Chef Keisuke Takeda is no stranger to Singapore’s F&B scene. After opening Keisuke Kani King at Orchard Cineleisure exactly a year ago, the 12th dining concept – Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei is something more than just Ramen!
There is no stopping of this “Keisuke” fire.
We remember one of Singapore’s first Tendon specialty Restaurant – Tendon Ginza Itsuki at Tanjong Pagar, along with his ramen concept stores including Keisuke Tontotsu King at Orchid Hotel, Tori King at 100AM, Four Seasons at Bugis Village, Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo at Suntec City, Matsuri at Parkway Parade and Ramen Keisuke Lobster King at Clarke Quay.
One thing to note about the Keisuke brand – it does not repeat concepts. On paper at least.
Tanjong Pagar seems to be Chef’s lucky turf, and this new Japanese hamburg restaurant is located at Peck Seah Street, a few minutes walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station.
Here, the focus is on the Hamburg (pronounced hahn-bah-gu in Japanese), made using prime US beef patties, seared on a teppanyaki grill and served on sizzling hotplates.
Only 2 main dishes are available on the menu, namely Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg Set ($20.80) and Keisuke Prime Beef Hamburg Set ($18.80).
Each Hamburg set comes with free-flow rice, miso soup, eggs from the Live Egg station, 20 different rotating Japanese side dishes (aka osozai) and 1 of the 4 different sauces – Keisuke original sweet and spicy sauce, demi- glace, oroshi ponzu (radish with vinegar) and teriyaki.
Just in case you missed out. FREE FLOW EGGS.
Freshly prepared according to preference at the live Egg Station, you can get to choose different styles of egg: fried, deep fried, boiled, scrambled, half boiled, omelette and tamagoyaki. (Er no, not Eggs Ben yah?)
My favourite was the Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg Set ($20.80), with an addition of 180g of Triple Cheese Prime Beef patty at $12.80.
Stuffed with a mixture of three cheeses (cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan), I (and everybody else with handphones) got my cameras ready as I sliced through to release the oozing cheese to capture the “Insta-moment”.
Do not bother searching for a knife to cut the patty (it was not available and never will) as the patties were minced in such a way that it would be so tender to break apart using a pair of chopsticks.
I thought Keisuke hits it right again this time. With a combination of sweetness from the onion minced patty, and savoriness from the cheese, this felt almost like the perfect Japanese hamburg.
Add some cheese pull to attract diners to post on their instagram, and salad for the supposedly (and trying to be) health conscious, Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei should appeal to the local diners.
Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei
72 Peck Seah Street Singapore 079329 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. This is a hosted meal. Writeup will be further updated when the restaurant officially opens.