Food Blog | Chikuyotei Restaurant Intercontinental Bugis

I would say that Japanese restaurants in nice Singapore hotels have always had the reputation of being among the best food around. I would say this has changed slightly over the years, but they still do produce great food - Chikuyotei in particular being famous for their unagi!

Context: Came here for dinner with my 2 sisters and my dad (4 pax.). I would say we didn’t really eat entirely full, but were satisfied (portion-wise) at the end of the meal.

Chikuyotei Restaurant Intercontinental

Is it Halal?

This is a non-halal eatery, serving up pork in its premises, in addition to its wide selection of wine/alcohol. Please do use your own discretion when eating here.

Unagi Don (1.5 portions)

Unagi Don (1.5 portions)

Where it Is?

It is located in The Intercontinental Hotel Bugis. With regard to parking, I would just recommend parking in the Bugis Junction car park (there’s an area for hotel guests/people who want to visit Intercontinental) as it is just more convenient.

Chikuyotei is located on the ground floor right beside the reception counters.

One thing I would say is that the service at this restaurant is REALLY good. The staff are quick and responsive and are willing to help you with anything that you need!


Address: Intercontinental Hotel, 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966

Operating Hours:

Daily: 12-2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Salmon Sashimi Chikuyotei Restaurant Intercontinental

What it Costs

The 4 of us ate about SGD375 worth of food - I would say we were at about 75% full when all was said and done (we were saving quite a bit of room for Ah Chew Desserts). We pretty much just got dishes that we could share among the 4 of us.

We started with salmon sashimi (SGD38 x 2 - we got 10 pieces, each portion is 5 pieces) and a pork salad (SGD38), before moving onto agedashi tofu (SGD12) & a single portion of ebi tempura (SGD32). We had 2 mains in their pork udon (SGD36) and 1.5 portions (you can order 0.5, 1 and 1.5) worth of their unagi don (SGD98). We didn’t have alcohol, but we did have iced ocha.

Portion-wise I would say they have nice hearty portions that are really convenient for sharing.

Pork Salad

How it Tastes

Starting off, we had the salmon sashimi. I would say this is definitely one of the better ones - my little sister even took 4 pieces of salmon sashimi (more than her portion) unknowingly before even realising what she did, so maybe that gives you a rough idea about how good it was!

Next up, we had the pork salad. In my opinion, a little bit weird - but I guess we asked for it when we ordered a pork with salad - but I think that the dressing was also a bit meh, so this was a bit of a ‘miss’ for me.

Agedashi Tofu Intercontinental Hotel

I actually quite liked the ebi tempura and the agedashi tofu. For the tempura, it really wasn’t oily at all, and the batter is actually really nice - complimenting the ebi, which had a nice texture to it! The agedashi tofu was uber fragrant with a really nice broth that it was sitting in. Really yummy!

Ebi Tempura Chikuyotei Restaurant

The pork udon was also really yummy. Really fresh tasting broth - which I absolutely LOVED. The udon noodles aren’t actually that thick version that I personally am used to, but a thinner variant which was interesting to chew on (still has the same texture as normal udon).

The last to arrive was the unagi don and I personally think this was a bit meh. The flavours are there, it’s just that it has bones which are big enough to bother you, but not small enough to be able to identify by eye/pick it out with your mouth.

Pork Udon Chikuyotei Restaurant

I don’t know. I feel I’ve had many other unagi dons and bones have never really concerned me, so maybe its me, maybe its the unagi, but I wasn’t too big of a fan of the unagi don.

Star Rating

7/10. Great service, but there are some aspects of the food that fall in that ‘meh’ category for me. For the price, I feel as though I’ve found better value at other places I’ve eaten at, but this is one of those places that is consistent and use high quality ingredients.