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.
out of this world food experience! amazing pairing of wines too
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!