Ki-sho 葵匠


This premium sea­sonal omakase restau­rant within a grand colo­nial bungalow ex­em­pli­fies how am­bi­ence can make a din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. There is a sense of Old World charm and grandeur, from the mo­ment din­ers step out of their cars onto the gravel path­way and through the restau­rant’s doors.

In this aus­tere, wood-lined set­ting, you’ll find res­i­dent chef Kazuhiro Ha­mamoto and his team qui­etly craft­ing ex­quis­ite Ja­panese dishes us­ing the finest sea­sonal pro­duce from Ja­pan. Ev­i­dently, he puts plenty of thought into ev­ery de­tail, from the match­ing table­ware to the vine­gar used to cre­ate his sig­na­ture uni and caviar with dashi vine­gar and sea­sonal veg­eta­bles. Among the best of your evening meal might be the aburi aged otoro (wild-caught bluefin tuna belly) sushi and aburi Hida wagyu roll with uni and home­cured or­ganic egg, both lightly torched with char­coal be­fore serv­ing to re­lease in­her­ent, fra­grant oils. So smooth and unc­tu­ous are these of­fer­ings that they prac­ti­cally melted on the tongue, leav­ing a lin­ger­ing trail of de­li­cious flavour.

Ki-sho’s 葵匠­name means “aris­to­cratic crafts­man­ship", a def­i­ni­tion it lives up to with sen­sa­tional food and unim­peach­able ser­vice. Guests en­joy their kappo-style meals at one of just 11 seats around a hi­noki wood counter. There are two pri­vate din­ing rooms on the sec­ond floor for larger groups. Li­ba­tions are avail­able in the form of sake, shochu, wines and Ja­panese whiskies. 29 Scotts Road, Sin­ga­pore 228224. Tel: 6733 5251 / 9061 6109

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