Ishi Mura is a Japanese-themed foodstreet which was first launched at Yishun Northpoint that specializes in bringing fresh, quality and affordable Japanese cuisine to the table.
Ishi Mura Hot
180 Kitchener Road
Ishi Mura Express
SAFRA Jurong Club
333 Boon Lay Way
#2B - 01
Not really worth visiting.
After Northpoint renovated, I heard that there was going to be a new Japanese-themed food court at the new wing. This news got me excited of course, as I am a huge fan of Japanese food. Ishimura actually looked pretty cool, as they decorated it to look like a Japanese hut with the wooden walls and Japanese-themed banners hanging everywhere in the food court. There were quite a number of stalls to choose from and I was very ecstatic upon knowing about the wide variety of stalls available. However, I was in for a disappointment.
Scrambled egg with black peppered beef was what I chose for lunch at one of the stalls in Ishimura. The pictures of the food looked appealing and I thought that my choice of food should not go wrong. However, it tasted quite average and the rice wrapped in the scrambled egg was pretty tasteless. Also, it was as if they spammed the beef with pepper. I was having difficulties finishing the whole dish as it was really quite spicy! It was not very satisfying and I had to pay around $6 for that, hence I did not find it worthy of the price. I gave Ishimura another try on my second visit and patronized a different stall. This time round, I ordered udon with unagi but it was tasteless and the portion was pretty small. Needless to say, I was disappointed once again.
I do not think I would be returning to Ishimura for meals again as I could get food of better quality elsewhere and perhaps at a cheaper price even!
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 9 user(s)
Affordable food and great place to study
I have been here since I was in secondary school and would always study here with my friends, or just have a chitchat and have our meals here after school. I like how there are a lot of food choices and the casual Japanese foodstreet concept.
My all-time favourite was their ramen. However, after 2 years, the ramen wasn't that nice anymore, and I am utterly disappointed with this. Apart from that, the service has always been bad from this stall, I would need to wait for a long time until I am served, but I would always go there for their ramen. I would most likely not visit them anymore though.
I like how Ishi Mura has lots of sushi's for you to choose from. Also, they have a shabu shabu buffet going on the last time I visited. I have not tried it yet but would love to.
Save in your Own Ways
One of my favourite Japanese foods of all time is ramen, and what better way to enjoy it than at an affordable pricing! At Ishi Mura you can choose from a wide variety of Japanese cuisines such as omurice, okonomiyaki and even pizza.
Compared to prices elsewhere, the ramen is cheap from around $5-$6 a bowl. The portions are generous and definitely enough to fill your belly. The more expensive things would be drinks and sushi, which I feel can be bought for a cheaper pricing at the basement of Northpoint. Also, because it is a foodcourt style, you can bring your own drinks in from NTUC! Definitely a good place to go for small group gatherings.
A Great Place For Jap Food
This "Japanese food court" have been a common place for supper for my friends and I after our study session or just for usual meet ups. They offer a large variety of Japanese food, from sushi to vegetable pancake, and also a large variety of drinks. My personal favourite is the vegetable pancake. Bad as it sounds, it actually tastes pretty good, and healthy too!
Like any Jap place, this food court offers green tea in a pot as well. But something special that they offer is unlimited refills of hot water! Which means that we can drink as many cups as we want and sit as long as we want to. Very unique isn't it?
But Ishi Mura is very strict on the rule that no outside food should be consumed in the premises. The workers are out on the go to catch anyone who would break that rule, so if you intend to break the rule, you definitely must be sharper than the workers! (just kidding!)
Great ambiance; ordinary Japanese cuisine that is slightly overpriced
Ishi Mura is a Japanese themed food court selling a variety of Japanese cuisine. I love the classy ambiance of the place because of the dim dreamy lighting and pleasant music. I used to frequent the place as I enjoyed eating their black pepper chicken/ katsu curry chicken omelette rice.
However, over the years I noticed that the most prices of the food there have increased while the quality remains relatively unchanged or have dropped for some stalls. For instance, the Japanese vegetable pizza is overpriced at around $5 and the quality and serving size is comparable to that in pasar malams where you can get it for $3.
Many of the staff there are foreigners and have a bad working attitude. I feel that there is definitely much more room for improvement in terms of its service staff.
Spoilt for choices
Ishi Mura has a great variety of Japanese food that I love. Their omelette rice was fantastic and I love it with the sweet cream sauce that goes with it. They have quite a very romantic atmosphere as the lights were slightly dim and they normally have classical music playing at the background.
For me, I think the price was affordable as they give a satisfying amount of food and it is filling for me too.
However, the okonomiyaki sold there are not quite to my satisfaction as the bottom okonomiyaki was always burnt. My friends and I went to eat the okonomiyaki there and were horrified to find that they actually cooked the eggs and left it at the kitchen until customers actually buy so it was not really very fresh.This may also be the reason why the egg always turned out to be burnt because they recooked it.
I call this place the “Japanese Kopitiam”, because it sells Japanese cuisine in affordable prices. However, their quality of food dropped over the years. But still, it is acceptable and I go there often with my mother.
Nowadays, I see a lot of students studying there, as if I’m seeing myself years ago. I had also spent my days studying for my O’levels there in my secondary school days and now it’s their turn to do so.
There’s an area being separated for buffets. I quite like their packed sushi as it’s inexpensive, but that’s not suitable for fuzzy eaters though.
great for friends and family
There are foodcourts in every shopping mall but what is different for this foodcourt is that it consists of only Japanese cuisine. It is called Ishi Mura, located in northpoint, third floor. There are a variety of dishes to choose from, from sushi to curry rice and shabu shabu. The amount of food served is reasonable and they are generous with the ingredients.
There are many seats in that foodcourt with great ambience and it's great for friends and family to hang out together. It also has a corner for students to study and I personally think that it is a good place for revision as the environment is quiet.
There are foodcourt in every shopping mall but what is different for this foodcourt is that it consists of only Japanese cuisine. It is called Ishi Mura, located in northpoint, third floor. There are a variety of dishes to choose from, from sushi to curry rice and shabu shabu. The amount of food served is reasonable and they are generous with the ingredients.
There are many seats in that foodcourt with great ambience and it's great for friends and family to hang out together. It also has a corner for students to study and I personally think that it is a good place for revision as the environment is quiet. However, I think that their service is quite slow even when there is a queue.
Horrible burnt food!
I came here with a friend of mine. We have been here before when it first open and after two years later, we decided to give it a try. It was very satisfying with the service and quality of food we received.
However, yesterday was a great disappointment. I went to the Donburi section. My friend ordered Unagi Donburi (unagi means eel) while I had Oyakodon (chicken with scrambled egg and rice). The staff was not friendly and he did not even give a smile. I thought he was too busy but that was not supposed to be a reason to serve us. I remember he had another staff two years back and he was on the ball. Oh well, I guess things have changed in this particular place.
When he was making both Donburi, he was not in his best mood. I can sense that he was not sincere and passionate in his job and thus, I knew it will not be that great. The food arrived and thus we sat down and looked at the dishes. It was really a disappointment. The eel had barely any meat inside, it was almost to the skin. I was expecting a thick piece of Unagi where I have tasted better in other restaurants. The Oyakodon was fine but the quantiy of the chicken pieces is so little, only about five small pieces.
Looking at the menu, the bowl is filled with the rice and ingredients but what we have received is only half of the bowl. The rice was burnt too at the bottom and you can small a carbon burnt smell.
I had no appetite and went to look for other for other food at other restaurants.