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“Best Value Japanese Fine Dining”
Review of Mikuni

Mikuni
Ranked #257 of 11,489 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Japanese
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Description: Mikuni offers a culinary tour through exquisite creations from its three stunning Teppanyaki, Sushi and Robatayaki live stations, each helmed by a master chef, that highlight the most premium of seasonal Japanese produce. Be delighted with Mikuni's multi-sensory dining experience complemented with signature creations by Executive Chef Moon's novel and exciting modern kaiseki dishes that seamlessly blend modern and century-old Japanese culinary techniques with a dash of theatrical humour.
Reviewed 11 April 2013

See full reviews & photos in my blog=http://chefquak.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/dinner-mikuni-at-fairmont-hotel-on-24-3-2013/

I go to Mikuni a lot as my wife & I really enjoy the food there, and with Feed@Raffles discounts (50% discount for 2pax), that is the best value eat we can get anywhere.
We always order ala carte so we pick only dishes we like and also it is much better value than ordering the Seasons Menu or the Grand Tour Tasting Menu. We explore the menu quite a bit & zero in on the dishes we like.
My selected courses (shared by 2pax) as follows-
1. truffle kampachi (S$28) - a wonderful, wonderful dish, and as you can see in my blog picture, it is so pretty. It is in a small way a fusion sashimi dish by the Korean Chef with kampachi sashimi fanned out in probably tsuyu sauce as the sauce is not so salty, and a dash of truffle oil – so very fragrant, fresh, sweet & tasty!
2. botan ebi sashimi (S$35) – you get 3 prawns for sashimi & 2 if you order sushi. These are large (3x the size of regular ama ebi), plump & sweet prawns with the same pleasant slightly sticky to the bite texture as regular ama ebi; and they deep fry the large prawn heads. We eat up almost the entire crispy deep-fried prawn heads every time so no need to elaborate la…haha.
3. united nation futomaki (S$28) - The name sounds like a disaster but there are 9 ingredients (I can see there are unagi, ebi, tamago, avogado, different fish roes, maybe crabstick etc in my blog pictures) & it is good – may not be the best as there are many specialist maki in many restaurants these days, but it is good!
4. tako (octopus) sous vide & deep-fried in light batter (S$30) - This is really very good as the meat is totally tender & consistent throughout because of sous vide (vacuum low temperature slow-cooking). it goes very well with just a little wasabi mayo (provided) – we always add more wasabi on our own.
5. kagoshima wagyu sukiyaki konabe (小钵).(order 1 hotpot each at S$48pax) - It is very, very good! there are 3 pieces of wagyu, and you can see from the photos that they are large & thick pieces – I reckon the 3 pieces to be at least 80g, probably 100g! these are Jap wagyu NOT australian wagyu, & they are so, so tasty, the sukiyaki also comes with the usual vegetables, thick Japanese glass noodles & mushroom, and oh such great flavours! you can add the soup to the rice afterwards (and remember to add wasabi to it as well).

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Thank chefquak
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Had assorted sashimi, which were very tasty and generous portion. The Wagyu Beef served on a skewer was very tender and succulent. Desserts were good. Prices are "above average" from my perspective but I think it's worth the value.

Restaurant ambience is cosy. very good service. Staff are knowledgeable and do make good recommendations of dishes.

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Thank SingaTrav3ll3r
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Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

3 sets are offered here: Seafood, Beef, or Prawn & Beef. The golden prawn is still a favorite and food quality is high. The only thing I felt unfitting was the Pre-cooked fried rice and the chef just reheated it on the teppanyaki grill.

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Thank mistermike9
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

We thought we would be seated near an action station and get good food at reasonably high price. We were seated in a very dark restaurant with black walls and small spot lights. We asked to be moved and then were seated within view of a Tepanyaki station, which was ok, then 6 men on a business meal were seated so we couldnt see much. Drinks offer was 99SD for bottle of Verve Cliquot, excellent value by most standards. We had small portions of 6 dishes, sushi 4 pieces, sashimi 3 pieces, prawn tempura, teriyaki chicken, no crab, the bill was 300SD including tax and service. Not worth it. If you go, ask for a table by any of the bars (tepanyaki or robatyaki) and enjoy the chefs cooking techniques, otherwise go elsewhere.

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Thank Mum N
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

We ate Teppanyaki and choose the standard menu. We wanted to change some things in order to have it glutenfree which was not an issue. The Glutenfree diat was well respected and the staff was very knowledgable of what needed to happen to make it glutenfree.

The quality of the food was excellent. Every single dish was presented and served with style. Ingredients were all fresh and topclass. We were truly impressed.

Of course, this all has its price and it is easy to spend 300 SGD per person for a standard meal. Really expensive ! THough you get something in return. Also the environment is cosy and very pleasant. We will be back !

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Thank Tk100964
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