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Tanuki Raw

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Time Out says

Inspired by classic American bars but named after a shape-shifting, fox-like creature in Japanese mythology, Tanuki Raw combines East and West into a tapas bar. Seattle-born owner Howard Lo (he’s also behind Standing Sushi Bar, Shinkansen and The Secret Mermaid) wants to banish the notion that tapas is high-end dining, with Tanuki’s hip and playful vibe complemented by an equal emphasis on the food and drinks – you’re not likely to eat without a cocktail in hand.

The restaurant first opened in Singapore in 2012 and gained popularity for its iconic truffle yakiniku donburi and daily happy hour deals. More than a decade later, you can still get freshly shucked oysters at $3 per pop from 5pm to 8pm when you order a cocktail (from $12). Else, pop by for lunch or dinner to order fresh oysters at $5 per piece, as well as try out other flavours like the truffle oyster ($7) drizzled with Tanuki Raw’s signature truffle soy sauce, chives and shio konbu; or the Chinmi chilli oyster ($7) which is topped with house-made green Chinmi chilli sauce for a fiery kick. And to leave without wolfing down one of the signature bowls would be a crime – stick with the regular truffle yakiniku don ($22.90) or add on pan-seared foie gras to the bowl for an added touch of luxe ($28.90).


Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
Opening hours:
Daily 11.30am-10pm
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