Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant
This restaurant is chic with a modern Asian design and a favorite among the Grand Mercure Roxy hotel guests. The signature dishes like baby lobster with oats and curry leaf, baked lamb chop with Chinese wine, and braised shark’s fin with dried scallop and shredded abalone also have a contemporary twist to them.
Jia Wei is the in‑house restaurant of Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel. The signature chef’s creation, baby lobster with oats and curry leaf, was the highlight of our meal. We loved how the tasty oat crisps complemented the crunchy lobster meat.
The rest of our orders, however, were average. The pan‑fried beef tenderloin, served with rice, was fairly appetizing with the black pepper sauce, and their dim sum was palatable enough—but it’s nothing you can’t find in any hotel restaurant.
Throughout the meal, we were slightly put off by the menu, which was rather predictable and leaned heavily towards deep‑fried dishes—which extended to the dessert section. Thankfully, the deep-fried durian ice‑cream exceeded our expectations—the ice‑cream was perfectly encased in a crispy golden batter.
There’s certainly a lot of room for improvement at Jia Wei. Hopefully, it will move from being just average to recommendable.
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|Address:||Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant, 2/F 50 East Coast Rd., Singapore, 428769 Singapore|
|Area:||East Coast Katong and Siglap|
|Open since:||December, 2007|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 11:30am-3pm; daily 6-10:30pm; Fri-Sun 11am-5pm|
|Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel, Takeaway available|
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