More Reviews at Maru Dine & Bar

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Very affordable Japanese fusion dishes. Love that premium ingredients are so value for money and generous in portion.

I didn't quite expect the tacos to look like this. Feels more like mini wraps than tacos because I was expecting hard shell tortilla style taco but this came in this... soft... thing, I said thing because I couldn't remember what exactly it is but it's not the usual wheat tortilla you get from Mexican wraps as well. Nevertheless!!! I really liked the crunchy chicken within, the wrap is soft but surprisingly really good. Other stuffings include the corns, lettuce and avocados. So be warned that it can be quite a mess when eating this!! And my advice would be JUST USE YOUR HAND.

Yay what a pleasant surprise. The fried rice is pretty tasteless on its own but the furikake nori and chives on the side salvaged it. The star of the show, the pork jowl, was pretty tender. Esp loved the slight crisp on the pork and the sweet and savoury glaze(which goes so well with the rice as well). Guess everything is in accordance with catering to the office crowd, it's a really light meal from the non-greasy pork to the fried rice nothing is overly unctuous.

Btw maybe just today but the ice water tasted q bad lol

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Aburi Wagyu Beef Don ($16)
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A lunch time special @marusgdinebar that’s limited to only 30 bowls/day, this rice bowl comprised generous servings of raw tender waygu laid on a bed of rice then torched lightly and served with onsen egg. Considering the amount of beef, this was definitely value for money. For diners who prefer their beef more wellcooked, it is probably better to inform the service staff when ordering as the underside of the beef slices was still relatively raw since the flame probably missed some spots. Also great that for dine-ins, they also provide a few complimentary freeflow salad options as sides.

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With beef being my go-to protein, Maru Dine and Bar's Stir Fry Cube Beef Don ($20) was good and made for a hearty weekday lunch option. Tender and juicy, the diced meat was the ideal doneness where you get the desired bite along with the natural flavours from the moisture locked within. Lightly seasoned, the garlic red wine sauce didn't overwhelm the elements but instead enhanced the earthy notes of the shimeiji mushrooms and the fragrant bed of fried rice. Jazzing up the bowl further, the crispy garlic bits and furikake also added great textures. And a tip would be giving everything a good mix before eating and especially coating the beef cubes with the yolk of the runny onsen egg! Oh and not forgetting your greens... just help yourself to the free-flow salad with every main ordered.

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glazed with garlic red wine sauce, shimeiji mushroom, crispy garlic, asatsuki, onsen egg, fried rice

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We had the omakase at $78 but nothing special. This ala carte angelhair was the best item of the night. I can't rem but it was abt $27.

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The sashimi platter is what I look forward to most in any omakase, and Maru’s definitely has my stamp of approval. Clever little touches abound, such as the spicy zestiness of yuzu kosho salt playing off buttery yellowtail, sweet and salty shio kombu garnished snapper, and a deep-fried crispy prawn head sitting alongside its decapitated body.

Till 30th April, enjoy 1-for-1 Chef’s Table 8 course set ($78++, 6pm - 11pm) and complimentary 250ml cold sake(while stocks last). Incredible value if you ask me.

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Taste: 3.5/5

The snapper nigiri draped with a single sliver of shaved black truffle and miniature batons of chive surprised in every category, its exquisite balance of flavours and aromas a festival for the senses.

Till 30th April, enjoy 1-for-1 Chef’s Table 8 course set ($78++, 6pm - 11pm) and complimentary 250ml cold sake(while stocks last). Incredible value if you ask me.

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Taste: 4/5

Our eyes lit up at the sight these pimped up nigiris. Chopped otoro atop maguro was a luxe single bite that I wanted more of.

Till 30th April, enjoy 1-for-1 Chef’s Table 8 course set ($78++, 6pm - 11pm) and complimentary 250ml cold sake(while stocks last). Incredible value if you ask me.

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Taste: 4/5

I expected the Grilled Seasonal Item portion of the omakase to be of the fish variety, and was pleasantly surprised by the large scallop in a half shell presented before us. Sitting in a richly unami miso uni sauce, I was happy they served the scallop with its roe, a delicious part of the shellfish that’s all too often left out or even viewed as undesirable. Unfortunately the scallop itself was slightly overcooked.

Till 30th April, enjoy 1-for-1 Chef’s Table 8 course set ($78++, 6pm - 11pm) and complimentary 250ml cold sake(while stocks last). Incredible value if you ask me.

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Taste: 3/5

Part of the newly introduced Chef’s Table at Maru Dine & Bar, this is an inspired combination of tangy smoked tomato sorbet and creamy, briny oyster. The smokiness came through with an understated assertiveness that I found quite pleasing.

Till 30th April, enjoy 1-for-1 Chef’s Table 8 course set ($78++, 6pm - 11pm) and complimentary 250ml cold sake(while stocks last). Incredible value if you ask me.

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Taste: 3.5/5

First course of the newly introduced Chef’s Table at Maru Dine & Bar.

We enjoyed the modern touches such as mango gel and pomegranate seeds paired with a white tuna tataki(foreground).

Till 30th April, enjoy 1-for-1 Chef’s Table 8 course set (6pm - 11pm) and complimentary 250ml cold sake(while stocks last). Incredible value if you ask me.

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Taste: 3.5/5

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i don’t like octopus but i ended up eating more of it than usual so that i can scoop up the mentaiko sauce. 😍
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Hokkaido seafood don $26
Sushi rice is quite unique in taste and texture, mix of white and brown rice. Don consists of scallop, snow crab, salmon and uni, very fresh but seafood portion is on the small side.

Unagi foei gras fusion maki $18
All sorts of flavors abd textures all rolled into a maki.

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Grilled Pork Jowl ($18)
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Grilled Pork Jowl rice bowl @marusgdinebar served with onsen egg, wafu sauce, furikake and fried rice. This is one very satisfying rice bowl with tender pieces of pork jowl grilled well and a generous serving of japanese fried rice.

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Stir Fry Cube Beef ($20)
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The stir fried beef cubes rice bowl @marusgdinebar is so good! The beef cubes which have been glazed with garlic red wine sauce are cooked perfectly with a reddish center and a tender bite. The bowl is served with japanese fried rice and topped with shimeji mushroom, crispy garlic and an onsen egg. Remember to flash the Burpple app for a 15% discount!

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Thinly sliced crisp kale salad are brought together by the simple addition of a little bit of lime juice and mint. 😋
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Kale Salad at S$15
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Where to dine?
Maru Dine & Bar
Icon Village, 12 Gopeng St #01-05 to 11, 078877
Reservation at www.marusg.com , [email protected]
or 6327 1123

Unagi Foie Gras Maki ($18)
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It’s hard to resist when Unagi and Foie Gras appear together on a menu item. @marusgdinebar serves up a maki rolled with pan-seared foie gras glazed with plum red wine, balsamico mayonnaise, teriyaki, japanese cucumbers and topped with unagi slices. Whilst the flavours of the unagi was evident, the foie gras chunks though visible seemed to have been overshadowed and didn’t add much to the overall flavour of the maki. I also did not taste any truffle even though the menu mentioned this.

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