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A restaurant touting a curious fusion of Italian and Japanese cuisines should come as no surprise to Singapore’s diners, acclimatised as they are to the city’s crossroads approach to global gastronomy. Ristorante Takada is leading the charge from its hideout among the new clutch of shops and restaurants in the Alexis condominium near Queenstown station, offering a considered approach to what many would deem two incompatible international styles. The brains behind this maneuver is chef Masahiro Takada, whose credentials include stints at several Michelin-starred restaurants and whose superlative degustation menus are the highlights here at Ristorante Takada’s Alexandra Road location.
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Restaurant has a nice ambience. It is very cosy and quiet. Food is good.
Service staff friendly, food is great, but portion a bit small
Our second visit (6 of us) to Ristorante Takada. It was bit of a disappointment after our first visit (2 of us) around a month ago. The reception on the phone was not very friendly. Choice between 3, 4, 5 or 6 courses. We choose the 4 course menu, 3 kinds of appetizer, including one which was supposed to be served with caviar, however it was definitely not caviar. The appetizers were overall of good quality. It was followed by pasta, we ordered Tagliatelle Wagyu Bolognese infused truffle and Tagliolini Hokaido Sea Urchin with Bottarga and squid ink sauce. The taste of the dishes was good, the sea urchin very fresh and the Wagyu cooked to perfection. However the pasta was not cooked al dente but overcooked. For mains we ordered the Braised Iberico pork with mushroom and parmigiano, which was not good, the taste was quite off, none of the people who ordered it finished. However the Crystal Amadai and Seabass in "Aquapazza" was beautifully executed. It was beautifully cooked, tender with a slight bite. One of the highlights of the dinner. The deserts were all very good, as nothing remained. As I am not a desert person, the chef was kind enough to find some cheese for me, which was very much appreciated. Not sure if there was a new waiter, but he definitely needs some more training. Overall the service was very good thanks the "Maitre D" who had an eye on everything. We will go back as this may have been a one off.
Tokyo and Singapore’s Osteria La Luna Rossa, Ristorante Sadler, Ristorante Ambasciata, Ristorante Antica Corona Reale, and Acqui Terme’s Ristorante Pisterna are just some of the highly-acclaimed international restaurants that head chef Masahiro Takada has had the pleasure of working with. Finally, having found a home in Singapore’s Queenstown, prominent among the upscale shopping and dining options at the foot of the striking Alexis apartment complex along Alexandra Road, Takada is set to galvanize Singapore’s gourmet restaurant scene with his signature Japanese-Italian fusion cuisine.
For the best possible experience at Queenstown’s Ristorante Takada, book the daily-changed seven-course degustation menu or the luxurious omakase menu that invites you to surrender to this renowned chef’s deep understanding of the synergy between Japanese and Italian flavours and textures. That said, Ristorante Takada also offers Singapore a fantastic a la carte menu featuring innovative dishes like a carpaccio made from fresh fish imported from the famous Tsukiji market, squid ink tagliolini with pepperoncino and Hokkaido sea urchin, and seasonal fare such as the Albanese white truffle selection (the Kagoshima Wagyu carpaccio and French quail with foie gras dishes are outstanding).