Halal Japanese eatery Gyunion finally re-opens in a new location and diners have a chance to relive delights such as donburi and ramen.
The compact eatery has moved into what used to be Chunky Lobsters at Oxley Tower #02-03 on 138 Robinson Road, and opens from noon on weekdays only.
Like before, Gyunion is shut on Saturdays and Saturdays, and the move sees it take a prominent position in the CBD with a starkly different consumer base.
If their clientele were mainly students from SMU, LASALLE and SOTA before, that would shift to white-collar workers at the new location.
Gyunion took a break in May this year, and operated only for delivery service of its konbini meals during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Customers can now dine in or have takeaways from the eatery as it has resumed operations today (10 September).
The menu focuses on hearty, everyday Japanese food honouring gyu (Japanese for beef) that is present in most of the dishes.
Its signature dishes would be the Gyu-don ($7.90); rice topped with simmered savoury and sweet slices of beef and onion, and Gyu-men ($8.90); a gyudon-style beef dish served with noodles.
Chicken versions of the don and ramen are also available, as well as cheesy and spicy variants if you are up for something different.
Out of 24 reviews on Google, Gyunion has an average 4.4-star rating – obviously from its previous restaurant, with most reviewers giving them praise for their affordable, hearty fare.
The new premises seems to be as compact as its prior venue in Sunshine Plaza; at max 10 diners can dine-in at any one time.
A few decor elements such as tables and chairs have also been reused to reinstate that minimalist Muji-like vibe that Gyunion is also known for.
Overall, this halal eatery is a welcomed addition to the CBD, where diverse halal food options are still far and few in between.
Here’s where to find Gyunion:
Oxley Tower #02-03, 138 Robinson Road, Singapore 068906
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Monday – Wednesday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday – Friday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Images by Gyunion.