One of two venues housed in the charming white two-storey colonial-styled Chateau TCC, Ki-sho touts itself as a Zen escapade and serene sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life. Does it live up to the promise? It’s certainly exclusive – the restaurant features a ten-seat sushi bar and two private rooms with a total capacity of 18, but it’s the attention-to-detail décor that stands out; everything’s hand-built by a team of Japanese artisans, from the gold-leaf wallpaper to the hand-laid wooden flooring and the bespoke furniture.
Helmed by Kyoto-trained chef Kazuhiro Hamamoto, previously with the acclaimed Waku Ghin, expect to pay a pretty penny for the three omakase menus on offer ($230, $280, $330 for six standard courses plus three, five or seven seasonal dishes). Ingredients from different parts of Japan are air-flown in twice a week, with unique and premium ones like ankimo (monkfish liver), aori ika (bigfin reef squid) and hida wagyu. If you’re in the mood for some quiet solitude, choose from the list of over 50 traditional and seasonal sake in Ki-sho’s eight-seat sake room.
29 Scotts Road
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm|