The Place I have heard about Mikuni for the longest time and it is no surprise how excited I am when I finally have the chance to visit the restaurant. Located in Fairmont Hotel, this modern Japanese restaurant is sleek and exude a fine dining ambience. A quick glance at the menu reveals that the price is certainly not cheap, with the lunch set starting from $58++. There are three live stations at MIkuni, the Sushi, Teppanyaki and Robatayaki stations, which ensure that every dish is prepared from the freshest.
The Food As it was my virgin visit to Mikuni, I was almost spoilt for choice as I perused the few pages long menu. We settled on the lunch sets eventually, given that there is a decent variety within each lunch set and it is probably a good gauge of the standard of a restaurant.
Before our lunch sets arrived, we were served the complimentary Salad and Ebi Crackers, which is awesome. It took awhile for our lunch sets to be served, which I give Mikuni the benefit of the doubt that great dishes and food takes time to be prepared.
The Uminosachi Teppanyaki Set ($70) comes with Chawamushi, Teppanyaki Prawn, Scallop, Cod fish, Asparagus, rice, miso soup and dessert. There is a choice of white or garlic fried rice, which is a no brainer for us. Every dish in the set is prepared to the best standard and I am very impressed with the presentation and the quality of each dish. The star of this set has got to be the Teppanyaki Prawn, which comes in generous servings. The golden sauce over the prawns is so damn good that I literally lick every single drop of it till the end. The prawns are very fresh, and the Teppanyaki style of cooking the prawns is simply so effortless and tasty.
The other set we tried was the Australian Beef & Ebi Ougon Sauce Set ($80), which is almost the same as the above except with the choice of Australian Beef Tenderloin or Sirloin, approximately 100g. We chose the more tender and less fatty tenderloin, done medium style. It seems to be in between medium rare to medium to me when the steak was served, but I did not complain at all. The beef tenderloin lives up to its tender name, and it is evident that it is of good quality beef.
Desserts is Milk Pudding with Berries, which comes nicely in a little jar. The pudding is very refreshing, especially with the fresh berries. It is a perfect ending to our meal.
Rants The price is the only rant tRP has for Mikuni, as the food certainly does not come cheap for a weekly dining affair. To put things in perspective, the Agedeshi Tofu is $20 while a Toru (Tuna Belly) Sashimi is $42.
Will I return again? Despite the hefty price tag, the quality makes up for it all. The service is close to impeccable while the menu continues to excite me as there is so much more to try.
Taste bud: 4.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Overall Experience: 4.5/5
Level 3, Fairmont Singapore
Tel: +65 6431 6156
Daily – 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Last order at 2:15pm
Daily – 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Last order at 10:15pm
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