Marina Bay Sands restaurant transports you to Tokyo with maple gardens and Michelin-starred chef dishes

Opening of the new luxury Japanese restaurant WAKUDA in Marina Bay Sands on April 17

The hottest new name in Japanese dining will soon be opening its doors right here at Marina Bay Sands. And he is called WAKUDA.

This April 17, the highly anticipated WAKUDA restaurant will open its doors to diners in the lobby of the iconic 5-star hotel.


With a varied menu led by a two-star Michelin chef and Japanese architecture with modern and traditional influences, diners will feel transported to Tokyo the moment they arrive.

WAKUDA’s menu features Japanese dishes with an innovative twist

When a restaurant is run by a two-star chef like Tetsuya Wakuda, one can expect Japanese cuisine that is not only authentic but innovative.

In a Instagram postan aesthetically presented sea urchin can be seen, alongside the caption, “Century-old ingredients and methods brought to life in exciting new ways, defying all expectations.”

So foodies can expect exciting new versions of favorites like sashimi, tempura, rice bowls, yakitori and cold soba.

WAKUDA overlooks the maple garden

WAKUDA’s theme of blending the traditional and the modern extends to its design, which pays homage to classic Japanese architecture and the vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo.

Upon entering, diners will be immersed in a welcoming ambiance thanks to the restaurant’s soft lights and earthy interiors.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and mirrored surfaces give WAKUDA a spacious feel, providing guests with ample space to relax and enjoy their meals.

Plus, a picturesque garden with maple trees atop the water greets you as you look out the windows.

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For fans of the Japanese art scene, all they have to do is look up to see an exclusive art installation – The Ingredients That Arrived by Jun Inoue.

In addition, WAKUDA includes a bar and an omakase room. The latter, with its dark woods, embossed metal privacy screens, and cherry blossom-patterned wall panels, gives guests an air of exclusivity.

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Opening of reservations on April 18

WAKUDA marks chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s second outing to Marina Bay Sands, following the success of Waku Ghin.

Waku Ghin received two Michelin stars in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. Even more impressively, it was also ranked No. 40 in a list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2019.

You can expect to try its latest dining experience when it opens on April 17.

Reservations open April 18 and can be made on the Marina Bay Sands website.

WAKUDA, Marina Bay Sands
Address: Lobby, Hotel Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: 4 p.m.-11 p.m. (Bar), 5 p.m.-11 p.m. (Dining room)
Website: Marina Bay Sands
Contact: [email protected]
Nearest MRT station: Facing the bay

Take your taste buds on a journey to Japan

We don’t know when Japan might reopen its borders to tourists, but until that day, experiencing slices of its culture in Singapore is as close as it gets.

If you’re looking to give a sushi lover a fine dining experience, maybe WAKUDA will do the trick.

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Featured image adapted from Wakuda Singapore.

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