Nami

T. Dining by Singapore Tatler - - Japanese -

One has high ex­pec­ta­tions when din­ing at the Shangri-la, and the newly opened Nami doesn’t dis­ap­point. A com­pre­hen­sive menu of­fers tra­di­tional and mod­ern Ja­panese dishes, from sashimi to sushi, cooked items and tem­pura. The sets are good value and not merely a lazy ab­bre­vi­a­tion of the main menu. In­gre­di­ents are pre­mium and im­ported, and chef Ak­iba’s ex­e­cu­tion is more than com­pe­tent. The sashimi plat­ter ex­hibits sea­son­al­ity, as does the tem­pura set. The reper­toire of spe­cial­ity cooked dishes is where

Ak­iba’s cre­ativ­ity truly shines—com­bin­ing just the right as­sort­ment of pre­mium in­gre­di­ents such as black truf­fle, Saga wagyu slices, ikura and uni held to­gether by on­sen egg yolk—luxe, to be sure, but never over­whelm­ingly so. On an is­land crowded with spe­cial­ist sushi-ya and whose din­ers’ ap­petites for any­thing Ja­panese seems in­sa­tiable, Nami is truly a wel­come ad­di­tion.

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