Kiraku, located in the basement of Market Street, is a classy Japanese restaurant that offers reasonably priced set lunches. This place serves up one of the better Japanese food in the CBD. There are about 20 different set lunches for your choosing, ranging from grilled teriyaki meats to sashimi based chirashi bowls.
A bunch of us brought Mr J out for a celebratory birthday meal here recently. It's ironic, because when I used to work in the area, I'd always walk past this restaurant but never go in. It's only when I no longer work in the area that I first stepped into the restaurant. Please note that reservations for lunch are a must, as it's always packed to the brim.
The Beef Gyu-Niku Stew Set ($25) was made up of a rich stew with diced prime beef chunks served with salad, rice, the daily appetizer, miso soup and fruits. The beef was fork-tender and meltingly moist.
The Beef Teriyaki Bento Box ($22) had a succulent prime beef sirloin brushed with teriyaki sauce and grilled, then served with rice, salmon sashimi, appetizer, pickles, miso soup and fresh fruits.
The Salmon Teriyaki Bento Box ($21) had pretty much the same sides as the beef teriyaki bento box, but with a fillet of grilled teriyaki Norwegian salmon instead.
The Unajyu and Sashimi Special Set ($29) was more substantial than the other sets, which explains the slightly higher pricing. A piece of fresh eel marinated with homemade kabayaki sauce was grilled to a smoky hue and served with 3 types of sashimi, smooth chawanmushi, daily appetizer, rice, pickles, miso soup and fresh fruits.
The Unajyu and Tempura Special Set ($24) was pretty much the same as the unajyu special set but the sashimi was switched out with an assortment of crisp vegetable and prawn tempura.
Kiraku Japanese Restaurant
55 Market Street
Tel: 6438 6428
Open Mondays to Fridays & Eve of PH from 11.30am to 3pm for lunch
Mondays to Thursdays from 6pm to 10.30pm for dinner
Fridays and Eve of PH from 6pm to 11pm for dinner
Closed on weekends and PH