Eat your fill of Japanese with a kaiseki classic, a returning buffet and two new concepts.
At Shun Ka Shuu Tou–the name refers to the four seasons–traditional kaiseki (from $150) is the speciality. Chef Jack Tan, who mentored under chef Chigira Hiroshi of Tatsuya, reveals the best produce each season, such as juicy sweet tomatoes and luscious silky eggplant for summer. Kaiseki dining, unlike omakase, follows a typical fixed order of an appetiser, sashimi, a simmered dish, a grilled fish, a steamed course and a rice dish, followed by dessert. The restaurant’s private tatami rooms are furnished in the seasonal theme
as well, making for an inviting space to discover the delights of a formal kaiseki experience. Check out also the speedy value lunch sets. 2/F Amara Singapore, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road. Tel: 6444 7735
Kuishin Bo is back at Suntec City (reopened 15 May). Apart from its new location, the windows offer passers-by glances at diners’ snow crab legs (dinner only), paper hotpots and brimming platters of sashimi (from $18.90++). A highlight is Kids Haven, sporting vivid masks of Doraemon and Pikachu, and a thoughtful low counter with fun, healthier choice faves
like chicken ragout spaghetti, DIY ice kachang and a popcorn machine. Till 27 Sep, savour Kyushu and Okinawa themed dishes like rafute (pork belly stewed in soy sauce) and chinbin (rolled-up crepes with Okinawa brown sugar). Look out for the mochi tsuki (rice cake pounding ceremony) and doughnut making demos (Sat-Sun) at the mini stage area. #03-334 Suntec City (North Wing, Tower 2), 3 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6341 9200
Ramen Keisuke’s latest concept, Tendon Ginza Itsuki, offers food at really affordable prices: a Special Tendon packed with prawns, tender and moist chicken breast, veggies and an onsen egg goes at just $13.90, while the Vegetable Tendon ($12.90) arrives brimming with 10 types of greens. Both are served with chawanmushi, miso soup and pickles. You’ll likely be assigned seats at the bar–that’s where the tempura are fried (watch how they make the egg) and each order is plated. 101 Tanjong Pagar Road. Tel: 6221 6678
Whet your appetite with the wafting, smokey scents of ENBU‘s warayaki-ya dining concept–grilling with charcoal and straw. Katsuo warayaki ($16) unveils slabs of bonito smoked with a blush interior, allowing a balanced taste of aromatic with sweet flesh. Deep-fried tofu ($12) is a crispy blocks of crisp-fried, fresh silken tofu served with a velvety, umami uni sauce. Pair up their exclusive range of Coedo’s craft beers ($15, 350ml) and Suntory Kakubin Draft Highball ($10, 45ml). The eatery is one of seven that’s opening over the next few weeks at Eat at Seven, an ANA Airlines venture to bring top Japanese food concepts to Singapore. #03-310 Suntec City Mall Sky Garden, 3 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6238 1630