Santaro@Hinoki Japanese Dining has closed.


#01-50/51/52/53, China Square Central, 22 Cross Street, 048421
Asian, Japanese
+65 65367746

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 22:30

Closed: Sun

$115 based on 42 submissions
Lunch (13 votes), After Work (10 votes), Dinner (10 votes) ...

Santaro@Hinoki Japanese Dining serves Japan's best dishes in one corner. it boosts a contemporary theme that features earth and achromatic tones with an 18-seater sushi counter as the centerpiece of the whole restaurant.

What others are eating here

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Pitan Tofu and scallop
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Mini Chirashi Don

Latest Review for Santaro@Hinoki Japanese Dining

Overall RatingBased on 26 reviews
Most helpful review:

Average Chirashi and rice bowls

Food/Drink 3| Value 4| Ambience 3| Service 4
Total Reviews: 7

I am particular about my chirashi and there are so many places popping up these days that we are all spoiled for choice.
 This was a very average meal on a very average weekday after work.
 I would say i would come back again if they had a good promotion going on.

Good value and good service!

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Refreshing to the taste buds

Food/Drink 4| Value 5| Ambience 4| Service 5
Total Reviews: 2

Went there for a business lunch. We had a good time. Food was very good and the taste was one-of-a-kind. I've had much japanese food all round but I think this stands out! Must Try!!

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Order the fried rice that's off the menu

Food/Drink 3| Value 3| Ambience 3| Service 3
Total Reviews: 5

For the full review and more pictures, check out my blog post:

Tucked in China Square’s Nankin Row within the bustling Central Business District, this restaurant has earned a marvellous reputation over the years, and is seemingly exceedingly well received by native Japanese.

The menu is extensive, with over 20 appetisers to choose from, over 10 varieties of sashimi, over 30 varieties of sushi, grilled items, stewed dishes, fried and steamed items, soups, noodles, rice and dessert. Those who can afford a longer lunch break can choose to enjoy a 6 to 8-course kaiseki meal, while those who don’t have much time to spare can opt for the attentively prepared bento set for sheer convenience.

Oyster with Truffle Oil Steamed Egg Custard – Kaki Ponzu Chawanmushi ($15)

- Chawanmushi is given an elevated twist here with the incorporation of fresh plump oysters and truffle oil. This is heaven in every mouthful.

Fried Rice (off the menu)

My dining companion who had dined at Hinoki several years ago still remembers the brilliance of their fried rice –a simple dish that’s rendered tremendously fragrant and comforting. We couldn’t find it on the menu, but there’s an unwritten consent that the restaurant should keep this brilliance alive. The fried rice is a popular dish amongst regular patrons.

Japanese Pumpkin under Snow – Secchou Kabochia ($22)

- The “Japanese Pumpkin under Snow” is an award-winning dish that is representative of the chef’s potential, creativity and attention to detail.

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Amazingly fresh sashimi

Food/Drink 5| Value 4| Ambience 3| Service 4
Total Reviews: 83

Celebrated my birthday here and enjoyed the fresh, sweet sashimi platter for 2 very much. My other favourite dish was the Hinoki truffled udon served cold. 

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