Kei Kaisendon

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Kei Kaisendon - Signature Kaisendon with Kei Sauce (Inconsistency)
Kei Kaisendon is a restaurant that specialises in Japanese rice bowls, from seafood don, unagi don to teriyaki chicken don. The chain also offers other popular side dishes like grilled salmon head, unagi, gyoza, yakitori etc.

Kei Kaisendon Locations & Outlets 海鲜丼

Kei Kaisendon offers a variety of Japanese rice bowls (donburi) at affordable prices. As its name suggests, its signature is its seafood rice bowls (kaisen donburi), which are best consumed with its homemade sauces and specially prepared garnishes. Other than donburis, the chain also offer Singaporean’s favourite Japanese dishes from grilled salmon head, unagi, gyoza to yakitori in which diners could add to their mains.

Kei Kaisendon currently operates more than 18 outlets in Singapore (as of June 2022) as follows :

  1. Hillion Mall – (Bukit Panjang) 17 Petir Rd, #B1-41, Singapore 678278
  2. Sembawang Shopping Centre – (Canberra) 604 Sembawang Road, #01-04, Singapore 758459
  3. Marina Square – (Esplanade) 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-226A/B, Singapore 039594
  4. Suntec City – (Promenade) 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-372, Singapore 038983
  5. Paya Lebar Square – (Paya Lebar) 60 Paya Lebar Road, #01-84, Singapore 409051
  6. Thomson Plaza – (Upper Thomson) 301 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-K4, Singapore 574408
  7. Square 2 – (Novena) 10 Sinaran Drive, #02-95, Singapore 307506
  8. TripleOne Somerset – (Somerset) 111 Somerset Road, #01-45, Singapore 238164
  9. Century Square – (Tampines) 2 Tampines Central 5, #B1-28, Singapore 529509
  10. Wheelock Place – (Orchard) 501 Orchard Rd, #B1-05A, Singapore 238880
  11. Cross Street Exchange – (Telok Ayer) 18 Cross Street, #01-110 & K105, Singapore 048423
  12. Woods Square – (Woodlands) 6 Woodlands Square, #01-14, Singapore 737737
  13. AMK Hub – (Ang Mo Kio) 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #B1-17, Singapore 569933
  14. Rivervale Mall – (Sengkang) 11 Rivervale Crescent, #02-05, Singapore 545082
  15. Vivocity – (Harbourfront) 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-136, Singapore 098585
  16. Wisma Atria – (Orchard) 435 Orchard Rd, #B1-59, Singapore 238877
  17. i12 Katong – (Marine Parade) 112 East Coast Road, #B1-38/39, Singapore 428802
  18. Jewel Changi Airport – (Changi Airport) 78 Airport Boulevard, #03-213, Singapore 819666

Kei Kaisendon Menu

Note: All prices subject to service charge and GST.

Kaisendon

  • Kei Signature Kaisendon – (Small) $12.90 (Regular) $16.90 (Large) $19.90
  • Mentaiyaki Kaisendon – $18.90
  • Salmon Kaisendon – $18.90
  • Mentaiyaki Tamago Kaisendon – $18.90
  • Unagi Kaisendon – $19.90
  • Hotate Kaisendon – $19.90
  • Ebi Mentaiyaki Kaisendon – $19.90
  • Chirashi Kaisendon – $26.90
  • Tori Teriyaki Don – $12.90
  • Saba Teriyaki Don – $12.90
  • Salmon Mentaiyaki Don – $13.90
  • Unagi Don – $16.90
  • Spicy Mapo Tofu Don – $14.90
  • Salmon Mentai Sushi – $13.90
  • Homemade Aburi Spicy Kaisendon – $17.90
  • Salmon Belly Don – $15.90

Choice of Sauces

  • Kei Sauce (Soy sauce)
  • Yuzu Wasabi Sauce
  • Aburi Mentai Sauce – Add $1.50
  • Aburi Spicy Sauce – Add $1.50

Add-Ons

  • Grilled Salmon Head – $5.90
  • Tobiko Onsen Egg – $1.90
  • Corn – $1.50
  • Anago Sushi – $6.90
  • Claim Miso Soup – $2.90
  • Sesame Tofu – $2.90
  • Edamame – $2.90
  • Ebi Mentaiko – (1 pc) $3.90 (2 pcs) $7.80
  • Ikura – $4.90
  • Hotate Mentai – $4.90
  • Unagi (1 pc) – $3.90
  • Gyoza – (3 pcs) $3.90 (6 pcs) $6.90
  • Homemade Tamago Mentai (4 pcs) – $5.90
  • Chicken Drumlets – (2 pcs) $2.50 (4 pcs) $4.90
  • Salmon Sashimi (3 pcs) – $4.90
  • Mentaiyaki Inari (2 pcs) – $3.30
  • Yakitori (2 pcs) – $2.90
  • Seafood Chawanmushi – $3.90

Make it a Set

  • Onsen Egg 1 pc + Japanese Green Tea – $2.90
  • Edamame + Japanese Green Tea – $3.90
  • Sesame Tofu + Japanese Green Tea – $3.90
  • Chawanmushi + Japanese Green Tea – $4.90

Drinks

  • Hot / Iced Green Tea – $1.50
  • Japanese Genmai Tea – $2.00
  • Mineral Water – $2.00
  • Canned Drinks – $2.00
    • Ayataka Green Tea, Coke, Coke Zero, Heaven & Earth Lemon Tea, Qoo Fuji Apple, Qoo White Grape

Kei Kaisendon Review (Rivervale Mall)

Kei Kaisendon 海鲜丼 at Rivervale Mall is located on the second floor of the neighbourhood mall, in between an Indian dance school and a home DIY store. The mall is not connected to any MRT station and is 1.3km away from Sengkang MRT station. Kei Kaisendon’s unit at this mall is very small with seating capacity estimated to be less than 8 seats.

We chanced upon this outlet on FoodPanda and made use of 3 of the food delivery app’s S$8 vouchers on three different occassions for self-pickups. We got a regular Kei Signature Kaisendon with Kei Sauce for our first order. Its usual price is S$18.10 on FoodPanda, but after applying a S$2.72 self-pickup discount and S$8 discount voucher, we ultimately paid only S$7.38 for each of the rice bowl. The ordering process was smooth and the item was ready when we reached the outlet 15 minutes later.

As we took out the seafood rice bowl after reaching home, we were pleasantly surprised by its appearance. The rice bowl was filled with fish and scallop, and the garnishes looked colorful and appetizing. After taking a few mouthfuls, we were satisfied with its taste and texture. The sushi rice complemented very well with Kei’s homemade soy sauce and the flavourful garnishes. However, we find that the qualify of their seafood, particularly the tuna and salmon, was a little lacking in quality. While they were edible, they were either not of good grade or were not very fresh. Sashimi from Don Don Donki will beat them hands down in terms of quality and freshness.

We got a regular Kei Kaisendon for our second order as well, but requested for their Yuzu Wasabi sauce instead. We noticed that the fish cubes this time were lesser and the kizami nori (shredded seaweed) was missing. On top of that, the taste was not as good as we had with the Kei sauce. The yuzu taste was almost non-existent while there was a fishy taste to the dish. 

For our third order, we decided to test their consistency by ordering the Kei Kaisendon with Kei sauce like we had for our first order. Upon reaching home and taking out the bowl, we found that two garnishes were missing this time – kizami nori and sesame. The fish in the rice bowl was also lesser than in our first order. While the overall taste and texture was better than with yuzu wasabi sauce, it was different from our first encounter. There was again a fishy aftertaste and the rice-ingredients ratio had increased noticeably.

In summary, we find the seafood donburi average at best. Their taste, quality and quantity of ingredients were inconsistent over our three visits. We were a disappointed with the freshness of its seafood and the missing garnishes in two of our visits.  We give the quality of their seafood rice bowl a 3/5, its value-for-money a 4.1/5 (considering the self-pickup and FoodPanda we received), Kei Kaisendon’s service a 3.5/5, and environment of their Rivervale Mall outlet a 3/5. If there were no discount, we find their donburi overpriced and does not commensurate with its quality and quantity.

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