Ginza Sushi Ichi – Refined, Elegant Sushi at Marriott

As many would have heard, Ginza Sushi Ichi has moved its home from Scotts square to Marriott hotel next door, occupying a space at the back, with a door so inconspicuous I was confused how to enter the restaurant. The place wasn’t crowded and the silence was enough to intimidate me even though the environment was refined and elegant. The friend and I took on the Tokusen Nigiri set, priced at $150 per pax, featuring an appetiser, 10 pieces  of nigiri sushi, miso soup and dessert.

A simple flower decoration nestled in a chopstick holder, with flowers all imported from Japan

Japanese Firefly Squid

Tai (Snapper)

The colour of the snapper is so beautiful, enough for my heart to skip a beat

Smoked Spanish Mackerel

This was really awesome, with the texture and flavour so refined

Aji (Horse Mackerel)

A nice thin layer of oil, fatty and subtle taste of mackerel fishiness

Maguro (Marinated Tuna)

A plump and soft texture with enough sweetness

Chutoro

The colours were enough to blow me away. The beautiful gradient and the melt-in-your-mouth kind of medium fatty tuna was awesome

Sayori (Needle Fish)

Tiger Prawn

Firm crunchy prawn texture filled with abundance of sweetness

Kohada (Gizzard Shard)

Tamago

Smooth and sweet tamago that tasted more like pudding than egg itself

Miso Soup

Uni and Salmon Roe with Rice

A wonderful combination of sweet uni and salmon roe with each bite exploding in your mouth

Sea Eel

I really like their take on anago, with the sea eel so soft and moist that I enjoyed every bite of it

Negri toro and kanpyo maki

My birthday dessert 🙂

Brown sugar icecream, soya pudding and milk with salt monaka

It was a pleasant dining experience at Ginza Sushi Ichi. I thought their rice, the marinate and the warmth was there and the seafood pretty decent. Like what the friend said, if you are looking for a decent sushi place with reasonable pricing, Ginza Sushi Ichi is worth the consideration

Thanks for the treat, D! 🙂

Ginza Sushi Ichi

Marriott Singapore 

320 Orchard Road, S(238865)