B1-39 Forum The Shopping Mall,
583 Orchard Road, Singapore (238884) TEL: 6235 1088 kaisekiyoshiyuki.com
The intimate 16-seater restaurant helmed by chef Yoshiyuki Kashiwabara offers an inspired kaiseki menu featuring Japan’s best. A meal typically begins with a refreshing appetiser featuring fresh tofu, tofu skin and uni in a rich broth, followed by a medley of dishes that may include the salt-grilled wagyu paired with a tangy apple dressing. Service here is discreet—there won’t be any waitstaff emerging from behind you to pour tea or remove your plates. Everything is done by the chefs and their assistant, so there’s a high level of guest-chef interaction.