Best Makan Spots in Japan

Makan Go Where?

Sometimes you just miss something with chilli, garlic, and ginger in every bite you eat. So here is a collection of some of the best makan spots in Japan that will remind you of the food back home in Singapore.

We've compiled this list to the best our knowledge, and indicated which ones we personally recommend! 

Kanto

Bee Cheng Hiang

Bee Cheng Hiang

Ginza, Tokyo

$

Bak Kwa

SSAJ Recommended

Little Merlion

Little Merlion

Nishiarai, Tokyo

$

Nasi Lemak & other SG Dishes

SSAJ Recommended

Singapore Holic Laksa

Singapore Holic Laksa

Harajuku, Tokyo

$

Laksa & Chicken Rice

SSAJ Recommended

Song Kee Jee Fan

Song Kee Jee Fan

Ochanomizu, Tokyo

$$

Tzi Char (incl. Carrot Cake & Hokkien Mee)

SSAJ Recommended

Hong Kong Roast

Hong Kong Roast

Kawaguchi, Saitama

$$

HK Roast

Chili Bali

Chili Bali

Gotanda, Tokyo

$

Malaysian Food (Char Kway Teow, Laksa & Chili Ban Mee)

Layang Layang

Layang Layang

Otsuka, Tokyo

$

Malaysian Food (KL Hokkien Mee, Ipoh Beansprout Chicken & Char Kway Teow)

圧延Japan Mee

圧延Japan Mee

Shimo-Kitazawa, Tokyo

$

KL Chilli Ban Mee

Cabe

Cabe

Meguro, Tokyo

$$

Indonesian Food (Rendang & Satay)

Hainan Chifan

Hainan Chifan

Suidobashi, Tokyo

$$

Chicken Rice

Malay Asian Cuisine

Malay Asian Cuisine

Shibuya, Tokyo & Motomachi-Chukagai, Yokohama

$$

Malaysian Food (Otah, Fish Curry & Durian)

Paradise Dynasty

Paradise Dynasty

Ginza, Tokyo

$$

La Mian & Xiao Long Bao

Singapore Bak Kut Teh

Singapore Bak Kut Teh

Azabu Juban, Tokyo

$$

Bak Kut Teh

Tawan Thai

Tawan Thai

Takadanobaba, Tokyo

$$

Thai (Boat Noodles & Tom Yum)

Sin Tong Kee Clarke Quay Otemachi

Sin Tong Kee Clarke Quay Otemachi

Otemachi, Tokyo

$$$

General SG Food

Kaithong

Kaithong

Shibuya, Tokyo

$

Thai Chicken Rice

SSAJ Recommended

Masak Masak

Masak Masak

Kudanshita, Tokyo

$

Malaysian Food

SSAJ Recommended

Ya Kun

Ya Kun

Shinjuku, Tokyo

$

Kopi, Teh, & Kaya Toast

SSAJ Recommended

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan

Yurakucho & Shinjuku, Tokyo

$$

Dim Sum

SSAJ Recommended

80s Hong Kong

80s Hong Kong

Tsunashima, Yokohama

$

Cha Chaan Teng

Clark Jack Parlor

Clark Jack Parlor

Sangenjaya, Tokyo

$

Singaporean Food (Siew Yok, Hokkien Mee, Bak Kut Teh & Bak Kwa)

Mr. Chicken Gotanda

Mr. Chicken Gotanda

Gotanda, Tokyo

$

Chicken Rice (White & Roasted) & Nasi Goreng

Bintang Bali

Bintang Bali

Shin Okubo, Tokyo

$$

Indonesian

Cinta Jawa

Cinta Jawa

Akihabara, Tokyo

$$

Indonesian (Rendang & Mie Goreng)

Hainan Jeefan Shokudo

Hainan Jeefan Shokudo

Azabu Juban & Ebisu, Tokyo

$$

Chicken Rice & Tzi Char

Malay Fūkō Bishoku

Malay Fūkō Bishoku

Ogikubo, Tokyo

$$

Malaysian Food (Prata, Wanton Mee & Satay)

Rasa Malaysia Ginza

Rasa Malaysia Ginza

Ginza, Tokyo

$$

Malaysian & Tzi Char

Singapore Kopitiam

Singapore Kopitiam

Hatchobori, Tokyo

$$

Tzi Char

Wee Nam Kee

Wee Nam Kee

Shinagawa, Tokyo

$$

Chicken Rice & Tzi Char

Singapore Seafood Republic

Singapore Seafood Republic

Ginza, Tokyo

$$$

Chili Crab & Tzi Char

Kansai

Ryanarou

Ryanarou

Namba, Osaka

$

General SG Food

SSAJ Recommended

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Honmachi, Osaka

$

Laksa & Fusion

Singapore Seafood Republic

Singapore Seafood Republic

Umeda, Osaka

$$$

Chili Crab & Tzi Char

Koume

Koume

Temma, Osaka

$

Chicken Rice

Hillman

Hillman

Namba, Osaka

$$

Paper Chicken & Tzi Char

Chubu

Lao Pasa

Lao Pasa

Sakae, Nagoya

$$

General SG Food

Merlion

Merlion

Ozone, Nagoya

$$

General SG Food