An authentic Japanese sushi restaurant founded in Japan, Niigata in 1954, with 14 restaurants across Japan and four in Singapore. Tomi Sushi’s menu is mainly focused on sushi and sashimi, featuring freshly-imported fish that arrives from Japan and Niigata’s local fish markets three times a week. There’s also a wide variety of Japanese noodles, small hot pots, small bites, deep-fried and grilled items, as well as a range of set meals for both lunch and dinner, and even the reservation-only kaiseki set.
Check out Niigata specialties like the cold Hagi Soba ($12) that contains Funori seaweed, give the soba noodle a nice texture and color, the unique deep-fried bean curd Tochioage ($16), or the seasonally-priced grilled Nodoguro Shioyaki (Blackthroat Seaperch fish), a high-grade fish that can be caught along the coast of the Sea of Japan. Other recommendations include deep-fried squid Suruten ($15), deep-fried smelt fish Megisu Fried ($15), the grilled Surumeika Ichiyaboshi ($15), the rich Yukiguni Maitake mushroom Tempura ($15), and the comforting Kani to Hotate Soup ($16) that comes in a small claypot filled with scallop and snow crab.
Before you start ordering from the Tomi’s food menu, make it a point to look out for Tomi Sushi’s seasonal specials that strongly emphasizes on Japan’s seasons’ ingredients, featuring freshly-imported catches such as Mebaru (rock fish) in spring, Kochi (flat head fish) in summer, Nanban Ebi (sweet shrimp) in autumn and Kan Buri (yellow tail) in winter. Tomi Sushi also exclusively serves Niigata’s excellent Koshihikari rice, along with high quality soy sauce – one for sushi and a lighter one for sashimi. For beverages, you can also expect a great selection of Niigata sake, along with Japanese beer, chuhai, shochu and Japanese whisky.