The main reason why I was interested in Eat At Seven? ANA, yes the airline, is behind this initiative where seven Japanese restaurants are gathered under one roof at Suntec City.
Partner Komars Group is also experienced in similar concepts with Ramen Champion under its belt. If you are wondering, no, it won’t serve airline food.
Eat At Seven will house seven “recession-proof” places. Four are opened now, including warayaki and charcoal grill Izakaya ENBU, MAGURO-DONYA MIURA-MISAKI-KOU SUSHI & DINING (that’s quite a mouthful to read), grill beef restaurant NikuNoHi, and Japanese-Italian café Nigiro.
I personally found its location at level three of Suntec City’s Sky Garden tricky to get to, only because the escalators do not lead directly there, and customers have to walk a short, but unnecessary distance.
Otherwise, consider that an enclave on its own.
Café Nigiro is a Japanese Italian café, its name being ‘origin’ spelt backwards. Serious.
This is the very first café concept by Chef Kensuke Sakai who once competed on Japan’s Iron Chef. Its signature dishes include Grilled Shrimp-Caesar Salad ($9.50 half size, $20 full size), Eggs Benedict ($16), NIGIRO Hamburg Steak ($24) and Deux Fromage Cake ($8.50).
Its recommended Short Pasta Melanzane ($19) did not disappoint. Cooked with eggplant and soused in tomato sauce, the pasta was almost perfect al dente, cheesy (three types of cheeses were used), though the overall flavours could be more robust and full-bodied.
With that said, perhaps I am used to the hearty Italian styles, while the Japanese fusion food tends to be more subdued.
The Fruit Tart ($7.50) while freshly made and is a lovely pastry to round up a savoury meal, felt a few dollars too expensive for its size and quality.
A possible consideration for Japanese food lovers who intend to find somewhere not too crowded, yet.
Eat At Seven – Nigiro Café Singapore
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City North Wing #03-315, Singapore 038983 (Promenade MRT)
Tel: +65 6238 1669
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm
*Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.