Sabar 38 is a unique restaurant in Japan Food Town that specializes in everything Saba (mackerel fish), the saba they use are the big ones that are as long as 38cm! Nearly all their dishes, with exception of some appetizers and sides, are made using saba; be it the main ingredient of signature dishes, sushi, raw sashimi, ramen, or even the dashi broth, everything is made with saba fish! The restaurant has a beautiful Japanese environment, it is clean and have a nice comfortable atmosphere with well-lit tables and bar-top seating. The staff are polite and enthusiastic in welcoming and serving customers.
Menu and Pricing
Drinks (applies to both lunch and dinner)
The Wonderful Dishes
Grilled Toro-saba Teishoku
The best signature dish Sabar has to offer. This set meal comes with their famous saba fish half-cut, Yamagata “haenuki” rice, senbei cracker soup, tofu, and pickles. Just like how the menu describes, the fish indeed tastes juicy, tender and rich! The saba fish is served with 3 kinds of salt, and it tastes amazing with its delightful saltiness and the strong saba scent. Starting to eat the fish will definitely make you crave for more.
Assorted Toro-saba Sashimi Teishoku
A medley of saba sashimi; the sashimi pieces are prepared using the same saba fish but with different preparation styles. This set meal dish consists of 4 different kinds of sashimi, Japanese rice, soup, some vegetables and a poach egg in Sabadashi. The 4 different sashimi comes with 2 pieces each that are prepared differently, each type has its own unique flavour, even though it is the same type of fish. There is the fresh and moist Toro-saba sashimi with a hint of saltiness, Smoked Toro-saba that has a strong fragrance and smoked taste, authentically marinated Shimesaba and Zuke Toro-saba which is also marinated, but with soy sauce. The partially-boiled egg is immersed in delicious sabadashi which has a hint of fish taste in it.
Mt. Fuji Saba (Potato Salad)
This potato salad comes with a rich amount of salad dressing on mash potato with a poached egg in the center, and two slices of grilled Toro-saba. The runny egg yolk, upon breaking, blends and taste well with the salad.
An authentic Japanese fish restaurant for those who love mackerel fish in every dish you eat. Their staff are really patient and friendly, especially the ever smiling Japanese host.
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Wisma Atria Level 4
435 Orchard Rd
Opening Hours: 11.38AM – 2.38PM, 5.38PM – 10.38PM
Directions: Alight at Orchard MRT Station (NS22) and exit at Exit D towards Wisma Atria B1 (do not exit to Ion Orchard). Take the escalator (after OCBC bank) up until level 4, where the Food Court is located. Walk past it and you will see Japan Food Town. At the main entrance, walk further inside until you see an escalator. turn right and walk a little further. Right beside a sake and fruits bar is Sabar 38.