For the month ahead, count on these establishments for quick lunch fixes, fuss-free dinners, and late-night toasts. From IPPUDO’s spanking new 10th outpost in Singapore and Poulet’s 10th largest flagship, to quality Mediterranean lunches in town, here are 8 restaurants to check out in Singapore this September.
Chef Kenjiro “Hatch” Hashida needs no introduction in Singapore’s omakase dining scene. After all, the name of his eponymous restaurant has been synonymous with exquisite omakase repertoires since its debut in 2013. Welcoming new creations to the restaurant’s menu, the imaginative chef presents highlights such as a simmered dish of the seasonal Ainame in a shoyu sauce base, topped with daikon and sancho peppers. There’s also the Aji Tartare, where chopped aji is uplifted with ginger, pickled ginger flower, and negi, before being beautifully garnished with crispy rice puffs and caviar.
The world-famous ramen experience marks its 10th outlet in Singapore with a brand-new outpost at Clarke Quay. Central to the cosy 50-seater restaurant is a bar counter that serves up a curated selection of outlet-exclusive shochu and sake sourced from Japan for some night-long toasts to accompany their globally renowned ramen. Slurp on the Shiromaru and Akamaru ramen, or have your pick of other popular IPPUDO offerings, like their Pork Bun and Aburi Salmon Mentai Don.
It’s summertime in Hokkaido, and this means hairy crabs are in season. Celebrating this harvest is Ken Japanese Restaurant’s limited-time Hokkaido Hairy Crab Lunch Set, available from now till the end of September. The oceanic treasure is prepared in four different ways in this set, such as in the form of a refreshing salad or as a mouth-watering kaisen-don topped with ikura and premium-grade uni. Choose to have your power lunch served omakase-style or have them served all at once for that foodie ‘gram.
Known for their outstanding Italian cuisine, enhanced with the bright charm of modern Californian influences, Osteria Mozza’s opening at the Hilton Singapore Orchard just earlier this year has been met with much acclaim, and they’re already back with more. Presenting a whole new lunch experience, the exclusive menu will include the Singapore debut of Nancy Silverton’s world-famous artisanal wood-fired pizzas, alongside reimagined American-style salads, craft beers on tap, and much more.
In honour of their 10th anniversary this year, Poulet joins in on 10.10 celebrations with the opening of their 10th largest flagship store at Northpoint City. The new, spacious outlet features lush botanical vibes flushed with natural daylight thanks to their floor-to-ceiling glass panels. Exclusively at Poulet Northpoint City, diners can look forward to the launch of a black pepper cream sauce to complement their Signature Roast Chicken, an insta-worthy Pineapple and Coconut Panna Cotta bunny treat, Kaya Jam Crepe with Salted Butter & Crème Chantilly, and more. To commemorate the milestone, there’ll also be limited-edition tote bags with illustrations by local illustrator and calligrapher Kristin Kiong, only up for grabs at the new outlet.
Bringing together the warmth of tradition and modern comfort, Ramen Champion is home to five beloved Japanese food brands. Find rich pork bone soup ramen from Tonkotsu Ikkyu, Menya Ryu’s Sapporo-style miso-based ramen, Buta God’s sukiyaki porn ramen, Hokkaido donburi from Don Meijin, and tsukenmen offerings that require up to 15 hours of preparation time from Taishoken. Furthering their mission to introduce traditional ramen to the new generation, Ramen Champion has announced the launch of Tori Paitan Stamina Shio Ramen. Featuring a rich and creamy chicken soup base, the new dish is a delicious work of art that takes over 12 hours to prepare! Served with bone-in whole chicken legs marinated in rich char siu sauce that accompany Jiro-style flat noodles, you’ll have to act fast for a taste of it yourself: this limited-edition ramen is only available on weekdays from Oct 10 to Oct 21, with a daily limit of 30 bowls.
Most renowned for their affordable, flame-torched wagyu beef bowls, Waa Cow! introduces a new grill-it-yourself dining concept in the heart of Serangoon Gardens. What’s especially unique about the experience is their array of house-made sauces and dips to pair with your grilled meats. Waa Cow! Yakiniku is the first in Singapore to offer such pairings, along with their crowd-pleasing Garlic Butter Teriyaki and Ponzu Negi sauces. When it comes to beef cuts, the restaurant serves up karubi, oyster blade, striploin, and ox tongue, among many others. Delicious sides like sashimi platters, truffle rice, and chawanmushi are also available, to enjoy alongside a vibrant menu of tipples and non-alcoholic beverages.
Looking for a quick lunch fix in town? Mediterranean restaurant White Marble now offers a Three-course Weekday Set Lunch menu, on top of a Happy Hour promotion. Treat yourself to flavours that traverse land and sea, where the freshest produce, meats, and spices are treated to perfection by veteran Chef Otto Weibel. The menu kickstarts with an appetiser of choice between a Horiatiki Salad and Charcoal Grilled Spanish Octopus. Selection of mains include Hummus with Tabbouleh Salad, Moroccan Braised Lamb, Linguine Vongole, and more! Then round up the feast on a sweet note with a choice of vanilla or lemon gelato drizzled with berries compote, or go for the classic Churros with Chocolate.