150 Orchard Road
#02-25 Orchard Plaza
Singapore 238841

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Saturday:
06:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
06:00pm - 03:00am

Tuesday:
06:00pm - 03:00am

Wednesday:
06:00pm - 03:00am

Thursday:
06:00pm - 03:00am

Friday:
06:00pm - 03:00am

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Reviews

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The cramped and cosy 13-seater interior reminded me of neighbourhood sake bars in Tokyo, but the less than ideal air conditioning and heat from the kitchen certainly didn't make for comfortable dining. Luckily the carafes of cold sake went someway in providing relief from the warmth.

Food here is tasty in general but otherwise very average. We enjoyed the scallops and asparagus bathed in a seafood-y cream sauce, as well as the cheap $3 otoshis(compulsory appetisers) of potato salad, liver pate, bread and baby anchovies. I would feel more inclined to return if the air conditioning situation was improved.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Lunch Bara-Chirashi at @bistrodulepin is perhaps the highlight of any weekday soirée on Orchard Road. At $14 a bowl, I am hard pressed to find a similar quality, hearty meal than this one; comes with a miso prawn soup.

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Situated in old Orchard Plaza, this is just a small establishment with confined space, giving one the same feel like that in Japan itself.
Not as obvious from its name, it is actually Japanese fused with French influences. And the result was a Japanese dining experience with surprises in taste. That explained why the meal started with appetisers with cream cheese, liver pâté and burrata cheese.
On top of the more typical but fresh items like Hiroshima oyster and Anago sushi, we were intrigued by their other items done very differently. Their sashimi was served with an interesting miso-peanut butter like sauce which gave it an awesome flavour, we’ll-complemented with crispy garlic chips and wasabi. The fried tuna was served with a tartar-like toppjng that went well with the deep-fried tuna.
The meal was no lacking in premium ingredients, with black cod, king crab, Kagoshima beef and Uni.
The black cod was well-executed and flavoured with a plum-pesto sauce, special and delicious. The king crabs were done tempura style and served with also an unique orange ginger sauce. Biting into those well-marbled juicy beef was just heavenly. And the meal definitely ended on a high note with the yummy angel hair pasta topped with Uni and generous portion of Ikura.
By the end of the meal, we felt absolutely satisfied, with the good deal, quantity and quality of the food. We would recommend to add on a sake or wine to make the experience an even better one. Due to its space and popularity, early reservation will be a necessity to avoid any disappointment.

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I loved their chicken liver pate with Meiji crackers. The pate wasn’t as fatty as foie gras, but was still very creamy. There wasn’t a very strong stench and it tasted quite pleasantly light with the biscuits. The portion was also surprisingly big, considering this was only $5!

Bistro du Le Pin occupies a small space on level 2 of Orchard Plaza, which is near Centrepoint, at Somerset mrt and has affordable lunch sets (bara chirashi and omelette rice) for about $15. The chef is Japanese, so you can be assured it’ll be a great experience. Also found out that they offer omakases at night!

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Tried Bistro du Le Pin’s barachirashi don lunch set (only $14!!), which includes free flow green tea (they use proper tea powder) and this prawn miso soup, which has a prawn head inside and tastes almost a bit like local prawn noodle soup- very rich and shrimpy. Although their barachirashi was quite generous, it was sadly quite average for me (would have preferred the sashimi to be a bit colder). However, there were quite unique bits of sashimi inside, like the uni-covered squid (looks like orange looking noodles), baby shrimp, and some type of clam? They also used freshly grated wasabi. Overall, it’s not bad, but not sure if I’d come back to have this, given better options elsewhere.

P.s. it’s a really small space (about 13 people?), so maybe just come as a pair haha. They are located at #02-25 Orchard Plaza, which is near Centrepoint at Somerset mrt.

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Hiroshima Oysters - The oysters were surprisingly deep-freezed and microwaved but it tasted nothing like microwaved food. I found it extremely fresh and very well-marinated. 

Read more: http://www.misstamchiak.com/bistro-du-le-pin-omakase/

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