Jin is a Japanese concept-dining restaurant on Telok Ayer Street on Far East Square in Singapore. Secretly nestled in the AMOY Hotel, a high-end Japanese dining experience in a dark-wood, red table- topped dining room reminiscent of an Eastern-version of something from Blade Runner, only with loads more daylight. Needless to say, we’re big fans over here! Guests at the AMOY Hotel and savvy Singaporeans are getting the word out that Jin is the place to get excellent, fresh Japanese food in town.
Finding really good Japanese food in Singapore isn’t exactly a challenge. In fact, the city is awash with
wonderful places to get great udon noodles and brimming bowls of miso soup. However, what is happening
at Jin is clearly something special. Opened to great fanfare in November 2014, Jin at
AMOY hotel on Far East Square has retained the freshness of the ingredients through its
minimally-invasive preparation techniques and in its cooking.
Jin is serving up beautifully salted plates of seafood to AMOY hotel guests and wowing Singaporeans with dishes like sweet shrimps and scallops, served up with red caviar and a generous helping of wasabi, as well as lobster sashimi and maguro and salmon. Each dish is prepared simply and the flavours are allowed to speak for themselves. Headed by Japanese cuisine superstar Thomas Kok, a man whose CV reads like a who’s-who of every restaurants in Singapore and with more than of 30 years’ experience in the kitchen, a visit to Jin pays very serious dividends for fans of Japanese food in Singapore.
Nice ambience and a helpful waitress who guided us the thick menu. Enjoyable place to have lunch in a secluded yet not difficult to locate.
We had a great meal at Jin Fine Dining. The location is interesting, and my daughter had a great time looking at the hotel model near the lobby. The restaurant service was impeccable, and the food was great. We will definitely try to go back for lunch to try the lunch set menu.
Great food, nice ambience. The chirashi came with seasoned rice, which was flavourful. Food came relatively fast for weekday lunch. Love that they accept reservations for weekday lunches.
We had the special lunch set of salmon belly and it was delicious. The two of us ordered the same thing and the bill came out to about $60. Service was excellent and we had a seat inside which was nice and quiet.
It was my wife's birthday and I suggested that we find somewhere nice for dinner. She, however, had different ideas and started to search the net for good durians. Durian season was over but in one of the blogs she stumbled upon the dinner promotion at Jin. We love Japanese food and when I saw the recommendations, I made a booking immediately. We were not disappointed and enjoyed the meal thoroughly. Service couldn't have been better and it was only after relating our experience with our family then we realised that Chef Thomas is no stranger to us. Just a small feedback - the chawanmushi has room for improvement as we have tasted much better ones elsewhere.
The sets available at lunch are value for money, given the quality of the seafood and portions served. Had the bara chirashi set (not one of the lunch sets). It came with salad and miso soup. The rice and sashimi were tasty, while the portion of fish slices was way more than that of the rice. The rice was cooked with bamboo shoots (or so i think) and seaweed which gave it a nice flavour (and crunch!) that wasn't too overpowering when paired with the fish.
Restaurant is small but comfortable. Overall, Jin fine dining is one of the better hangouts in Singapore for Japanese food. Our group of 4 pax went for the omakase set and it was good, especially the sashimi platter. I would give a better rating for this place if not for the clam miso soup, which was tad a little salty. Price for it is affordable though I wouldn't say it is exactly cheap for the portion. Highly recommended!
The food and service were both exceptional. Easily one of the best chirashi don in Singapore. Staff were polite and the waiter even offered to put our bag on a chair when he saw them on the floor.
Reserved table for 6 about a week ago. Except for the miso soup which is very salty and the cramp table (was given a table for 4 and they added 2 extra chairs) which could not accomodate all our 6 trays, overall experience was good.
Very good experience - reservation was confirmed both by Quandoo, as well as by the restaurant. Food was good, as usual. Will go again in future should the opportunity arise.