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The food is good and ambient is nice. Will visit again.
Staff were friendly and were explaining to me how to start a particular course/dish, which I appreciate, that means she is paying attention to the customers. Value for money and good services
Food and service was great. The ambience and setting of the restaurant makes its a good place for birthday celebrations/dates.
excellent service, good ambience, good food. Would definitely come back for more.
Went to Platypus Kitchen for lunch on a Saturday, the place was quite crowded but pleasantly not that noisy. I quite enjoy the look of the place with black wall and ceiling with a woody tone that gave a warm feeling and bright big windows that overlook the street. We ordered 2 mains, a dessert and 2 cocktails. The first main was Crab and Prawn spicy pasta (not the proper name on the menu) generous crab meats, 3 big succulent prawns furthermore the highlight was the sauce that has this intense seafood flavor to it, while the freshly made pasta would depends on personal preference for al dente. The second main was Roasted chicken with rosemary and Garlic (again not the proper name), the chicken was crispy on the outside and oh so juicy on the inside added with a strong infusion of garlic and rosemary flavor. the salad on the side was nothing to mention, but the fries that comes along with the dish is noteworthy, so flavorful. They have this on going promotion of $6 for the 1st cocktail order that we decided to give a try. We ordered Pink Sojutini which was on the sweet side and very mild on the alcohol content and also ordered Strawberry dust that has a decent rum kick and a well balance sweetness from the strawberry puree and bitterness from the cacao powder. The only item that we considered a miss that day was the dessert. We ordered the Chocolate lava cake, we did not appreciate the texture of the outer cake and also a rather bland scoop of Vanilla ice cream, although the intensity of the chocolate was alright. Overall, it was a wonderful lunch and we would be more than happy to frequent the restaurant. Although we will be doing that on a dinner service since their full menu is only available after 5pm.
Ambiance: The place tends to be crowded during dinner. Although the decor tends to make the place relaxed and cosy,the sheer volume of conversation makes it kind of hard to hold a conversation at normal speaking volume. I'd suggest that this place is better for a boisterous night out rather than a romantic dinner. Food: This is a hit or miss depending on what you order. The dish that has been consistently good each time we've been there is the wagyu rice bowl. The desserts are interesting and creative,but they're what I call first and last (i.e. try once for novelty). Service: The team has generally courteous and patient with our requests. They are however stretched quite thinly during dinner time. It's not their fault,guess most restaurants are like that now due to revised labour policies. Price/Value: My family tends to eat more,so we spend near to $100 every time we're there. Overall the value is fair and such fare is usually found in more expensive places. The sets give quite a bit of variety for a reasonable price. Summary: Good but not great food at an ok but not fantastic prices. I'd definitely go back because my wife likes the food and the vibe. But most likely I won't be bringing my daughter there any time soon. This is also not a place I'd go if I need to have a discreet conversation.
Went on a Sunday evening, very few people. Food was served quickly, staff was attentive and service was great. Food didn't really suit my tastes though. Got the prix fixe for 2 and the appetisers were ok. It had fried buns and chili crab sauce and that was good, but the basil pesto crostini was so-so. The taste of pesto sauce could have been stronger so that it blends better with the crostini. The truffle potato veloute wasn't available and was replaced with another soup that was so-so. Taste could also have been stronger. Added pepper but the soup's base flavour was too weak for there to be any improvements. For mains, the crustacean bowl wasn't very nice. It was rice topped with seafood and cheese. The rice had soy sauce and that didn't really go well with the cheese. The serving size was good though. The 2nd mains was sous vide half-chicken and it turned out to be deep-fried. Guess it went through sous vide before being fried. The skin was nice and crispy but the thick flesh areas were dry and tough rather than soft and juicy. Dessert was sea salt butterscotch, which was some cream cake topped with vanilla ice cream, popcorn, and salted caramel. The popcorn had absorbed too much moisture and was not crunchy. Otherwise the dish was ok. Overall was a bit disappointed given its reputation and price.
Celebrated gf's lunch birthday at Platypus Kitchen on a Friday afternoon and the food and drinks were value for money. The sous-vide half chicken's skin was crispy and the meat was tender. I was spoiled for choices; they have so many housemade sauces and signature dishes but I'm glad that I went with honey truffle soy and garlic permesan mushrooms. Many thanks to the waitress for checking whether we want it to be thoroughly cook as we would have been turned off should there be blood on the bones. The sparkling mint lemonade was lovely to have after being out on a sunny Friday. The waitress serving our table was attentive with our orders and served the dish and drinks to the correct pax without needing to ask again who ordered them. A general suggestion would be to have the tables for two to be further apart from each other as they were too close side by side. As interesting the conversations were, I'm not particularly interested in the topics discussed by the folks on my left and to my right.
Had order the weekday dinner set menu. My friend and I enjoyed the dinner very much. Nice bowl of quinoa to start off, and the tomato pasta was cooked to Al dente. Finished off with panocotta that was rich and just the right amount of sweetness. The truffles fries were good too. We order a plate and didn't expect to be such a big serving that could serve 3 - 4pax. Chunky fries infused with truffle atop with a few slices of black truffle. I could really taste the truffle. Good job! Service staff were courteous too. Didn't have to wait for long to served up the appetisers. I am happy to say that it will not be the last visit. Thank you guys, and will see you soon again!
service staff were very attentive despite the crowded dinner time. they would do their rounds and top up the water diligently. Food was not bad. Only the salad was a bit funny, my friend ordered the tomato salad, and it really is a large bowl of cherry tomatoes, 3 pieces of cheese and a few leaves of i think baby spinach. My friend wasn't feeling well, hence ordered the salad but the big bowl of cherry tomato was a bit of turn off. It was another friend's birthday, when i ordered the dessert and asked for a candle, the service staff immediately asked whose birthday and served up a piece of cheesecake (on the house) with a candle and the crew sang Happy Birthday together. I was so surprised coz i didn't know they do that, and my friend was really happy. The FOC cheesecake actually tasted not too bad also. Thank you!