In this month's edition of Hot New Tables: New poké bowl restaurants, Ginett, Hansul Korean Dining Bar, and more
The poké trend is still going strong with the opening of this joint at Millenia Walk. Head down for a quick lunch bite and start by picking four flavoured cuts of Norwegian salmon or Ahi tuna before adding on a base, toppings, and even a selection of premium superfood items. If you’re in a rush, pick signature bowls including the Spicy Almighty, the What’s Up Wasabi or the all-vegetarian Hippie.
Poké Doke, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-95 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596. Open daily 11am-9pm.
DSTLLRY par Christophe Lerouy
Helmed by Chef Christophe Lerouy, who received his Michelin star at Alma by Juan Amador, DSTLLRY promises “mod French Asian” cuisine with a theatrical flair. Grab a table by the bar overlooking the kitchen and prepare to be treated to a food spectacle featuring a selection of tapas, mains, and petit fours like the escargot raviole with fines herbes, and calamaretti as well as the wagyu cheek with beetroot and horseradish.
DSTLLRY par Christophe Lerouy, 21 Media Circle #01-01 Infinite Studios Singapore 138562. p. 6334 4816. Open Mon-Sat pm-12am. Closed on Sun.
Poké Doke isn’t the only new poke joint for CBD slickers to get their poké fix. This casual restaurant at Keong Saik serves up hearty, yet healthy poke bowls like the signature Wikiwiki – salmon kumbu rice, quinoa, avocado, kimchi, almonds and to kick things up a notch, a spicy chipotle mayo with a hint of jalapenõ
Loloku, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109. p. 6223 5001. Open Mon-Tue 8am-9pm, Wed-Fri 8am-10pm. Closed on weekends.
Head Chef Tomoo Kimura brings his 15 years of experience (including a stint at the Michelin-starred Ginza Restaurant) to this modern sushi-ya at Palais Renaissance. The best way to savour Chef Kimura’s creations is to opt for the ever-changing omakase menu – done in traditional edo-mae style – that showcases handpicked seasonal highlights from Japan.
Sushi Kimura, 390 Orchard Road, #01-07 Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871. p. 6734 3520. Open Tue-Sun 12pm-3pm, 7pm-10pm. Closed on Mon.
Treat yourself to a taste of the high life at this new Italian restaurant bar with a particular focus on caviar. 28 Wilkie showcases four caviar varieties imported directly from partner farms around the world, that will pair delightfully with the restaurant’s imported Austrian vodkas. In addition to caviar, the restaurant offers dinner set menus that include pasta dishes like the cappellini with angel hair spaghetti, mentaiko, vongole clams, and nori as well as decadent desserts like the chocolate mousse.
28 Wilkie, 28 Wilkie Road, Singapore 228051. p. 9776 2828. Open Mon-Sat 3pm-10.30pm. Closed on Sun.
Hansul Korean Dining Bar
Tanjong Pagar Road is quite the destination for Korean food fanatics, even more so with the addition of Hansul Korean Dining Bar. Open ’til the wee hours, this bar restaurant concept is the first to introduce the Mini Hwaro Grill in Singapore (a mini DIY charcoal grill). Its selection of signature grilled skewers come in pairs and diners get to watch them sizzle on the grill while enjoying an ice-cold beer. In addition to skewers, Hansul also offers hearty staples like Korean army stew.
Hansul Korean Dining Bar, #01-05, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444. p. 6906 7088. Open 5pm-6am daily.
Helmed by acclaimed chef, Sylvain Royer, who also helms the popular Scarlett Restaurant and Wine Bar in Bangkok, Ginett serves up delish grub in a swanky and contemporary space. Feast on gourmet dishes made with wholesome ingredients such as organic lamb chops and rotisserie chicken, and sip on exclusive wines directly imported from France without making a dent in your wallet. Don’t be misled by its fancy-looking quarters; prices at Ginett are super pocket-friendly – wines range from $6 to $14 per glass and from $30 per bottle. Steal!
Ginett, Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980. p. 6809 7989. Open daily 7am-11.30pm.