“Bringing the Freshness of Japan Closer to you” — that’s Seki Japanese Restaurant‘s promise.
Don’t be intimidated by its fancy fine-dining-ish appearance. Prices may range from mid to high, but there’s an attractive promotion during lunch: 1-for-1 sushi/chirashi sets inclusive of miso soup and dessert, starting from an affordable $9.90++!
Dinner is more elaborate, as you can see from the photos below. We placed ourselves in the hands of Seki’s chefs and what followed was a 7-course omakase, with more hits than misses : )
The bar menu is so extensive that I simply asked for the house signature drink. What’s served was this refreshing cocktail with a dash of rum mixed with watermelon and mint. Nice!
Besides cocktails, there’s also sake and Shochu, or champagne and wine.
Trio of appetisers — clam salad, roasted pork skewers, sweet potato.
Fresh sashimi platter — otoro, kampachi, hamachi, amaebi.
Silky smooth chawanmushi.
Tempura — white fish, eggplant.
It’s been a long while since I’ve had an “OMG moment” when eating fish! So soft and flavourful, this one definitely sealed the deal for me.
Mentaiko coated cod.
Assorted sushi platter — scallop, tuna, sea urchin, salmon, swordfish.
Ume plum jelly with vanilla ice cream.
Special thanks to Keith and service team for hosting, and Juliana for the kind invitation!
Seki Japanese Restaurant
#01-02, Rendezvous Hotel Gallery
9 Bras Basah Road