We came across Tomi Sushi located at Velocity Novena Square and the restaurant looked so authentic we just had to try, even though it looked like it will burn a hole in our pocket. It is hard to find real authentic Japanese cuisine in Singapore. Yes, there are plenty of Japanese restaurants in Singapore but most are Japanese-styled food and not the real thing.
The key about Japanese cuisine is freshness and skilled chefs. Many chefs spent their entire lifetime trying to achieve the elusive idea of perfection. Probably they will never ever be perfect, but it is near enough! For example, they even have two kinds of sauce for sushi/nigiri and sashimi.
At Tomi Sushi, we can sense the freshness of ingredients and skilled preparation in every dish. A very welcomed change to Sakae or Ichiban or any other restaurant that calls themselves Japanese. So far, this is the closest taste of Japan I have had outside of Japan itself. We also tried some unique and rare delicacies, including the intriguing Anglerfish (Monkfish) Liver, aka Ankimo.
It is definitely a meal that I would not forget in a hurry, and for good reason too! We spent over $100 for two and it will certainly be a long while before we can indulge ourselves like that again. However, every cent was worth it.
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