Ask the Singaporean nearest to you what their favourite cuisine is, and you’re very likely to get “Japanese food” as your answer. And what’s not to love? Whether it’s sashimi, wagyu beef, shabu shabu, or omakase, nothing beats the meticulous and fresh flavours of Japanese dishes – well, nothing but sharing it with a loved one. In partnership with UOB Dining Advisor, we’ve rounded up a list of iconic Japanese food 1-for-1 deals exclusive to UOB Cardmembers, so get to booking!

Salmon Sashimi at Sushi Tei

From now till 31 December 2019, all Sushi Tei outlets islandwide are offering 1-for-1 deals on their Salmon Sashimi (worth S$8.80++) from Mondays to Fridays. With outlets all over the city, the chain’s presence since 1994 hasn’t wavered. They offer both a la carte meals and kaiten-style dining for a well-rounded dining experience, and menu changes come seasonally for round-the-year freshness and variety.

Other specials also include their Spicy Aburi Maguro & Salmon Roll (S$14.50++), the Kagoshima Wagyu Shabu Shabu (S$34++), and the Salmon Wafu Carpaccio (S$11.80++).

Sushi Tei is located at multiple locations islandwide. For more information, click here.

Fresh Oysters at Kyoaji

Valid till 30 June 2019, redeem a 1-for-1 fresh oyster treat (worth S$48++, one redemption per table) at Kyoaji right smack in the middle of town at Somerset. Their Fukuichi-style dining area means you get a large and spacious atmosphere to complement the dining experience. Pair your oysters with a plethora of fusion Japanese foods with influences from all over: Imo Manju is a play on orh nee (yam paste) with the addition of smoky unagi, and Ise Ebi Yaki, a lobster tail dish dressed with Romesco-like garlic sauce.

Kyoaji is located at 111 Somerset Road, #02-05/06, Singapore 238164, p. +65 6694 4068. Open Mon-Fri 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am – 10.30pm.

Wagyu Beef at Peace Japanese Cuisine

For now till 30 June, enjoy 1-for-1 off the Toban-yaki Wagyu A5 Omi Beef (worth S$58.80++) at Peace Japanese Cuisine. With Japanese fine dining veteran Elson Lee holding the reigns as executive chef and the first winner for the Singapore Food Masters 2018, Peace specialises in Kaiseki Omakase but also offers up heartier options like Duck Confit Honey Bourbon (S$18.80++), Braised Lamb Shank (S$25.80++), and a massive range of sushi and sashimi.

Peace Japanese Cuisine is located at 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-03, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177, p. +65 6694 0828. Open Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 11.30am – 2.30pm and 5.30pm – 10pm, Thu 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm.

Ebi Tempura and Mentaiko Cheese at Rakuichi

For an ultimate experience in Japanese traditional dining, hit up Rakuichi at Dempsey. Rakuichi is well known for some seriously high-quality Aburi Sushi (S$32++) and sashimi sets, and from now till 30 June 2019, their Dempsey Road outlet is offering up 1-for-1 Ebi Tempura (worth S$26++) and Ebi Mentaiko Cheese Yaki (worth S$15++) for a share of the spotlight.

Rakuichi is located at Dempsey. For more information, click here. Open daily from 11.30am – 2.30pm and 6pm – 10pm.

Omakase at Shima

Lunch and dinner sets are fine and dandy if you just want a quick fix, but there’s something truly magical about an omakase experience. The seamless course changes, dainty food portions, and flavours and textures that cover all the bases of a complete meal. Valid from now till 30 June 2019, Singapore’s oldest teppanyaki Japanese restaurant, Shima, is blessing us with a 1-for-1 off the freshest dinner omakase for you and a friend. Originally worth S$250++ per diner, you’re making a ton of savings with this one.

Shima is located at #01-00, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221, p. +65 6734 6281. Open daily 12pm – 2.30pm and 6pm – 10pm.

Set Menus at TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura

Specialising in teppanyaki and flambé desserts, fiery TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura prepares top grade wagyu a la minute before your eyes. For UOB Mastercard Cardmembers, enjoy the experience at half the price. With the promo code RWSMC1for2 and a reservation, reap massive savings with a 1-for-1 set menu, valid till 30 June 2019.

TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway, Level 1, The Forum, p. +65 6577 6608. Open Thu-Mon 12pm – 2.30pm and 6pm – 10pm. Closed every Tue and Wed, except eve of and Public Holidays.

Shrimp Tempura at Marugame Udon & Tempura

Last but definitely not least, get your hands on 1-for-1 Shrimp Tempura at all outlets of Marugame Udon & Tempura (one of the top udon chains in the world) from now till 30 June 2019. We all love a piping hot bowl of udon, and what better to pair it with than a crispy shrimp tempura? The Japan-born franchise now sports over 1000 outlets worldwide, and is known for its freshly-made Sanuki-style Udon. For starters, try the Beef Udon in Bonito Broth (S$11.90++/$13.90++).

Marugame Udon & Tempura is located at ION Orchard, Raffles City and Bedok Mall. For more information, click here.

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