ED: I had a casual lunch with my sister Rach and strangely, its the first time we actually did a review together!(haha) We decided on Genki Sushi at Orchard Central but I have to admit I was seduced by a huge Quiznos Zesty Steak Sandwich poster as Quiznos is situated right beside Genki Sushi. I swallowed hard and entered the Japanese restaurant trying hard not to look back. The restaurant has a very modern Japanese feel and I was pretty impressed with their ordering system. Each table has a Genki Pad(ipad) to place orders directly from there! Whats even cooler is your dishes arrive by train. Say what? Yes your sushi rides a mini Shinkansen(bullet train) from the kitchen all the way to your table by track!(Its surely faster than the conveyor belt) Talk about speed delivery 😀 Check out the video for yourselves for those who haven’t seen it!
Easy ordering system. (though not really user friendly for non ipad/iphone users haha)
This is the Shinkansen(bullet train) i was talking about! Cute huh it even has windows and a Genki Sushi train driver in the front.
The salmon sashimi was fresh which is great but the rice to me wasn’t flavourful enough and was a little dry. It’ll be perfect with more Japanese rice vinegar. But still it was alright.
Yellow Tail(Hamachi) Sashimi
The sashimi was fresh and really cold! The way they slice it is different then I’ve seen as they scored it first which gives it an interesting texture and then sliced it generously thick. Nice.
Soft Shell Crab Hand Roll
The crab was tasty but wasn’t crusty enough. But I like that the veg is cold.
California Hand Roll
Super fresh avocado which was perfectly ripe and creamy along with sweet crab meat, cold fresh veg and thousand island dressing.
The broth wasn’t flavourful but more to the lighter side. I wished they added more miso and serve it with grated radish. The udon was slightly over cooked and was a little mushy so this dish is a miss for us.
The tempura batter could have been slightly lighter and the quality of the prawns slightly sweeter. But still it was not bad.
This was really tasty, kinda like onion rings and you have to squeeze sweet sauce around it but they used seaweed seasoning which made me a little thirsty after which. It was more like a snack rather then a dish somehow cause of the seasoning.
Overall its quite good for its sashimi and sushi for its price! I would go back for more if I’m looking for economical Japanese food. Surely better than Sakae Sushi in my opinion.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #03-32 Orchard Central, Singapore
Tel: +65 6238 0900
Sun–Thu: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Fri–Sat & PH: 11.30am – 10pm