Tanuki Raw at Orchard Central

181 Orchard Road #04-01, Singapore 238896
$$ Japanese Recommended New Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating

A bar and restaurant serving modern, playful Japanese-inspired cuisine. Home to one of Singapore's best happy hours and the country's longest-running daily oyster happy hour. We have limited seats for reservations and save most seats for walk-in customers. If a time slot is not available, we encourage you to join us as walk-in. Thank you!
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Please note that all guests are required to either show proof of full vaccination, a negative PET result that’s valid for the dine-in duration, or proof of recovery from COVID-19, upon arrival. Restaurants reserve the right to turn away guests who fail to comply with these new dine-in measures, as outlined and required by the Singapore Government, and charge them a no-show fee.

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

Dine-In is allowed with a group sizes up to maximum of 2 persons (27 Sept 2021 to 24 Oct 2021) If All Are Fully Vaccinated.

No Multiple Booking and Splitting of Tables are allowed for groups of more than 2 persons.

Limit dining experience only 90 minutes to allow other guests a chance to dine.

Thank you for understanding and for supporting us through this difficult time.

Business Info

  • Address: 181 Orchard Road #04-01, Singapore 238896
  • Cross Street: Somerset
  • Cuisine: Asian | Fusion | International | Japanese | Oyster Bar | Sushi |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Car Park | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 66365949
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
Lunch - Restaurant 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
Lunch - Restaurant 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch - Restaurant 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.45 out of 5 stars based on 690 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2021
Dawn L.
Repeat visit & will come again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 10, 2021
Desmond K.
Very customer service staff. Good is amazing!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2021
Sienty S.
Everything is good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2021
Corinne L.
Food was fantastic

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2021
Faith M.
Great food and very prompt service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2021
Rashmi K.
Great vibe. Drinks were really nice. Small menu but everything we tried was great and service was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2021
Bruce P.
Great team, really great dinner

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2021
Dennis L.
Loved the food (as usual), loved the new dishes. Introduced a friend that day to Tanuki and she loved it too.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 28, 2021
Lynn G.
Lobster and salmon bao didnt taste very fresh, especially the salmon. Baos came cold as well. Standard has dropped

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 07, 2021
Noriko Y.
Good quority of food & good service by staff. We will coming back again. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2021
Clement T.
Staff are very attentive and overall a very pleasant dining experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 12, 2021
Averil T.
The food was fantastic and the service top-notched. Staff was pleasant and efficient. Truly enjoyed ourselves :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 29, 2021
Pearly W.
Fantastic service crew !! Definitely will return !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2021
Ellen L.
Very good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 09, 2021
Shamane P.
Been to Tanuki Raw at Orchard Central many times and is always happy with the food and service. Will definitely be back again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 03, 2020
Kerryn L.
Been to all TR outlets now, and this one is my favourite! Also appreciated that the staff was very accommodating in helping me prepare a slice of cake to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Slightly bummed by the price of food, but nevertheless will still be coming back in the future.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2020
Liz K.
Food selection has too much carbohydrates contents. Being cautious about my intake, I can only eat 1 bowl of salmon with rice, without any appetizers or side dishes. And I don't take oysters.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2020
Stewart H.
This is what happens when an Executive Chef is so passionate about flavour that he goes insane! The taste fusions here were quite unique, to the point that in some cases, you wouldn't expect them to work, but once you place one these bad boys in your mouth, you realise that you were very much mistaken! Marshmallows on fries? You gotta' be kidding me! But again, I ordered them, tried them, and obliterated the entire bowl. It was surprisingly delicious! I also sampled the oysters and sashimi; a much more prosaic choice, but delicious and fresh in taste. My favourites where the culinary explosions of the Futo Sushi. Monster sized sushi good for sharing (if you like the person you're dining with). These were a taste explosion, with the beef/cheese combo being a delicious highlight! Finally, the staff were friendly, relaxed, yet professional. These guys have earned themselves a regular customer with me!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2020
Risela G D.
very good service, kind staff and prompt in following up. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 25, 2020
Joel M.
Ambiance was so so. Music was too loud and that caused all the customers to talk over the music. Food is great value, especially on weekdays where your rice sets are only $10 which is very affordable. Will come back again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 5/10
Aug 14, 2020
Sarah M.
Relatively noisy and doesn't seem enough service staff attending to tables.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Christine T.
Excellent food, excellent service. We had an engaging waiter served our table. Be sure to request for indoor seating if you don’t want to sit outside.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Jason L.
Good service from the team !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 03, 2020
MICHELLE N.
Beyond excellent experience! Table was nicely indicated my name with reservation. Table was also very very clean and service was very prompt. Big thumbs UP!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 01, 2020
Jasmine O.
The food and service was good. The outdoor seats needs to be better ventilated. Its quite hot to be seated outdoor so we weren't able to stay long. Sadly the oysters are sold out when we rch at 7.15pm.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2020
Josephine C.
Table was located in a quiet place, great for having conversations.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2020
Wileen S.
Food and service were great!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2021
Jing Lin Y.
I order 4 Oysters, 2 out of 4 are stale. Apart from that, everything was great!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 10, 2021
P S S.
Delicious food and quiet ambiance, good for catching up with friends.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 22, 2021
Izz A.
Alls good. Expected to have add on truffles to our dishes. Sadly they ran out at 5pm lel

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 05, 2021
Giulia P.
Tanuki Raw is always a good place to have nice bites with friends and happy hour is really convenient. We were sat outside on a nice central table and served by Ryan who was super careful and supportive, thumbs up! Only small comments I can make are related to the lobster and salmon bao, which are one of my favourite bites and I have to say this time baos were a little too oily as there was some issues while cooking; also the list of wine could get a couple of more choices, as 3 kinds each of white and red are really a few for such a good menu. Anyway I'm looking forward to my next visit!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 14, 2021
Neo I.
Food was served fast n complete. Menu esp lunch $10 was a good ones! The servers both was friendly and smiley! For their names but excellence spirit!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2020
Lynn P.
My first visit here and I enjoyed the food

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 30, 2020
Pei Ying L.
Fries was too salty

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2020
Sarah G.
Very good customer service, thank you!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 26, 2020
Ooi W.
The staff is really courteous! :) I enjoyed the service!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 21, 2021
Hazel T.
Lovely staff

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 05, 2021
Ho C.
I asked for some more sauce for the truffle fries but need to pay additional costs for it. The sauce came in a small sauce plate which was the first time I encountered it. I have been eating regularly the truffle fries with the sauce separated at all your outlets. The sauce and mushrooms came separate in a small bowl, not small sauce plate. Overall, the services and food are great. I spend $300+ For the meal and to pay a few cents for the sauce is not the issue but I feel it’s not business sense to ask for another 30 to 50c for the additional sauce which in turn gives a bad impression of the restaurant.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 19, 2021
Shandi L.
Hot and stuffy restaurant and always not strong enough. Ordered set and always all the hot and cold foods come together. Shld have come up with salad first and then soup and Don.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 08, 2021
Ben T.
The air con area was a bit warm- understandable as I was lunch time n the sun was shining brightly outside. Staff made a point to have friendly chat. Overall, fast n friendly service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 26, 2021
Anne C.
Nice place at orchard road.creative sushi rolls. Good move to offer Happy hour prices from Mondays to Fridays including sashimi and oysters at special prices .

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 19, 2020
Sharin S.
Will visit again with friends to try other food here for a more complete review

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2020
Jing Yi T.
Food was pretty decent. However food was generally expensive and small serving for the price. Service was pretty average for such a hyped up place

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 03, 2020
Germaine b.
Felt that the cocktails was a bit watered down.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 23, 2020
Ria U.
The cocktail menu can be improved and would be nice if they remove the oysters off the menu if it’s upon availability.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 07, 2020
Hannah T.
The air-con at Tanuki Raw at Orchard Central is not cold enough. Overall, service was good and food was good.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2020
Pui Ching L.
The restaurant felt a little warm and stuffy. Food and drinks was as great as always. The restaurant has managed all safe distancing measures during this COVID period to the best standard possible.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 24, 2020
Zhuang Mian B.
Didn't know that they no longer serve sweet potato fries for their wham fries. Portion is a little small even for ladies but overall good quality.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 18, 2021
Jacqueline C.
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Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 24, 2021
Michelle T.
Quite sad to know that the dining time was an restricted at 90min was only informed during the meal. Book the table for an birthday celebration end up need to rush and find second spot