Wasabi Tei

Japanese in Orchard Road

Channelling 1972 with its Laminex countertop and wood-panelled walls, this tiny, cash-only sushi bar feels like a scrumptious local secret. Nab a spot at the counter and watch the masterful chef make raw fish sing with flavour. Note: the newer sibling restaurant next door is no substitute for the original. No reservations so make sure to arrive before the lunchtime rush.

There's a compulsory S$2 charge for beverages.