Ginza Kuroson, Japanese Gem At Takashimaya Mall

 

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I’m not a big fan of restaurants located in large shopping malls but have been coming across good reviews of Ginza Kuroson, located at the newly revamped section on Level 3 of the venerable Takashimaya Mall on bustling Orchard Road, and decided to give it a try.

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The decor is elegantly Japanese and reminiscent of high-end restaurants in Tokyo, designed with clean lines with a generous use of wooden furniture.

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The fresh seafood on display is quite unusual, especially the long-snout Trumpet fish .

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You can see Japanese chefs busy working at the open kitchen, grilling fishes and slicing sashimi.

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Table setting is lovely, with napkins artistically folded to resemble kimono tops.

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The Salmon sashimi is super fresh and creamy, amazing value at S$15 for 5 thick slices, and came with grated fresh wasabi to boot; probably the best deal in town.

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The Avocado Salad was a good deal too, with surprisingly thick slices of sashimi underneath, marred only by a too-liberal coating of mayonnaise sauce – otherwise it would have been perfect.

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The Age-dashi Tofu was a crisp and fluffy delight, lifted by a dollop of spicy condiment.

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This scary looking dish is the jaw of a Tuna, a pretty large one judging from the size. Enough to feed four with an abundance of meat and fat hidden underneath; great with a bowl of piping hot fragrant rice.

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The Jaga Niku of Waygu is another to-order dish to go with the rice – fatty chunks of wagyu stewed with potatoes.

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We finished the meal with a plate of cold Himi  Udon, and a bowl of the same in hot soup with assorted tempura. The slivers of silky-thin udon were good, and the tempura equally well-executed.

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Ginza Kuroson is a great find; a recommended pit-stop to rest your shopping-weary feet, and to feast on delicious Japanese fare that doesn’t break your bank.

Ginza Kuroson
391 Orchard Rd, Ngee Ann City #03-10
Singapore 238873
Phone: +65 62353785


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