Ashino Singapore is Japanese fine dining at its most sophisticated. Everything about Ashino restaurant radiates a quality you don’t find at other Japanese restaurants in Singapore, from the sushi counter that’s carved from a block of 180-year old hinoki cypress wood to the unusual ageing of the sushi itself. And things don’t stop there. You’ll find Ashino inside CHIJMES, the historic Singapore building complex on City Hall’s Victoria Street, where head chef Taku Ashino is constantly peppering his own style upon proceedings. Trust us, you won’t have experienced sushi like this before. Advanced reservations are absolutely essential.
So, Ashino restaurant does things differently. Unlike other Japanese restaurants in Singapore it specialises in aged sushi served in set and omakase menus. Then, the focus of the head chef, the dining space itself and indeed the menu is quality, not quantity. Ashino restaurant Singapore is a ten-seater space and the menu is relatively small, meaning the deepest thought and most meticulous precision goes into the preparation of each and every dish. The results are astounding which means Ashino is regarded as one of the finest Japanese sushi restaurants in City Hall and Singapore.
Once you’ve arrived at Ashino – nestled inside CHIJMES on Victoria Street, remember – there are of course certain dishes that we’d recommend. The aged fatty tuna sushi is exquisite (even though we admit it doesn’t sound so appealing), and the salmon roe sushi is as vibrant to look at as it is to taste. When it comes to aburi sushi – meaning when just the top of the fish is quickly seared – chef Ashino refuses to use a gas torch and instead achieves the desired effect via a binchotan grill. This, along with many other small but important touches, are what make Ashino restaurant Singapore so fine. Reserve a table now.