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“best nigiri i've ever had”
Review of Aoki Restaurant

Aoki Restaurant
Ranked #1,521 of 11,196 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Orchard Road
Reviewed 21 January 2014

This was the last restaurant meal of my 3-week SEA honeymoon, and it did not disappoint. My husband and I both opted for the "regular" omakase (they have at least 3), and the first few courses of soups, sashimi, grilled fish and tempura were great to excellent, but we were both wondering what the big deal was. Then came the nigiri, and what a revelation. The individually delivered nigiri was hands down the best either of us have ever had. Full disclosure, neither one of us have been to Japan as adults...

I wouldn't describe service as warm, but we also could not really fault it. Dishes were brought out one after the other without much wait in between. And pricing, well, yes of course it is expensive, but we felt like it was a good value. We left feeling stuffed, which is not our usual omakase experience, and pricing is on par with fine dining in New York/Boston.

The only downside I can think of is that we had a hard time finding Aoki as tourists. There is really confusing construction/signs all around the Shaw Centre, and we walked around in circles for 30 minutes before locating the restaurant. And nobody we asked knew anything either.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

have been a regular for over ten years and for even more years with chef Aoki. Must have been here at least sixty times. This is always been a premier establishment and one of the top 4 sushi restaurants in town. Excellent fish, superb preparation and cutting, good assortment of fresh hikari-mono ( silver fish which dont travel well). Atmosphere is good although being a small space, it can be ruined by an over-happy group. So what's the beef? Aoki is bang in the middle of millionaire town, it is visited by them and by royalty from neighbouring countries. They tend to have, um, elastic wallets. So, Aoki's prices have been creeping up over the years to the point of 'what the market will bear' and this has led to some silly pricing. Couple this to chef Aoki's usually glum visage and you get what i call a dour shafting. This restaurant could tower over every other if they improved their pricing

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5  Thank Neil5757
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

For me, Aoki is one of the best Japanese restaurants outside of Japan. The quality is amazing, they always have a mix of innovative and seasonal dish as well as very traditional sushis and sashimis. The sake list is also very good. You must get a reservation, and it is definitely worth asking to sit at the counter (they have a few small tables at the top, but I would not recommend there). Now, the negative: the bill is directly proportional to the food quality.

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

The best Japanese food I have ever had! The quality is just impressive. It is expensive, but you will not regret it.

Thank lemmenmeyer
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Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

This is definitely not an inexpensive Japanese restaurant. For four of us at lunch, the bill was $1,700 Singapore dollars!

Why so expensive? We had four servings of white truffle and flounder sashimi. They shaved some more white truffles on the flounder and it was very tasty. They were also very expensive. The four servings cost about $700 Singapore!

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Thank Jayteekay
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