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Alter Ego is the second self of A Poke Theory, dishing out Hawaiian poke bowls by day, and unapologetically sinful international bar grub like pizza fries and fried chicken skin by night. Edgy, underground and an easy go-to for a day's brunch or night's post-work drinks by the Esplanade waterfront – unleash your Alter Ego at this Raffles Avenue hotspot which offers fine views of the Singapore skyline. Seats fill up fast, so we highly recommend that you reserve a table to avoid disappointment.
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Atmosphere was great with a nice view of the city skyline. Food was average.
A good place to catch up with family and friends
One of the waiters, I never got his name, but a slim guy in his 20s, was uninterested in serving us and was on his phone. Didn’t even fill us in on anything the restaurant had to offer when asked. I asked for the free flow liquid buffet which I got off their website & was told it was from an old menu - however, I sent a message to their Facebook page the night before to confirm if it was ongoing and they said it was. The rest of the staff were accommodating except that particular waiter. They made a special promotion for us to make up for it & gave us one more drink to takeaway. Food was so-so. Second visit but definitely my last.
Brother-and-sister team Joey and Vannessa Lee, who took Singapore by storm with their healthy Hawaiian poke bowls from A Poke Theory, are back with a darker, more indulgent dining concept which stands in total contrast to the former’s sleek and clean image. Alter Ego, their second venture at the Esplanade Mall on Raffles Avenue, offers the same fresh and wholesome poke bowls the duo have become known for, along with a selection of rich and calorie-heavy international grub that will tempt you to let go of your diet plans and ‘indulge dirty’.
Alter Ego’s signature dish, the pizza fries, will have you fighting with your friends for the last bits of straight-cut fries slathered in a three-cheese sauce and topped with smoky pepperoni. Don’t even get us started on their bigger, badder bites like the southern fried chicken burger, chilli-cheese dog or double patty melt – certainly not for the faint-hearted. Although you’ll want to save some room in your belly for the original poke shaker, which features shoyu salmon on a bed of sushi rice with lime avocado, spiced roasted cashews, pickled seasonal veggies and fish roe. For liquid libations, a number of draft and bottled craft beers awaits, while non-drinkers can opt for the restaurant’s T2 tea jugs for some of the most exquisite infusions you’ll find in Singapore. With splendid views of the Esplanade waterfront and a tantalising menu that draws influences from around the world, Alter Ego is on its way to becoming one of the most talked-about restaurants in the Esplanade precinct. Don’t miss out on the buzz; book a table ahead of your visit.