Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 22:00
This small Japanese restaurant offers many sushi, sashimi bento and other options.
Yes, Matsuo’s service can be shifty. But if you’ve had the omakase (chef’s selection) set ($80++ to $130++ per person) – and this is what you should stick to – and witnessed the camaraderie between the chefs and the regular Japanese clientele, you would be willing to overlook it. Not that they’re not happy to welcome new customers – even if you’re not sitting at the bar, Matsuo’s chefs (including chef Matsuo himself) will keep a corner of their eye on you as you slurp up the fresh half-shell oyster-with-daikon-and-soy-sauce starter, take in the fat slices of sashimi, inhale the tender stewed beef slices, and struggle to finish up the last sushi pieces with thick, buttery slices of fish. For more kaiseki and omakase restaurant reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/dining-guide/best-and-top/best-kaiseki-and-omakase-restaurants-*aid-c2783f00/
had lunch last week. Sushi rice is hard and dry. raw fish does not taste fresh. think standards have dropped. Chef basically put Slab of fish on rice. tamago is a little wet. Looking at display of fish at counter, some had turned darkish in colour esp one of the raw scallops. It's shocking that this place is not even comparable to a sushi chain like sushi tei. They used to be quite good.
Sashimi is fresh, but food is slightly overpriced, as is the norm in most Japanese establishments in Singapore. And the servers have all the charm of a neo-Nazi biker gang. One shoved my chair (while I was sitting on it, mind you) and barked at me twice in the course of ten minutes. Beyond horrible.