There's a Japanese cafe in Singapore called Ho-Jiak

Ho-Jiak is the dialect for 'delicious', so it greatly surprised me when my partner told me that the place was famous for their Japanese food. Opened by two NUS graduates in November 2016, Ho-jiak has steadily grown in popularity in the competitive local food scene. The cafe is located in a secluded corner of the Fuji Xerox Tower and is a familiar place for those who work around the area. My partner rarely makes any recommendation, so when he says that this was, quote, "one of the best Japanese curry bowls at an affordable price", I knew that I had to go check it out!
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Two bowls of 'Double Goodness' at Ho-Jiak, yeah!
Ho-jiak interior anson road singapore
Welcome to Ho-jiak!

Summary of Ho-Jiak Review

Ambience: 9/10
Hygiene: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
Cuisine: Japanese
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Ho-jiak menu review singapore
Ho-Jiak Menu
You can't tell that the place sells Japanese food from the atmosphere in Ho-Jiak. Lights wrapped in adorable cheerful pots and pans hang from the ceiling, and the walls boast of seasonal craft beers that change frequently. A metal construction canvas hides the kitchen from the diners, and the latest pop music blasts through the hidden speakers of the cafe.
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Payment Counter
I couldn't help but notice that every single customer who came into the cafe wanted the oven baked chicken leg. Unfortunately, they ran out of that when we were there. Both of us ordered 'double goodness' because we're just... hungry monsters, you know?

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Ho-jiak Double Goodness Review Singapore

We had no choice but to go for the Pork Shabu and Beef Shabu options. The service staff (lady) was really nice and she decided to give us additional Chicken Karage on-the-house. I was also surprised that the bowl contained edamame beans (my favourite!). 

Ho-jiak Cafe Double Goodness Review Singapore

Ho-jiak Cafe Pork Shabu Beef Shabu Review

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While the bowl is pretty satisfying, I could see why the chicken leg might have make a better option. The thin strips of meat were not to my liking because it didn't give me that 'juicy' bite which would have been perfect with the sweet Japanese curry. Hopefully, they can extend their opening hours or even open on Saturday so that I can get to try the Chicken Leg one day.


Address: 80 Anson Road, #02-01, Singapore 079907

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm

Hop out at Tanjong Pagar MRT and take Exit A. Walk towards 100AM (you wanna keep left) - we're just across the road from 100AM!

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There's a Japanese cafe in Singapore called Ho-Jiak There's a Japanese cafe in Singapore called Ho-Jiak  Reviewed by Littletinysun on 8:30:00 AM Rating: 5

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