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Ootoya (大戸屋) @ Orchard Central

Ootoya (大戸屋) @ Orchard Central
Ootoya at Orchard Central

Ootoya at Orchard Central

Ootoya (大戸屋) is an international Japanese restaurant chain with outlets in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and now, Singapore.

The Singapore restaurant is located in Orchard Central and serves  quality, simple Japanese cuisine.

Inside Ootoya, guests get to sit on tatami if they like

Inside Ootoya, guests get to sit on tatami if they like

In Japan, Ootoya is marketed as a budget restaurant whereas in Singapore, it is positioned as mid-range, slightly upmarket. I have not tried Ootoya in Japan, but I like what I ate in Singapore.

I went back twice within a week – the first time with my buddies, Leon and Ding An; the second time with Rachel.

The menu is a little limited with only around ten pages of food items. The items are mainly simple Japanese fare and you will not find local influenced items like crab stick sushi or fanciful fusion stuff.

The colourful menu, filled with mouth-watering photos

The colourful menu, filled with mouth-watering photos

The main courses all come with lots of accompanying side dishes. I like it that a tad more effort done on the side dishes as compared to most similar priced Japanese restaurant in Singapore. For instance, the miso soup actually had visible bits of pork in it and the pickled cucumber was served with prawn roes on top.

My order on my first visit - chicken katsu set

My order on my first visit – chicken katsu set

Close-up of my chicken katsu don

Close-up of my chicken katsu don

Visible pork bits and vegetable in the miso soup

Visible pork bits and vegetable in the miso soup

Ding An's order

Ding An’s order

Close-up of the claypot

Close-up of the claypot

Leon's order

Leon’s order

Close-up of the steamed rice and scallops

Close-up of the steamed rice and scallops

Soup that came with Leon's order

Soup that came with Leon’s order

My order on my second visit, pork katsu set

My order on my second visit, pork katsu set

Close-up of my pork katsu don

Close-up of my pork katsu don

Rachel's order

Rachel’s order

Teriyaki chicken salad

Teriyaki chicken salad

I am likely to visit Ootoya again and would recommend it for simple, quality Japanese dining at a fairly reasonable price. The Teriyaki chicken salad set was pretty memorable for me and I like the side dishes served with all the sets.

Related Post:  Fin Seafood Cafe

Address: 181 Orchard Road #08-12 Orchard Central Singapore
Tel: +65 6884 8901
Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm – 9.30pm

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2 Comments

  1. Camemberu

    Nice. Food looks hearty and wholesome! We should have an outing here! 😀

    Reply
  2. Rachel

    My order was a charcoal grilled chicken cutlet with basil dressing, on top of a green salad. Not teriyaki chicken!

    Reply

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