Ootoya: The Considerate Japanese Restaurant for Your Own Good Diet

What we expect when we are dining out? Generally, we crave for delicious food that taste better than homemade food. Hence few restaurants may add some ingredients which are not good for your health, for example too much MSG, oil or salt.


However, there’s a single Japanese restaurant which serves a good, well balanced mealwithout excess seasoning but still taste delicious! The restaurant’s name is Ootoya, originated in Tokyo. It’s widely known as the restaurant which serves meal like “mother’s homemade food”.



Ootoya and What’s on the Menu


Established in 1958, Ootoya still spreading affordable and nutritious foods to many cities all over Asia. They prepare “Teishoku”, which is a set meal with a main dish, miso soup and pickles. The meal is a well-balanced diet that we are supposed to eat every single day.


 Furthermore, Ootoya also serves proper meal “Chanto Gohan” (ちゃんとごはん). This literally means “proper meal” in Japanese. You can see these meals on the first page of the menus at Ootoya in Singapore branches.


The food made by your mom is most likely your favourite dish on Earth. And you can find it in Ootoya!

Ootoya’s meals basically sums up of all a Japanese Mother’s meticulous efforts in preparing a nutritious, well-balanced meal for her family. Mothers are always considerate with our health and well-being. That is what inspires Ootoya in serving the customers.




Eating is a Positive Thing

All of the foods served at Ootoya are made from scratch. From homemade dashi, to the vegetables. Clearly, they prepare you with healthy food on the dining table, just like your mom.


The restaurant believes that “you are what you eat”. All of us should eat healthy, in order to be happy.

However, Ootoya wants to educate the customers that healthy food doesn’t always mean by eating only salad. More often than not, we are skipping meals and avoiding salt, sugar and fat. But this perspective has made eating as a negative thing.


Ootoya encourages us to understand Shokuiku Philosophy. We should acquire the knowledge on how to select balanced and nutritious food for your meals. Rather than eating salad and avoiding salt, sugar and fats all the time, it’s better to have some in your body as salt, sugar and fats are an essential to our human body and daily body functions.


In fact, Ootoya has 60 years of knowledge about how we supposed to eat. Every ingredient can complement each other. For instance, the ginger in a pork dish aids absorption of the nutrients from the pork. Thus, one can carefully select ingredients to form a balanced meal!!


Thanks to Ootoya, we can eat various dishes healthily. Eating at the restaurant let us to enjoy the food without compromising meal quality and even quantity.



If you are in doubt about Ootoya’s capability, they regularly holds seminars about nutrition education or food education. The event teaches participants to achieve healthy life through the way we eat.


When we understand the nutritions of the food we eat, we can make better decisions on what we eat.

We can have a good diet by eating well-balanced meals. Plus, we should appreciate everything we eat. Should we see eating as positive thing, we will be healthy and happy in no time!



Ootoya in Singapore


Ootoya has a strong presence in Southeast Asia. They have branches in Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand. Luckily, Ootoya also choose to open their extraordinary restaurants in Singapore. Apart from the excellent menu for our well being, Ootoya can retain the same taste as the food from Japan as they use the same delicious sauce made in Japan.

What are you waiting for? Let’s appreciate things in life by eating healthy food in Ootoya.



CLEMENTI MALL 3155 Commonwealth Ave West #03-53 Singapore 129588 Tel : 6659 2644 Email: clementimall@ootoya.com.sg ORCHARD CENTRAL 181 Orchard Road #08-012 (Verandah) Singapore 238896 Tel: 6884 8901 Email: orchardcentral@ootoya.com.sg CHANGI CITY POINT 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 #01-30/31 Singapore 486038 Tel: 6636 1228 Email: changicitypoint@ootoya.com.sg