A hidden gem over at Ngee Ann City, Japanese restaurant Ginza Kuroson brings fresh sashimi and more closer to diners with twice-a-week deliveries flown straight from Japan. Newly opened at Ngee Ann City in 2015, the inconspicuous and sophisticated Ginza Kuroson is a great place for sashimi lovers who want to indulge in good food without having to partake in the national hobby of queuing for popular Japanese restaurants in town.
Perfectionists can be easily satisfied that Ginza Kuroson is extremely dedicated to the finer details. The elegant napkins are presented like a neatly folded kimono. If you opt for a counter seat, you’ll be able to see the chefs preparing your meal with skill and dedication. And needless to say, the food presentation at Ginza Kuroson is superb. I’ve never seen sliced sashimi presented in such a beautiful manner before – the delicate, small and fresh Japanese flowers; the massive, regal block of wasabi, the fish and prawn sitting gracefully upon the architectural iceberg. I just cannot emphasise how the food is too pretty to eat. You’ll definitely want a shot of this gastronomical craftsmanship to make the memory last before it all goes to the belly.
If you’re craving a good Chirashi-don, note that it’s available at lunchtime, which runs from 11:30am to 2pm. And for those of you who can’t get enough of melt-in-your-mouth beef, I highly recommend Ginza Kuroson’s wagyu beef tenderloin. Albeit pricey and small in serving, the tasty tenderloin is worth every penny for its quality, and you won’t find a better option within the radius of Orchard Road (as far as I am aware). It literally was the best plate of grilled beef I have ever had in my life. The beef is served with three outstanding and perfectly matched dipping sauces – a brown sauce for meats, a citrusy yuzu sauce, and a serving of rough sea salt. As for those who prefer beef with a little more fat to it, do go for the Wagyu sirloin (pictured below), or opt for the smoky Kobe beef instead.
Finally, the charcoal-grilled flying fish (pictured above) was a hilarious and interestingly bizarre sight to behold on our plate… They’ve arranged it such that the long fins glide outwards like a miniature airplane. At first sight, we were like, … wait, did we order this dish?! Crisp all around, even the fine, crispy “wings” of the fish are entirely edible. I’ve really never seen, or eaten anything quite like this strange, crunchy catch.
For fresh sashimi and well-cooked, top quality charcoal grilled beef from Japan, Ginza Kuroson at Ngee Ann City is your best bet.
391 Orchard Rd,
Ngee Ann City,
#03-10 Singapore 238873
Tel: +65 6235 3785
Opening Hours: 11.30am–2pm, 6pm–10pm