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Eva Aldea

Good food, nice place

Very good food, and prices are decent. Not cheap but the quality is very good, service great. Good location.
15 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good food, nice place

Very good food, and prices are decent. Not cheap but the quality is very good, service great. Good location.
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02 Sep 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Unimpressed.

Visited Naked Finn for my birthday celebration. Got the set meal for 2 (seems like everyone else is getting it!). But honestly, it was nothing to shout about, especially with the hefty price tag of $168.

1. Clams - so so only, soup wasn't tasty.
2. Baby squid - this was in my opinion the best dish! Texture was just nice - not too chewy or tough, well marinated with just the right amount of chao-tarness.
3. Scallop & bamboo clams - once again, pretty normal.
4. Mozambique lobsters - the lobsters were really tiny, and we only got 4 halves (even though the lady told us we'd get 5 halves).
5. Pan fried barramundi - I loved this!! Fish was fresh, skin was crispy.

Given a choice, I'd say DON'T go for the set meal, because (1) it doesn't contain prawns, and (2) you only get 4 lobster halves (versus 8 halves for $85 a la carte).

For the same amount of $168, you could easily get yourself the following from the a la carte menu: (1) prawns (8 pieces for $28 I think), (2) Mozambique lobsters (10 pieces for $85), (3) baby squid (approx $20) and still have money left over for fish!

Ambience: I thought this would be a fancy restaurant of sorts but was a little taken aback when I saw a shed-like hut with bare floors, a total of 4 indoor seats (which could seat 10 people), self-service water/payment. Minimalist yes, fine dining - definitely not.
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22 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 22 followers

Get the set meal, for more value

For the full review, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/04/the-naked-finn.html

Its off-the-beaten-path locale is a pain to get to if you don't drive, but parking is a breeze, because so few people come here.

While The Naked Finn is pricey, the food was good enough to make the meal somewhat value-for-money. Especially if you order the set meals. Homage is paid to its natural flavours with the barest touch of the grill, and adornments are kept to a minimum for the spotlight to shine squarely on the premium-grade seafood.

That said, my only gripe about this place was the staggered seating system; we got the earlier dinner slot at 6pm but had to vacate by 8pm for the next seating. I suppose it's a necessary evil, seeing as the restaurant is teeny tiny, and they need the turnover to stay afloat.

We had:

1) 7-course Set Dinner ($168++ for 2 pax) starting with a light Mesclun Salad, tossed in sesame oil and piquant balsamic vinegar dressing and laden with juicy orange slices. 
 
2) Soup of Flambeed New Zealand littleneck Clams: full-bodied and brimming with the sweetness of the clams. 
 
3) Chilled Vermicelli: simply seasoned with sesame oil, fried garlic mince and chives and deceptively addictive.  
 
4) Pan-Fried Barramundi Fillets: loved the contrast of the paper-crisp, golden hued skin against the moist flaky flesh. 
 
5) Grilled Baby Indian Squids: Chewy but never rubbery, these had a lovely caramelized char. 

6) Lightly Grilled Diver-Caught Great Atlantic Scallops: plump and succulent, and accentuated by fried garlic crisps 
 
7) Grilled Mozambique Lobsters: sweet with the smoky scent of the grill imbued into the bouncy flesh
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