Now housed in Singapore’s Mandarin Gallery along with fine Japanese restaurant Hashida Sushi, the mandate at Beni’s is a little more outre – a French-Japanese fusion restaurant where every meal is a blessing. This is fine dining, but the perfection goes way past the food to offer a gastronomic experience like no other on Orchard Road. Helmed by Kenji Yamanaka, whose skill has graced the kitchens of numerous multi-Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe and Japan, Beni’s novel concept is to bring discovery menus that are regularly refreshed and that fuse fine, seasonal cuisine sourced directly from Europe and Japan. The results are magnificent.
At Beni’s Orchard Road premises, blue lobster meets foie gras meets beef – the limited-release Ozaki wagyu beef, that is. Very rare indeed, Beni is a new breed of fusion restaurant in Singapore, making a serious splash by taking classics of French cuisine and marrying them to the meticulous attention to detail and arcane culinary techniques that are deified in Japan. Head chef Kenji Yamanaka brings experience gained in three-Michelin-starred outfits like Georges Blanc Parc & Spa in France and L'Osier, on his home turf of Tokyo, to the Mandarin Gallery, which also houses sibling Japanese restaurant Hashida Sushi. This stellar curricula vitae means that Beni’s lavish lunch and dinner degustation menus are some of the finest in Singapore.
Beni – a French word for blessing, the Japanese word for red. When you book yourself a coveted spot for Beni’s lunch or dinner sittings, you are putting yourself in the hands of one of the world’s best chefs. Allow him to guide you through a set of Singapore’s finest degustation menus, pairing French amuse bouches with Hokkaido scallops and Japanese imperial prawn with quinoa, Suruga Bay red snapper with foie gras, blue lobster from Brittany and Japanese pears, Ozaki wagyu with sea bream and mussels from Mont Saint-Michel (that most fantastical of floating French citadels)... the list goes on, and diners who manage to wrangle a table at Beni’s Orchard Road restaurant are likely to wish it would never end. If we hadn’t already impressed this upon you already, booking for Beni is absolutely essential.
Food was delicate in flavour and impeccable in presentation. The warm service completed a lovely evening. The reasonable pricing was also a rarity for Singapore fine dining.
Beni is a gem. Freshness of ingredients is evident in every bite, and all the elements on the plates come together in perfect harmony - both visually and in flavour!
This is the best fine dining experience my wife and I have had in Spore. Beni's attention to detail, the personalized at table serving of food is outstanding. The degustation menu is truly a blend of multiple tastes and paired with the right wines, is memorable.
We love the personal services, definitely one of the best fine dining experience in town. Every beautiful and yumilicious course served with elegant and modern tableware.
Food was great but we were not informed of the change in the omakase menu. There used to be a $178++ menu but they silently withdrew it and we were left with only the $258++ menu where a further supplement charge applies for the order of foie gras too. We ended up paying more than $600 for 2 pax, not sure if the food was mindblowing enough to justify the price.
Open concept sitting with chef preparing the finishing touches in front of diners. Good interection with chef. 3 different chefs, one sous chef for entree, 1 main course and 1 for desert. Can sensed the sincerity of the chefs in preparing the food with top grade ingredient from Europe and Japan. The roast pigeon was delicious and not easy to find it in Singapore's menu
Anniversary dinner with the wife. Impeccable service from the uber attentive staff. The food is amazing with the taken-for-granted Japanese perfectionism, attention to detail and highest quality ingredients. Blown away from start to finish.
Great lunch experience seated right where the action is... in front of the chefs's plating counter! Ingredients are fresh and chefs allowed their natural flavours to shine through. Authentic French food done well!
Very good food, excellent presentation, very good service and a special place. I'll come back every month to discover the new menu and I'll invite also some of my friends
Food was good but not exceptional nor particularly inventive. We took the 7 course degustation which felt neither French nor particularly Japenese and was pretty pricey. However the service was very warm and attentive.