Botan Japanese Restaurant is an authentic Japanese restaurant nestled near Far East Square, amidst the CBD area. My friend introduced me to Botan for she found the lunch and dinner sets value-for-money. Being quite the Japanese food lover, I decided to try it.
I have been to Botan on two separate occasions- once for lunch and once for dinner. On both times I was there, the restaurant was not packed but had a fair amount of patrons dining. I actually enjoyed the fact that the place was not overcrowded so I could dine comfortably and at my own leisure pace.
I had the Ladies Set which is one of the more expensive sets (about $30+). It came with California Maki Roll, Chawanmushi, Sashimi, Ramen, Tempura, Salad and Icecream. This set really has a little of everything. Usually, you would think that Ladies Set is probably smaller in portion but, the Ladies Set here is otherwise.
|Assorted fresh sashimi|
My friend ordered the Chirashi Bento Set. It is also served with Miso Soup, fruit and Chawanmushi. I like that all the sets have these basic sides.
|Basic sides that come with every set|
The Tempura in Botan is also another must try as it is fried to perfection. Even when the tempura was not eaten piping hot, it was crisp and delicious.
Botan also serves affordable beer such as the Suntory below priced at $10. We saw several Japanese Businessmen having their sake as well.
Overall, I feel that Botan is a hidden gem amidst the CBD area. This place serves value-for-money, authentic and quality Japanese food. It is suitable for business dinners as well as large group gatherings. For those who are looking for a place for good Japanese food yet want to avoid the crowds, do give Botan a try!
Botan Japanese Restaurant
36 Pekin Street
Mondays to Saturdays
1130am- 3pm (Lunch)
6pm- 10pm (Dinner)
Closed on Sundays