Savour the true flavours of Japan, right here in Singapore at Kyoaji Dining, tucked away on the fourth storey of The Centrepoint in Orchard. Executive Chef John Phua helms the kitchen here, dishing out outstandingly innovative creations from his omakase menu, designed to showcase his versatility in working with a broad array of fresh and seasonal ingredients. Enhance your experience by asking about the best recommendations in Japanese beers and liquors to pair each dish with, but above all else, don’t forget to make a reservation at this Orchard Road restaurant as seats tend to fill up fast.
It’s not every day that we get to sample authentic Japanese cuisine in Singapore but when we do allow ourselves that treat, it’s gotta be something worth remembering. Over in Orchard, you can count on Kyoaji Dining to deliver the goods, especially in its innovative omakase menu, where you leave it up to Executive Chef John Phua to decide what should end up on your table that day. Although the courses may vary, the creative flair executed across every dish remains consistent, as is the use of fresh and seasonal oceanic catch imported directly from Japan.
Nevertheless, a la carte options at Kyoaji Dining remain every bit as enjoyable, and a popular choice for lunch is none other than the gyu niku shogayaki gozen, or beef with ginger sauce bento set. Seafood fans will love the sashimi moriawase (assorted raw fish platter), while the surume ika teriyaki (grilled cuttlefish with teriyaki sauce) will please those with an affinity for the slightly charred taste of grilled delights. Don’t skip out on the selection of premium Japanese liquors for a more palatable dining experience – simply ask your waiter for a recommendation if you need one. Kyoaji Dining’s excellent location on Orchard Road puts it within easy reach from all corners of Singapore, so should you ever find yourself craving a first-rate Japanese meal in the heart of Orchard, you know where to go. Just remember to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Authentic and cozy Japanese restaurant. Great for groups. Quite pricey but quality is good. Yet to try the sashimi. Will try it in my next visit.
My 3-4th visit to the restaurant. Set menu is value for money. My family and I would definitely visit again for the quiet environment.
The set menu was always good as usual and we had a satisfying meal :)
Good food and friendly service staff. We had the set meal and also some ala carte order. A very pleasant dining experience. Good for small group gathering.
Overall, convenient location, service was decent, ambiance is decent. I ordered a salmon sushi roll, eggplant seafood, grill beef with Foie Gras sauce, and garlic rice. The beef and garlic rice were good. Sushi roll was mediocre. Eggplant seafood was supposed to be good, but my eggplant tasted bitter. We feedback to the waitress serving us, she said "Oh weird, it shouldn't taste bitter, maybe its abit old" and then walked away. hahaha solid response. Overall food is good, service is okay but not excellent.
A rather cosy mid-price dining place with unpretentious decor. We had the tempura/grilled salmon set lunch and the gyu don (with onsen egg). Both were oishii and would be good choices in case you don't do raw fish. Stangely, service is rather impersonal at Kyoaji - not even a simple smile to greet diners. Nor a warm cup of green tea to get you comfy while you ponder the menu choices. Just that robotic "irashaiimase" welcome shout-out; nothing else to thank or bid good day to customers. Very atypical of Japanese restaurant service! We'd rather patronise other Jap eateries which also serve yummy food and treat diners respectably, any time.
Food was great & awesome value for money! We had the mixed sashimi platter for 3 & fish was very fresh! Celebrated my birthday day & lady boss was so kind to put a candle on my ice cream sandwich & even helped us to split it so that we could all try! Highly recommended!
Wonderful food. Amazing service. Only downer was there was this noisy group who once they arrived changed the atmosphere altogether as they had no consideration for other customers... When i told one of the wait staff that we were hungry she rushed whatever she could for us and we really appreciated that.
always head down for their kani tofu with the century egg sauce. found another new dish to go for, the cold fish noodles! Food has always be great and consistent. Good and attentive service crew with a smile always. kudos to Kyoaji!
Food is quite fresh. Pretty standard Japanese faire but I would rate the quality above sushi tei. Nothing out of the world spectacular, everything is what one would expect of a decent Japanese restaurant. I would come back if I am in the area and have a craving for Japanese food but will not go out of the way for this one.