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NOX - Dine in the Dark

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Nox serves delicious Modern European cuisine with a plunge of elegant and warm atmosphere. This Restaurant uniquely promotes multi-sensory dining experience that will tantalize your taste buds and open mind.

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 00:00

Sat: 17:00 - 00:00

Sun: 17:00 - 23:00

LUNCH: We are open for group bookings. (10 guest and above)

+65 62980708
$105 based on 23 submissions
Dinner (8 votes), Fine Dining (7 votes), Night Out (6 votes)
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Dine in total Darkness

For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/04/nox-dine-in-dark.html For those whom might not have heard of NOX, it is a concept where you basically dine in total darkness. This is how the concept works the moment you stepped into NOX. The service crew will also present you a lanyard and some-sort of the carabiner to hook the locker keys, where you will be told to lock any light-emitting devices as well.  NOX's does not have a menu, where you get to decide what you would like to eat. Every course you have, will be a surprise from the start of the course till the end of the course. For those with dietary restrictions or food allergies, you may raise it up and NOX will make special arrangements to ensure you get the surprise, as well as food "comfort". Amuse Bouche, is the only food where we get to the see its presentation, and know what we are eating, where to pick up the spoon to scoop, and place in into our mouths with unerring point. Finally it was our turn to enter and only get to see partial of the ascending staircase that just went up to darkness. The visually-impaired guide introduced himself to us with politeness, and told us to place our hand on the shoulder on the person in front. We have no idea how the upper storey look like, panic rose as darkness dawn on me and my eyesight literally became useless. Our sense of hearing seems to be more sensitive than before, amazingly. It seems like any usual restaurant, but the lights turned off and windows nailed with cupboards. You can hear people chatting, laughing, sounds of pouring water in the drinking glasses, putting utensils back on the table, as well as shifting of the chair, and so on. As we reached our table, we were told to feel our own chair, and directed to turn to the correct direction in order to get seated. The moment I sat down, I felt a little more at ease knowing I am now seated, and a table is now right in front of me. We were further told to feel the table with our hands, where to the right is our serviette and a pair of utensil (fork and spoon) rest on the top, further up is an empty glass for pouring water, and a little to the left will be the drinks that we had ordered and brought up along with us. We have the appetizer, main, and desserts in the same arrangement, with 4 small bowls containing different food and placed on a hotplate-like plate, all at the cost of $88++ set menu. We were told to start taking up the first bowl nearest to us, and then making our way to the other bowls in a clockwise direction. We took up the first bowl, tried to sniff out what it could be, and pick up the utensil to start tasting. We had to hold the bowl close to us, so that we can have better accuracy in having the food in our mouth. I shall not disclose what we had, but overall, the food ranging from appetizer to dessert, is fared above satisfactory. For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/04/nox-dine-in-dark.html

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• 05 Apr 2015 • 140 reviews • 5 followers

Dine in total Darkness

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For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/04/nox-dine-in-dark.html For those whom might not have heard of NOX, it is a concept where you basically dine in total darkness. This is how the concept works the moment you stepped into NOX. The service crew will also present you a lanyard and some-sort of the carabiner to hook the locker keys, where you will be told to lock any light-emitting devices as well.  NOX's does not have a menu, where you get to decide what you would like to eat. Every course you have, will be a surprise from the start of the course till the end of the course. For those with dietary restrictions or food allergies, you may raise it up and NOX will make special arrangements to ensure you get the surprise, as well as food "comfort". Amuse Bouche, is the only food where we get to the see its presentation, and know what we are eating, where to pick up the spoon to scoop, and place in into our mouths with unerring point. Finally it was our turn to enter and only get to see partial of the ascending staircase that just went up to darkness. The visually-impaired guide introduced himself to us with politeness, and told us to place our hand on the shoulder on the person in front. We have no idea how the upper storey look like, panic rose as darkness dawn on me and my eyesight literally became useless. Our sense of hearing seems to be more sensitive than before, amazingly. It seems like any usual restaurant, but the lights turned off and windows nailed with cupboards. You can hear people chatting, laughing, sounds of pouring water in the drinking glasses, putting utensils back on the table, as well as shifting of the chair, and so on. As we reached our table, we were told to feel our own chair, and directed to turn to the correct direction in order to get seated. The moment I sat down, I felt a little more at ease knowing I am now seated, and a table is now right in front of me. We were further told to feel the table with our hands, where to the right is our serviette and a pair of utensil (fork and spoon) rest on the top, further up is an empty glass for pouring water, and a little to the left will be the drinks that we had ordered and brought up along with us. We have the appetizer, main, and desserts in the same arrangement, with 4 small bowls containing different food and placed on a hotplate-like plate, all at the cost of $88++ set menu. We were told to start taking up the first bowl nearest to us, and then making our way to the other bowls in a clockwise direction. We took up the first bowl, tried to sniff out what it could be, and pick up the utensil to start tasting. We had to hold the bowl close to us, so that we can have better accuracy in having the food in our mouth. I shall not disclose what we had, but overall, the food ranging from appetizer to dessert, is fared above satisfactory. For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/04/nox-dine-in-dark.html
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• 02 Apr 2015 • 57 reviews • 0 follower

Interesting Experience

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More on: http://www.estherxie.com/2015/04/nox-dine-in-dark.html
 
 we were led up by a server, who welcomed us and told us to put our hands on each other's shoulder in a row while we walked up the stairs. we were led to our seats. When I touched the back of the seat, I thought that the chair faced the opposite direction but luckily he guided me to face the correct side else I would probably land on my butt! At that moment, in total darkness, I needed and relied on the assistance of a someone else. THe servers made me feel comfortable and calm. The food was not spectacular but I enjoyed the experience of dining in the dark very much. I don't mind visiting again since the menu changes quite often!
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• 24 Mar 2015 • 67 reviews • 3 followers

Everyone MUST try!

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http://missneverfull.com/singapore-nox-dine-in-the-dark/

The most unique and interesting dining experience ever. Nowadays people more focucs on phones and cameras for taking pictures of the food, and forget about the real taste. This was one of the most relax meal in my life. And the food was nicely portioned and delicious. The cocktails are great!
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