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Shisen Hanten

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Address: Orchard Wing Level 35, Mandarin Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, 238867

The newest Sichuan restaurant on Orchard Road features a chef from Japan who proudly carries on a family tradition that started when the first of the famed Shisen Hanten chain of restaurants opened in Japan in 1958. Grandson of Chen Kenmin who is regarded as Japan’s “Father of Szechwan Cuisine” and son of celebrity Iron Chef Chen Kenichi who is nicknamed “The Szechwan Sage,” Chen Kentaro brings to Singapore his grandfather’s vision of contributing to a greater appreciation of Sichuan cuisine through Shisen Hanten’s signature dishes.

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro celebrates the seven basic flavours of Sichuan cuisine: sour, pungent, hot, sweet, bitter, aromatic and salty.

Highlights not to be missed include Chen’s Mapo Doufu, Chen’s Original Spicy Noodle Soup, Stewed Fish Fillet in Spicy Szechwan Chilli Pepper, and Deep-fried Chicken in Spicy Szechwan Chilli Pepper.


 Accepts AMEX, JCB and Diner Club credit cards. Dress code: smart

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

+65 68316262
$56 based on 11 submissions
Dinner (5 votes), Ala Carte (4 votes), Business Dining (4 votes)

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Better than the original

I'm not much of a fan for sichuan a.k.a "ma la" cuisine. Hot & spicy foods are fine with me but when the hotness/spiciness numbs the tastesbuds, I don't believe you're actually eating.  I didn;t google the name before agreeing to head to this establishment initially coz it didn't sound like anything I wouldn't like hence imagine the shock when i sat down the first time and looked through the menu! Having said that I've been back a grand total of 3 times and that says a lot.

The food here is more balanced for sichuan lightweights like me. I can actually taste what I'm actually eating. The resturant is also set up nicely on the 35th floor with easy access from the mall. One thing we noted though. Service is suffering from a laspe. on my last visit, it appears they are fairly well staffed but somehow we had to always ask for tea refills or take a long time to grab someone's attention for orders. I don't profess to know what is going on here so i'll let it be a note for you to temper expectations.

Overall though, food and ambience are great. 4 stars overall instead of 5 for the service laspe. 

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• 27 Aug 2015 • 154 reviews • 10 followers

Better than the original

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I'm not much of a fan for sichuan a.k.a "ma la" cuisine. Hot & spicy foods are fine with me but when the hotness/spiciness numbs the tastesbuds, I don't believe you're actually eating.  I didn;t google the name before agreeing to head to this establishment initially coz it didn't sound like anything I wouldn't like hence imagine the shock when i sat down the first time and looked through the menu! Having said that I've been back a grand total of 3 times and that says a lot.

The food here is more balanced for sichuan lightweights like me. I can actually taste what I'm actually eating. The resturant is also set up nicely on the 35th floor with easy access from the mall. One thing we noted though. Service is suffering from a laspe. on my last visit, it appears they are fairly well staffed but somehow we had to always ask for tea refills or take a long time to grab someone's attention for orders. I don't profess to know what is going on here so i'll let it be a note for you to temper expectations.

Overall though, food and ambience are great. 4 stars overall instead of 5 for the service laspe. 
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• 31 Dec 2014 • 40 reviews • 1 follower

Fantastic food, impeccable service!

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Fantastic food, impeccable service by wait staff! I loved their Osmanthus Pipa Duck and dan dan spicy soup noodles. 

For a full review with photos, please view:

http://jankliciouz.blogspot.sg/2014/12/shisen-hanten-by-chen-kentaro.html
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• 16 Dec 2014 • 2049 reviews • 262 followers

Traditional Sichuan Cuisine

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Located at Mandarin Orchard, Shisen Hanten offers authentic Sichuan cuisine in a nice hotel setting that your parents would love.

Start with the kou shui zi, a spicy Sechuan delicacy that would open up the palette.
 
 For the soup, there is the Hot and Spicy Sechuan Soup. For something less spicy, go for the Stir Fried Australian Wagyu Beef Sirloin with Oyster Sauce.
 
 A must try is the Stir Fried Lobster with Chilli Sauce. A creation from Japan, the chef says he has never heard of chilli crab before, but it tastes surprisingly similar.
 
 Back to the spicy dishes, those who love their chillis should go with the Stewed Fish Fillet in Super hot Szechuan Pepper Sauce or Chen's Mapotufu.
 
 Finally, end with the Chen's Original Spicy Soup Noodle - similar to the "tan tan mian".
 
 Desserts to cool down the palette is recommended, and the red bean pancake will do just that.
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