Located in the bustling heart of Singapore, Ikigai is a modern izakaya aiming to redefine the traditional Japanese dining scene. Drawing inspiration from the concept of ‘ikigai’ – the Japanese term for the ‘reason for being’ – the restaurant merges a high-quality culinary experience with a vivid mix of entertainment.
Discover Casual Japanese Cuisine
- A Culinary Symphony: At Ikigai, each dish embodies authenticity and passion. Experience classics and innovative creations, from the succulent Gyu Saikoro Steak to the tantalising Dragon Roll, crafted meticulously by their culinary team.
- A Glimpse of the Menu: Delve into the delightful Grilled Dried Pufferfish or the rich Truffle Udon. Satisfy seafood cravings with options like the Kani Karaage and the Spider Maki Roll.
Promotions & Highlights
- Sake Buffet: Dive into Ikigai’s extensive sake menu with their latest Sake Buffet. Relish two hours of free-flow sake from Thursdays to Saturdays at just $59++. Extend the experience with $25++ for every additional hour.
- Comedy at Ikigai: Join the famous Kumar Show on Mondays (and occasionally Tuesdays). Witness Singapore’s beloved Queen of Comedy weave his magic, delving into racial and political humour.
- Weekend Club Nights: As the week concludes, Ikigai transitions into Club iKi post 10 pm. Revel in the beats of eminent DJs like Sebastian Leger and Gui Boratto.
The Ikigai Ambiance
Ikigai’s dining space seamlessly blends outdoor serenity and indoor sophistication. Nestled by the Singapore River, it offers a scenic alfresco area and a relaxed, industrial-themed interior. Here, guests can embrace the delicate balance of “Yin and Yang,” experiencing tranquillity and vivacity.
Established in 2021, Ikigai is more than just a restaurant. It’s a journey to the heart of Japan, offering patrons a chance to discover their own ‘ikigai’ amidst tantalising flavours, impeccable service, and a backdrop that’s as enchanting as it is authentic.
Timings & Location
- Address: 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1, #01/06 The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416
- Operating Hours:
- Mon-Thurs: 3 pm–12 am
- Fridays: 3 pm–11 pm, Club iKi: 11 pm–3 am
- Saturdays: 3 pm–11 pm, Club iKi: 11 pm–4 am
This post was written after attending a media tasting/event. All opinions in this post are my own and not influenced by external parties. Details in this post are from a press release for informational purposes only and are accurate at the time of posting.
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