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5.3 /6 Excellent 50 Reviews


Boat Quay Japanese $$ +100
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About Boruto

Tapas bars are all the rage in Singapore right now – as they are all over the world – and nobody capitalises on this trend better than Boruto, where guests are treated to Japanese-style small plates known to knock you off your feet. The Boat Quay restaurant is incredibly stylish with obvious Japanese touches throughout, and is spread over two chic floors with a sake bar on the upper level and a tapas bar on the lower. For an unparalleled Japanese-tapas experience, Boruto at the Golden Castle Building on South Bridge Road is a must-visit.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 16:30 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 16:30 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 16:30 - 00:00
  • Thursday 16:30 - 00:00
  • Friday 16:30 - 00:00
  • Saturday 16:30 - 00:00
  • Sunday Closed
Boruto, South Bridge Road 80, 058710 Singapore

Further Information

From the moment you walk in the door, Boruto – found in the Golden Castle Building on Boat Quay’s South Bridge Road – creates an atmosphere that feels just as if you’ve just set foot in Japan. Beautifully decorated and incredibly modish, Boruto’s modern Japanese design will have you feeling as though you’re in a whole different world without ever having to leave Singapore. Head upstairs to the chic bar for superlative cocktails such as the Flaminx-go with egg white, raspberry lemon juice, sake and gin, or the signature Boruto 80, a mix of gin, sake, fresh lemon, grapes and cucumber.

After having a drink or two upstairs, it’s a good idea to head downstairs to see what Japanese tapas are all about. Try out small plates like the gobo karaage (deep-fried burdock roots with herbs and spices), shake kawa senbei (deep-fried salmon skin with sea salt and chilli powder), or the innovative crispy rice cracker tacos filled with guacamole, chilli salsa and pulled pork. Hot tapas here include the kamo + foie burger with pulled duck, seared foie gras and apple kimchi, and the Kurobata sio bak, roasted Japanese pork belly with vegetables. The menu also includes an array of small bites, cold tapas, salads and desserts – book ahead to see what’s going on over at Boruto in Singapore’s Boat Quay.


50 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 50 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Noise: average
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
30.05.2017 16:17

Excellent food and service. Friendly staff and serving size is just nice and well done. Will come back again and try other food.hope they come out with more varieties

4 reviews so far 6
04.05.2017 14:23

Great food and great sake! Staff shows indepth knowledge of the variety of sakes available. They are friendly and proactive. However without a reservation on weekdays you probably will not get a seating.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 00:21

This place is great.. nice environment with good range of sake to choose from. Food was nicely prepared and served. The waiter/waitress were good in recommending popular food and drinks. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2017 09:13

The ambience is cozy. Nice place to chill. Food was great. The price is a little on the higher side. Would definitely go back again.

1 review so far 6
29.09.2016 10:28

Boruto has a great feel to it. The food is an interesting twist on traditional Sushi and the atmosphere is relaxed and a great place to catch up over good food.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 17:18

Service was excellent. Food was good except the pork sio bak, kinda disappointing, guess they probably need a better supply of pork, this has got a weird smell. Other than that everything was just perfect. Please continue to experiment and come up with new dishes on the menu.

1 review so far 6
24.05.2016 08:29

The food was so good and service simply amazing. I brought my friends from Switzerland for dinner and everyone had a great time. The menu may be a little confusing but your server would be more than happy to recommend their most famous dishes to you.

1 review so far 5
15.09.2016 09:17

Great food and great atmosphere They are sold out on their uni though So if you are going for uni, there will be some next month, maybe (said by the waitress) All in all, there are other nice food and they have cheap happy hours of $5 ++ for both premium asahi and regular asahi

2 reviews so far 5
16.10.2016 22:02

Great food and ambience. I really loved the Truffle somen and crispy salmon skin!! Interesting selection of sake in sake vault. I do think that the tables upstairs could do with a little bit more attention for service though. Overall a fantastic restaurant for dates and group gatherings alike.

1 review so far 5
10.03.2016 10:21

Very good food and decently priced. Communication with staff and atmosphere could be enhanced. It did not help that not many people were dining with us but I would defiantly go back. The beef cheek, scallops ceviche and tuna tatami were all very good.

3 reviews so far 6
26.02.2017 15:58

Service was good and friendly. Food was TOP notch and well presented. The timing was also well prepare and much effort had been put into the preparation. Thank you for the Chef and the service crews.

1 review so far 6
21.07.2016 07:15

Great food. Great sake. Do remember to ask for specific seats else they will usually assign the worst to you. Ours was initially against the kitchen. not great. they agreed to swap us out after.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 10:21

Food was excellent. However, we were seated on the second floor and near the bar counter where it was so noisy we couldn't make conversation. If you prefer a quieter spot, request for a dining table on the first floor.

1 review so far 5
14.02.2016 09:05

Great ambience and service. Amazing selection of sake and very attractive happy hour drinks prices (made us drink more than we should). Highly recommended both for a cosy romantic dinner as well as gathering among pals. Two thumbs up!

1 review so far 6
26.01.2017 13:26

Very wide range of sakes to choose from (not all are listed in the menu, got to check with the staff). Interesting Jap fusion tapas place to chill. Food quality is gd.

1 review so far 6
20.10.2016 09:00

Food and drinks were excellent! Nikka Yuzu Sour in particular was a real winner, and we ordered multiple servings of the zucchini fries topped with freshly grated parmesan. Would definitely return!

3 reviews so far 5
13.06.2016 12:40

Great food and sake at very reasonable prices. Loved the $10 tapas promo deal! But I'd advise just sticking to the food skip the desserts. The choc surprise we had was kind of a let down.

5 reviews so far 6
27.02.2016 09:31

The ambience was chic yet good for chats with friends. The staff are friendly and make good recommendations on both food and drinks. The sake selection is fantastic! Highly recommended.

4 reviews so far 5
14.03.2016 13:44

We got bar seats. It was fantastic to watch how they prepared food and chatted with others. I quite enjoyed the ambient there and of course the 10-10 tapas were all delicious with beautiful presentations.

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 10:57

The food was fantastic and excellent service rendered! We would definitely revisit again very soon! Also, very pleased with the helpful valet service! Thank you for the wonderful experience!

2 reviews so far 6
28.12.2016 12:09

Friendly staffs / cosy environment / Nice place with great quality food !!! Highly recommended !!! Thumbs up !!! You will never regret going there with your date !

4 reviews so far 6
23.05.2016 07:37

Little hidden gem Nice atmosphere and great food. Sit down table on the 1st floor and bar concept on 2nd. Very friendly serving crew and affordable sake on promo

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 12:06

Quaint resto bar away from the CBD hustle. Tasty Japanese tapas. A tad difficult to get the service staff's attention but aside from that, perfect joint to wind down after a challenging work day.

1 review so far 6
12.12.2016 07:34

good food and great ambience. the foie gras, beef shanks, sashimi salad was what we had with sake pairing. would definitely go back again to try the others

3 reviews so far 5
06.07.2016 18:04

Great food and service. Went with a group of girl friends. We liked the atmosphere - lively but not rowdy. Food was well presented and we didn't find anything that we didn't like.

1 review so far 6
25.10.2016 18:25

Great food and great sake! Tapas were creative and delicious. Truffle somen with caviar was the highlight of the evening. Desserts were also of a high standard!

3 reviews so far 6
09.12.2016 00:19

Nice food with great ambience and the head chef came over to personally thank us. Great experience and will definitely pay a visit again to this place.

1 review so far 6
22.03.2016 10:05

Great place, extensive selection of sake and excellent tapas! Given the quality of the food, price is extremely value-for-money! Would strongly recommend this restaurant to all friends.

3 reviews so far 5
05.01.2017 16:01

The food was great and the ambient was appropriate. The lightings can be dark at certain spots and diners can't appreciate the outlook of the cuisine as well as reading the menu.

1 review so far 6
16.08.2016 08:58

the food was superb. the ambience fantastic. it is a great place for after work drinks and dinner. to top it off, food was served quickly

1 review so far 3
23.11.2016 09:24

Reservation recorded even though i book online, which is good. Decent restaurant. Boruto is situated at the Golden Castle Building on South Bridge Road in Singapore

1 review so far 5
23.11.2016 12:42

Food was great, but service could be better. Asked for the drinks menu twice from 2 servers and were not given. In the end we left without ordering the sake.

2 reviews so far 5
10.05.2016 01:24

Very good food and reasonably priced. We like the Kani salad, beef tartar and the Spanish octopus. Free valet services is perfect but remember to drive into Hong Kong Street.

1 review so far 5
23.07.2016 09:46

Great, interesting take on Japanese-fusion tapas and great selection of sales and liquors, but slow service - our 6 tapas took more than 2 hours to be served

2 reviews so far 5
13.10.2016 01:36

Nice ambience, friendly host, delicious food and well prepared drinks. What more can you ask for on any impromptu or planned evening? Recommended to try, at lesst.

2 reviews so far 5
30.04.2017 00:19

Amazing..the place to be.. Good food, tapas was lovely and delished. A place to keep going back to.. Staff are excellent! Good ambience. A big thumbs up!

1 review so far 5
03.09.2016 00:11

Great food n drinks. Nice place to chill out. Would recommend the mussels and potato mental which were my personal favourite. Would definitely be back for more😊

2 reviews so far 6
06.10.2016 23:52

Wonderful staff the tapas were absolutely delicious loved the zucchini fries! Definitely will be back again it deserves a second round !

2 reviews so far 5
14.08.2016 12:30

food is really good, and also the sake. But they forgot our rice, we waited for 30min for it :( else the score is a 6

2 reviews so far 5
20.05.2016 11:19

The food and drinks were very interesting, in a good way. The service was generally attentive, but the bartender took an awfully long time with cocktails.

1 review so far 5
13.11.2016 09:02

Great food, exquisitely put together Sashimi was fresh, sio bak crispy and tasty Good sake and happy hour Overall great hangout for friends working in town

1 review so far 5
15.01.2017 11:09

Great food and unique fusion dishes! Good ambience too, though the portion are really quite small, but bear in mind that this is a tapas bar!

1 review so far 5
11.03.2016 11:28

The food is awesome. Interesting concoctions, and good pairing of ingredients. The food is well presented too. the Peach cocktail ( with henricks gin) is heavenly!

2 reviews so far 5
16.05.2016 11:03

Very good food with a very cosy ambience. The service staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely be back with my friends!

3 reviews so far 4
28.05.2016 18:17

Food took rather long time to serve. Pricing of the food was ok. Food tasted delicious. Nikka and beer pricing was reasonable as well. Will definitely go back to dine again.

2 reviews so far 4
12.06.2016 11:10

Nice cosy Restauant w decent collection of sake. We sat at the counter. Sat night promo - 10 dish items for $10 each. Good value for $.

5 reviews so far 4
20.07.2016 11:16

nice cosy ambience restaurant for weekend chill out dinners. $ 10 promotion for food and sake menu was worthwhile.. Friendly and pretty attentive staff ..

1 review so far 4
15.05.2017 16:54

Ok Japanese fusion cafe, great food in general but sadly limited Uni Pasta. Alternatively, get the cold somen with truffle which is also quite good!

1 review so far 3
01.09.2016 08:37

Food was not fantastic and overly price. Had better/cheaper japanese Tapas elsewhere near Telok Ayer. Service was quite disappointing too. Knowledge on Sake was not to my expectation.

1 review so far 6
19.10.2016 14:05

the food is simply amazing!!! will be back for sure! 😀😀😀