Kani Gratin

$8.00 · 24 Reviews

Great ambience and a wide selection of affordable izakaya food.
The kani gratin ($8) was creamy and had a generous amount of mentaiko without being overly rich and the ika ‘kuro’-age ($12) had big, fresh pieces of squid coated in savoury squid ink batter fried to perfection.
Highly recommend the sake. I ordered a standard glass of sweet sake ($7), and it was very smooth and easy to drink even for those who don’t drink much.

Great ambiance to the place with nice and friendly staff. The Gyu Don was tender and flavourful with a good mix of fried onion, beef and pickled ginger. The Kani Gratin was really tasty and the mentaiko sauce made it rich and creamy without it being too strong in flavour. The tuna nigiri had just the right amount of fat, and the lean slices made for a refreshing taste. Would highly recommend the restaurant!

Get the kani gratin, the beef in ponzu and of course, the yakitori sticks. Had a great time here. Kudos to the team for a great meal!

The food is not bad. Tried the mentaiko origini but it’s quite ordinary. However, I especially LOVE the Kani Gratin and I would love to come back again to savour this dish again! I recommend everyone to definitely try this when you’re there. The cold udon were also not bad and I was pleasantly surprised by the texture of the udon. Also really friendly staff and cosy atmosphere. Love the interesting indoor decorations with sake bottles box on the wall!

Walked by this place and the storefront caught my eye, so my friend and I decided to try the food here and we weren't disappointed! I ordered a main (buta shogayaki don), kani gratin and an ongiri and they were delicious! Initially I thought the portion was too small but after consuming it and it was definitely filling for me. The kani gratin was by far my favourite dish as it was so flavourful and a great combination with the other dishes. The ongiri was a little dry but coupled with other dishes, it was pretty decent. We also ordered sake on the side and they even upgraded one of them to premium at no cost (thank you for the great service!)

Overall it was a little on the pricey side but I must say it was worth it :) Will definitely come by again if I have the chance to!

Staff was very friendly in guiding us to our seats & taking our orders and even gave us recommendations on what to try! I liked the Kani Gratin (that was recommended by the staff) the most as the mentaiko on it was flavourful. I had my meal with the sweet Sake of the week & it complimented the food well. Overall, a very pleasant experience!

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Had dinner with a friend there. Love the cosy ambience. The staff are attentive and helpful.

Ordered the Buta Shogayaki Don ($10) and Kani Gratin ($8). Wait times were around 8-10 minutes.

The Buta Shogayaki Don was great. Tender pork slices stir-fried in ginger juice paired with rice. Very fragrant and cooked just nice. For the fussier eaters, there're no ginger slices. Only gripe was the portion was kinda small for a dinner to me but otherwise would be perfect if you are looking for food to pair with your alcohol.

The Kani Gratin was served in a crab shell. Nice touch. Gratin was rich, creamy and not mushy. Really well prepared. I'd recommend this one.

At first walking to find the little restaurant was quite complicated, but the experience of my dinner there was simply splendid! The interior decor gives you the impression to anybody who walks in there, the feeling that you've stepped into Japan's little hub of delicacies, you can see that the owners had placed a lot of planning in the furnishing and details!

I personally wanted to taste the specialties, the wasabi octopus was such an unique experience>< Highlight of the evening for me was the Kani Gratin, and the sweet sake that i stole off my partner (I don't drink much, but I had to taste for the completeness). Would highly recommend the savoury eggplant skewers! Did miss out on the pork Jowl, but I look forward to coming back again to try it out!

Cool place to bring and impress your colleagues and friends, chill and affordable place for beer and ultimately a good time guaranteed.

P.S. Do reserve in advance as the place gets filled up really quickly^^ even during weekdays dinner crowd.

Worth a try because it’s not a dish that’s commonly offered but give it a miss if you have a limited Budget. While anything with mentaiko tastes pretty good because of the umami it boasts, everything else about this dish was mediocre. The crab that was used seemed to be of Fairprice crab sticks and the dish seemed to be completed by rice cakes or mashed up pieces of that of some sort.

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Convenient location and the food was really good. I liked the ambience with the warm lighting and I especially liked the Kani Gratin dish. It left me wanting to come back for more! The food can be a little pricey though.