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B@Rochester

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Housed in a charming two-storey colonial style bungalow, B @ Rochester features a main dining area and a sushi bar on the first level and a private dining room complete with a bar and balcony on level two. The tasteful zen-like décor provides a casual and relaxing ambience.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 23:00

Closed: Sun

+65 67781788
$72 based on 33 submissions
Dinner (9 votes), Romance/First Dates (9 votes), Quiet (7 votes)
pickledpeas

Food is alright but prices are a little high for the quality

See the full review with pictures here: http://pickledpeas.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/dinner-at-brochester/   So we returned here after having nowhere to go one weekday evening, and I think we were celebrating something. My bonus perhaps! The last time we were here was probably last year and somehow we managed to order exactly the same thing. I guess our tastes don’t change.   The yaki gyoza are behemoths of gyozas, too big to pop into your mouth, and very juicy. I liked them, but the skin isn’t ideal – I like the osaka osho gyoza skin much better. And also slightly smaller gyozas.   We also ordered the hotate with mentai and emmental but it was slightly more disappointing than the first time we had it. I’m not sure where their scallops are from but they are not fresh and the scallop flavour is not very strong – probably frozen from china? The opposite of this scallops would be the scallops at the Naked Fin (which I hear is getting crazily expensive).   The saikyo miso cod was still as good as ever, with extremely flaky, buttery, black cod covered in some sweet white miso paste and served with fried spring onions and other greens. Definitely order this.   The grilled squid and yakitori were good – they take awhile to prepare this though, possibly because they need to fire up the grill and stuff. But the results are so worth it! I liked the yakitori better than the squid though.   And we ended off with the garlic chahan. This has good wok hei but still wasn’t as awesome as I remembered it. The golden garlic flakes on top for example weren’t really very crispy. The best chahan I’ve had so far is still at Fukuichi I think. I wish they would open an outlet nearer to me.

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15 Aug 2014 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Food is alright but prices are a little high for the quality

See the full review with pictures here: http://pickledpeas.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/dinner-at-brochester/   So we returned here after having nowhere to go one weekday evening, and I think we were celebrating something. My bonus perhaps! The last time we were here was probably last year and somehow we managed to order exactly the same thing. I guess our tastes don’t change.   The yaki gyoza are behemoths of gyozas, too big to pop into your mouth, and very juicy. I liked them, but the skin isn’t ideal – I like the osaka osho gyoza skin much better. And also slightly smaller gyozas.   We also ordered the hotate with mentai and emmental but it was slightly more disappointing than the first time we had it. I’m not sure where their scallops are from but they are not fresh and the scallop flavour is not very strong – probably frozen from china? The opposite of this scallops would be the scallops at the Naked Fin (which I hear is getting crazily expensive).   The saikyo miso cod was still as good as ever, with extremely flaky, buttery, black cod covered in some sweet white miso paste and served with fried spring onions and other greens. Definitely order this.   The grilled squid and yakitori were good – they take awhile to prepare this though, possibly because they need to fire up the grill and stuff. But the results are so worth it! I liked the yakitori better than the squid though.   And we ended off with the garlic chahan. This has good wok hei but still wasn’t as awesome as I remembered it. The golden garlic flakes on top for example weren’t really very crispy. The best chahan I’ve had so far is still at Fukuichi I think. I wish they would open an outlet nearer to me.
08 Aug 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Bad service staff

Bad service and bad food. Very expensive. This place has very peculiar service attitude.

They refuse to let you sit at another table even if the place was totally empty for lunch. You have been warned ! .
24 Dec 2012 • 579 reviews • 21 followers

You can get better stuff elsewhere

See the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com

In all, the meal was good, and in fact, more than decent, but there was just something lacking. Comparing it to heavyweights such as Ember, Bistro Soori (but only for dinners) and Buko Nero, I've found that it's just lacking in that extra spark, that extra something that makes the meal pop. The finishing of the dishes just lacked that particular finesse and masterful execution.
 
 That said, we genuinely liked the service, the chef and head waiter were very down-to-earth, almost homey, and chatted us up like old friends.  
25 Oct 2012 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

not fresh

I chanced upon B@Rochester while looking for a place for a nice Friday evening dinner. The setting was beautiful - think of it as a bangalow house with a sushi counter and classy seatings both inside and outside.The food, I would clsasify as Japanese fusion. At a recent visit, I started with the Boston Lobster Bisque ($18). I felt that the bisque lacked the strong prawn shell flavours that I am used to.
I also tried the Nigri Sushi 8 Pieces ($30). Consisting of yellow tail, tuna, salmon and swordfish, the fish, particularly the tuna, was not very fresh and the rice was too sticky and wet.
I also tried the Pitan Tofu ($12). For this dish, I felt that too much tofu was used and in a dish which the plainess of the tofu was stronger than the century egg.From the main courses I tried the Angus Beef Okonomiyaki ($26) which done medium. Came as expected - meaty with a nice strong beefy after taste.
The other main course I had was the Seafood Tagliolini ($20). I found the sauce to be very thick and salty, even before adding the prawn roe to the mix.
As I was quite full after the main courses, I skipped desserts. Overall though, I found the food to be a bit of a let down. Service though is really good. The manager was really friendly and helpful and so were the staff, although this by itself is not a sufficient reason  enough for me to return to the restaurant

 
15 Oct 2012 • 153 reviews • 11 followers

Resturant Week -

To view pictures & read more, visit http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2012/10/resturant-week-brochester.htmlJust by looking at the menu alone, we were already in anticipation. What's more, we were getting a complimentary entree on top of the 3 course dinner! 赚到咯! ^_^The complimentary entree was a simple dish of mixed mushroom on greens. If not for the greens, the yakiniku dressing would seem pretty heavy for an entree. Instead, the dressing served as a sweet sauce for the salad. A sweet start indeed. The starter should appeal to most seafood lovers ~ assortment of scallop and soft shell crab. I was delighted with the generous serving of scallop with grilled cheese. On the other hand, though I couldn't figure out the the meat portion of the soft shell crab, it was super crispy. Both hubby & I chose the same main and we loved it! The cod fish was flavorful but a tad saltish on its own. However, if you eat it together with the portobello mushroom / spinach, which I think were intentionally left unseasoned, it was a perfect match.