The first time i visited Shinji at Raffles Hotel, clumsily and not knowing the Chef right in front finely serving me is the Master head chef. He looked stern and serious in his job , but sadly i was having an abrupt tummyache which called a halt to more sushi.
Second time i visited Shinji at St Regis Hotel for dinner, It was an impromptu one , just awhile after their michelin award.
This time, a year later , i’m back once more ! I would say , probably not the best sushi i’d ever tried , but their consistency in serving that same kind of sushi and dishes is what deserving some bonus points.
I was here this time just for their 15-piece sushi lunch meals , which consisted the following:-
Marinated Ootoro w Green Chives
hahahaha the funny thing is i was just happened to be craving for ootoro and thats why this visit is made . And it’s like Chef knows exactly how to get my appetite started.
Every Fine bites of this creamy oily tuna belly is so fresh . Wanted second plate but did not , it’s only the starter.
MAIN – 15 PIECES OF FINE SUSHI
Sequence is by downwards direction in the first column , followed by the top first pic in the second column .
- Kanpachi ( Amberjack)
- Kinmedai (Splendid Alfonsino)
- Hamachi (Yellowtail tuna)
- Tai (Red Snapper) , light seared on its skin
- Nodoguro (Sea Perch)
- Chutoro (Medium fat tuna)
- Ootoro (Fat tuna belly)
- Sayori (Needlefish)
- Ani (Horse Mackerel)
- Sawara (Spanish Mackerel)
- Murasaki Uni ( Long spike sea urchin)
- Aka-uni (Short spike red urchin)
- Akamai (Arkshell clam)
- Ebi (Prawn)
- Unagi (Sea Eel)
And my picks outta this ocean : Red Snapper, Sayori , Mackerel and Aka-uni !
Of course, i love the others served too , but just not my top most favourites.
Not the most nicely rolled sushi i came across, but the ingredients wrapped is an addiction. Minced tuna with some light bits of mashed garlic . Adding some ginger as you eat each sushi , it’s a perfect combination !
YUZU ICE CREAM IN MONAKA
That light sourness !!! It’s always my fav flavour ice cream in Jap restaurants.
I probably will recommend other nap restaurants , if one is looking for quality . But for its freshness consistency , yes , Shinji here it is .
FOOD : Freshness assured for their meat served .
SERVICE : Each sushi is well explained , and carefully served of the sushi palette one by one, to make sure it’s neatly in shape.
AMBIENCE : Counter seats available. Cool for both small groups, couples or business clients.
Food Tasting: 3.5 /5
Decoration: 3.5 /5
Ambience: 4 /5
OVERALL RATINGS: 3.5 /5
ADDRESS: 29 Tanglin Rd, The St. Regis Singapore, Singapore 247911