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Good Japanese Grill and More

Replacing Kuriya at Orchard Central is Sumiya, a charcoal grill izakaya concept.

At a recent visit, I started with the Sashimi Platter ($68). Whilst the menu said five kinds of sashimi, there were at least seven premium kinds (salmon belly, chutoro, swordfish, sweet prawn, scallop, yellowtail, sea urchin), including an abalone that was thrown in when the wait staff found out I liked it.  Very good value if you ask me.

From the grill I tried the Awabi Isoyaki ($18.80), an abalone slightly grilled.

I also had the Chicken Karaage ($8.80), large chunky and tender pieces of chicken.

I then tried the Bamboo Unagi and Ikura ($16.80), which was a small set of rice with well grilled eel topped with fresh salmon roe.

I also tried the Wagyu Beef Curry ($24.80). The curry seemed to be made in house as it did not have the usual thick instant paste and was quite watery.

I washed it all down with the Snowcrab soup ($7.80).

Overall, was quite impressed with the food. Service was also very efficient and friendly.
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5 Kinds Sashimi
05 Jan 2015 • 1943 reviews • 259 followers

Good Japanese Grill and More

Replacing Kuriya at Orchard Central is Sumiya, a charcoal grill izakaya concept.

At a recent visit, I started with the Sashimi Platter ($68). Whilst the menu said five kinds of sashimi, there were at least seven premium kinds (salmon belly, chutoro, swordfish, sweet prawn, scallop, yellowtail, sea urchin), including an abalone that was thrown in when the wait staff found out I liked it.  Very good value if you ask me.

From the grill I tried the Awabi Isoyaki ($18.80), an abalone slightly grilled.

I also had the Chicken Karaage ($8.80), large chunky and tender pieces of chicken.

I then tried the Bamboo Unagi and Ikura ($16.80), which was a small set of rice with well grilled eel topped with fresh salmon roe.

I also tried the Wagyu Beef Curry ($24.80). The curry seemed to be made in house as it did not have the usual thick instant paste and was quite watery.

I washed it all down with the Snowcrab soup ($7.80).

Overall, was quite impressed with the food. Service was also very efficient and friendly.
17 Nov 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Lunch with a view at affortable prices

I had a great time with my family at this restaurant sometime in June.
Their weekday lunch set is of good value.
Thus, will be planning to visit them during this holiday sometime soon.  ;)

More writing and photos here:
http://www.foodanduz.blogspot.sg/2014/06/sumiya-orchard-central-set-lunch.html
17 Nov 2014 • 242 reviews • 1 follower

Wonderful Birthday Dinner on 16Nov2014

See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/11/17/wonderful-birthday-dinner-for-wife-sumiya-on-16-11-2014/

had a really wonderful 6pax family dinner at sumiya, orchard central on 16.11.2014. it was a belated dinner for wife as she was away in london with son on her birthday. :-) for lunch, i had one of the best chirashi don set here for just S$18.80++ we had 2 orders of sashimi moriawase. it had a wabi (abalone), akami (lean toro), 2 amaebi, 2 hotate, 2 hamachi, 2 salmon, 2kajiki, & a good helping of uni. quality of the cut was very good, but we did not get otoro or chutoro. :-) can’t say it was better than mikuni’s chirashi don which had uni, botan ebi & 2 chutoro at S$45 (after 50% feed at raffles discounts), but it was very good anyway. we ordered the 12 pieces amaebi with shell. amaebi was excellent, plump & sweet. shelling fee is S$5, so we shelled ourselves. :-) we tried their double prawn tempura maki (4pieces for S$8.80)+softshell crab maki (4 pieces for S$8.80). they were good & price was good too. such maki would range from S$15 to S$20 normally for 6 pieces. we had 1 order of kagoshima wagyu (150g), this was excellent too. but for price vs quality, the kagoshima wagyu steak at arossa, 180g for S$44 after 50% palate discounts would top this. :-) we tried the izaki (japanese stripe bass). it was good, meat was tender but quite plain really, so not a must have for me. the yellowfin tuna cheek was supposed to be rare in singapore so we tried it. meat was not as fine as izaki (since this is a huge fish) & stronger in flavours. somehow this manner of preparation was to me not as good as the one with sauce, like in hachi’s hamachi kama. we had 2 orders of ikura unagi rice & 1 order of ikura salmon flake rice. both were very flavourful but my daughter was right, the salmon flake with ikura tasted better, very well mixed in the rice. for me, sun with moon wheelock’s kamameshi still tasted better than this 2. :-) the dinner including 4 beers (S$4.90 happy hour price order before 7pm) & 2 bamboo sake (S$8.80 each) was S$416, just below S$70pax nett. if i compare this with tatsu which cost S$66pax nett, then tatsu’s dinner was quite miserable, i.e. relatively speaking.