By day, Kuro Izakaya is a ramen-donburi shop. By night, it transforms into a gastro-bar cosily lit by furoshiki-inspired lanterns. The glass-lined contemporary restaurant, framed by tantalising rows of Japanese whisky, sake and shochu, serves up refreshing mocktails, classic cocktails and seasonal whisky tasting flights.
For nibbles, we love their speciality Kuro kushiyaki platter ($36 for 12 pieces) comprising bacon-wrapped enoki, hotate (scallop) bacon, chicken yakitori, grilled king oyster mushroom and kurobuta pork on skewers. Other must-try items include onsen tamago ($8), a poached egg seated atop a bed of shirataki noodles adorned with yuzu peel, wasabi, ikura and baby cress; and smoked ajitsuke tamago ($8), a hickory smoked egg with a runny yolk centre with Hokkaido potato salad.
#01-604/605 Suntec City East Wing Tower 3, 3 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6235 1066