Drink Up: Singapore’s Best Japanese Sake Bars  

Sake is one of the most famous type of liquor worldwide. Served hot or cold, this popular liquor – made by brewing fermented rice – brags an array of complex flavours like no other. We scored three of the best sake bars in the City of Lion. Here’s our review:


  1. BAM! Tapas-Sake Bar

The arrival of BAM! Tapas-Sake Bar is something of a milestone for aficionados of modern Japanese cuisine here in Singapore. This restaurant features a unique and brand new concept that pairs ancient Japanese sake with traditional Spanish cuisines to bring an element of surprise to the taste buds. If you’ve developed a fine appreciation of sake, BAM! is the ideal place for you to enjoy this drink, with its list of over 80 sakes created by sake professional Derrick Lim.

Address: 38 Tras Street, Singapore 078977

Tel: +65 6226 0550

  1. Aoki Restaurant

Located at the first level of Shaw Centre, Aoki Restaurant is easily identifiable by its modern Japanese facade and interior. Popularly known for its impressive selection of sakes, which have all been personally handpicked by restaurant owner Kunio Aoki, you’re assured that all you will be drinking are of the highest quality. One of the best varieties to try is the award-winning Nakatori Junmai Daiginjo 35%. With an SMV (Sake Meter Value) of +5, this sake gives off a nice tingly sensation yet very smooth texture as it slides down the throat.

Address: 1 Scotts Road, #01-19 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208

Tel: +65 6333 8015


  1. Mikuni

While most bars import their sakes, Mikuni offers homemade sakes by their in-house sake sommelier. Among their bestsellers are the yamahai sakes, which are concocted using a unique method used in specialty brews to add an earthy flavour to the drink. If you’re a seasoned drinker, you will surely appreciate the full-flavoured Kariho—a yamahai junmai that’s fruity, crisp, and refreshing to the palate.

Address: 80 Bras Basah Rd, Fairmont Hotel 3/L, Raffles City, Singapore 189560

Tel: +65 6431 6156

Singapore is a home to many international bars and restaurants. With the country’s colourful F&B scene, anyone can experience the world’s best delicacies without leaving the heart of the Lion.


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