Dear diners, please note that last orders at this restaurant is 2:30pm for lunch and 9:30pm for dinner.
WAKANUI is a unique Singapore steakhouse that fuses together the best meat from New Zealand with cooking techniques of Japan. From the menu you can therefore expect sheer quality in the way of favourites like dry aged ocean beef bone-in ribeye and WAKANUI spring lamb grilled over Japanese Binchotan charcoal to get that special WAKANUI taste. You’ll find WAKANUI Grill Dining on level 4 of Marina One, right on Straits View of Marina Bay. It’s stylish yet humble and the New Zealand meat is absolutely some of the best you will taste anywhere. The WAKANUI experience is very worth a reservation in advance.
WAKANUI originally opened its doors in 2011 in Tokyo and very quickly established itself as one of the top dining experiences in the city with a spectacular emphasis on dishes involving dry aged ocean beef and spring lamb. The team then decided to bring WAKANUI to Singapore’s Marina One and wasted no time in showing Singapore’s carnivorously-inclined what meat in New Zealand is all about when combined with the flair of the Japanese kitchen and the use of Japanese Binchotan charcoal.
Whether for lunch or dinner, WAKANUI Grill Dining will wow. Quality is very much prioritised over quantity, with a concise menu that features some of the finest quality dishes that can be found within the Marina Bay area. You’ll find predominately dry-aged ocean meats cooked over a traditional Japanese Binchotan grill which is centrally-placed in the restaurant’s open kitchen. Start your dinner perhaps with New Zealand green lip mussels or terrine of the day, before moving onto grass-fed beef fillet, a full or half rack of WAKANUI spring lamb or Ito Wagyu fillet. Alongside all this, WAKANUI offer a curated boutique wine list full of New Zealand favourites which can be paired perfectly with the food on offer. Among these, of course, is Providence, undisputedly New Zealand's ultimate cult wine. As steakhouses in Singapore go, the WAKANUI experience is very difficult to match.
The lamb is very good, which most of us have ordered. Staff is quite accommodating and the service is exemplary. Would definitely patronize this restaurant again
great experience...service and ambience was good...lamb rackl and dry aged beef were wonderful
We visited twice. Great service From Frankie - very detailed & thoughtful. This was 16 pax, be good if they are slightly more flexible with our lunch order .. even though we had given most of our food orders in advance. Overall a pretty alright experience
Great service From Frankie. We visited twice. 7pax & 16 pax Food and venue is greet for biz meetings.
The lamb was good. Really good. My friend and I came here specifically to have their rack of lamb, which did not disappoint. The rack was cooked to the correct doneness, moist, flavourful, without the strong sheep smell that some people don't like. I did wish they had steak fries to go with their mains, but the wedges were pretty good so nothing much lost there. The starters were only so so, unless you had lamb. I had the tiger prawns which were cooked to perfection but seasoned an assembled into an incoherent salad thing. What did disappoint, though, were their desserts. They didn't bring a good closure to an otherwise beautiful main. I would definitely come back here, but only for the sweet baby sheeps mmm mmm mmm. I'd go somewhere else if I wanted a full course do, or just not expect so much for desserts.
Firstly, the location of the restaurant is not that easy to find. The receptionist seems to be quite new to the industry and seem to be a little blur. Itoh san provided great service to us and brought the chef to every table to hear reviews about the food at the end of the dinner. Food was great. Best dish of the day was the salmon! Really soft, fresh and juicy. Our medium rare steaks were well cooked. Spent $771 for 3 people, including 2 bottles of red wine. Not a bad deal.
The quality of food is fantastic. However, the portion is very small and the service is slow. My guests had only 70 minutes and we arrived some 10 minutes late. So, we asked about dishes that are faster and were told everything takes about the same time. Despite reminding the staff that we are in a hurry a few times, there were still a gap of about 25 minutes between our appetizers and our main course. The small portion would not have been a problem if we have ordered the set menu which comes with dessert. Anyway, we ended having to rush through our main course and left the restaurant feeling half full.
Really enjoyed the food here. The must orders would be the lamp chops (ordered the starter portion), the ocean rib eye and the hot smoked salmon. The red meats are suprisingly tender and have a nice smokey flavour. The hokey pokey ice cream is simple but satisfying. Only downside would be the location is hard to find especially for those not familiar with the area. However all in all a delightful meal. Would happily return.
The place was small but spacious, the ambience is good. Overall, the food was fantastic, the must try is the lamb chop. The $49 set menu was worth it as they hand-picked the best-selling dishes at this cheap price. Overall, it is a little pricey but I would definitely come back here for my cravings for their meat.
1. Took them a while to serve the main course, about 33-40 minutes. 2. Re the Wakanui Selection Plate. They kept the rib eye weight intact, but “sneakily” reduced the lamb portions from 4 pieces to 2, (compared to what they served 2 months ago) but kept the price intact at $268. Don’t think we will go back again as we find Wolfgang Steak House offer much better value, with a fine dining experience atmosphere complete with table cloth.