japanese

japanese

Featuring PIPES by Hattendo (Dorsett Residences), Gyu Nami (Orchard Gateway), Tonkatsu by Ma Maison (Mandarin Gallery), Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar, Oishii Ristorante (Frasers Tower), maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-kou
Guiting Toh
Guiting Toh

we don’t normally leave bad reviews, but i wouldn’t recommend coming to this place at all, for the high price point and bad food quality. The best (out of the worst) dishes are the ones pictured, the potato mochi and salmon tartare, which are just mediocre.

We were excited to try their iberico secreto don, but they told us they didn’t have rice. so we ordered their tagliatelle BUT surprise, they didn’t have tagliatelle too. so we only had 3 items to choose from their mains. truffle mushroom rigatoni was bland, pasta was hard, and the flavors weren’t balanced at all. the salmon sashimi was incredibly bright orange, kinda sus; other sashimis weren’t great too. iberic pork shoulder was veryyyy porky and chewy. pizzas were super small, and their five cheese pizza had goat cheese on it (which isn’t stated on the menu) - it was so strong and just terrible. i could still smell/taste the goat cheese long after the meal was done.

✨ratings: 0/10✨

one of the better tonkatsu restaurants in singapore! we got the normal rosu katsu (160g) and a cheese millefeuille katsu. i do find that the katsu can be a little too “meaty”, so do take note if you’re sensitive to the meat smell. imo the mille feuille is a little dry, but w the cheese it kinda helps!

you can also choose between brown rice or normal rice, and there’s free flow veggie, soup & rice too! it can get quite crowded during dinner time, so be sure to go early.

✨overall: 8/10✨

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hands down the BEST maguro we’ve ever had! we ordered age jyu ($20+), queen don ($35+), kani cream croquette ($14.80+), and maguro 5 cuts sashimi ($52+). everything was so fresh and their age jyu blew my mind. its similar to tendon, fried veggies and seafood served on top of rice. everything was still crispy up till my last bite, and it didn’t feel too oily as well.

the queen don had generous pieces of maguro sashimi and the cuts are inbetween otoro and chutoro. the croquette was very unexpected, i didn’t think i would enjoy it as much as i did! the cream isn’t too overpowering, and the flavours are incredible! also didn’t feel oily after eating it.

lastly, the star of the show is their 5-cuts maguro sashimi (pictured). truly amazing cuts of maguro! it was very very fresh and our fave was of course otoro. maguro lovers definitely have to come here! and even if you’re a sake lover, this place might just change your mind heheh

✨ ratings: 10/10 ✨

went back to pipes twice, bc it is just that good! we really enjoyed the toasted buttery slices of bread packed with LOADS of filling. i got the nitamago potato salad ($14) which features soy-marinated eggs, house made potato salad, truffle oil and veggies. the eggs are cooked to perfection and not overly salty! highly rec this if you’re not a meat-lover or just want some eggs (they have an impossible meat option on the menu too). we ordered the iberico katsusando ($22) and the meat is so juicy and flavourful, 100% chef’s kiss!! they give very thicccc slabs of meat as well so you’ll definitely be full.

we got their lemongrass chicken sando on our 2nd visit ($14) ((not pictured)), tho i didn’t really like this one, he enjoyed it! it has a bit of a viet/thai twist w the addition of lemongrass, and i have to say the chicken is really juicy. their fries is really good too — thin, crispy, and just the perfect amount of salt. we chose the truffle aioli to go w the fries and it was super yummy!

✨ ratings: 9/10 ✨

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I ordered the tsukemen (dipping ramen) and he ordered a lobster mazesoba (dry ramen) and they were both really good! The tsukemen broth is on the sweeter side because the seafood has been infused into the soup. The meat was nicely cooked with a good amount of fat and lean meat, with a subtle charcoal flavour to it. As for the mazesoba, i loved that it had the right balance of flavour (not too salty or spicy) and there was a strong garlic taste, which made the dish really tasty! The place is furbished nicely, a great place to hang and chill with friends!

✨ ratings: 10/10 ✨

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This is an inconspicuous place at Orchard Gateway, I wouldn’t notice it if I was just passing by. We both ordered the Wagyu Beef Bowl, which is the main highlight. They have other dishes, though not much variety. The egg yolk and sauce created a delicious combination, and together with the flavourful beef slices, we really enjoyed this bowl of goodness! The portion is on the small side, so if you’re not looking for something too heavy, this would be good to try :)

✨ ratings: 6/10 ✨

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