10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore March 2016 – Japanese Food Is IN

10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore March 2016 - Japanese Food Is IN
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New restaurants in Singapore this month include Cheek by Jowl (Boon Tat Street), The Chop House (Katong I12), Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint (Changi Village Blk 5), Tokyo Sundubu (Suntec Eat at Seven), FLAVA (Spingvale East Coast Road), Lucca’s Trattoria (Mohammed Sultan), Sakurazka (Greenwood Avenue), The Look Out at Customs House, Gills N Shells (Hotel Boss), Terra (Suntec City) and Yunan Garden (Galaxis Fusionopolis).

Just to name a few. And there are the following 10. (March Cafes entry here.)

Personally, it is hard to catch up. Dining expenditure is also getting higher. My ‘research’ process now includes reading up on the menus and Facebook pages to get a sense of the place before decision making – especially when new restaurants are not tried and tested yet.

What’s yours?

10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore March 2016

Crystal Jade Prestige
8A Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Link Mall (Ground Plaza) #02-01 Singapore 018984
Tel: +65 6509 9493
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri)
11:00am – 3:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

Crystal Jade opens a fine-dining concept of “Prestige” at Marina Bay Link Mall, its first outlet at the CBD area.

Its specialty dim sum selection include Steamed Dumpling with Shrimp & Black Garlic ($5.80 for 3 pieces), Baked Abalone & Diced Chicken Pastry ($6 for 3 pieces), Deep-fried Shrimp & Minced Pork in Salted Egg wrapped in Rice Roll ($6.80) and CAVIAR on Siew Mai ($5.80 for 4 pieces).

Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s
The Club, 28 Ann Siang Road Singapore 069708
Tel: +65 6808 2181
Opening Hours: 7am – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 7am – 12am (Fri – Sat)
theclub.com.sg
Reserve Online Now – Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s

Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s is designed as the cosy ‘living room’ of The Club, where the menu is inspired by a couple’s travels and adventures around the world.

It is quite the hidden find in the heart of the city, where you can indulge in brunches and a range of sweet treats (including flambé desserts) at almost any time in the day, including Crêpe Suzette and an intriguing cotton candy Baked Alaska. Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s (Ann Siang Road)

Char Restaurant
363 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208994
Tel: +65 6842 7759
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Char Restaurant known for their Roast Pork, Roast Pork Belly and Roast Duck has moved from Guillemard Road to Jalan Besar (a few shops away from Ponggol Nasi Lemak, right opposite Kok Kee Wanton Noodles).

This is quite a unique eatery, offering Cantonese Roast meats which are prepared using a special blend of Asian and Western techniques, and zhi char items in a restaurant of industrial hipster décor. Char Restaurant (Jalan Besar)

Naughty Nuri’s
15 Stamford Road, #01-84, Capitol Singapore, Singapore 178884 (City Hall MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 11am – 12am (Fri – Sat)

Naughty Nuri’s known for its “killer ribs and twisted martinis” which originated in Ubud Bali has opened in Singapore.

The ribs ($18.80 for half, $35.80 for full rack) were covered in a delightfully sweet-savoury sauce, – a winner, which reminded me of the dark sauce served with Ayam Baker.

The slab was no-frills really, served with a slice of lime which you could squeeze over for a dab of tanginess.

Texture wise, it was almost fork tender, and easily ribbed off. I thought some parts were too charred, and overall could be saucier. Naughty Nuri’s (Capitol Piazza)

Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Clarke Quay – 3C River Valley Road #01-07 The Cannery, Singapore 179022 (Clarke Quay MRT)
Tel: +65 6255 2928
Opening Hours: 6pm – 5am (Last order 4:30am)

Ramen Keisuke Lobster King at Clarke Quay is his 10th set up locally, and the Keisuke brand is created to be unique where concepts are seldom repeated. No two shops are alike.

Four different styles are available at Ramen Keisuke Lobster King – Lobster Broth Ramen with Clear Soup ($13.90), Lobster Broth Ramen with Rich Creamy Soup ($14.90), Miso Lobster Broth Ramen ($14.90) and Spicy Miso Lobster Broth Ramen ($15.90).

One major thing to highlight is Ramen Keisuke Lobster King is opened from 6pm to 5am! BUT, the queues, are really, really, really long. Ramen Keisuke Lobster King (Clarke Quay)

Keisuke Kani King @ Orchard Cineleisure
8 Grange Road, #01-¬03 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard Singapore 239695 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm Last Order 9:45pm (Mon – Thurs),
12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 2am Last Order 1:45am (Fri and PH eve),
12pm – 2am Last Order 1:45am
12pm – 10pm Last Order 9:45pm

Another one! Late night supper/KTV/movie goers will be pleased to know that Keisuke has opened a 40-seater ramen store opens up to 2am during Fridays and Saturdays.

This eatery focuses on crab broth ramen. There are five different styles available: Crab Broth Ramen with Clear Soup ($12.90), Crab Broth Ramen with Rich Soup ($13.90), Spicy Crab Broth Ramen ($14.90), Crab Broth with Mixed Fried Omelette Ramen ($13.90) and Crab Tsukemen ($13.90).

I will recommend the Spicy Crab Broth. Keisuke Kani King (Orchard Cineleisure)

Menya Takeichi
3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-313 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983 (City Hall, Promenade MRT)
Tel: +65 6235 3386
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm (last order 2.30pm); 5.30pm – 10.30pm (last order 10pm)

If you love those creamy, collagen-rich (beauty alert) chicken broth with long, thin, chewy noodles, you should enjoy Menya Takeichi.

Menya Takeichi lauded as Tokyo’s top chicken ramen, has opened at Suntec City’s Eat At Seven.

The ramen shop has consistently been ranked in the “Best 10 in Chicken Paitan Broth Ramen” category in Supleks Ramen Database, the largest ramen-related website in Japan. Menya Takeichi (Suntec City)

Sushiro Singapore
301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza #01-113F, Singapore 574408 (Marymount MRT)
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm (Wed-Mon), Closed Tue

A hidden find. Sushiro is situated within Thomson Plaza in a humble corner with 14 seats, 4 of those were bar seats to witness the Chef in action.

The Bara-Chirashi Don ($12.80) is definitely the highlight with salmon, tuna, octopus, prawn and salmon roe in a palm-sized sushi rice bowl. At an additional $10, the Premium Chirashi Don ($22.80) contained salmon belly, scallops and prawn tako instead.

Affordable and oishii! Sushiro (Upper Thomson)

Waa Cow
Shaw Foundation Alumni House, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244 (Kent Ridge MRT)
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 4.30pm (Mon-Fri), Closed Sat, Sun

Shortly after cafes such as Butter My Buns in NUS Utown and The Pipe District opened near NUS campus, Wa Cow specialised in Asian and modern rice bowls moo-ed into the NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House.

Offering a variety of Japanese rice bowls and udon, the recommended ones were the Signature Wagyu Beef Rice Bowl ($9.90 for petite/ $17.90 for standard) and the Aburi Bara Chirashi Bowl ($16.90 for standard). Waa Cow (Kent Ridge Drive)

GREAThai
413 River Valley Road Singapore 248311 (near Spize)
Tel: 6732 7707
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm

Oh, a Thai restaurant along River Valley, a few shops away from the popular supper place Spize.

GREAThai chefs are 3 sisters from Thailand, who will whip up home-styled Thai cuisine such as Thai stuffed Chicken wings ($9.90), Clear Tom Yum Seafood Soup ($10.30), Shrimp Paste Fried Rice ($10.90), Fried Glass Noodle with Black Pepper Prawn ($13.90) and Phat Thai Seafood ($12.90). (They are in the process of applying for Halal certification.)

Other Related Entries
10 New Cafes In Singapore March 2016
10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore Feb 2016
10 New Cafes In Singapore Feb 2016
10 New Cafes In Singapore January 2016
12 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore January 2016

* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Nicholas Tan @stormscape

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