Gyosen @ Fortune Centre, Middle Road – Hole-In-The-Wall Japanese Donburi and Omakase

While Fortune Centre has established itself as a foodie haven for vegetarians and vegans, that has not stopped a handful of Japanese and Korean eateries from setting up shop in this unassuming mall. Gyosen has quietly made a name for itself with its affordable Japanese rice bowls and omaksase which are housed in two adjacent units on the third level. 


Update March 2023: Following a successful soft launch, Gyosen has updated its pricing – 8-Course Omakase ($188++), 10-Course Omakase ($288++), Premium Omakase ($388++), Chirashi Don ($28.90++), Premium Chirashi Don ($68++). Truffle Edamame ($10++). 

The 10-Course Premium Omakase ($168++) offers you front-row seats to the cooking action at Gyosen, while the dine-in area allows for more casual and wallet-friendly gatherings. With its relatively secluded location and reasonably-priced food, Gyosen has been described by Japanese foodies as somewhat of a hidden gem. 

Sashimi Rice Bowl sets you back about $18.90++ to $25.90++, depending on whether you go for the regular or Gyosen premium version. The cuts of salmon, maguro, amber jack, seabream, and tuna belly are undeniably delicious and clean-tasting, and the unagi and hotate yield sweet afternotes that hint at its freshness. With uni and ikura added to the mix, it’s a steal for its price. 

The rice is a pleasant surprise as well, as it’s mildly flavoured as opposed to most other rice bowls that favour plain Japanese rice. 


Gyosen Sashimi Rice Bowl ($25.90++; update March 2023: $68++)

If you’re not up for the full-fledged omakase experience, you can still indulge in a variety of appetisers and platters fit for sharing. The Truffle Edamame ($6++) is one of the more lower-priced appetisers with an intense aroma that is best complimented by Gyosen’s free-flow Japanese green tea. 


Truffle Edamame ($6++; update March 2023: $10++)

Gyosen’s unfurnished charm is proof you don’t need the pomp and circumstance to deliver a solid dining experience. I’ll be back to check out the other rice bowls for sure if I’m in the area! 

Address: 190 Middle Road, Fortune Centre, 03-16, Singapore 188979
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Nearest MRT: Bugis EW12/DT14, Bencoolen DT21, Bras Basah CC2
Opening Hours: 
Monday to Saturday: 11.30am – 2.30pm (lunch), 6pm – 10.30pm (dinner)
Closed on Sunday
Contact: +65 8286 6959




2 thoughts on “Gyosen @ Fortune Centre, Middle Road – Hole-In-The-Wall Japanese Donburi and Omakase

  1. Gyosen says:

    Thank You for featuring Gyosen
    Please assist to update Gyosen’s contact to 82866959
    And Photos of refresh presentation how May we email you please?
    If you wish to arrange for a visit to Gyosen to get a better understanding of the updated menu please do WhatsApp @ 82866959
    Look forward to hearing favourable response from you soon
    Thank You

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