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Keyaki Japanese Restaurant

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The award-winning restaurant, Keyaki, is renowned for its use of fresh ingredients imported from Japan. Chef Hiroshi Ishii, together with his team, presents an array of authentic and immaculately presented sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki and much more. Perched on Level 4 of the hotel,

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:30 - 22:30

$96 based on 40 submissions
Business Dining (15 votes), Dinner (15 votes), Lunch (11 votes)
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Kaiseki brunch

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Keyaki at Pan Pacific Singapore has recently introduced a new okonomi concept kaiseki weekend brunch. This 'as you like it' concept to kaiseki dining allows diners to customize their 8 course meal from the traditional Japanese formal dining format. With 5 options available for each course, the only problem I foresee is the indecisiveness on your choice of dishes and that to me, is always a happy problem. The meal starts with Kobachi (a light amuse bouche) and Sashimi to waken your palette.
Our Kobachi options were delightful. I can never say no to a freshly made tamago and the layered Unagi omelette had the right firmness and sweetness. The Seared beef with ponzu sauce comes recommended too.
  Sashimi was fresh, buttery and sweet. Hotate was unavailable when we visited. The Amaebi sweet prawn was big and juicy. I usually do not order raw prawns but i would certainly do this again.    Once the digestive enzymes are activated, hot dishes such as Yakimono (grilled dishes) and Teppanyaki were served.
  The Cod Teriyaki was fatty (and that's expected and demanded of this fish) and we ate so fast we practically inhaled the fish.    One could not go wrong with the fresh prawn with bacon which was smoky, salty and sweet all at once. Another option to go for would be the pan fried pork with ginger.

Other dishes included Chicken Soup and White Bait wrapped in Beancurd Skin.
  The Nimono course is simmered in Keyaki's homemade dashi stock. The Agedashi tofu batter was thin and hence did not turn too stodgy unlike many failed ones that I've had. The soft chawanmushi custard was yuzu flavored this season and acted well as a mid menu palate cleanser.
  The Agemono deep fried course presented the usual tempura dishes. We had tempura prawns, fish and a delicate soft shell crab.    For Teppanyaki, I'd highly recommend the beef. I could certainly do more with that fried garlic slices.    To conclude, the Shokuji main course. I was surprised at the sushi rice of my California roll. Sushi is an art imo and it takes dedication to produce good sushi so I typically don't expect much from Japanese restaurants which do not specialize in it. However, the rice at Keyaki was pearly, sticky and well flavored. I was tempted to order another roll even though I was way stuffed.    The buckwheat soba noodles were amazing too and should not be missed. We loved the firm texture and intense flavors, and the elegant presentation of the noodles.    Desserts failed to impress however with a rather icy ice cream (red bean/green tea).    Overall, a good meal at Keyaki. Our tummies were satisfied and not exploding (which is a good thing). I loved the ambience as well and adored the zen rock garden just outside the restaurant. Great place to bring the folks for a relaxing lunch. It's $75/pax and $125/pax should you go for the boozy option of unlimited sake, champagne, selected red and white wines and beer.

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  • Tempura3 votes
  • grilled teriyaki cod3 votes
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26 Oct 2014 • 242 reviews • 46 followers

Kaiseki brunch

For more reviews, visit www.ms-skinnyfat.com

Keyaki at Pan Pacific Singapore has recently introduced a new okonomi concept kaiseki weekend brunch. This 'as you like it' concept to kaiseki dining allows diners to customize their 8 course meal from the traditional Japanese formal dining format. With 5 options available for each course, the only problem I foresee is the indecisiveness on your choice of dishes and that to me, is always a happy problem. The meal starts with Kobachi (a light amuse bouche) and Sashimi to waken your palette.
Our Kobachi options were delightful. I can never say no to a freshly made tamago and the layered Unagi omelette had the right firmness and sweetness. The Seared beef with ponzu sauce comes recommended too.
  Sashimi was fresh, buttery and sweet. Hotate was unavailable when we visited. The Amaebi sweet prawn was big and juicy. I usually do not order raw prawns but i would certainly do this again.    Once the digestive enzymes are activated, hot dishes such as Yakimono (grilled dishes) and Teppanyaki were served.
  The Cod Teriyaki was fatty (and that's expected and demanded of this fish) and we ate so fast we practically inhaled the fish.    One could not go wrong with the fresh prawn with bacon which was smoky, salty and sweet all at once. Another option to go for would be the pan fried pork with ginger.

Other dishes included Chicken Soup and White Bait wrapped in Beancurd Skin.
  The Nimono course is simmered in Keyaki's homemade dashi stock. The Agedashi tofu batter was thin and hence did not turn too stodgy unlike many failed ones that I've had. The soft chawanmushi custard was yuzu flavored this season and acted well as a mid menu palate cleanser.
  The Agemono deep fried course presented the usual tempura dishes. We had tempura prawns, fish and a delicate soft shell crab.    For Teppanyaki, I'd highly recommend the beef. I could certainly do more with that fried garlic slices.    To conclude, the Shokuji main course. I was surprised at the sushi rice of my California roll. Sushi is an art imo and it takes dedication to produce good sushi so I typically don't expect much from Japanese restaurants which do not specialize in it. However, the rice at Keyaki was pearly, sticky and well flavored. I was tempted to order another roll even though I was way stuffed.    The buckwheat soba noodles were amazing too and should not be missed. We loved the firm texture and intense flavors, and the elegant presentation of the noodles.    Desserts failed to impress however with a rather icy ice cream (red bean/green tea).    Overall, a good meal at Keyaki. Our tummies were satisfied and not exploding (which is a good thing). I loved the ambience as well and adored the zen rock garden just outside the restaurant. Great place to bring the folks for a relaxing lunch. It's $75/pax and $125/pax should you go for the boozy option of unlimited sake, champagne, selected red and white wines and beer.
20 Nov 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Food, Ambience Good!

My husband brought me there. Enjoyed the showmanship of the Japanese Chefs, Ambience, especially had the wow factor when we were "transported" to a Japanese garden, the Japanese Koi never look out of place in this garden! Spent close to $400 but worth every cent! Freshest Lobster, prawns and Beef.
01 Nov 2013 • 225 reviews • 5 followers

Perfect for an intimate room of 8

If you're looking for a zen environment to palcate those meeting table fires, this is it. The private dining options at Keyaki are a class above all other Japanese establishments: two private dining rooms are available – a fully decked out tatami-style room for up to eight guests (minimum spend $500 for lunch and $700 for dinner), and the other, with tables and chairs, for up to ten people (minimum spend $800 for lunch and $1,000 for dinner). Until 1 December, the Sanuki set menu ($130 per person) is available, which includes the signature dish, an olive yellowtail shabu-shabu. For more private dining guides, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/dining-guide/what-to-eat/25-private-dining-rooms-in-singapore-*aid-912f3101/
31 Oct 2013 • 224 reviews • 1 follower

Great Brunch Mini Kaiseki @ Keyaki (quick update) on 27Oct2013

Seemy full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2013/10/31/great-brunch-mini-kaiseki-keyaki-quick-update-on-27oct2013/

a quick update. last had excellent brunch here on 18.8.2013. everything was good as before. the mini kaiseki brunch was truly good quality & great value. thumbs up! 

menu items same as before. sashimi (kajiki, sake, maguro) were good quality – sweet & fresh! chawanmushi was very good – very smooth & tasty! tempura also was among the good ones. the teriyaki cod was the best – good helping & really nice! i must try this at home! 

the teppanyaki beef tenderloin rare was good, but the kagoshima pork was better! 

& we had 3 pieces of maki. nice too.

we asked, & they let us changed to black sesame ice cream, but the macha ice cream was good here too! 

for S$60++pax, it was really very good value for the quality of food.
29 Oct 2013 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

Rooftop Japanese Restaurant

The walk in to the restaurant – under the sheltered wooden walkway, past the zen garden and over the koi ponds – sets the tone for this rooftop Japanese restaurant. By the time the kaiseki set (traditional multi-course meal, $140-$200) is laid before you, you’re relaxed and ready for the seasons to come at you (gently). Expect as-fresh-as-you-can-get items from sashimi to lobster teppanyaki to seared wagyu beef cubes to supple strands of udon in delicate broth. What we like most about Keyaki is that though it has been around since 1987, yet this Pan Pacific stalwart doesn’t rest on its laurels. For more kaiseki and omakase restaurant guides, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/dining-guide/best-and-top/best-kaiseki-and-omakase-restaurants-*aid-c2783f00/