Only ate here because of the new AMEX-Palate tie-in: 50% off a la carte menu. Unfortunately, the food was not impressive. The main criticism was that all the meat tasted similar. They all had the same marinate, and although this was to be expected for a BBQ meal, it would have stood out more if the meats had different marinates or they were such exceptional quality that no marinates are required and one only experience the true flavour of the meat. Especially so when the price one pays is not exactly cheap (if without discount). The wagyu tongue with leeks and salt, and rosu were passable, the karubi and pork belly were good. The kajiki was alright after grilling it (but needed more seasoning). The mushroom mix was quite generous, and the surprise standout was the sweet potato, which you don't often get to order at such establishments. Grilling the roots gave it a nice, crunchy caramelised layer and taste. The garlic fried rice was too salty (too much shoyu). Lastly, no water!!! Only have Evian, but at least they have draft Kirin on tap which was quite good. Beer and yakiniku, yum! Too bad I got bored of the food after 30 minutes. At least I did not stink at the end of it all. Oh, and waiting for the bill took 15 minutes, and another 5 minutes when I went up to the cashier itself, as they screwed up the palate-discount. Which reminds me...when I called in to make a reservation, I was informed that they were full for dinner and try to walk-in. Guess what? So not full!! They could have just said they do not take reservations...

Verdict: Won't be going back unless someone else want to eat there particularly, and definitely not if there was no discount!

1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-102/103 Vivocity
Singapore 098585

Contact: 6377 0070

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 2.30pm; 5.30pm - 10.00pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11.30am - 10.00pm


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