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Top 10 Best Donburi in Singapore: Which ones are worth the calories?

A donburi is a Japanese rice bowl dish where the rice is simmered in a broth and then topped with meat or vegetables. It is a popular dish in Japan and has become increasingly popular in Singapore in recent years. Here are the top 10 best donburi in Singapore.


#1 – En Sushi


En Sushi 恩鮨 reflects a divine gratification deeply inspired by the authenticity, artisanship and ‘omotenashi’ hospitality that we deliver to our guests here at Middle Road, Bugis, Singapore.Taking on a trendy approach to contemporary Japanese dining, En Sushi 恩鮨 features an extensive menu of Sushi, Sashimi, Donburi, Maki, Hand Rolls and Yaki (Grill) – a sumptuous repast of authentic Japanese delights that are incredibly value for money.Over years of friendship built on trust with direct food suppliers in Japan, En Sushi brings in ingredients incomparably priced for its freshness and quality, making Japanese feasts easy on the wallet.

In addition to the cozy atmosphere encompassing the warm decorations of modern Japanese furnishings, En Sushi brings customers a tranquil and casual culinary experience of quality authentic Japanese delicacies that is not only culturally stimulating, but also one of decadent indulgence.

With over 25 years of culinary experience in Japanese cuisine under his belt, Chef Kenneth Tan crafts each delicate dish to bring out the best mouth-watering flavours of Japanese food for those with a refined and discerning palate

Menu Items:


  • Chuka Kurage
  • Edamame
  • Age Kaisen Tofu
  • Gobo Fry
  • Sweet Potato Fry
  • Kimchi Gyoza

Signature moriawase

  • En Signature Sashimi Moriawase seasonal
  • En Premium Sashimi Moriawase
  • En Sashimi Moriawase
  • Mixed Sashimi Moriawase


  • En Sashimi
  • Triple Salmon Sashimi
  • 3-Kind Sashimi
  • Hamachi
  • Salmon
  • Salmon Belly


  • 9-Kind En Premium Sushi Moriawase
  • 10-Kind En Sushi Moriawase
  • 7-Kind Aburi Sushi Moriawase
  • En Premium Sushi


  • Kani Maki
  • Tamago Maki
  • Avocado Maki
  • Tekka Maki
  • Kappa Maki

Hand Roll

  • Negitoro Temaki
  • Soft-Shell Crab Temaki
  • Unagi Avocado Temaki
  • Unagi Cream Cheese Temaki


  • En Premium Chirashi Don
  • Chirashi Don
  • Aburi Chirashi Don
  • Bara Chirashi Don
  • Salmon Don

Hot Food

  • Salmon Pan-Fry
  • Sliced Beef Steak
  • Buta Kakuni
  • Katsu Curry Spaghetti
  • Chicken Katsu Curry Rice
  • Salmon Fish Head Miso
  • Hamburg Don
  • Tori Nanban Don
  • Foie Gras Yaki

Yaki / Grill

  • Ika Shio / Teriyaki
  • Hamachi Kama
  • Gindara Saikyo


  • Honey Yuzu (Hot / Cold)
  • Ayataka Green Tea
  • Coke / Coke Zero
  • Root Beer
  • Sprite
  • Qoo White Grape / Apple
  • Mineral Water
  • Sapporo Draught
  • Heineken


112 Middle Road, 01-00A Midland House, Singapore 188970

Contact: +65 6259 8548

Website: Website Link Here

#2 -ShuKuu Izakaya & Sake Bar


Founded by four lifelong friends, each with different skills and a common love for all things Japanese, Shukuu Izakaya is a sensorial Izakaya adventure right at your doorstep.

In authentic Japanese fashion, the owners pay close attention to detail. It manifests pleasingly on the décor that immerses you into the vibrancy of an Izakaya. With carefully curated food items, painstakingly air flown from Japan – we ensure only the best graces your plate. The dishes are designed to be savoured in graduating intensity and flavours, most satisfyingly paired with artisanal sake to enhance the experience.

Ask the expert advice from their certified in-house sommeliers; as they share their earnest passion for Sakes. Eschewing the popular and expensive labels, we derive sincere joy in unearthing rare Sakes that deliver a spectrum of complexity to the discerning drinker.

Menu Items:


  • Edamame
  • Hiyayakko
  • Agedashi Tofu


  • Tako Wasabi
  • Ika Shiokara
  • Hotate Sriracha


  • Salmon
  • Maguro
  • Hamachi
  • Shukuu


  • Salmon
  • Hamachi
  • Hotate
  • Akebi

Location: 8 Stanley Street ,Singapore (068727)

Contact: +65 6327 9240

Website: Website Link Here

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#3 – Tsukiji Fish Market


Tsukiji Fish Market Restaurant you will journey through the pleasures of traditional Japanese Cuisine presented to you in a fresh and exciting way. Most importantly, be surprised with our Fish Market Price!

Menu Items:

  • Hiyayako (Price $5.80)
  • Soft Shell Crab (Price $13.80)
  • 7 kinds of Tsukiji Sashimi on a Boat (Price $62.80)
  • 5 kinds Tsukiji Sashimi (Price $38.80)


15 Stamford Road #01-82 Arcade @ Capitol Kempinski Singapore, Singapore 238896

Contact: +65 6241 6447

Website: Website Link Here


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#4 – The Populus Coffee and Food Co


Their flagship gastro-cafe, The Populus: Coffee & Food Co., is located at 146 Neil Road, Singapore. Serving up a deliciously eclectic spread of contemporary dishes daily that draws influences and flavours from all over the world along with their Roastery’s entire line up of seasonal specialty coffees, exquisite teas by Tea Bone Zen Mind, and artisanal hot chocolate by Mörk Chocolate, they strive to craft an experience they hope you enjoy, remember and return to.

Menu Items:

  • THE POPULUS Scramble (Price $21)
  • Avocado SUPERFOOD Green Platter (V) (Price $23)
  • Tuscan Lamb Harissa Baked Egg (Price $24)
  • Populus Fried Chicken Burger (Price $22)

Location: 146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875

Contact: +65 6635 8420

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Fat Cow


FAT COW first opened its doors in October 2011.
The word “FAT” in FAT COW stands for luxury and indulgence, and is also a play on the word “Fatt” which in Mandarin dialect means prosperity. Spanning slightly over 3500 sq ft, the restaurant’s design takes a contemporary approach to the Japanese “Wabi-Sabi” concept – the art of finding beauty in things modest, simple and humble.
The luxurious Japanese restaurant serves a handpicked selection of the finest Wagyu from reputable farms around the world, through customized beef experiences; where guests can enjoy their choice of beef over a variety of Japanese preparation methods – Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, Hobayaki or the ever-popular Sumibiyaki (charcoal-grill).
The FAT COW bar, a cozy space perfect for pre-dinner cocktails and post-dinner digestives, features a list of Japanese-inspired cocktails, whisky, sake and shochu infusions

Menu Items:

  • WAGYU STEW (Price $45)
  • GINDARA MISO YAKI (Price $48)
  • THE FAT COW DONBURI (Price $58)

Location: 1 Orchard Blvd, #01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649

Contact: +65 6735 0308

Website: Website Link Here


#6 – Matsukiya at Paragon


An exciting concept by Sushi Tei that is nestled in the bustling Paragon, Matsukiya doles out traditional kushiyaki that is grilled over binchō-tan. The restaurant uses high-quality ingredients, such as hormone-, cage- and antibiotic-free chicken, Miyazaki wagyu ribeye and foie gras. All the ingredients are glazed with a special in-house marinade for a wonderful finish.

Menu Items:

  • Tontoro Spicy Ramen (Price $21)
  • Yuzukosho Tori Ramen (Price $18)
  • Spicy Tori Donabe (Price $23)
  • Inaniwa Udon (Cold) (Price $16)

Location: 290 Orchard Rd, #05-04 Paragon, Singapore 238859

Contact: +65 6219 1771

Website: Website Link Here


#7 – Miam Miam


As they have heard many times, “they are what we eat”. As they already know, nutrition is one of the main keys to staying healthy.

Here at MIAM, by taking care of what they eat they can prevent and alleviate a multitude of chronic diseases. In addition to also provides the food necessary for the proper functioning of their immune system, increasing resistance in acute infectious processes.

Menu Items:

  • Truffle Chocolate Pancake (Price $13.80)
  • Famous French Toast (Price $11.80)
  • Smoked Salmon Ikura Salad (Price $12.90)
  • Miam Miam Spaghetti (Price $17.20)

Location: 200 Victoria St, #02 – 14, Singapore 188021

Contact: +65 6837 0301

Website: Website Link Here

#8 – Tanuki Raw


Tanuki Raw serves up amazing donburi as well as a selection of unique creations that combine modern Japanese-inspired food with the playfulness of American street food. We have locations at Orchard Central mall, Funan mall, Jewel Changi Airport, and the National Design Centre in Singapore.

Menu Items:


Location: 181 Orchard Road 04-01 Orchard Central Singapore 238896

Contact: +65 6636 5949

Website: Website Link Here

#9 – Donburi King 爆爆王


At Donburi King 爆爆王, they specialize in serving up the finest quality donburi at affordable prices and value for money. Set in an intimate 18-seater space, every single bowl at Donburi King is a true testament of their passions and the authentic Japanese culinary traditions. Featuring air-flown seafood from Japan and premium Iberico pork, the umami-laden don bowls are served with Kanena Miso & Soya Sauce(長友 味噌醤油), a century-old miso soya sauce from Miyazaki, known for its exquisite flavours and small- batch productions since 1887. Be spoilt by choices with 14 different scrumptious donburi options, delicious appetizers, salads,and ramens available

Menu Items:

  • Negitoro Don ($18.80)
  • Mini Hotate Ikura Don ($16.80)
  • Yuzu Tuna Salmon Don ($17.80)
  • Hotate Ikura Salmon Don ($26.80)
  • Hotate Ikura DOn ($32.80
  • Salmon Don ($17.80)
  • Yuzu Tuna Don ($18.80)

Location: 10, Paya Lebar Road #03-26, Paya Lebar Quarter, Singapore, Singapore

Contact: +65 6611 6657

Website: Website Link Here


#10 – Kogane Yama Bugis Junction


Kogane Yama is a Japanese restaurant specialized in premium tendon bowls. Their secret Japanese recipe is cooked with the freshest and high quality ingredients to bring out the delicious flavors and taste in every bowl.

Menu Items:

  • Negitoro Salmon Ikura Don ($16.90)
  • Original Wagyu Don ($19.90), Wagyu Mentai Don ($21.90)
  • Wagyu Truffle Don ($22.90)
  • Kakuni Don ($16.90)
  • Grilled Unagi Don ($18.90)
  • Pan-Fried Salmon Mentai Don ($16.90)

Location:200 Victoria St, #02-50 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021

Contact: NA

Website: Website Link Here


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