Founded by four young professionals crazy about all things Japanese, Shukuu Izakaya is a recreation and creative expression for every wow moment we had from our sojourns to Japan. A trifecta of sublime foods, epic drinks, and of course - our authentic Izakaya ambience.
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8 Stanley Street
Singapore 068727

Monday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

Wednesday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

Thursday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

Friday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

Saturday:
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday:
Closed

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~$30/pax

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This pretty much sums up the highlight of Shukuu! The Sake came recommended by the staff after knowing my friend and I were more into alcohol with a sweeter undertone. It went down well with the restaurant's signature charcoal skewer platter. Another great item on the menu was the rosti mentai, which had a strong mentai flavor that went well with the crispy rosti below. The rosti mentai is also a great carb-y dish for people like who prefers to pair my alcohol with something starchy.

I really loved how the staff were so friendly and patient with helping us understand the different sakes and what pairs well with our orders. If you're unsure, they also allow a small cup to sample!

There was an array of items to choose from and we were really spoiled for choice. My favourite has to be the Gyu Ponzu, which is lightly seared beef with citrus ponzu sauce. Of course, you can't miss the Rosti Mentaiko that everyone is raving about!!! Anything Mentaiko is yummy!

Having just returned back from Japan, ShuKuu surprisingly did a wonderful job of bringing a similar taste and atmosphere to Stanely Street. We were greeted with a pleasant welcome by the curated decorations of the place and it brought good memories of the Izakayas along the streets of Japan. The staff were friendly and curteous from start to end and had went the extra mile to carefully explain their dishes on the menu. Their menu consisted of a wide range of dishes and interestingly even suggested what to end the meal with. A friend and I decided to try their dishes that were recommended but also tried others that were not. The kitchen was quick to serve the various dishes we ordered and they were dished out nicely and paired with good sauces.
Just to highlight what we loved were the juicy and tender beef Gyudon, the sashimi that was fresh (and worth the price!), the mentaiko rosti that was well flamed, the tasty chicken karaage, the oysters cooked in Sake and the Yuzu Umeshu that was well paired with the meal. One other thing that I love about this place is that its busy but not noisy so its easy and great to get a conversation down with friends. Definitely a place I'm going to return back to!

This is a hidden gem!
This experience at Shukuu inspired me to want to try more of such under-discovered eateries! We went upon recommendation from a Friend and it blew my mind! I never knew the satisfaction found from these little eateries.

We were first served by Mario, who was extremely friendly and detailed with his recommendations. The place was an ideal to just chill for a good cup of sake and some snacks after a Long and tiring day at work.

MUST-ORDERS:
I'm caught between 2 of my favourites that were recommended by the Chef, and could only be uniquely found at Shukuu.

First, their grilled beef tongue. Like omg. I could taste a myriad of intricate Flavours that blended bloody good! It was extremely juicy (and Not dry) and The slightly chewy texture was just a perfect match. This is the first time I had beef grilled tongue and hands-down the only shop I will patronise for beef tongue! Like omg - they nailed it to perfection.

Secondly, I extremely love the parmesan Chizu chips that was coupled with honey and tomatoes. It was like no matter how many I ate, I didn't have the "gelat" feel because the cheese taste was light and not overpowering. I don't know what's the sorcery behind this thing but it left me craving for more even as I type. I could literally taste the slight saltiness from the cheese and the sweetness from the honey and tomatoes. Totally recommended even for non-cheese lovers!

Third on my list would be the "Chef's selection Skewers". We had the lightly grilled Mushrooms which was lightly salted that totally brought out the flavour. The Meatballs were handmade and we could taste the freshness from the ingredients - completely unlike what we had tasted before. The Wings were perfectly marinated and grilled - with a slight sweetness and tinge of bitterness from the grill. but the BEST would be the Beef cubes! It was juicy with great layers of fats that melted in my mouth.

Unique choices:
The deep Friend squid in squid ink tempura flour was unique. Although the flour was not as thick as others, I'm not a fan of deep Friend food, so I didn't really like it. My fiancé, though, really loved it because it was so different from the ones he ate outside. The flour was not as salty, and had great flavour.

The hotate and salmon sashimi were fresh and generous in servings!

Well-known for:
Their most well-known for their sake and I can understand why. There was a bitter-sweet after taste that lingers in my mouth for the rest of the night.

Overall, this was SO MUCH MORE WORTH than the more raved japanese outlets I've patronised. It was priced lower than some of the big names out there but Super worth the price!

Felt like I stepped into a hidden gem tucked along an alley in Japan. The cozy restaurant vibes made it conducive for catching up with family and friends. I particularly loved the Aburi Mentai Sushi and Kani Gratin (great recommendation from the staff, btw)—the flavourful textures melted in the mouth, making me wish I ordered more. Some of the other dishes were slightly salty for my liking, but overall worth a visit if you're craving some good Japanese cuisine. Excellent service topped the experience.

The food was heavenly good! Especially the grilled beef tongue which is rare to see in many Japanese restaurants. They had prepared it in a way that it becomes very tender & chewy.
The garlic butter oysters are in extensive generous portion, I had 4 large oysters & with the combination of the melted garlic & butter, the taste of the oysters makes me want to have more. The grilled skewer also one of the most recommended food that I will recommend everyone to order too!

During the weekends, my fiancée and I came across this authentic Japanese restaurant called ShuKuu Japanese Izakaya & Sake Bar 酒空居酒屋. The moment I stepped into the restaurant, I was surprised by the atmosphere of the restaurant as it was as though that I step into a Japan town.

The ambiance was perfect and the waiter was really patient in recommending us a suitable sake so we could combine perfectly with the meal that we ordered.

I would highly recommend their Charcoal Skewers. You can choose the skewers to your own likings, however if you are indecisive of which skewers to get, there are choices to select a bunch of 5 or 7 different skewers which are under the Chef’s selections won’t get you wrong definitely.

Choose your main then go for the salad bar and get your bowl filled to the brim. 🥗 I had the ‘Father and Son’, make a guess what that is 😏

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Negitoro Mini Don - $10
Minced Tuna Belly in Rice
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Shukuu Izakaya
@shukuuizakaya

Hidden on Stanley Street, SkuKuu is a cozy restaurant that brings out the spirit and atmosphere of Japanese dining. The restaurant itself feels like it has been curated to bring the focus and attention to the dining experience and of course, the food. The food selection is amazing, starting with a large choice of appetizers all the way to the choice of sake. With traditional dishes, all the way to crafted dishes, the restaurant has definitely placed its focus on creating a memorable dining experience for its diners.

I would highly recommend first-time diners to try what has been recommended by the waiters and chef. I really enjoyed the Ika "Kuro" Age (Surume Squid in ink) and their Reba Shoyuzuke (Marinated chicken liver in soy sauce), both recommended by the owner of the restaurant. I have never ever been a fan of chicken liver, but this dish was something I would see myself ordering the next time I’m around. It was deeply marinated and perfectly cooked, enough to remove the bitter-chalky taste of liver. Take a leap of faith and give this dish a try.

Last but not least, cleanse your palate with a sip of sake. The combination of flavorful dishes with the restaurant's recommended choice of sake is perfect for an after-work chill evening or a Friday night date.

We were served by Mario who was extremely friendly. The food was sumptuous and we had a good time chilling with a good cup of sake and some snacks after a Long and tiring day at work.

Their grilled beef tongue and grilled skewers were a perfect match with the sake. The skewers were juicy with great layers that melted in my mouth.
The deep Friend squid in squid ink tempura flour was unique. it was so different from the ones I ate outside. The flour was had great flavour.

I associate Izakayas with lots of beer, sake, Kushiyaki and happy times. Put them all together and that’s what one can get from Shukuu Izayaka & Sake Bar. And since I’m here for some Sapporo beer at promotional prices (S$5.50 for 330ml), might as well also order some grubs to go with the beer.

I seriously did not regret ordering this bowl of Torikawa Oroshi Ponzu (S$7.00), which is chicken skin with grated radish and citrus sauce. Now as we all know, the citrus sauce adds that appetising effect to the snack, and the chicken skin, whether eaten crispy or slightly softened, tastes so heavenly. No wonder I could not get this in my previous visit as they claimed it was sold out!

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2pc Aburi Salmon Mentai Sushi - $7
Ika Kuro Age - $10
Surume squid in ink batter with mirin
Rosti Mentai - $9
Swiss style potato shreds with mentaiko
Gyu Don - $10
Sliced beef bowl
Kushiyoki Chef’s Selection 5pc - $18
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ShuKuu Izakaya
@shukuuizakaya

We didn’t even need the sauce and just happily munched away. This is seriously addictive.

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