Archive for November, 2010


For someone who considers themselves tech-savvy, I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to put our menu on the web. I guess I gravitate towards wanting to do more interactive updates – so writing blog entries, twitter messages, or even Facebook posts provide an opportunity to hear from people. Updating the website is one-way communication.

But it’s definitely useful information to share!

Our menu for the 3 locations

(Note – I didn’t say the posting of the menu would be pretty!)


November 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm 1 comment

Come one, come all, promotions everywhere!

Hi everyone! Thank you for your support of Standing Sushi Bar. Your love of sushi has led to SSB spreading the joy of sushi into new neighborhoods – 8 Queen Street and Marina Bay Link Mall.

The three locations offer very different experiences. While brand experts may consider this topsy-turvy, I think it’s nice that we make it special for the community we’re in.

Come check out our locations! We have promotions going on so everyone can trip the sushi fantastic.

Standing Sushi Bar at Marina Bay Link Mall
(8A Marina Boulevard, B2-51)
+65 6634 7068

1 for 1 salmon nigiri, maki, temaki, and sashimi from
6pm – 9pm M-F and lunch & dinner on Sat & Sun
Not applicable for takeaway orders

20 SGD free-flow Asahi draft beer from 5pm – 7pm Mon – Fri.

Located within Singapore’s brand new Marina Bay Financial Centre

Standing Sushi Bar 8QSAM
(Flagship location – 8 Queen Street)  +65 6333 1335

With 3 lunch sets, get an additional set free – available during lunch daily
(not applicable to student lunch sets or takeaway orders)

1 for 1 Asahi draft beer from 5pm – 7pm Mon – Fri

SSB is located within the Contemporary Art Museum.  Friday night is free entry to the museum, which is currently housing the Trans-Cool TOKYO exhibition. Check out the exhibition, enjoy SSB afterwards!

Standing Sushi Bar at One Raffles Place (the original – 1 Raffles Place) 
+65 6533 7078

1 for 1 salmon nigiri, maki, temaki, and donburi on Saturdays

Stand, eat, enjoy!

The promotions will be ongoing until December 31, 2010.

November 26, 2010 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

It’s go time

Marketing and promotion is an area that I haven’t spent much time on. Since the beginning of Standing Sushi Bar (a little over a year ago), I’ve been focused on daily operations and simply learning about the F&B industry. Having the first branch in Raffles Place meant that I didn’t have to do too much outreach – there are so many people in the area that promotions didn’t have to span far.

The 8QSAM branch is in a radically different situation. While I love the Bras Basah neighborhood (I’m a long-time resident), there are lots of people who have no idea this area exists… even though it’s just a couple blocks from City Hall MRT! For the past few years it seemed like a no-man’s land. While it was a central location there was nothing that drew a critical mass of people.

Earlier this year I noticed a lot more activity – the old Catholic High building underwent renovation and has become an arts & dance enclave, the Food for Thought café (hi neighbor!) opened up at 8QSAM, and Bras Basah MRT station began operating. CNNGO talks about the transformation of the area.

I feel SSB at 8Q has opened up as the neighborhood is on the cusp of becoming a destination location.

On the cusp, full of potential, etc. – all great… but potential and the future do not count for nuts when it comes to the present.

Standing Sushi Bar also opened (2 weeks ago) at Marina Bay Link Mall. Great location, again full of potential. When the office towers are complete and everyone has moved in, there are supposed to be more workers there than Suntec City. That’s a huge, captive lunch crowd waiting to be fed good sushi!

But… people are just beginning to move into Marina Bay Financial Centre. Essentially it’s a bunch of empty futuristic-looking glass skyscrapers waiting for the thrum of human activity to commence.

Now that these branches are open, it’s time to shift gears and think about how to spread the word of Standing Sushi Bar. Promote! Promote! Promote!  I have to get into that mindset.

November 23, 2010 at 3:11 am Leave a comment

1 for 1 salmon sushi Saturday at One Raffles Place

I feel like a bad parent. With the opening of Standing Sushi Bar at 8 Queen Street and Marina Bay Link Mall, I can hear our OUB Centre (now christened One Raffles Place) branch saying, “Hey! Over here! I miss you!”

To show a little love for the original location, we’re having a 1 for 1 salmon promotion on Saturdays.

1 for 1 on the following salmon items:

  • Salmon nigiri / salmon belly nigiri
  • Salmon maki / salmon belly maki
  • Salmon temaki / salmon belly temaki
  • Salmon donburi / salmon belly donburi
  • Salmon skin donburi

Standing Sushi Bar
1 Raffles Place
B2-02B One Raffles Place
Singapore 048616
Ph: +65 6533 7078

Open Mon – Fri 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

If this goes well then I’ll see if we can do it at the other branches too. Everyone loves salmon, after all!

November 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm 1 comment

Standing Sushi Bar at Marina Bay Link Mall

And then there were three.

What’s that? How did that happen? I kind of don’t know… it’s as if this third branch of Standing Sushi Bar snuck up behind me, scrambled up my back, then leapt to my front while yelling, “Surprise!!” and throwing confetti everywhere.

Standing Sushi Bar Marina Bay Link Mall

Standing Sushi Bar Marina Bay Link Mall

But yes, I’m very happy to announce we are open! Standing Sushi Bar at Marina Bay Link Mall is the true “sequel” to our first branch. We’re back in the fast-paced crazy Raffles Place district, serving up handmade sushi for the lunchtime (and sporadic dinner) crowds!

It’s a bigger space than our One Raffles Place location, so I’ve given in to popular demand and put in tables and chairs… of course we also have a standing counter! You can expect upcoming promotions that aimed at whether you’re choosing to stand or sit while eating.

To soothe the nerves of those working at Marina Bay Financial Centre, we have a lounge. If you’re hankering for some Japanese alcohol (beer, sake, shochu, umeshu, and Suntory whiskey), come in for a drink and a chat.

Standing Sushi Bar at Marina Bay Link Mall
8A Marina Boulevard
#B2-51 Marina Bay Link Mall
Singapore 018984
Ph: +65 6634 7068   Mon – Sun 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (last order at 9:00 PM)

Check out the rest of the shops at Marina Bay Link Mall!

(Following up with what I wrote at the beginning – the reason why it feels like this branch just appeared out of the blue is because we only had 1 month to turn an empty concrete shell into this restaurant. The 8QSAM location was so delayed that by the time it opened we had to already start working on Marina Bay… which was hard to do when thinking about all the things that still needed (need) to be done at 8Q)

November 14, 2010 at 1:27 am 2 comments

Standing Sushi Bar

Join us at our branches in Singapore's fast-paced Raffles Place business district or unwind in our flagship branch located in the Bras Basah Arts & Historic neighborhood. High-quality, healthy, affordable dining. Open at Marina Bay Link Mall and 8 Queen Street!


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