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!
Lovely restaurant. Highly recommended. We had great attentive service. The salt baked fish is highly recommended. The restaurant is decorated in whites and blues - looks just like what I imagine Greece would look like.
Great food. Fantastic atmosphere. Great decor. Real san torini feel. All the dishes we tried were extremely tasty being authentically Greek. Must try the octopus and the meat balls.
Unfortunately the restaurant didn't have our reservation when we turned up even though confirmed by Quandoo. Even though they were fully booked they managed to find us a table. Nice décor but service lacking. Took quite a long time before we were even offered water and a drink. We had to consistently ask for service. I expected more.
Services were excellent and all dishes were really delicious. Will defintelly go back again and try other dishes on the menu. Highly recommended for smaller groups or romantic dates.
Came back for a 2nd visit. And levels of service was of a high standard. Ordered the Greek salad and it was really yummy. The ambience is too good.
Great food, wine selection and service. Salt baked fish best if larger than 500g. Pork a bit dry but the food was overall great! Definitely will go back again
My favourite Greek restaurant in Singapore! Loved the interior decor, and the fresh fish imported directly from Greece 3 times a week! Loved the Dakos and the salt-baked fish!
Awesome place paired with great food! I was amazed by the ambience and decor of the restaurant. Cheers to the staff for being attentive and cheerful at all times.
Nice decor great food helpful fast staff Do try the mezze lunch platter, quite excellent and always consistent in its quality! The deserts are ones to try as well!
Great food and service from the manager. Salt baked fish was excellent - we had the sea bass. The manager was fairly knowledgeable and gave great suggestions and recommendations