Aburiya (Boat Quay)

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~$40/pax
The Container - Japanese wagyu Tapas & Cocktail Bar In Hokkaido, wagyu farmers have a second ‘home’. At the end of the day, they gather in an old, used container, converted into an informal ‘bar’. It is here where they share anecdotes about their day’s work and their family (or how some miss theirs who live in other prefectures). They enjoy small plates of wagyu dishes, served up along with sake and beer. Sometimes, the farmers take turns to prepare their hometown wagyu specialities. Laughing, bonding, over their stories. A place of camaraderie and friendship. This is a celebration of life. Our tapas and cocktail bar is inspired by this experience, and we hope you enjoy the many good times at The Container. カンパイ!

78/79 Boat Quay
Singapore 049866

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Sunday:
06:00pm - 11:30pm

Monday:
06:00pm - 11:30pm

Tuesday:
06:00pm - 11:30pm

Wednesday:
06:00pm - 11:30pm

Thursday:
06:00pm - 11:30pm

Friday:
06:00pm - 11:30pm

Saturday:
06:00pm - 11:30pm

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Reviews

From the Burpple community

Smaller portions available, calculate which is the most worth it(it's not the same) before you order

If you come here, I highly recommend getting this. It's like getting the whole cow cos u get to taste the shavings from many different parts. There's a variety of textures and flavours to go around, and there's one especially prominent flavour that's different from the rest which is very enjoyable.

Caveat: because of the weird shapes, it's a challenge to cook. Make sure one of the diners is skilled or else it won't be as enjoyable. Very often one piece is much thicker at one end than the other, requiring some problem solving to cook well. Another caveat is that some pieces are almost 90% fat, which might not be ok w some people(it's wagyu fat tho which is worth a lot anyway lol), but no worries these pieces are few and far between, and they remind you before you order this

Overall
Be reminded this is a casual yakiniku place, we paid 70 per pax and we were filled to the brim. The wagyu is not the best, it's obviously authentic wagyu and the umami from the fats is clear, but the texture has some chew. Not the melt in your mouth stuff. Idk about the jokarubi tho, the best cut that day was karubi and that still has chew. we didn't get the insanely good cuts which should fare better

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Abit disappointed cos we thought we're getting different cuts but all 3 were from the shoulder. It's called rare because there literally isn't much of it on the cow, not because it's rarely served. Taste was ok, it's average A4.

Tokusen Mori:
Forgot to take pic of tokusen Mori but please please please ask them what's the cut of the day before ordering. It's not very satisfying at all, we had 2 good pieces I think and we even got MOMO(thigh) which wasn't very good at all

Rant/Overall/service
This place isn't top tier, let's be clear about that. It satisfies yakiniku cravings but really have to adjust expectations. When the first person came in the charcoal came(could be because they timed our reservation), and so we sat around the heat for a good 20mins before the first meat was ordered and served. And maybe because it was burning away aimlessly for so long, but when we grilled the meat the heat wasn't nearly hot enough. There isn't as much sear as I expect.
Also, they're pretty handwavy about explanations of cuts of meat. Little effort, some of them don't know what's going on, and those that do just say the name in Japanese without explaining further. Either they somehow found out I spoke Japanese or they just anyhow mention to all diners(after prompting no less)

They're nice people though, bringing paper towels for us after we came through the rain

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Awesome and Value Set meal for 2pax. Came with a selection of meat, salad, rice, soup, veg, kimchi and beef tongue. The raw Wagyu Tataki was really good starter that we added on with no regrets.

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An absolute good place for the season, to dine over the grill with an iced cold beer.

One of my fav lunch spots consist of $10nett beef bowls!!! Super love how their beef slices just melt in your mouth and the seating area is very huge and comfy too uwu

Look at that marbling! 😍 A selection of 4 premium Wagyu cuts that melt in your mouth: Tokusen Wagyu Hire Steak, Tokusen Wagyu Sirloin, Tokusen Wagyu Karubi, Tokusen Wagyu Rosu.

Comes with a side of ponzu sauce that perfectly complements the fatty goodness. Really great ambience for a date night too!

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