Don’t Say Bojio: Up To 30% OFF Japanese Dining in S’pore For JCB Cardholders

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It’s one thing to go on a hunt for great-tasting food deals.

It’s quite another to actually find some.

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I mean; I would know, considering the number of food escapades I’ve embarked on. In fact, my colleague once said this straight to my face:

“If you spent half the time you commit to your stupid food deals… on your work; you wouldn’t be rushing home late every day.”

But hey; I’m not about to give up

Being the stoic, manly man I am, and having had the words ‘never-give-up’ implanted in the middle of my huge series of names, I’ve grown up to be one thing:


No words are going to be able to shake my resolution; not my colleague’s, not my mum’s, not even my pet dog Matilda. I’m a man on a mission, and until I find those elusive food deals I’m not going down.

Editor: So did you find them?

Well yes, I certainly did. After weeks and weeks of training under a waterfall, I’ve finally uncovered six golden deals you gotta know about. And trust me;

They’re totally worth it.

1. Bar Nippon

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Located in Japan Food Town, Bar Nippon is a place specialising in three main themes:

  • Sake and Japanese Premium Whiskey
  • Japanese Fresh Fruits
  • Dashi Oden

Being the first and only store in town to provide a wide range of sake collection (which is coincidentally picked by Tokyo-based Michelin-starred restaurants), expect enjoyment of rare Japanese Whiskey brands such as YAMAZAKI, HIBIKI and many more. Also, relish first-class seasonal fruits and sumptuous fruits sake, as well as Japanese traditional hotpot with DASHI soup.

Deal: 20% off min. spend of S$50

What does that entail? Well, it means that you’re entitled to S$10 off for a minimum spend of S$50.

Address: Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd, #04-49, Singapore 238877

Opening hours

  • Mon-Fri: 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Phone: 6262 3425

2. Ginza Lion

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Situated on the first floor of Suntec City Mall, Ginza Lion is a Japanese dining establishment that seeks to “spread the culture of beer hall to the world”.

Specialising in draft beer, it utilises a traditional method which sees the beer being poured in one seamless action, translating to a fine foam that traps the beer’s original aroma.

Though if you’re here for food, the Roast Black Angus Beef is one highly-hyped delicacy you might wanna sink your teeth into.

Deal: 20% off min. spend of S$100; 30% off min. spend of S$200

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-649/650, Tower 4, Suntec City Mall, 038983

Opening hours

  • Mon-Fri: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Phone: 6836 6053

3. Riz Labo Kitchen 

A serial sucker for pancakes? Well, you’ve gotta try Riz Labo Kitchen’s fluffy souffle pancakes.


Impossibly poofy and sumptuous, these pancakes have drawn a huge following over in Japan and attracted entire hordes during its stay here in Singapore. And I’m not doubting it one bit, considering how even the aesthetics seem top-notch.

Deal: 20% off min. spend of S$50

Located in: Japan Food Town

Address: 435 Orchard Rd, level 4 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Also situated in Japan Food Town, SABAR is as its name implies:

A restaurant specialising in the fish Mackerel, otherwise known as Saba.


Indeed, the restaurant’s dedication to the fish is near feverish, with it starring in every dish they serve.

Heck, even the design and decor of the outlet are fashioned with the Saba in mind.

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Originating from Osaka, SABAR uses only top-quality mackerel caught off Japan’s North Pacific Coast, ensuring a wholesome and top-notch saba experience.

Deal: 30% off Grilled Super Mega SABA (U.P. S$58)

Address: 4F Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, #04-50, 238877

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Phone: 6262 3453

5. Nabe Seizan

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An offshoot of Seizan in Tokyo (a two-Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant), Nabe Seizan is held in Japan Food Town and specialises in nabe or Japanese hotpot. It’s operated omakase style, which is to say that there’s only one set for lunch or dinner.

Deal: 20% off min. spend of S$50

Located in: Japan Food Town

Address: 435 Orchard Rd, level 4 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

6. Sumire Yakitori House

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Having first shot to fame in Tokyo, Sumire Yakitori House has landed in Singapore’s Bugis Junction and looks set to take over the local Yakitori market. For those unaware, it serves up authentic yakitori, homemade Tamagoyaki and clear chicken broth ramen at reasonable prices.

But hey, as any Singaporean would attest to;

There’s never a ‘too cheap’ in my dictionary, so bring on the deal already!

Deal: 20% off à la carte food bill

Address:  80 Middle Rd, #01-88/89 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188966

Opening hours

  • Sunday-Thursday : 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Phone: 9625 7742

And so… what’re you waiting for?

Get ready to relish some plenty mouthwatering deals, because you deserve it.

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Plus, those 6 deals I’ve mentioned? They’re just part of the whole thing.

More Japanese dining deals will be revealed in the coming days, so make sure to keep a lookout for them here.

Oh, but wait, I conveniently forgot to mention one thing:

You will need a UOB JCB Card in order to qualify for the aforementioned promotions.


Now, don’t berate me for wasting your time just yet, because believe me when I say that this baby does a hell lot of good.

For example, the JCB Card offers up to

    • 6% rebate at your favourite Japanese merchants: Isetan, Meidi-Ya, Tokyu Hands, UNIQLO, Ichiban Boshi, Ichiban Sushi, Kuriya Dining, Kuriya Japanese Market and Sushi Tei (with $300 minimum spend per calendar month)
    • 3% rebate (with no minimum spend)
    • 0.3% rebate for all other expenses

Additionally, it entails you to a whole host of privileges in Japan, which you can gloat about here!

And last but definitely not least, sign up from now till 31 March and get S$100 worth of free Grab rides when you apply online for a UOB JCB Card!

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Absolutely dope, right? Yeah, I know. You can read more about the UOB JCB card here.

Just remember to give this article a share once you get your perks, alright? 🙂

This article was first published on and written in collaboration with JCB International