Housed along the same dining stretch as Saint Pierre and Kith Cafe (i.e. fab views overlooking the marina are a given), fusion restaurant Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf is the latest addition to Quayside Isle. The menu features a mixture of Japanese and Western dishes, grills, tapas and seafood, accompanied with signature fresh oysters handpicked from all around the world. A lot of stuff going on? Yes, in a good way!
The beverage menu is… Wow. Imagine having to pick just one drink out of 100 different types of mojitos and an international collection of 100 varieties of wine (not to mention mocktails, beers, juices etc)! Cliche as it may sound, there really is something for everyone here.
Singapore Sling Mojito ($18.80++)
bacardi white rum, peach liqueur, lemon, mint
We also tried the yamayuzu sake ($68++), a fragrant and refreshing aperitif. All sake drinkers get their own special sake glasses, which are so pretty that I wish I can bring them home!
Of course, oysters are a must at an oyster bar. Fresh and succulent, no further description needed.
Raw Oyster Platter ($36++ for 6; $69++ for a dozen)
truffle oil, ponzu sauce
While purists go for the fresh oysters, I will make a beeline for the grilled ones anytime! Two thumbs up for the garlic butter topping~
Grilled Oyster Platter ($28++ for 4)
garlic butter, lemon, egg miso, ponzu
Like the oysters, the sashimi was very fresh too. My only grouse is that they were not served chilled. Or maybe it’s my own fault for taking too many photographs (juggling both camera and phone made me very busy haha)?
Assorted Sashimi ($28.80++)
hotate, salmon, ikura, tuna, ebi, mackeral
By default, diners are served oshi sushi, a type of boxed sushi that originated from Osaka. I’ve tried the authentic ones from Japan before and didn’t like the skewed rice to fish ratio so I’d gladly stick to the common nigiri sushi.
Assorted Sushi ($26.80++)
unagi, salmon, ikura, mackeral, tuna
K and I are not fans of fried food (we are quite the health fanatics on days when we don’t pig out) but surprisingly, the tempura won us over! Batter was light and it was not oily at all.
Assorted Tempura ($19.80++)
prawn, mushroom, eggplant, pumpkin, sweet potato
Cod. One of my all-time favourite fish. Texture was faultless, and so soft that chewing was unnecessary!
Gindara Teriyaki ($28++)
I think ajillo means fried or sauteed with garlic? Anyway, I love the garlic bits on the scallops and mushrooms to bits! K (the bread snob) single-handedly wiped out the homemade focaccia bread – a testament to how good it was.
Scallop and Mushroom Ajillo ($12.50++)
garlic olive oil
On the salty side, the chawanmushi was not particularly memorable. Skip.
Seafood Chawanmushi ($8.50++); Oyster Chawanmushi ($9.50++)
steamed egg custard pudding
This, my friends, was the highlight of my meal at Oyster Bar. Big generous slabs of perfectly grilled unagi paired with a moreish pumpkin salad… I already told K we will come back for this *hint hint*
Unagi Kabayaki ($18++)
Though the ice cream is not homemade (I always ask and check for this), our petite scoops of matcha and goma were more than satisfactory! Imported from Japan, I was told.
Ice Cream ($5++ per scoop)
green tea, black sesame
P.S. Simply like Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf’s Facebook page and mention this blog post or me (myfoodsirens!) to be entitled to 1 complimentary mojito drink per pax per dine-in session! Very good deal!
My special thanks to Stella and the team for being such gracious hosts!
Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf
#01-12 The Quayside Isle
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