Ebisboshi Shotengai at Iluma Bugis is a Japanese restaurant that features a combined menu from seven separate Japanese dining brands. It's relatively quiet most of the time (as it is for the entire Iluma shopping mall) but I think the food here is more decent than what many other people would otherwise think. Then again, I'm willing to admit that I don't have the most refined of tastebuds and neither am I very picky or selective about my food. Nevertheless, Ebisboshi Shotengai remains one of the better eateries within Iluma and is worth a try.
Chicken Karaage and Ebi Fry Bento Set
I've ordered this at least twice on last count, not so much for the chicken karaage (which you could actually get from major supermarkets) but for the really crispy and juicy deep-fried tempura prawns that are simply a delight to munch and chew on. The soft (but usually cold) tofu meanwhilegives you the pretense of a "balanced", which I appreciate very much. Rice was served warm and sticky as Japanese rice should be, and the addition of a few shreds of fried egg is a nice gesture.
The Beef Yakiudon was decent, but the surprisingly good thing about this dish was the tenderly good slices of grilled beef.
Salmon Nabe Udon
The middle term somehow always manages to crack me and my guy buddies up. We're still child-like I know. Overall another "okay" dish with a decently pleasant soup base.
Good. Free flow hot/iced green tea for a nominal fee.
$13.80 for the chicken karaage and ebi fry bento set
$9.90 for the beef yakiudon
$8.80 for the salmon nabe udon
* Prices subject to the usual 7% GST and 10% service charge.
Iluma @ Bugis, Level Four.
Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.