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Orchard Restaurants

Little pork skewers marinated in flavorful mineral-rich salt
At this minimalist 12-seat bar, tuck into steaming bowls of Hakata-style ramen while sipping from a selection of around 90 sake labels including citrusy Bijyofu yuzu schwa and light, dry Bijyofu Junrei Junmaiginjo. Bar snacks like Oden (clear soup with white radish and boiled eggs) and Crab...
Long, slim rectangle of shrimp and avocado salad topped with luxurious caviar
Famous Hakata-style ramen joint Ippudo’s flagship outlet at Mandarin Gallery is a smart 76-seat space with a modern red, white and black color scheme. On the menu are rich, warming bowls of noodles such as Shiromaru Motoaji — featuring their classic tonkotsu broth — as well as...
The Japanese black wagyu ribeye features excellent marbling
Affiliated with the popular Ito-Kacho opened in Tokyo in 2009, the restaurant on the top floor of Mandarin Gallery follows the same ethos of the former, offering yakiniku using chilled instead of frozen meats. Some of the meats’ nutrients are broken down during the freezing process and the...
Crispy wood-fired oven pizza topped with prosciutto and rucola
Trattoria 33, found along the bustling Cuppage Terrace, has been opened since March 2014, churning out casual and comforting Italian fare. The main dining area of the restaurant comprises 40 alfresco seats out on the terrace, ideal for sun-down drinks and snacks after work,...
The omelet with pork belly is enhanced by a signature okonomiyaki sauce
Tucked away in a cozy corner of Japan Food Town in Wisma Atria is the intimate 30-seater Osaka Kitchen Singapore, a local outpost of the well-known teppanyaki chain in Japan. Using fresh ingredients sourced directly from Japan such as the finest wagyu beef, Osaka...
Nadaman’s sushi kaiseki
Open since the 1980s, this elegant restaurant serves up exquisite kaiseki sets ($165) and lunch set menus (from $40), and received a listing in the inaugural edition of the Singapore Michelin guide. Guests may also enjoy signature dishes such as salmon with butter and soy ($29), tuna and avocado ($...
The 12-stick yakitori platter is great for sharing
Nowhere else in Singapore will one be able to find as comprehensive a range of Japanese artisanal beer than at Jibiru Japanese Craft Beer. The alfresco seating-only restaurant at 313@Somerset is a great place to hang out after an afternoon of shopping along Orchard Road or even for an after-work...
The intricate and even web of marbling on the belly tender prime
Few restaurants in Singapore can boast the longevity that Yakinikutei Ao-chan does. Opened in 1995, the understated yakiniku restaurant located on the second floor of Concorde Hotel and Shopping Mall has seen the hotel management change hands but has been steadfastly providing an authentic Japanese...
The Hot Pot Pork Loin Katsu Set has an impressive presentation
A famous authentic tonkatsu restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo, Anzu makes its first foray to Southeast Asia with their outlet at Wisma Atria’s Japan Food Town. Anzu prides itself for using fresh Kyushu produce and, for their signature light and crispy breaded pork cutlet, high quality oil at...
Tokusen Kurobuta rosu katsu deep fried until golden brown
Huge, filling servings of deep-fried pork are the focus at this casual Mandarin Gallery spot. Mingle with a crowd of Japanese expats, tourists (staying at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel next door) and locals as you dig into mains like miso rosu katsu ($23.80) — deep fried pork loin with miso...