Chef-owner Leong Khai Git, Local Rising Chef nominee, World Gourmet Summit 2015
Ioannis Stefanopoulos, Executive Chef | Konstantinos Lazarkis, Master of Wine
To step into Alati is to step out of Singapore and into a Greek taverna with blindingly white-washed walls, cerulean blue accents and sunkissed food. This temple to Greek and Mediterranean cuisine is found along Tanjong Pagar’s Amoy Street, featuring a kitchen stocked with ingredients flown in from the Aegean Sea. The menus are curated by a Greek master of wines and a locally-renowned Singaporean chef, while the setting and service are impeccable – an unmissable spot for Greek food.
NB: a minimum spend of $50+ p/p applies for bookings of 6 or more on Fridays and Saturdays. Last orders on any day are 1:45pm for lunch and 9:45pm for dinner.
Renowned Singaporean chef Leong Khai Git has worked with his crew of professional Greek chefs (themselves flown in to Tanjong Pagar fresh from the Aegean!) to curate a menu of grilled, salt-baked, deep-fried, and right-off-the-bone delicacies that are a peerless summary of what Greek and Mediterranean cuisine is all about. Far more focused than your usual Greek restaurant, Alati’s specific offering is Cycladic cuisine, dishes from the archipelago of islands stretching southeast from the Greek mainland. To accompany this divine food, Git has worked with Konstantinos Lazarakis, one of the most prestigious sommeliers in Greece, to develop a list of Greek wines like the crisp white Tselepos Mantinia Moschofilero and the divine red Alpha Hedgehog Xinomavro, plus beers, spirits, and liqueurs exclusive to Alati’s cellars.
Alati’s name means salt in Greek, a moniker that besides evoking the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades, bodes well when it comes to our favourite of this superlative Singapore Greek restaurant’s signature dishes, really any number of dishes: the salt-baked fresh fish. This technique is the litmus test for any Greek seafood kitchen, the salt-crust sealing in the fish’s moistness, and here it’s applied to the daily catch, caught, packed in ice and flown in overnight from the ports of Chalkida and Thessaloniki in the Mediterranean (carabineros and langoustines, but also other rare species like the European seabass and red porgy) or sourced locally, depending always on seasonal availability and with freshness held paramount. While seafood is big at Alati’s Tanjong Pagar headquarters (don’t forget the giouvetsi, a dish of shrimps, orzo pasta and saffron), there’s plenty of meaty grills and vegetarian options, too, all cleaving close to the traditions of Greek and Cycladic cuisine. Feta cheese deep-fried in filo with honey and sesame, keftedes (meatballs with potatoes and tzatziki dip), marinated chicken souvlaki and gyros pork. Booking a table at Alati’s Amoy Street restaurant is to be transported to Greece itself – kali orexi!
Wifey and I were there for our Anniversary. The place reminded us of the cafes dotting the streets of Santorini. Food was excellent. Now I understood what the fuss is all about with langoustine. While it took a bit of effort to get to the flesh, it was delicate and sweet. IMHO, much better than lobster. Brought us back to the time we were in Greece 10 years ago. Will definitely be back for more.
Truly the best Greek food around as most reviewers rate it. Had the fava, kalamari souvlaki, garides saganaki, octopus & spanakopita. These were the best dishes we had last night. Also worth mentioning was the fantastic bougatsa for dessert.
Lovely restaurant in Amoy street. The white décor - walls and furniture, paintings of local scenes in Greece, bottles of olive oil strategically placed on shelves, give you the impression you have been transported to that country. Service was excellent and attentive versus intrusive. Gave good advice on choice of wine and of course food delicious. Situated in a interesting part of town close to many other restaurants and bars
Very fresh seafood & fabulous taste. My favourite dishes for the night - xtapodi (grilled Greek octopus) & Karavides (Sweet gigantic prawn). Highly recommend for couples & family. I’ll be back.
I loved everything about Alati - the service, food, ambience, drinks etc. White washed walls and interestingly laid out tables with splashes of blue really gave it a Greek feel. The service was lovely, and the food superb. There were four of us and we shared three entrees and three main courses. We had no room for dessert, however they brought out a complimentary baklava and a chocolate dessert with a candle in it as it was one of our table's birthday. To start with, the lovely Dakos salad which transported me back to the one I had last year in Paros. The other entrees were fyllo-wrapped feta (with honey) - crispy on the outside and soft and gooey in the middle, and the delicious taramosalata with pita bread (charged extra). For mains grilled fish, Mousaka and the Goronopolou - slow-roased crispy pork shoulder. The food was authentic and so delicious - We had a couple of bottles of wine priced at around $75 each. It wasn't cheap but it didn't matter - it was a wonderful night and if you enjoy good, authentic Greek food then I thoroughly recommend Alati. Yamas!
The interior of Alati is gorgeous. I felt like we were transported to Santorini with the blue and white dominant colors of the space. We were nested very comfortably at our table, surrounded by tons of cushions (maybe abit too many??). The menu had a good variety of Mediterranean food. We ordered a couple of sides (the fried calamari was delish!), a 600g salt baked sea bass and a chocolate mousse dessert for 3 of us. The sea bass was fresh and sweet. It was quite a sight to see them bring out the massive baked fish, peel the flesh off the bones (literally, the flesh melted off the bones!) and serve it to you. No doubt, it was tasty but at a price of $78, I don't think I'd order again unless I'm with a bigger group. I got my head mixed up about Moussaka and Shakshuka, I thought the first was the latter and order a side of pita bread to dip with. When the moussaka came, I was rather disappointed that I got it all wrong and was a little weird to eat it with pita bread now. I wish the server could have told me and advised me accordingly. That's probably the only negative that night. The moussaka was yummy though! The servers were warm and friendly which is never a bad thing. We were assigned to a foreign server, she had thick accent which I found rather hard to understand but she tried her best! Overall, very pleasant experience. I probably will only revisit with a bigger group because it's quite pricey. Our bill came up to $193 for 3 of us.
My friends and I enjoyed our dinner very much. Our waiter recommended spanakopitta as our meze. It was delicious traditional spinach pie. We also enjoyed the grilled greek octopus with its vinegared onions and confit tomatoes too - love the grilled bits of the octopus. The fresh catch section - we chose tsipoura and tiger prawns. The sauce with the tiger prawns was so tasty that we ordered toasted pita to enjoy the dish. The tsipoura was gilt-head bream which we chose it to be salt-baked. It was interesting to watch the presentation of cracking the salt-caked bream when it was ready to eat. The fish was fresh and delicious. Our waiter has paired our Alati signature salad with the bream. The salad was so light and fresh. It was a very enjoyable and delicious first time Greek experience !
We went to Alati for lunch. It has a nice and chill ambience, and attentive service staff. Among the 3 of us, we had the cucumber and feta cheese salad (the feta was really good), grilled squid (this was done perfectly), grilled sardines (a little too fishy for me, personally, but my friends liked them), a dip and the grilled meat platter for 2 ( that came with chicken souvlaki, lamb cutlets - these were done perfectly, and meat pattie). We had no room for dessert (which was a shame) but had coffee (which was a bit bitter and over-roasted). We will go back again as overall it was a good experience and we enjoyed our meal.
It was a wise decision to spend our wedding anniversary at Alati. The restaurant was bustling, but we felt like we had our own intimate space. The complimentary bread came with really good olive oil. The spinach pie was exquisite, so was the piping hot potato salad. And how can I forget the salt-baked sea bream that was paired with 2 delectable sauces? The service was first-class, as well. I will be back to patronise it again!
Alati had wonderful service. Their staff were attentive and polite, and keen to provide us with a positive experience. When we found one of the desserts did not suit our tastes, without further words, the staff replaced the dessert with something else. Food quality-wise, the food was fresh and delightful! Though most of the foods had cheese, it wasn't overpowering due to the good balance between the cheese and the herbs used.
Great restaurant with great food and service. Party of 5 paid about 60 bucks each for a meal including salad, fried calamari (starter), grilled fish (main), grilled chicken skewer (main) and moussaka (--> this was so so good!!!), and chocolate mousse for dessert, and we ordered a bottle of wine too. Everything was great except that there was a big party of about 20 pax sitting opposite us which made the whole restaurant so noisy that I literally can't hear my friends sitting 2 seats away (I think the other patrons noticed the noise too) though you can't really blame the other table, they seem to be having a great time! Otherwise, the restaurant itself was great! Happy to have tried this place :-) Note: We brought a bottle of champagne and the restaurant policy for byob is $40 for corkage but if you buy a bottle from them, no corkage charge, which was really fair and reasonable so we bought a bottle of red wine from them :-) great policy!!
This is my 2nd time back to this restaurant and this time round, I brought my hubby back. Food was great and service is superb. We had no room for dessert, however they brought out a complimentary greek fried donuts with a candle in it, along with their Mastiha liqueur as it's our wedding anniversary. Their white walls along with the splash of blue really gives it a Greek feel. Food was kinda pricey but it's worth it as we had a wonderful night as we get to enjoy good, authentic Greek food. Yums! All in all was great except with a minor paint smell lingering at they have just re-painted their interiors.
Alati offers a genuine Greek experience, with well prepared and tasty options. Although vegetarian - there are good but not many options - I recognize many interesting options for the omnivores, from fish to meat. Service is efficient and attentive, food comes fast.
Really good food and Greece wine. We had a great night at Alati. The only thing we feel uncomfortable is there was a bit noise in the restaurant. I think the problem is the design of the roof. We needed to talk really loud, otherwise we can't hear each other.
I am always in search for good Greek restaurants. I finally made it to dine at this restaurant after 2 failed attempts. The food & wine (didn’t know greek wine prior) were fabulous. Menu selection was wide ranging and I am already wanting to go back to try other items on the menu. Ambience was nice; cosy and brings you to the white washed walls of the Greek Mediterranean. Service was prompt and friendly and wait staff were knowledageble. The owner goes around to speak with the guests and made my Son feel like a star! Will be back！
The ambience was great, very helpful staffs and prompt service. Food was delicious! My friend who have never tried Greek food, she really likes it very much! We really enjoyed our dinner! Will recommend Alati to anyone. Thanks so much! 😊
Food was great & atmosphere was clean & nice. Abit hard to celebrate a quiet birthday for my mother on a rowdy friday night. No intimate touches. And we were a family of 7. One serving of bread was about 4 to 5? slices, so we ordered two more and was a little surprised to see an additional of $8 charged to the bill. Wish they advised us that water or bread was chargeable. For the pricing there, I believe bread should really be free. Especially if one basket does not feed all 7 of us.
The restaurant is located in a beautiful heritage area of Singapore. Hard to park but it is SO worthed! Get a cab to go there, also because the wine is a just try! The ambience is fresh and elegant at the same time, very pleasant to the eye, welcoming and relaxing. The staff is very very kind and really efficient! The food is amazing, very fresh (fish is flown 3 times a week!) and tasty. Thumb up!
Delicious food, lovely decor. It was a busy Friday night with most tables taken, service was good, but could have been more attentive as we needed to ask for another round of drinks and getting water refills. Would recommend to friends to try 'Alati'.
Had a very pleasant experience at Alati today. The lobster pasta and mousaka was excellent. Service could have been more attentive. We had too much food on the table, and the staff could have cleared our table faster to help with the overcrowding.