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Kabuke

339 Wishlisted
~$50/pax
Located on the second floor of a heritage shophouse along Telok Ayer Street, Kabuke is a Sake gastrobar that combines the art of kabuki and the wonders of Japanese Sake paired with a hearty repertoire of contemporary Japanese cuisine. ​With a growing collection of Sake specially curated by Sake Sommelier Keiji, guests are invited to indulge in the art of eating and drinking with Sake at Kabuke with the refined and umami-packed menu by Chef Rio Neo.

200 Telok Ayer Street
Level 2
Singapore 068638

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Monday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
06:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
06:00pm - 11:00pm

Wednesday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
06:00pm - 11:00pm

Thursday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
06:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday:
11:30am - 02:00pm
06:00pm - 12:00am

Saturday:
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday:
Closed

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A scrumptious Japanese rice bowl in the CBD!

Kabuke is pretty much hidden away from the bustle despite located right smack in Telok Ayer Street. Located on the second floor, the compact establishment can host people at its bar counter as well as a couple of group tables.

It offers a couple of rice bowls in the range of $15-20 to attract the lunch crowd but I opted for one of its signature wagyu bowls, the Kabuke Pleasure Bowl. On the menu, it’s priced at $58 but thank goodness for Entertainer, it’s now just $29 a pop thanks to 1-for-1.

What can I say but that I licked the bowl clean? The Australian wagyu strip-loin had a seared exterior leaving a pink tender centre. The uni tasted sweet and fresh and was decked with a slip of caviar. The bowl included a nice hefty chunk of foie gras. The onsen egg and ikura coated the Niigata Koshihikari rice well and goes well with the truffle shoyu.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good a bowl this was. Will definitely be back if I’m in the CBD!

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That pan seared foie gras, generous dallops of sea urchin topped with caviar, ikura, onsen egg and that charred A4 wagyu 😍 Eu is having japanese A4 wagyu and the sides/desserts here are good too!
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To mark 3years ago, the other day with Eu. 🤣
#kabukesg #JoEuGoEat #JOiloveEU #didwemet20yearsago

From a while back, but still have dreams of this. I'd go ahead and throw out the most overused word in gourmet circles — but this 𝘄𝗮𝗴𝘆𝘂 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗶𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝘄𝗹 ($40) was truly supremely 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵.
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The wagyu striploin was immensely tender and bursting with flavour; the foie gras gently dissolved on my tongue, whilst leaving a prominent impression of its luxurious flavour.
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What tied it together though, was the mix of the rice with the intoxicating garlic chips, beautifully coated with a silky onsen egg — fragrant and texturally pleasing.
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P.S. forgot to account for red counter lights, this was the extent of my (limited) editing magic
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📍 200A Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068638
⏱️ (Mon-Fri) 11.30am-2pm; (Mon-Thurs) 6pm-11pm, (Fri) 6pm-12am, (Sat) 6pm-10pm; closed on Sundays

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Had the pleasure bowl and normal wagyu bowl the last time and wanted to try something different.
Felt like their portions has decreased since the last time I was here. Beef quality still good nonetheless and service was impeccable. Didn’t really fancy the tempura. If you’re ordering starters, the Camembert mochi and chicken wings is the tried and true way to go (imho).

The entrance of this place looks relatively unassuming, yet the rice bowl we had was anything but.
We visited this place while there was an anniversary one-for-one promotion on the Guilty Pleasure Bowl (Japanese Wagyu, ikura, uni, caviar, foie gras and onsen egg 😋) or the Kabuke Pleasure Bowl (with Australian Wagyu instead). We chose the Guilty Pleasure Bowl.
Although the bowl was not huge, servings of foie gras and uni were generous, and the wagyu beef slices were cooked to a tender perfection.
There was also happy hour one-for-one sake and very reasonably priced bar bites.
B was beaming from ear to ear with the promos 😁

Guilty Pleasure Bowl - $88
90ml glass of sake - $12
Bites (chicken wings and salted egg renkon chips) - 2 for $6
Prices before GST and service charge

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Kabuke’s Guilty Pleasure Bowl is ten percent onsen egg, twenty percent Japanese wagyu, fifteen percent concentrated pleasure of foie gras, five percent uni and fifty percent rice, and a hundred percent Pleasure with zero percent Guilt.

Thanks to fellow Tastemaker Justin’s heads-up, I found myself celebrating my birthday at Kabuke on their second anniversary, ready for them to pleasure me with their 1-for-1 anniversary offer on their Kabuke & Guilty Pleasure bowls. The Guilty Pleasure bowl, which sets you back at a rate of $88++ a pop, is an off menu bowl that sees Japanese wagyu striploin in place of its Aussie counterpart, which is in the Kabuke Pleasure Bowl ($58++).

While the Japanese Kagoshima Wagyu striploin was certainly tender and adequately fatty, it was a little underwhelming as I felt that it could’ve been more well salted to turn the beefy, fatty flavours up to 11. However, I’m dead certain that the beef has been perfumed with truffle, as the unmistakable aroma of it was insistent & strong.

The foie gras might just be one of the best I’ve had thus far. It was cooked just right, and it melted in my mouth just like butter. The seasoning was stellar, with the unknown glaze coating the foie gras being sweet, sticky & unforgettably umami in all the right amounts. The little dollop of uni was ludicrously creamy and beautifully briny, giving a little taste of the ocean it was fished out from.

The rice, while simple, was superbly steamed and served its role as a warm, wholesome comforting backdrop to the rest of the carnal pleasures that adorned this very, very, pleasurable bowl. The onsen egg was overcooked, but it managed to serve its purpose of lubricating the grains of rice sufficiently enough for easier ingestion.

Satisfaction? Most definitely.
Pleasure? All of it.
Guilt. None of it.
Hotel? Trivago.

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