6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#03-87 The Central 


More Korean Than Japanese But Food Packs Flavour 

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 6
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $33 per person.


Haramiya, also known as Haramiya Japanese BBQ Restaurant, is somewhat of a misnomer, as their menu gravitates heavily towards Korean rather than Japanese food. Having said that, Haramiya is still a relatively good dining choice if you're nearby. 

Ambience at Haramiya lends towards the oriental Mandarin style, with dark teak furnishings and red lanterns. Because of this choice of decor, Haramiya doesn't look appealing from the outside, projecting a 'gloomy' sort of feel. However, it's better during the day, as they're able to tap natural sunlight with a panel of windows. Haramiya can get rather noisy during peak periods. 

While the service staff at Haramiya are friendly and helpful, they aren't very observant. For example, they may fail to notice that you haven't been provided utensils until you request for it. Upon request though, things get done really quickly. They also aren't very familiar with the menu, although they will check with their superiors for an answer. Special requests such as swapping items in a set will be entertained, though your options of dishes to change to are rather limited. 

Food packs a lot of flavour at Haramiya. Meats are well marinated, which she liked, and vegetables have an in-house vingerette as dressing. Haramiya offers yakiniku japanese barbeque, and the cooking concept is smoke-free as it uses an electric fire. The drawback is that it doesn't have the smoky flavour from using charcoal. 

We would definitely love to visit again! 


The teapot for the Green Tea is just so adorable! 

Green Tea

The Plum Wine Umeshu is served on the rocks, and tastes more sweet rather than sour. I felt it was slightly overpriced though. 

Plum Wine Umeshu

The cooking area of the Grill is rather decent, and using an electric fire means you'll be able to control it. 


The Seaweed Salad was delicious, with a special soy vingerette that was umami. Loved it! 

Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad Again

Traditional Korean Kimchi, served as part of a meal. 


The Kimchi Jijim was rather good. The pancake exterior was slightly crisp instead of limp, not overcooked. 

Korean Kimchi Pancake Kimchi Jijim

The Pork Short Rib Karubi, Chicken Thigh, Carrot, Mushroom, Pumpkin was part of a set. However, the carrots when grilled can be rather dry in taste. 

Pork Short Rib Karubi, Chicken Thigh, Carrot, Mushroom, Pumpkin

Another staple Korean dish, the Mixed Rice Bibimbap here is a pretty good rendition. 

Mixed Rice Bibimbap

Drinking more water throughout the meal is recommended, as the saltiness, umami and savouriness of the meal can leave you feeling thirsty. 

Grilling Food 01

Grilling Food 02

Grilling Food 03

Grilling Food 04


Update (24-Jan-2013): Another visit to Haramiya, and the experience was great again! Loved the Beef Short Rib and the Salmon And Mushroom Soup (Salmon Sundubu Jjigae)! 

Assorted Vegetables

Beef Short Rib

Cold Tofu

Fruit Jelly Cocktail

Salad With Peanut Dressing

Stuffed Salmon With Broccoli

Stuffed Salmon With Broccoli Again

Salmon Sundubu Jjigae

Salmon And Mushroom Soup

Clams Gukbap

Beef Karubi Gukbap

Spicy Tofu With Half Boiled Egg And Meat Sauce