This casual, unpretentious izakaya along Robertson Quay dishes out charcoal-grilled skewers, along with a wide selection of affordably-priced sake — no wonder it is a hit among working executives! On a cool night, opt to sit outdoors where you get to enjoy the breeze as you sip on a cup of warm sake (from $11). Start with the Pidan Tofu ($4) that is topped with ebiko. Smooth, savoury and rife with flavour, it might take all of your willpower to not order a second helping. Of the skewers, don't miss the Scallop Rolled with Pork ($13 for two) and the Ton Toro ($7 for two) — seasoned pork cheek grilled over charcoal for that charred crisp around the fatty portions. If you need your carbs, go for the Octopus and Seaweed Fried Rice ($13) and be sure to dip the complimentary cabbage in the accompanying miso dip. Reservations are not necessary, so there's room for spontaneity.
Avg price: $50 per person with drinks
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