For my ex-colleagues who drove to Tatsu
, parking was not a problem. I, on the other hand, took the train to Downtown MRT station. And it’s a short 5 to 8 minutes walk from the MRT station to Asia Square Tower 2. Upon taking the escalator to level 2, do make a sharp left turn to reach Tatsu shortly. We took a wrong turn and ended up lost. Thankfully there was a friendly cleaner who helped us!
And because we reached after a big detour (within level 2), we entered Tatsu
through the wrong door. The door that leads directly into the teppanyaki area is not the main entrance. And it was because we wrongly entered the teppanyaki area that we decided to change our original plan of taking the teppanyaki counter seats. Ventilation was pretty bad and the confined area really smelled of smoke. We rather give up the thrill of watching the chef’s exciting performance than to rack of smoke.
And because we came in a group of 4, sitting at the sushi counter was not practicable since the seats were all in a row. No L-corner for us to at least sit 2-2. And with that, we took table seats. Although we took table seats, we ordered most of our items omakase style. Ie, stating what we felt like having and letting the staff make recommendations. Partially because there were so many items on the menu that we did not know where to start too.
And with that, we started our dinner:-
1) Salmon roe, $12
The staff said there was fresh salmon roe and we took up her recommendation. Served with grated lemon skin, this was fresh and good.
2) Monkfish liver, $12
Another recommendation by the staff, this was not too bad although it’s not exactly a very difficult dish to pull off. I liked the contrasting textures of the chopped radish and thinly sliced scallion against the smooth liver.
3) Omakase sashimi (for 1 person), $40
– From the a-la carte menu.
4) Mackerel pike sashimi, $32
– Sanma sashimi.
Ordered upon the staff’s recommendation, this was fresh but not exactly my favourite. Ironically, I preferred the bones which they took to deep fry. Ha.
Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2
10) Black sesame ice cream, $6
Located in the CBD area, Tatsu
’s Asia Square outlet is catered for the working group where one can have their business meals. Which explained the use of dark colours in the dimly lit restaurant which gave a very solemn feel. I will definitely recommend Tatsu for the fresh ingredients, personalised service (we felt very loved) and good ambience.
Of course, if I were to head back to Tatsu
, I would probably try their CHIJMES outlet which is more accessible for the non-CBD people.
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