The Place Located in Tanjong Pagar at level one of Orchid Hotel, Ryo Sushi offers one of the most affordable omakase meals in Singapore from S$38 helmed by Chef Roy. The other strong contender here is Teppei which I visited few years ago, and I was excited to finally check out Ryo Sushi for dinner. The space is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, which comprises of all counter seats and it can only accommodate about 5-6 diners as part of social distancing.
The Food The omakase meals start from S$38 for a 15-course meal, yes you didn’t read it wrongly. This is a price tag which I have not seen before in Singapore. It then moves on to 18-Course (S$68), and the most premium menu at S$98.
My friends and I went for the 18-Course Sea Urchin Menu (S$98), and here is what to expect – Edamame, Truffled Onsen Egg, Hijiki Seaweed Salad, 12 Pieces of Sushi, Small Sea Urchin Rice Bowl, Hand Roll, and Soup.
The first course is the Truffled Onsen Egg, which has a tinge of truffle flavour. You really can’t go very wrong with onsen eggs.
Next up was the series of sushi, which I will list in order of their appearance:
Hirame (Japanese Flatfish)
Aburi Hotate (Scallop)
This is sprinkled with salted seaweed along with a dash of lime.
Tai (Sea Bream)
Hobo (Sea Robin)
This sushi has a cute name, and it was probably my first time having it. It is topped with a little Himalayan pink salt and it spots a slightly chewy texture.
Shima-aji (Striped Jack)
Aburi Ebi (Torched Prawn)
Kinmedai (Golden Eye Snapper)
Otoro (Fatty Tuna)
Save the best for the last, one of my favourite of the sushi course is this Otoro cured with soya sauce.
Juts one more Otoro, which I am not complaining. There is not much garnish for this beautiful price of Otoro, and it is also the best way to enjoy the fresh flavour of the fish.
Uni (Sea Urchin)
The last sushi to make its appearance is the Murasaki Uni.
For the rice bowl, I had the Murasaki Uni Don, one of the reason why I strongly recommend you to go for the S$98 set. There is also seaweed here.
One of the last parts of the meal is the hand roll, where I had the Crab Meat wrapped in seaweed and rice. There is not much sauce in here, but everything just tastes delicious together.
A comforting bowl of soup before dessert, and that concludes the meal at Ryo Sushi.
Rants Chef Roy is not a big fan of photography, and diners have to abstain from taking pictures of his kitchen work. The intimate space also means that your conversations is easily heard by other diners.
Will I Return Again? For the good value of the omakase, yes. While the seat is not very comfortable, the overall experience is still quite positive for me and I hope to be back again.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
1 Tras Link
#01-06, Orchid Hotel
Tel: +65 6443 3463
Monday to Saturday: 1:45am to 2:45pm; 6pm to 10:30pm
Closed on Sunday
Ranted by The Ranter