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Review for JiBiru Japanese Craft Beer Bar

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Address: #01-26, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, 238895
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29 Feb 2012
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Japanese heaven in the heart of CBD!

Heard a lot about Craft beer on the last Beerfest Asia 2011. was very curious to know what are the new craft beers available from Japan in SG to try. Have ordered Yona Yona and Kinshashi at Jibiru... Quite reasonable with price, between both of them Yona Yona made me feel, why does Japanese like them so much! I liked Yona Yona but my friend liked Kanshashi Ale.Yona Yona has an orange amber with a darker color than typical ale, strong citrus aroma, cold, fresh! Awesome! I had a few of them. But was slightly not impressed with the service, I was feeling to have few more though the restaurant was quite busy and we understood that the service staffs were busy as well. Anyways, i will be down there at one of the slow day to have some more craft beer...
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Good beer and food

This is a Japanese pub that serve plenty of Japanese draft beer and a wide selection of Japanese food. If you happen to pass by the area and manage to get a seat (it can get quite crowded), do try out their sampler set for their draft beer and order their yakiniku set that comes with a range of meats and vegetable selections complimented with a magnificent teriyaki sauce. In conjunction with the draft beer, this place will be a good pick if you would like to have a Japanese meal consisting mainly of yakiniku. Do take note, however that the price of this place can be pretty steep but I believe that the price is worth it. Highly recommended!
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Japanese Craft Beer and Food very nice!

Went there twice i want to say the beer variety and the taste is good. The bbq skewers just goes good with the beer awesome place to chill out!
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Nice beer!

Recently dropped by here when had time to kill waiting at 313. I never though Japanese had such great beer! My friend join me to try the Hitachino White Ale and Yonayona, both amazing! Didnt try the food so can't comment but you really gotta try this beer...
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For beer and catching up

Disclaimer: One of my friends used to work there. Even then...

For japanese draft beers like Shiga Kogen (the citrus-tinged pleaser tastes like a great mix between stout and ale), this is the place to go. Also, the tables are positioned for that feel of conversation and maintained private space.

Food-wise, the sashimi is average for the price and comparable to most mediocre sushi trains in Singapore, also not properly cut. The batter for the softshell crabs is too thick and bland, and the sauce accompanying did not help. The chicken karaage was tastier, but the sweet chilli sauce was nothing to remember. The vegetable tempura was decent, but not noteworthy. Their sausage platter would be more deliciously suitable with the beers. Have not yet tried the udon or the soba, and am not tempted to do so.

The service is prompt with the seasoned staff, and terrible with the newly-trained staff.

The curry rice is comfortingly great for hangovers. If you're there for the beer, catching up with friends or to cure a hangover eg. with the umeshu chu-hai mixer, it's an apt choice. If it's for anything else, you'd be better off elsewhere. People-watching is definitely elsewhere, for better views.