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.
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.
Second time here and still loving this place, portion just nice
The food and ambience is good. The rice cracker with pulled pork is great and a must try. As this is tapas place, th only shortfall is serving is big. Would be good if serving is smaller and can order and eat more variety of food. Definitely a place which I would go try again. Thumbs up.
Great place for dining with a small group with an awesome ambience. Servings can be a tad bit small for the big eaters though, but the food were GLORIOUS.
Had a great dinner. Wanted to go back the next day! Can't wait to go back again. Chef was also friendly and came out to say hi
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.
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.
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.
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
Wide rage of Japanese Sake and Whisky. Nikka by the Barrel is only SG$90 bucks a bottle. Food was amazing because the ingredients used are fresh, seasoning was great therefore, delicious and the plating was exquisite! Ambience was fantastic and the service was excellent!
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.