This cosy 30-seater is easy to overlook, occupying a small unit in the basement of Zhongshan mall. The restaurant is helmed by Egyptian Chef Khaled Elelimi, who cut his teeth at renowned hotel chains like Shangri-La and Four Seasons. Known for its selection of quality meats, Pistachio's mixed grill for two – a selection of beef and chicken kebabs and lamb chops served with saffron rice is a popular choice, as is the Tomahawk steak with roasted potatoes. It's not on the à la carte menu and has to be ordered three days in advance.
Craving food from the lands of Greece, Turkey, and Morocco? You won’t find as many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern joints in Singapore as you would Japanese or Italian restaurants – but there's no denying that the cuisine, heavily influenced by Ottoman Empire, is slowly gaining favour here thanks to its fragrant blend of spices and expert use of the grill. Here are our top picks on where to dine Mediterranean and Middle Eastern in Singapore.