Hokkaido-ya is managed and owned by Japanese restaurant chain, Sushi Tei. The restaurant serves Hokkaido-inspired dishes mainly in three categories : donmono, noodles and salad.
What makes this restaurant unique is the use of a kiosk to order and pay for food. While this method is not something new, it is not yet common in Singapore. The menu was categorized nicely, instructions given were clear and easy to follow and payment was brisk. It was easy for us to use but there were two older ladies roughly in their 50s or 60s who asked us for help. Maybe it would be helpful if a staff member could be on standby to help those who need it.
Aburi salmon mentai don – $10.99
We loved the generous use of mentaiko sauce in this dish with lightly grilled salmon and the pieces of cucumber provided a good contrast by providing a refreshing bite.
Aburi mentai bara chirashi don – $14.90
Same with the dish above, they were generou with the mentaiko sauce. I was impressed by the use of texture with the addition of tempura bits. The prawn and salmon tasted very fresh and the egg was light and fluffy.
We loved the decor of the place. The food was affordable given the quality. However, we just wished that the portions were bigger!! Perhaps, they could give options of small, medium or large sizes, we wouldn’t mind paying more to get more food.
If you’re passing through Vivocity, do stop by Hokkaido-ya! Have a go at ordering food from a machine!
Hours: 11:30am – 10pm
Contact: 6376 8387
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-153 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
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