanese hot pot buffet in Singapore? Shabu Sai at Orchard Central is the place to go if you’re seeking one.

By providing a large selection of buffet items at very low costs, this Japanese casual restaurant has successfully lured customers to its dining area.

Key Differentiators

  • One of the cheapest steamboat lunch buffets at Orchard: Offered at S$16.99++ per pax, a weekday buffet lunch at Shabu Sai at Orchard Central is an ideal choice for fans of Japanese hot pot around the area. The buffet spread is large enough with approximately 60 food items to select from. You may opt to add S$1.99++ to get a free flow of drinks and soft-serve ice cream.
  • Various types of soup base to accompany the hot pot meal: Shabu Sai offers at least six types of soup bases daily, from which you can select two to complement the shabu shabu ingredients. Sukiyaki, curry, and spicy soups are the crowd’s favorites while tonkotsu, tomato, and seaweed often leave a good impression on those who want to try something new.
  • 3 types of imported meats: In any shabu shabu meal, meats are equally important as the soup base. So Shabu Sai has got chicken, pork, and beef on its buffet table. The US beef is particularly tender and able to absorb the soup flavors well to give our taste buds a rich, smooth, and beefy experience.

Customer Testimonial

Really good single hotpot. Ordered 3 for 4 girls-tomato, collagen and miso. $55.85 after $5 off with Citi card.

Shirley Odelia

3) Suki-Ya @ Marina Square

Suki-Ya @ Marina Square - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Suki-Ya @ Marina Square – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: Suki-Ya)
Best for: Low-priced shabu shabu
Price: From S$18.90+
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard
#02-183B/C Marina Square
Singapore 039594
Phone: +65 6337 9969
Opening hours: Mon to Thu 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00
Fri & Sat 11:30 – 22:30
Sun 11:30 – 22:00
Website: Suki-ya

What’s your favorite way to sip and enjoy something hot? What about a steamer boat brimming with delectable meals?

Suki-Ya is a wonderful Japanese hotpot restaurant where you can get an inexpensive yet delicious dinner that will brighten your day without breaking the bank.

Key Differentiators

  • All-you-can-eat Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki at unbeatable prices: Suki-Ya is famous for its two-in-one buffet feast – diners come for a shabu shabu experience and get Sukiyaki as a beautiful bonus. Weekday buffet lunch is offered at S$18.90++ while weekday buffet dinner will cost you S$24.90++. With an unlimited flow of decent quality beef, pork, chicken, meatballs, and vegetables, Suki-Ya’s buffet is a really good deal.
  • A variety of soup broth to excite your taste buds: How do you describe your ideal soup broth? With Suki-Ya’s 5 types of soup bases, you will surely find something that hits the spot. Choose from Shabu Shabu (low in calories & light on the palate), Sukiyaki (sweet), Butaniku (pork-based), Wasabi (slightly spicy with a kick of wasabi), and Touyu Miso (miso flavored).
  • Weekday promotions: You can enjoy the buffet at only S$12.90++ if you bring a buddy along from Monday to Friday (11:30 to 17:00). Another offer gives you 25% off from Monday to Thursday (18:00 onwards) when you come in groups of 4 or more.

Customer Testimonial

Love their stinky tofu hotpot! It’s a little spicy but manageable 👍🏻 kinda taste like combination of kimchi/army stew and fermented bean. Stinky tofu taste was not that strong which totally suits me 😂 collagen hotpot was pretty normal, the soup taste like normal chicken soup you will get in random chinese steamboat restaurant~


4.) Shabuya Shabu Shabu

Shabuya Shabu Shabu - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Shabuya Shabu Shabu – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: Shabuya Shabu Shabu)
Best for: Wagyu beef shabu shabu
Price: From S$21.90++
Address: #01-102/103 VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk
Singapore 098585
Phone: +65 6377 0070
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:00
Sat, Sun & PHs 11:30 – 16:00, 18:00 – 22:00

Are you in the mood for an authentic shabu shabu experience? Shabuya Shabu Shabu, a casual hot pot restaurant at VivoCity, can provide it to you.

This spacious restaurant with an outstanding view of the sea is a fantastic place to share a hearty and nutritious Japanese hot pot dinner with your family or friends.

Key Differentiators

  • All-you-can-eat weekend brunch at S$45.90 is a crowd-puller: At this price, a feast of shabu shabu plus unlimited fresh sashimi, Wagyu beef, US Black Angus, black pig, and seafood dishes is probably the best shabu shabu deal in town. The brunch is available from 11:30 to 16:00 on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays.
  • High-quality Wagyu beef: Fans of Wagyu beef cannot miss out on the goodness of the quality slices of Japanese Wagyu beef offered at Shabuya. The tender and marbled Wagyu beef will do wonders for your hot pot experience.
  • A great shabu shabu place for seafood lovers: Shabuya with its selection of quality meat cuts is a real carnivore pleaser, but seafood lovers still can find your pleasure here. A dazzling array of seafood like King Crab, Jumbo Prawns, Tuna, Salmon, Scallops, and Cod Fish is nothing less than heaven for any seafood buff.

Customer Testimonial

Am a big fan of hotpot and this place sure did not disappoint! We had the collagen and white curry pots and each pot came with its set of ingredients. We also ordered the truffle fries which was delicious! The waitress was also really friendly and always on the look out to see if any customers need any help so thumbs up to them!

Elaine Bay

5) Shabu Shabu Gen

Shabu Gen - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Shabu Gen – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: Shabu Gen)
Best for: Fancy shabu shabu
Price:S$60 per pax
Address: 1 Scotts Road, #01-13 Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208
Phone:+65 6836 5155
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 12:00 – 15:00; 18:30 – 23:00
Website:Shabu Shabu Gen

Shabu Shabu Gen is an upmarket shabu shabu restaurant in Shaw Centre, run by the Les Amis Group. It offers a fine dining hot pot experience to diners.

Key Differentiators

  • Fancy shabu shabu place for special occasions: Shabu Shabu Gen is the only high-end Japanese hot pot restaurant in Singapore today, where you can enjoy premium ingredients such as high-grade Wagyu beef, Kurobuta pork, and Spanish Iberico pork loin meat. The peaceful environment and the chic, modern look make it an ideal venue for meeting up with business executives over lunch or for a special occasion dinner.
  • A place to enjoy real Japanese Wagyu beef: Available in two cuts, ribeye and sirloin, the restaurant’s Wagyu beef is sourced from Japanese boutique cattle houses. Only the A4 and A5 Wagyu beef cuts are included on its menu so expect to get marbled beef that can come out delicately tender, tasty, and juicy when cooked in a nabe pot.
  • High-quality Iberico Spanish and Kurobuta pork: These are what make Shabu Shabu Gen a go-to-place for pork lovers who can afford Japanese haute cuisine. Kurobuta is known for its rich flavor and succulent bites, while the Iberico Spanish pork loin melts in the mouth effortlessly and does leave a subtle porky taste. Both types of meat also work well with traditional Japanese condiments like the Goma sauce, giving you a heavenly experience.
  • Affordable lunch sets: Various options of lunch sets are available for you to sample high-quality hot pot at inexpensive prices, ranging from S$30++ to S$60++. The shabu shabu will be accompanied by the appetizer, salad, and dessert.

Customer Testimonial

Very very tasty hotpot soup! Those who love spicy must try their stinky toufu soup! Dun worry it’s not stinky at all! Also must try their frozen Kirin Lychee Beer!!

dawn lim

6) Shabu Go

Shabu Go - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Shabu Go – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: Shabu Go)
Best For:Set Meal Hot Pot
Price:$13-$30 per pax
Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #B1-80 NEX, Singapore 556083
Phone:6634 0029
Operating Hours:Daily 11am to 10pm

It’s a brand-new Japanese-style hotpot restaurant with shabu shabu sets that are ideal for couples or individuals.

Key Differentiators

  • Prices are value-for-money, with Chicken Set ($9.90), Pork Set ($11.90) and Beef Set ($12.90) coming with the soup base (half), veggie platter, as well as Japanese vermicelli.
  • For a more filling treat, go for the Pork & Beef Set ($20.90) which boasts of pork collar, beef short plate, mini GO-Special cuttlefish paste with corn, veggie platter and Japanese vermicelli. Quite a lot of items for this price.
  • The set includes a choice of soup base (half), from Healthy Clear Dashi, Chicken Chintan, to All-time Favourite Sukiyaki. Order two sets, and you get a full pot of soup base (two halves).
  • Customers can also top up ($2 or $4) for more premium soup bases featuring Collagen-rich Paitan, Nourishing Ginseng Tonkotsu, Flavoursome Tomato, Refreshing Yuzu Dashi, Aromatic Mushroom, and Fiery Spicy.

Customer Testimonial

Ordered the army stew hotpot and it was super delicious and reasonably priced! The stinky tofu was excellent as well, though it wasn’t stinky at all (maybe the recipe is adjusted to suit Singaporeans’ taste).

Ming Cheng

7) Fufu Pot

Fufu Pot - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Fufu Pot – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: Fufu Pot)
Best For:Individual Hotpot
Price:$25 per pax
Address:Plaza Singapura #06-07, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Phone:+65 6250 2193
Operating Hours:11am – 10pm, Last order 9pm (Mon – Sun)

Fufu Pot is a new kind of bubble tea store that specializes in one-set individual pots, each with a unique Asian flavor.

It has one of the most popular dishes on the menu, Collagen and Tonkotsu Miso, which is inspired by Japanese cuisine. Technically, it’s not a Japanese restaurant; nevertheless, it provides broth that is reminiscent of Japanese food.

Key Differentiators

  • The Collagen ($23.90) pot comes with beige-coloured collagen jelly that would melt as the heat goes up, complete with white and rich classic bone broth soup cooked with chicken and pork.
  • The Tonkotsu Miso ($18.90) is safe choice if you are the type who loves your dashi stock and tonkotsu ramen. Have some shabu shabu with the Angus beef, and there are familiar favourites of Japanese chachu, scallops, tiger prawns, Ajitama egg to complete miso-based pot.

Customer Testimonial

Regular customer here. The soup base is always good and consistent.

Momo Kook

8) Makino

Makino - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Makino – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: Makino)
Best For:Shabu Shabu Hot Pot
Price:$9 to $12 per side dish
Address:Paya Lebar Quarter Mall #03-28/29, Singapore 409057
Phone:+65 6972 2770
Operating Hours:11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Makino, a “do-it-yourself” style Japanese shabu-shabu restaurant created by the Akashi Group’s team behind Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) Mall is located on Level 3.

Key Differentiators

  • The variety of Japanese soup bases you can find include the Tori Soup (a 36 hours cooked chicken broth), Mentaiko Soup, Tsurai Miso Soup, Kinoko Soup (assorted mushroom), Tonkotsu Soup, Kaisen Soup (Seafood), Kosho Tonkotsu (pepper pork broth), Tomato Soup and even Singapore Laksa.
  • The soups are placed in a split nabe pot with a divider down the center, so that diners cook with two different kinds of broth at once. I enjoyed the Tonkotsu Soup and didn’t quite mind the Kaisen and Laksa soup bases, though they were slightly on the saltier side.
  • Also take note that the raw meats here are sliced paper thin, and you would just need to swish the slices briefly in the hot stock for a couple of seconds, rather than submerging in them.

Customer Testimonial

Affordable lunch buffet rates with relatively good quality of meat! Udon with sukiyaki soup base is a good combination!


9) EN Dining

En Dining - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
En Dining – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: En Dining)
Best For:Modern Authentic Hotpot
Price:$58++ per adult, and $28++ per child
Address:Capital Tower, 168 Robinson Road, #01-10 Singapore 068912
Phone:+65 6423 0110
Operating Hours:11am – 10pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

Izakaya Teppanyaki is a modern Izakaya with traditional Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner, as well as authentic Japanese Hotpot that’s available at Capitol Tower on weekends.

The Restaurant’s Buffet Dinner is served from Monday through Friday after 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. There must be at least two people per table, and each person dining at the same table has to eat the buffet meal.

Key Differentiators

  • Included is a hotpot menu with Iberico Pork Shabu Shabu, Beef Shabu Shabu, and Assorted Shabu Shabu Vegetables.
  • The ‘beauty’ at the end of the meal is when you use the remaining hotpot stock to cook some Japanese porridge or udon.
  • That is when you immerse the pearl rice grains (or udon) with egg into the rich flavourful essence of the after-broth to conclude your meal.

Customer Testimonial

A good spread of soup base, vegetables, and sauces. The food is only as good as you cooked it and with so many sauces available, it’s like everyone become instant chef when stepping into this place. However, they definitely have improved on they Tom Yum soup.

troo foo

10) Yuzutei

Yuzutei - Japanese Hotpot Singapore
Yuzutei – Japanese Hotpot Singapore (Credit: Yuzutei)
Best For:Yuzu Hot Pot
Price:$53 per pax
Address:100G Pasir Panjang Road #01-01, Singapore 118523
Phone:+65 9689 4092
Operating Hours:11:30am – 3pm, 4pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 12:30pm – 10pm (Sat), Closed Sun

This is probably the 1st Yuzu specialty restaurant in Singapore serving Yuzu Shabu Shabu.

Key Differentiators

  • A restaurant serving up an entire menu (almost) full of Yuzu items: Yuzu Shabu Shabu, Chirashi Kaisen Don with Yuzu, Yuzu Gyoza and even Peppery Yuzu Ice Cream.
  • The owners decided to have a Yuzu-specialty restaurant due to its unique taste, health and beautifying properties.
  • The Signature Yuzu Soup uses a chicken soup base simmered for 6 hours, cooked daily with fresh Yuzu fruits, with Yuzu juices added into to bring out the light and refreshing taste in every components of the Shabu set.

Customer Testimonial

Delicious meats and yummy soup. If you love sweet soups, I recommend the sukiyaki soup base. I don’t fancy their tomyum soup base as much as it’s too sour for my taste.


Japanese Hotpot Singapore

Hot pot is the best way to enjoy a Japanese meal with friends and family.

From traditional Japanese hotpot like Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki or Oyakodon to modern recipes like Tonkatsu (Japanese deep-fried pork cutlet) Hot Pot; there’s something for everyone at these ten restaurants in Singapore.

Try them all!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions about Japanese Hotpot Singapore in Singapore, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the best Japanese Hotpot Singapore in Singapore below:

What is Japanese Hotpot?

Japanese hotpot, or nabe as it is called in Japan, is a Japanese dish that typically consists of a pot of broth (usually dashi or miso-based) and various ingredients such as vegetables, meats, and noodles. The great thing about hotpot is that it can be customized to suit everyone’s taste – whether you like it spicy, savory, or with a touch of sweetness.

How much is dining at a Japanese Hotpot Restaurant in Singapore?

Japanese hotpot restaurants in Singapore typically charge by the person, with an average price of $30 per person. For a group of four, you can expect to pay around $120 for a meal. Shabu Sai Singapore near Changi City Point has a wide range of Shabu Sai menu items and a Shabu Sai buffet that offers free flow drinks, unlimited beef, and pork belly. The Shabu Sai price depends on the monthly special and how many fresh ingredients are available. Pricing for restaurants can vary on the location from Northpoint City Singapore, Causeway Point, Westgate Singapore, and Suntec City.

What ingredients are there at Japanese Hotpot Restaurants?

Japanese hotpot restaurants typically offer a variety of meats, vegetables, spicy soup like tom yum miso, and noodles that you can choose from to add to your hotpot. Some of the more common ingredients include beef, pork, chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, tofu, and noodles.

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