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Restaurant Ember

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Located in Hotel 1929 on Keong Saik Road, Restaurant Ember is a small and cozy fine dining establishment with a menu influenced by fusion and modern European cuisine.

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 14:00

Mon - Fri: 18:30 - 22:00

Sat: 18:30 - 22:00

Closed: Sun

$72 based on 101 submissions
Dinner (40 votes), Lunch (39 votes), Fine Dining (26 votes)
Priyankac

New look, new menu and several must-try's

One of our favourites from Chef Sufian Zain's revised menu at the revamped #restaurantember, the chawanmushi-like steamed egg custard topped with sweet mud-crab, asparagus, aonori and Japanese cucumber cooked perfectly with bite is his take on a crab flan, and a effective take it is. We like also the pan-roasted barramundi ($26 for la carte) in a delightful sauce of clam jus, avruga caviar and tomatoes. Available for lunch at a doable three-course set at $42 per perso

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Crab 'flan'
25 Sep 2014 • 225 reviews • 5 followers

New look, new menu and several must-try's

One of our favourites from Chef Sufian Zain's revised menu at the revamped #restaurantember, the chawanmushi-like steamed egg custard topped with sweet mud-crab, asparagus, aonori and Japanese cucumber cooked perfectly with bite is his take on a crab flan, and a effective take it is. We like also the pan-roasted barramundi ($26 for la carte) in a delightful sauce of clam jus, avruga caviar and tomatoes. Available for lunch at a doable three-course set at $42 per perso
08 Sep 2014 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Dissapointment

I've been a regular for a good 5-6yrs. Food has always been great although price went up for quite a bit I still find it worthy! Recently went back to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we got home really dissappointed. We chose Ember for most of our celebrations for one reason. Because its a safe place to visit to avoid dissapointments. But not this time.

Our favourites used to be the angel hair pasta and foiegras as starters with pork belly and seafood pasta as mains. Don't really know what went wrong but food just does'nt taste the same anymore. We asked the servers if theres a change in management and wala! Original chef has left! 

We still love this place, but before things gets better I'll be staying away for awhile until review gets better again:))

Cheers!
29 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Dissapointing & better value else where

Was somewhat disappointed with the food, found it uninteresting and unmemorable. Had the Trout for first appetizer - felt that the orange (or was it grapefruit) clashed with the trout. The combination was a bit odd to me. The foie gras with poached egg was good though. My main course was the lamb which was nicely done but was 3 teeny weeny pieces and considering there was a $10 surcharge for it- making dinner $98 before all the taxes, I found the whole meal rather expensive.  Corkage was $20 per bottle and service was good though, so at least that made up for it. 
07 Apr 2014 • 473 reviews • 68 followers

The final hurrah?

When we first heard that Chef Sebastian Ng was leaving Ember at the end of April to helm a fast-casual dining concept restaurant under the Unlisted Collection group (which Ember is a part of as well), we rushed to make reservations for lunch on a weekday afternoon.   Complimentary Bread -The ever so delicious complimentary bread - warm and crusty with nuances of cheese. 2 servings is definitely not enough!    Pan Roasted Scallop with Parma Ham, Citrus and Tarragon Vinaigrette - The scallops were quite disappointing this time round. Coming across as soft, wrapped around with a piece of limp Parma ham and soaked in what seemed to be a small pool of oil and water. A little discomforting to say the least. At least the side salad was decent.   Pan Seared Chilean Seabass with Mushroom & Smoked Bacon Ragout, Truffle Yuzu Butter Sauce -My default choice of main at Ember, the pan seared chilean seabass. Silky with a lightly crisp golden top, sitting on a wonderfully creamy and flavourful mixture of smoked bacon ragout, mushroom and truffle yuzu butter sauce. I practically licked the plate clean.    Crispy Caramelized Pear Tart with Homemade Baileys Ice Cream - Flaky pastry filled with thin slices of pear and topped with crumble, served alongside a scoop of smooth baileys ice cream that didn't come across as too overwhelming. Great combination although I'm sure vanilla ice cream would have done the trick as well.    Prices have crept up since my last visit. Set lunch was still at $42++ but there were a lot of top up options available (ie. the chilean sea bass was an additional $3++). What else can I say? Go before it's too late!    See all my pictures here
03 Jan 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Unpleasant - will not be back

Very odd experience. Made a reservation where I was told that if I wanted to have any of the set menus I had to be there the latest at 8.45. Duly booked for that time and showed up at 8.40 to be informed that we could not have the chef’s menu since ‘too late’. Ordered the 4 course set menu, where we reached dessert status at 10 when I ordered coffee. A few minutes later my wife decided she would like tea to balance out the sweet dessert. The male waiter informed us that the bar was closed and seemed annoyed by the request. There were 3 other tables still occupied with none of them looking to leave, so I politely informed him that tea was part of the set menu and that I would appreciate receiving what we were paying for. (We were asking for tea! Not some monstrously complicated cocktail!!). He stomped off, returned with a sneer and told us we should have ordered the tea when ordering the coffee. Wait, what ?? He then marched back to the bar to stare outside at the street lights. I walked over to pay and then noticed our original (lady) server hiding behind the bar (?!?),  crouched on a low stool having a drink. Handed over $260 and left. Checked my watch and it was 22.14, don’t think I have been this rudely and bizarrely treated in a restaurant before; suffice to say I will not be back.