Sushi Tei

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Quality Sushi in Singapore
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.5
Sushi Tei evokes fond memories from my JC days. I love the Japanese styled decoration in the restaurant. It has a very traditional vibe to it, making it a very pleasant place to dine in. I especially love the semi-private 'rooms' with partitions on the 2nd level in the Serangoon Garden branch. Not only is it ideal for a cozy gathering, it also allows us a little privacy away from the crowd.

The sushis served at Sushi Tei are superbly fresh and delectable. Not only that, they are all of a generous portion. It would be good to visit as a group as it would be impossible to savour the wide variety of sushis they have to offer unless you share them with friends. My favourite sushi dish from Sushi Tei is the Phoenix Roll - sushi topped with unagi and avocado. There was also another dish we tried of which I forgot the name, but it had mango on it and surprisingly, the mango and sushi went delightfully well together! For those who are keen on more fulling meals, Sushi Tei offers a wide array of ramen and bentos as well.

Sushi Tei is a popular and known restaurant in Singapore, and despite its numerous branches, it is often full-house on weeknights and public holidays, so it would definitely be wise to call and make reservations prior to going.

Also, prices can run pretty steep, but it is a great value for money in my opinion. If you are craving for quality sushi, Sushi Tei will be sure to satisfy you like a king.

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Branch Location:
Serangoon Garden
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Quality Japanese Food
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.5
Sushi Tei is one of the most popular Japanese restaurants in Singapore that is known to serve quality food in a great ambience. The setting of the restaurant has quite a Japanese influence, with wooden tables and seats and decorations that add to the entire Japanese feel of the place.

Staff are usually very attentive and efficient and even though most of the times that I visited Sushi Tei were during peak hours, our orders came very quickly and new orders that we made while dining also arrived quite fast.

The presentation and taste of the food is more authentic than most casual Japanese diners. Because of this higher quality, you will also notice that the prices at Sushi Tei are slightly higher than other more casual Japanese restaurants (for example Sakae Sushi). However, you pay for what you get and at a slightly higher price, you get food and service of higher quality.

I would suggest dining at Sushi Tei during off peak hours if possible. The queue can get quite long during peak hours and you can expect to wait up to 25 minutes for an available table. Also note that they do not take reservations. One thing you can do is to request for the menu while queueing and decide what to eat so that when you are finally seated, you can order right away.

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Best Part:
Chicken Karaage, Spicy ramen, Salmon salad
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Slow service, not so good food
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2.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.0
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2.5
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2.0
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2.5
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2.5
Sushi Tei always gave me the impression of good quality sushi at fairly affordable prices. However, the branch opened at Bedok Point has left me disappointed time and again.

Firstly, the service there is undeniably slow and inefficient. They clearly are in serious need of staff. Despite there being an abundance of available seats, we always find ourselves waiting to be seated simply because no one is available to serve us.

Secondly, the quality of sushi is deteriorating as the ingredients are not fresh and the portion is somehow decreasing in size along with its staff count (haha).

Thirdly, moving back to service again, the waiting time for your food if you order instead of simply removing them off the conveyor belt at that particular branch will leave you frustrated, annoyed and displeased.

Sushi Tei is a nice restaurant that serves some good Japanese food, but the branch at Bedok Point simply does not offer a similar experience.

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Branch Location:
Bedok Point
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Best sushi place!
(Updated: May 08, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
5.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.5
Sushi tei is one of my favourite places to go to to enjoy authentic tasting Japanese cuisine even though most of the cooks there are not Japanese. I frequent the outlets at east coast park and raffles city and I have to say that I love the ambience there. The dull brown décor and dimmed lights just makes the entire dining experience so much more tranquil and even slightly romantic. The sushi served there are really fresh. I prefer to order the sushi rather than grab them off the conveyor belt as it would be fresher. I would ALWAYS order the beef kaminabe with miso soup base.

Filled with a generous amount of golden mushrooms, toufu and cabbage, I just realized that I could ask for a refill for the miso soup too! Beef slices are cut to the right thickness too and are really tender. I usualy go for their dons. Chicken katsu don is awesome! They are always generous in their toppings such as onions and sauce. For dessert, I love the pinos, which is a plate of 6 little chocolate balls with ice cream in it. If that’s too little for you, the ice cream waffle is awesome too! Will always prefer sushi tei to sakae sushi!

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
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One of my favourites
Overall Score 
 
4.5
If I were questioned about my favourite Japanese restaurant (mainstream, of course), I would say Sushi Tei in a heartbeat. Price of Sushi Tei is slightly more expensive than the other Japanese chain restaurants in Singapore, but a few more dollars for quality food will always be worth it.

Sashimi that Sushi Tei offers is undoubtedly fresh, and serving is rather generous. I would wolf down a couple plates of salmon sushi before I start on my favourite dish — the Udon (Niku, Tempura, plain, whatever!). Don’t be deceived by the unimpressive clear broth of the dish, the soup is extremely palatable and sweet. The soup of Niku Udon tends to be oilier, so order the plain one to indulge in.

Friends have nothing negative to say about their beef hotpots. I’ve tried it personally but I still prefer my bowl of udon. The ramen, however, is mediocre but as I’m a fan of udon through and through, this doesn’t bother me the slightest bit.

Queues at Sushi Tei get ridiculously long at dinnertime, especially the town outlets. Even the Holland Village outlet is packed at dinnertime. This is expected so it would be good to have late lunch or early dinner to avoid waiting.
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Standard
Overall Score 
 
4.5
When we talk about Sushi Tei, my friends and I would always like to joke about how we always order our standard food items everytime without fail. Not because we don't like trying new things or we dont like the other stuff at Sushi Tei but its just that some things are just too good that even after eating it time and again we still do crave it. It all started when we started working and every time we could contemplate on what to treat ourselves with after work, as we are always craving for good food and due to convenience purposes, we always end up at Sushi Tei.

The fresh sashimi at Sushi Tei is always a must have that is for sure because despite the many restaurants that I have been to it still serves one of the best quality sashimis at a reasonable price. There are also many selections of food in the menu, from the various kinds of bento sets, to the different collections of sushi, and even the "hotpot" selection. A personal favourite would be the chawamushi which is the soft steamed japanese egg. It is tasty, enough and not too much and always good as a side dish or appetizer.

The price at Sushi Tei is reasonable for the quality food that it is serving. Although it is not the best around but it is one of the better ones to go for for just a meal and still be able to step out feeling all very satisfied. There are also buffet options for the big-eaters, who would definitely eat their fill and money's worth given the spread.
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Affordable, tasty Japanese food
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
It's no secret that Sushi Tei is my family's favourite Japanese restaurant. The food is affordable, quality is consistent and service is efficient (most of the time, at least). Compared to other family-friendly Japanese chains that I shall not name, Sushi Tei is definitely a level higher.

I always get the same few dishes when I visit. Every three months, Sushi Tei launches a seasonal promotion menu in line with what produce is fresh and in-season. Currently, they have their Winter Hokkaido 2013 menu, and we ordered the Penthouse Salmon Roll ($12) which was a avocado, salmon and egg roll. The salmon was lightly torched, reminiscent of aburi salmon, and we opted for no wasabi mayo because we are wasabi-wimps.

I ordered a warm Sansai Soba ($10). The soba noodles were decent, not as good as Shimbashi Soba, but tasted alright in a salty shoyu soup base. It was served warm with Japanese mountain vegetables which I honestly do not know the names of, but were cooked well and had a nice crunch. The portion of noodles was very generous, and I couldn't finish it.

Teriyaki Chicken ($8) took a while to arrive, but it was executed decently. The chicken thigh was freshly grilled and had delicious char marks, but we could taste that the chicken had been frozen and thawed. That's to be expected of a chain restaurant though, and I have nothing against frozen meat.

The only thing I can fault Sushi Tei with would be that they don't have sets that come with soup, appetizer, rice, main dish etc. like their competitors, but it's not something I pick on, especially when their a la carte dishes are executed relatively well for the price point. It's worth noting that the homegrown brand has expanded overseas as well, such as to Indonesia and Australia, and are doing quite well.

Overall, a very affordable, family-friendly Japanese chain that serves up decent food. Nothing spectacular or super authentic, but definitely enough to satisfy a hungry stomach.

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Branch Location:
Thomson Plaza
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Yes
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Tasty Japanese Fare of Phenomenal Quality
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
Ambience 
 
4.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
My family and I recently tried Sushi Tei for the very first time. We'd never felt compelled to dine here previously because the prices seem rather exorbitant, but we're all so glad to have tried it and the food turned out to be well worth the money.

You can't go wrong with a nice bowl of ramen of Japanese curry rice, but I'd suggest having more fun with the sides and ordering something new and exciting. We got ourselves the pork belly wrap deep fried with crunchy vegetable strips and plenty of hot, oozing cheese. It was so sinfully good.

For desserts, go for the cute and yummy ice cream, red bean and shiratama balls sandwiched in a pretty biscuit shell. The ice cream flavour and quality was top notch! I was very impressed indeed.

Sadly, the service quality does tend to drop a bit especially when it gets hectic during peak hours of the day. I don't blame them though, the crowds can get rather out of hand and it can be a frazzling experience so I'd cut them some slack and just focus on enjoying the wonderful food.

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Average Spent Per Person:
32
Best Part:
Interesting sides that taste great, good for sharing!
Branch Location:
Vivocity
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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forget sakae, support sushi tei
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Sushi Tei is fast becoming one of my favourite Japanese restaurant in Singapore! Frankly speaking, I am not particular when it comes to Japanese food. I can settle for anything. I am perfectly fine with places such as Ajitsen Ramen or Sakae Sushi. I am not one of those fanatics who are constantly in search of the most “authentic” ramen/Japanese food in Singapore. However, ever since I've tried Sushi Tei, places like sakae sushi are totally incomparable.

Sushi Tei always has this really long queue during lunch hour. Therefore, I decided to visit their Raffles City Shopping Centre outlet last week. Despite the long queue, we were lucky to get seated in a short time. You tend to get your seats faster if you are fine with the bar seats. Our food took us quite a while to be served however, it is well worth the time. Usually, I would order the sushi directly from the staff instead of getting from the sushi belt as I feel that the sushi will be a tad fresher.

Whenever I visit Sushi Tei, I will order their udon. They have a wide variety of udon at really affordable prices ($12 - $18) and you can choose from a spicy miso base or the normal miso base. Without fail, I will always wipe clean the soup. The serving is just nice for me, not overly big or small. I can still afford to have one or two sushi after my bowl of udon.

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Yes
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Atas Japanses food for everybody
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Sushi Tei is a Japanese restaurant that brings higher-end Japanese dining to the mass market. The food is more expensive than the typical Japanese restaurant such as ichiban, but not prohibitively so.

The food meets your expectations for the price that you pay for it. Their sushi cannot compare with the best from Itacho or Genki, but their huge Sushi Tei special rolls are the best. Their Golden Roll is delicious, and you can pair it with their Shoyu Ramen to complete the meal.
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