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10 Best Sake Bar Singapore [2023]

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Sake Bar Singapore

Best Sake Bar Singapore
Best Sake Bar Singapore

If you are looking for a great place to enjoy some sake, Singapore has plenty of options. Here is a list of the 10 best sake bars in the city-state!

1. Shukuu Japanese Izakaya and Sake Bar

Key Services: Authentic Japanese restaurant with an extensive range of sake
Address: 8 Stanley Street Singapore, Singapore 068727
Phone: +65 6327 9240
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday 17:30 – 22:30 (22:00 last order)

If you’re looking for a brief vacation from your job, head to this restaurant and enjoy some sake with excellent grilling or frying food to go with it. It has gorgeous Japanese murals and paintings to relax guests while they wine and dine. Expect to discover a wide selection of sakes in this bar, as it imports Japan’s most renowned breweries’ premium wines. With delectable snacks and meals, you can expect to forget about your job worries while you’re there.

Key Differentiators:

  • Over 60 different types of Sakes from various renowned breweries in Japan
  • Calm and relaxing atmosphere
  • Has their own Sake, made by a storied brewer, and bottled specially in a traditional Tokkuri

Customer Review 

Had a great night catching up with friends at Shukuu Izakaya. The charcoal grilled selections were well flavoured, smoky and juicy. Definitely get the meatballs! We found the Mackerel a bit too fishy for our tastes. Overall, it was a satisfying meal 🙂

Wenjia Dong

2. Kakure

Key Services: Intimate 15-seater bar that boasts bespoke cocktails and limited edition sakes and brews from Japan
Address: 29 Scotts Road Singapore 228224
Phone: +65 9061 6109
Operating Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Dinner: Mon – Sat: 6:30pm to 10.30pm
Closed on Sundays.
Lunch is closed on Public Holidays

You’ll be delighted to learn about the new exquisite boutique bar in the same building, Kakure, which specializes in fine Japanese cuisine. This bar is intended for people who enjoy sake due to its dim lighting and soft leather seats, and it’s located on top of the contemporary Japanese restaurant Ki-Sho. You are spoiled for choice when you visit as the sake is simple yet sophisticated, and it’s available in a variety of flavors. Because each of the sakes is only available once, not everyone will get to try all of them, giving you bragging rights. The Kakure’s home sake, the Tatenokawa Junmai Daiginjo, is a delicate, fragrant beverage with an aftertaste similar to that of fruits.

Key Differentiators:

  • Restaurant and bar all in one
  • Over 50 labels of sake on the list
  • The decor is an exquisite mix of East and West

Customer Review 

Chic bar with fancy seasonal drinks, super exclusive space with limited seats. Drinks were delicious and I’m already planning my next visit!


3. Hoppy Bar by Hachi

Key Services: Japanese pub setup
Address: 16 Enggor Street #01-02, Altez Singapore 079 717
Phone: 6225 9622
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 11am – 3am
Saturday 5pm – 3am
Sunday 5pm – 12am

It’s a 5-minute walk from the MRT station, and it has an authentic Japanese pub atmosphere. It’s ideal for after-work drinks if you want to get home fast after spending time here. Chicken hearts and pork skewers, on the other hand, are highly worth the money. Crab Mentaiko, Grilled Kampachi, Yakitori sticks, and Wagyu beef are all excellent options. While there are seats both inside and outside, as well as warmth in both, they have distinct vibes. While high chairs and the rare breeze may be enjoyed outdoors, you will feel right at home with the tatami configuration indoors. There are even counter seats where you must remove your shoes.

Key Differentiators:

  • Cozy ambiance
  • Has outdoor seat
  • Amazing music in the bar

Customer Review 

New found love! This place is very comfy to my liking! I can take off my shoes! good for group

La Madame NomNom


Key Services: Specialises in oden
Address: 5 NEIL ROAD Singapore, Singapore 088806
Phone: +65 6221 3950
Operating Hours: Sunday to Friday 5pm – 10:30pm
Saturday 6pm – 10:30pm

If you go to this restaurant in person, expect selection paralysis. Their menu is larger than what’s displayed on their website, so be prepared if you ever visit. However, with the pleasant ambience, you may simply sit back and enjoy your meal without being pressured by anyone. They also have distinct dishes such as a trio Japanese cheese dish that contains flavors including smoked radish, miso-marinated, and crab butter. Each flavor is unique in texture as well, providing more options. In addition to the shiitake mushrooms, this soup also has okra and pickled radish. The dashi stock is made with kombu, bonito, and mackerel rather than soy or miso. Their oden is often served cold and includes mustard.

Key Differentiators:

  •  They have unique dishes such as trio Japanese cheese dish, which came in different flavours, such as smoked radish, miso-marinated and crab butter
  • The oden here is also not added with soy or miso in the broth; instead, they use a dashi stock of kombu, bonito, and mackerel
  • Cozy ambiance

Customer Review 

The waitress is steady and professional, introducing us a nice sake – Tattenokawa for beginners! The sake has a smooth texture and a bit sweet. We ordered Omakase Oden, Kaisendon and Assorted Sashimi for sharing, the food are really fresh and delicious. It’s all about the 鲜, will try the udon and 2/3 course omakase oden next time!

Yy Man

5. MoboMoga

Key Services: Bars and Pubs
Address: 207 River Valley Road #01-58 UE Square River Wing Singapore, Singapore 238275
Phone: +65 6219 3430
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm – 10:30pm
Closed on Sunday

Do you want to try some food while drinking sake? Snacks such as octopus, celery, home-fermented raw squid, and grilled chicken meatball are available at the bar. If you get stumped for what to order, the Sake Master will provide advice on which sake and snack combination is ideal for you! You may even find yourself at a disco party if you go clubbing late at night.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves snacks with sake
  • All their sake is carefully curated by their professional Sake Master with over 20 years of experience
  • Free delivery for orders over $150

Customer Review 

Every once in a while, you come across a hidden gem where the place, food and the people just blow you away. This was my experience at mobomoga. Sake recommendations were spot on! And great authentic small dishes. Will be back many times!

Chris Pak

6. Ishinomaki Grill & Sake

Key Services: It is a grill & sake dining concept offering both authentic Izakaya and robatayaki dishes paired with sake & shochu in the house
Address: 390 Orchard Road, B1-02/02A/03 Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871
Phone: 6737 1065
Operating Hours: Lunch: 11.30am to 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm

A grill-only dining concept that features authentic Izakaya dishes and Japanese cuisine complemented by top quality sake and shochu, you may enjoy a sumptuous repast made from a variety of high-quality ingredients. The exquisite cuisine served at this restaurant is always of the best quality, therefore you will be delighted with every meal and return for more. Their superb meals are complemented by their broad selection of alcoholic sake, which has a high level as well. They personally source the sake for their restaurant from a group of Sake Sommeliers because they want to be sure that it is of the highest quality. They will go to different prefectures in Japan and various sake breweries if they can, so that they may try the sake firsthand before bringing it back for their clients to enjoy.

If you’re looking for a genuine taste of Japan, visit them. You’ll get the taste of traditional Japanese flavors without any added chemicals.

Key Differentiators:

  • Dining is set in a cosy fishing boat’ cabin, furnished with raw wood and metal finishes
  • Perfect place for any occasion that calls for a toast, gatherings, as it welcomes any reasons to indulge in celebrations
  • Excellent service

Customer Review 

Great place, ambiance and food. Extensive choice of sake to choose from. Value for money especially for lunch set. Staff are attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable.

George Lim

7. Bam! Restaurant

Key Services: A gastro-establishment that specializes in omakase style dining and sake libations.
Address: 38-40 Tras Street Singapore, Singapore 078977
Phone: +65 6226 0500 / +65 9178 0664
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch : 12:00pm – 02:00pm
Dinner : 06:00pm – 10:30pm
Mon & Sun – Closed

This Tapas Sake Bar is tucked neatly away in Tras Street, where it’s been converted from a warehouse into a cozy tapa bar with wooden beams, textured cement, metal, and rustic mirrors in an industrial style. The bar’s interior is a combination of Japanese and Spanish designs. It has an omakase menu and small plates à la carte and is filled with numerous dining alternatives.

A typical Spanish meal begins with cold and light dishes, which are followed by warm and filling ones. A dish to try out would be the Gazpachuelo, a Málagan fisherman’s broth that usually contains garlic, egg yolk, fish stock, mayonnaise, and olive oil. Sake may be used as a complement to any of the 80 labels. You can also sit at the counter to observe the chefs in action if you like.

Key Differentiators:

  • First gastro establishment to pay tribute to ‘Modern Shudo’ – the contemporary way of sake enjoyment
  • With discreet private dining space and a relaxed open kitchen
  • Omakase style dining

Customer Review 

Excellent service from all the staff, very knowledgeable and friendly making it a great night! Food was absolutely delicious and still thinking about the John Dory and crab bisque.. sake pairing didn’t disappoint either!

Natalie Hall

8. Dosukoi x Donpachi Sake Bar

Key Services: Authentic Tokyo downtown Izakaya (tapas bar)
Address: 5 Koek Road #B1-24/25 Cuppage Plaza, Singapore 228796
Phone: +65 6733 6847
Operating Hours: Sunday to Friday 4pm – 10:30pm
Saturday 3pm – 10:30pm

Would you like to try over 100 different types of sake and shochu, as well as some genuine Japanese cuisine? Then Donpachi is the place for you! The kaki oil zuke, which is a marinated oyster with salmon roe, is a good choice whether you choose to sit at the counter, grab a table. There are several primary courses, such as grilled mackerel and teriyaki beef steak. Sushi and sashimi, of course, are two popular rice dishes.

The restaurants also offer “ultimate meal-time sake,” Hakurakusei. Because of the high demand and small-scale handmade production, it is challenging to obtain because it is designed to be paired with food. It will taste better the more you drink it, thanks to its smooth flavor and little touch of umami. You may try three distinct polishing ratios at Dosukoi Donpachi. Why not take advantage of this rare sake opportunity?

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers takeaway and delivery
  • They have more than 100 kinds of Sake & shochu & plum wine
  • They import fresh fish and meat from Japan weekly

Customer Review 

Great sake selection and sashimi!

Mel Chi

9. MARUGEN Sake Bar & Izakaya

Key Services: Offers various kinds of Sake from casual to premium brands
Address: 30 Victoria St, #01-11/12 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Phone: +65 9642 5356
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4pm – 10:30pm
Saturday to Sunday 12pm – 10:30pm
Closed on Monday

Here is where you may try a variety of sake at a Japanese Izakaya restaurant that can be found in CHIJMES. You may have it at the counter seats or outside with a canopy, ranging from casual to premium brands. It’s definitely an ideal location to spend some time. Because the sakes served here are also less common, you may really get to know sake!

If you’d rather eat, please do! Their cuisine is diverse, including beef tendon soup and ginger omelette among other things. The homemade oden includes konjac, half-boiled egg, and radish, as well as sake. All of them go amazingly with the alcohol here, so be careful not to drink too much!

Key Differentiators:

  • Homemade Oden is one of their signature dishes
  • Sake served is less mainstream
  • Oden served is different from the conventional one

Customer Review 

Unique traditional homemade japanese food. Wide range of sake. Highly recommended

Patricia Hansen

10. Kabuke

Key Services:  Sake restaurant that sets the stage for the showcase of sake and contemporary Japanese cuisine
Address: 200A Telok Ayer Street (Level 2) Singapore 068638
Phone: +65 8822-5525
Operating Hours: MON – FRI 12.00 – 14.30  18.00 – 23.00
SAT, SUN & PH 18.00 – 23.00

You could be a little perplexed to locate this lovely restaurant, which is tucked away in the heart of Telok Ayer near the Amoy Street Food Centre, given its location on a heritage shophouse. The payoff will be worth it, for Kabuke combines the art of kabuki with the intrigue of high-quality Japanese sake. Whether you’re a novice or an expert on sake, there’s something for everyone in Kabuke.

It’s a fantastic Izakaya to spend some time with buddies over fantastic meals and gain a thorough knowledge on sake varieties, grades, and regions while relaxing. Char siu, chicken skin, and baby corn are some of the snacks that will go well with their sakes. Their wagyu (a type of meat) bowl is also something special: they stuff it with items like scallop, rice, foie gras, and omelette.

Key Differentiators:

  • Provides sake-tasting flight
  • 50-seater Sake gastrobar
  • Cozy atmosphere

Customer Review 

Kabuke is definitely a must-visit if you are into quality wagyu bowls and amazing sake!

This place has a hospitable service crew and a wide array of exquisite sake at affordable prices. I would highly recommend a visit and a sake flight at this local hidden gem.

Ming Yan Wan

Sake Bar Singapore

Thank you for reading! We hope that this list will help you find the perfect sake bar to enjoy a delicious drink. Whether you are looking for a casual place to relax after work or a more upscale spot to celebrate a special occasion, Singapore has something to offer everyone who loves sake.

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Singapore. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Singapore. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Singapore has to offer.