Shokudo Japanese Coffee House Hot
More than just a coffee place, Shokudo Japannese Coffee House offers a fresh and interesting environment that enhances your usual coffee experience.
To complement a nice afternoon of chit-chats, Shokudo serves up a wide range of Japanese munchies and delightful beverages.
8 Grange Road, #02-06A/B
Tel: +65-6736 0971
Sunday to Thursday:
11.30am – 2.00am
Last order at 1.15am
Friday, Saturday & Eve of PH
11.30am – 3.00am
Last order at 2.15am
200 Victoria Street #01-53
Tel: +65-6338 9216
Sunday to Thursday:
11.30am – 11.00pm
Last Order: 10.15pm
Friday & Saturday, Eve of PH
11.30am to 12 Midnight
Last Order: 11.15pm
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 4 user(s)
Just stick to Japanese dishes
I used to always eat the cripsy soft shell crab pasta but ever since they switch their menu, the standard has gone down slightly. I've tried their avocado salmon pasta which is creamy and is pretty good for their reasonable price.
I've also tried their hakodate seafood pizza and curry mashed potato pizza. It taste totally different from Pizza Hut's thin crust pizza. Their thin crust is really thin and cripsy, just the way i like the crust to be. They topped it with fish flakes which really differentiates this from the western pizza. Although the crust is thin, it can be considered as a full meal. It's equally filling as the pasta.
Their offer western meals and I've tried their hot-dog. I would have rather ordered the hot dog combo from cathay as the price it didn't taste any better than the cinema's hot dog. I would recommend ordering their Japanese courses rather than their western.
a cosy cafe
Shokudo Japanese Coffee House is a great place to unwind, especially after extended shopping and jostling with the crowd. Tucked away in a corner of bugis junction, it is quite hard to find for those unfamiliar with the area, but thank goodness for directories. A fusion of japanese and western, they cover all aspects: appetizer, lunch and dessert.
I haven't tried their appetizers, as I'm usually there for a main course or tea. However, what I like most is their pizzas, as it is a thin crust, almost like a biscuit. It is therefore easy to consume as it is light on the stomach. Their tofu cheesecake is also a chef's recommendation, with the cake shaped like a tofu- it's one of the most savoury cheesecakes I've tasted.
Their menu is friendly for all, with (good) english translations and easy to understand with various accompanying photos of the food.
However, the staff are quite unresponsive, I even had to get up and personally walk over to the waitress to request her to take our order! A negative point in the cafe but they also seemed understaffed. Nonetheless, the food is served promptly and the taste is worth the visit.
A good place to rest.
Ironically, even though this is a coffee place, I've never tried any of their coffee and desserts, only their hot food. Japanese are popular for their matcha desserts and drinks, and they did feature quite a number of them in their menu but i was too hooked up at their katsus and dons.
I remember their sashimi salad was a hit for me. The sauce they served with it was tangy yet savory, a play on the tastebuds. It wasn't cloying or creamy, we asked for more and they gladly gave it to us.
We enjoyed our meal there and it is indeed a nice place to sit and enjoy the rest of the afternoon with one's friends.
All the desserts in the photo-laden menu look like variations on a theme. All the usual suspects of Jap/Western fusion desserts: azuki (red) beans, matcha (green tea) powder, nata de coco etc. My friend wickedly asked the waitress "What's the difference?" and she was a bit hard pressed to answer, the poor dear.
I needed a coffee but decided not to risk ordering one here. I am not a big fan of the way coffee is served at Jap places (even the posh ones). Japs are just not coffee people.
Anyway, I went for the soft scoop with some syrupy topping (I think it was watermelon… or was it strawberry?). Not exactly what you’d call a gourmet choice but for 3 bucks you can’t complain!