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(Closed) KUMO Kaiseki

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#01-58, 12 Gopeng Street, 078877
Asian, Japanese
+65 62258433

Daily: 11:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 23:00

$99 based on 28 submissions
Dinner (14 votes), Lunch (12 votes), Quiet (9 votes) ...

Inspired by the wild forests of Japan, the restaurant ambience features natural elements that complement the traditional Japanese school of kaiseki cuisine. Kaiseki, an art that balances the taste, texture, appearance and colours of food, uses only fresh and seasonal ingredients to enhance flavours.

What others are eating here

  • sushi sashimi 3 votes
  • wagyu beef over charcoal fire 3 votes
  • bonito soup 2 votes
  • sushi and sashimi 2 votes
  • wagyu sukiyaki w/ soft boiled egg 2 votes
  • Trevally and Kai sashimi 1 vote
  • choya jelly dessert with fresh fruits 1 vote
  • soumen 1 vote

Latest Review for KUMO Kaiseki

Overall RatingBased on 24 reviews
Most helpful review:

Love the Sushi

Food/Drink 4 | Value 3 | Ambience 4 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 18

Ambience is great and I luved the sushi here...fresh contents and tasted so great. Well maintianed and is very neat n tidy.

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The management of KUMO Kaiseki responded to this review:
03 Dec 2012
Dear Shobana, Thank you for your kind comment. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our dishes and hope to see you again soon.

Fresh Sashimi

Food/Drink 4 | Value 5 | Ambience 2 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 295

Colours and flavours play out beautifully on the plates here as Chef Nobu pays particular attention to his seasonable menu. In particular, the sashimi, as the fish is flown in almost daily from Japan, and the savoury dashi stock, which is a signature element used across the menu. Too bad about its interiors, which is a little too stark for our taste and can give off an uninviting vibe. It does not help that its location, smack in the middle of the Central Business District, leads most diners to treat it as a quick, eat-and-get-out space. The restaurant deserves more time and attention for its well turned-out, decently-priced kaiseki (traditional multi-course) menu. 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/

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Restaurant Week S$35nett Set Lunch Offer

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 3 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 382

See full reviews & photos on my blog=http://chefquak.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/restaurant-week-35nett-lunch-kumo-kaiseki-restaurant-on-19mar2013/

A friend bought lunch today. As it was DiningCity Restaurant Week (18-24mar2013), I suggested the $35nett lunch set at Kumo Kaiseki Restaurant.  I have stopped going for Restaurant Week these days as there is nothing much on offer. S$40 lunches & S$55 dinners at the ‘Star’ restaurants like Oso, Gaia, Absinthe etc are not cheap and also usually restrictive on the menu items especially mains c/w their daily lunches. Last year for example, UOB had very good 1 for 1 Young Chef Creation Menu in many restaurants and you get a 4-course S$68 1 for 1 menu at Gaia vs a S$40 3-course Restaurant Week menu at the same restaurant! Even at La Cicala Gastrobar (which has no Star), the usual S$25 set lunch menu is to me better than the same-priced Restaurant Week menu. This Kumo S$35nett menu looks good though. I had a kaiseki dinner only once at Kumo using a $50 Kitchen Language (which owns Kumo, Salta, Ochre, Saltwater cafe) voucher. Kumo’s food is good but not great for the price c/w say Hachi, and if you are not overly enameled with kaiseki presentation, I think Kuriya Dining’s monthly sets offer better value. For me, none of them can compare with Mikuni using the [email protected] card with 50% discount for 2pax, so I usually frequent Mikuni, but it is good to have a change once a while. First course - tai (sea bream) sashimi topped with ikura (salmon roe), was truly delightful in all departments – taste, colour, presentation! the jelly  (can’t remember what it is) went really well with the tai sashimi. every item (broadbean, petals & all) was edible. This dish was very impressive even for a full course kaiseki!  Second course - The lotus & prawn dumpling were ok & tasty, nothing to wow about. the bonito soup was also ok with a nice after taste. Main course - a braised saga wagyu shank & some vegetable items in batter & the usual gohan set of rice, pickles & miso soup. This really was quite so-so, very average taste wise.  As a braised item, one could not tell much between wagyu (& Japanese wagyu at that!) & normal beef. also done this way it is more commonly served as an appetiser item (eg Dozo serves a japanese braised beef as an appertiser item in their 6-course lunches which maybe tastes same or better), and is no comparison with the modern european braised lamb shanks served in many restaurants here.The yasai (野菜) furai (not a tempura batter) was a good complement to the braised beef. Well at S$35nett (S$30++ just for comparison though Kumo actually does not charge 10% service) for such a lunch, I guess there was little to complain about except for the parking costing S$10 at neighbouring Amara Hotel.  Dessert -  dessert was a nice red bean mochi which I liked & 1/2 a strawberry. Overall, it was a very pleasant meal and also nice way of keeping up with a friend.


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