Kyoten Japanese Cuisine – Hidden Sushi-ya at Tiong Bahru Serving Decent Sushi

Kyoten Japanese was a place I accidentally came across on IG and when I tried searching for reviews online, there was actually quite little of it. To head into a sushi-ya that is headed by a non-Japanese chef, it can go both ways but that aside, I was still rather excited to give this place a try. Located near Plain Vanilla Bakery at Tiong Bahru, the place was actually packed for a weekday lunch. We took a long time to decide which menu to go for (cos we were literally arguing over it). I hope the server wasn’t judging us. Lol but eventually we went for Ten Omakase ($120) which comprises of Seasonal Appetiser, Japanese Steamed Egg, Grilled Seasonal Fish, Chef’s Nigiri Sushi (11 pcs), Sushi Hand Roll, Miso Soup and Dessert

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Ankimo

The monkfish liver was really nice. Smooth and creamy, it felt like foie gras yet not overly fatty

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Chawanmushi

A well-executed smooth and silky cup of Japanese steamed egg with a flavourful dashi stock

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Shining Eyes Fish

This was a rather different grilled dish. We joked that our eyes will be shinier after eating this. The fish was a little on the oiler side though the meat was really fine and you can savour the sweetness of the fish

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Marinated Toro

Ooh, the first piece of sushi. To be honest, I was surprised. The texture and overall composition of the shari was good. And the fish was a delight too. I love the way the chef created texture on the fish – presentation +10. lol

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Botan Ebi with Roe

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Kampachi

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Shima Aji

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Shiro Ebi

I really like the shiro ebi. The sweetness of the white shrimps filled the entire mouth it was so good

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Silver Belt Fish

The first thing you taste is the smokiness of the skin that clouds the entire palate

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Kinmedai

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Hamasi

Somehow the kinmedai and the hamasi tasted similar to me. At some point I was like hmm, this tasted like the previous piece. I thought they could have done it a little more raw, felt a little too cooked for me

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Nodoguro

The nodoguro incorporated a hint of yuzu which was surprising and refreshing

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Otoro from Oshima Island

The otoro was really good. It was fatty towards the end with the fats melting in your mouth

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Murasaki Uni

The most common type of uni from Japan, this shiro uni was everyway we like it – sweet & creamy!

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Toro Handroll

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Tamago

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Cake-like tamago!

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Desserts

And a birthday surprise came in the form of caramel cupcake which we guessed it must be from Plain Vanilla

To be honest, I was really surprised by Kyoten cos it way exceeded my expectations. To have such level of standard, I find it impressive. So much that when I left the place I was thinking when is the next time I should return cos I really wanted to try their dinner menu the next visit. Good food coupled with good service, I hope this little gem stays this way for a long time

Kyoten Japanese Cuisine

5 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168643

 

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