Daily: 11:30 - 15:00
Daily: 17:30 - 22:30
Our menu is inspired by the deep impressions and experience acquired by our Master Chef Seki in Japanese cooking during his long stay and work in Japan. We take pride in paying attention to detailed food preparation in the strictest Japanese tradition and eating protocols.
We went there during the restaurant week promotion. Was served with 5 course meal. I am telling you, it's the best Japanese restaurant I've tried so far! First of all, the service was great. They are professional and friendly. They come and keep the empty plates soon and WIPE the tables after every course. We had fried chicken salad as appetiser, fresh sashimi ( all Super fresh and sweet), assorted tempura, steak (the only dish that I didn't quite enjoy) and finally mango pudding. We also ordered half dozen of Canadian oysters. Fresh and fat and juicy.
Read the full review about Ikyu over on City Nomads.
There is something undeniably sensual about the dining experience at Ikyu. From the minute you walk in, you’re welcomed by a sleek, softly-lit interior, sultry music playing in the background, and rolling images on plasma screens of the food that awaits, visually seducing you as true food porn should do. It’s like the whole place is whispering “come hither” sensually in your ear. Miles away from a traditional Japanese restaurant, more like s** on legs (or chopsticks). It’s no wonder that they bill themselves as “the new s***”. Sauntering around Tiong Bahru one day, we decided to give this place a shot one lunch time, and to sample their set lunch offerings.
The set menu here is $28pp and comes with a choice of two appetizers, five main courses, choice of dessert plus coffee or tea. On the starters, the Wagyu Tsukune was our favourite. Juicy, flavoursome meatballs which we devoured in an instant. The Fish Nanbanzuke, deep-fried mackerel in a sweetened vinegar marinade had a unique taste to it but perhaps one that is more acquired. As for the mains, the Grilled Seasonal Fish (which on our visit was salmon) was a decent portion of tender, meaty fish which came with an excellent house-brewed miso soup and a side of crab and avocado roll. The flavouring was delicate, and very easy on the palate.
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Ikyu is definitely a gem around the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood. We went during the restaurant week. I totally love the scallop carpaccio, tempura somen and the wagyu beef! The service was friendly and swift too!
So did Ikyu impress? I'm pretty sure it has to most people dining there, at least for our table. The mains were really well done and maybe the main chef was behind the mains. Maki Sushi was however a miss over here while desserts are on the borderline I think. Interesting but didn't impress. The set lunch costs $28 and I think that is a really good deal! Service here is also courteous and I think they have been trained by the chef to give a more Jap service. It reminds me slightly of service in the more upmarket Jap restaurants. So, if you have no where to go to on a Sunday afternoon as most good French or Japanese restaurants are closed, then why not try Ikyu as it will definitely satisfy.
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