Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 00:00
Sat: 18:00 - 00:00
Closed: Sun & PH
Located in Hitachi Tower on Collyer Quay. Fiv五 Izakaya Bar is Singapore's answer to the ever-popular Izakayas in Japan. With $5 specials all day, this is the perfect place to catch up and chill out after a long day at work.
Special beers startin $5. Free . Friendly. Chatty buzz. Deliciouz drink snacks. Nice big asahi bucket keep the ice flowing mem!just enjoyable. Coming alone for the great two peice band or alone wont feel lonely
Lunch today was at Five Izakaya Bar @ Collyer Quay (formerly known as Hitachi Towers); had thought the colleagues were joking when they suggested having beer over lunch at first. Anyway, by day, this area is a Rice Bar, with a variety of burgers and rice sets (don) to serve the lunch crowds properly. One has to place their orders at the counter.
Most of us ended up with ½ pint of Beer (SGD$5.00) each, Asahi, I think, a rather smooth soother on a hot day.
One of us tried the Ebi Curry Don (SGD$10.55), with crispy fried battered prawns and nice Japanese potato curry, thick and rich in texture.
*V had Teriyaki Don (SGD$10.00) – same as the previous time when she was here because she recalled it as being good. The chicken thigh was still kind of crispy on the outside despite being doused with teriyaki sauce, adding some notes of sweetness to the savoury dish.
I chose the Mapo Don (SGD$12.95) – spicy tofu with minced meat, simply because usually I like mapo dishes. I was expecting the tender cubes of tofu, reddish gravy and a delicious spicy flavor draped nicely over the (supposed) pearl rice. Instead, I was disappointed to see the brown mess on top of my rice. The gravy had congealed into a thick, sticky goo and was not spicy at all. The only things I managed to pick through and eat were the tofu cubes and a bit of rice (the portion that wasn’t covered up in the gooey concoction).
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I'm sorry but Fiv5 @ Hitachi is off my list for good. Here's what happened when we tried to host a group drinks event this week:
- We called on Monday to reserve one of the benches in front of the bar. I mentioned that we have a group of 10-20 people, and the waitress said management policy requires minimum spending of S$40 per pax for that size. Okay, first of all, when does minimum spending ever apply to happy hours? Secondly how are you going to keep track of that? Anyone who's been to Fiv5 knows it's a chaotic place with patrons walking/standing all over.
- Anyway she mentioned there's no minimum spending for walk-in customers on that day itself. So fine, we cancelled the reservation and decided to head there earlier.
- On that day itself we arrived early, and there were plenty of unreserved tables around. Imagine our surprise when the waitress (the same one I spoke to earlier) mentioned we have to pay minimum spending even as walk-in customers. In cantonese there's an expression perfect for situations such as this, "DIU NIA MA FU LAT". At this point our group just left for another bar.
Oh by the way, we spent >S$900 for a 15 person group (that's >S$60 per pax of revenue you've lost, for a single table) at your competitor, and your bar is off the list for any member of our group for the foreseeable future. There are plenty of alternatives nearby (Empire, il fiore, Pelican, Kinki's, Black Swan, the entire Boat Quay & China Square), please don't think you can pull these s*** off. Think about that.