Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kohii Cafe & Sandwich Bar @ One Shenton


Located at the heart of CBD, Kohii is a contemporary Tokyo cafe and sandwich bar specialising in high quality coffees and handmade sandwiches. The 3 month's old alfresco cafe and sandwich bar is located at the new One Shenton Building directly opposite SGX centre or next to One Raffles Quay.

Banana Coco Maltese Furappe and Ringo Cinnamon Smoothie 4/5

For the cold beverages, Kohii offers a selection of furappe, smoothie and soda. The Banana Coco Maltese Furappe has a nice balance blend of banana and chocolate flavours not overpowering each other. The Ringo Cinnamon Smoothie which is apple and cinnamon blend were the perfect refreshing drink for the hot weather.

MangoMoMo Smoothie 4/5

The MangoMoMo Smoothie is one of their signature cold beverage named after the owner's daughter, Momo. It is an excellent thirst quenching fruity blend of mango and peach flavours. The other favourite Ichigo Nana named after the other daughter, Nana, is a strawberry and banana smoothie.

Pumpkin Soup 4.5/5

Kohii offers only 2 types of soup on their menu. Pumpkin Soup and Mixed Mushrooms Soup. I got to try the Pumpkin Soup which was surprisingly very good. A homemade soup with simple and direct flavour. It has a unique taste and texture that is distinctly very different from others and enjoyable.

Assorted Seafood Salad 4.2/5

The Assorted Seafood Salad would be the ladies' favourite. It has a mixed abundance of fresh seafood and greens with a choice of Japanese salad dressing. 3 types of Japanese salad dressing are available, namely Soy Vinegrette, Goma and Miso. I get to try all three and I like all of the them. If it is down to the wire, I will pick Goma since it is a more familiar Japanese sesame dressing.

Potato and Bacon Sandwich (left) 4/5 and Curry Chicken Sandwich (right) 4.2/5

There are 10 different types of sandwich available at Kohii that comes with choice of plain, wholemeal or oatmeal bread with mayonnaise, butter letture, sliced tomatoes and sliced cucumber that are freshly made on order. The sandwiches here remind me of MOS Burger where Japanese flavours are found between the bread.

The signature Curry Chicken Sandwich has to be my favourite. The used of Japanese Curry sauce (similar to those Japanese Curry Rice) with the tender chicken fully complement each other that creates a familar but unique taste for a sandwich.

Pesto Chicken 4/5

The Italian marinated Pesto Chicken Sandwich has a light herbal basil flavours that give an option for customers who are more health conscious.

Teriyaki Chicken Breast 4/5

A nice balance of Japanese flavours for the Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich. I felt that the chicken was a bit tough. Maybe it is due to the used of chicken breast.

Tuna with Apple Sandwich 4.2/5

I thought the combination of Tuna with Apple is very interesting. I asked for the sandwich when I spotted it on the menu. I like how the tuna was done, neither too wet nor dry with too much mayonnaise. The green apple chunks also gave the sandwich a fruity freshness flavour.

Marinated Mushrooms 4.2/5

If you are a vegetarian, you can order the Marinated Mushrooms Sandwich. We did not order it but was given a small tasting portion of the marinated mushroom. The assorted mushrooms which are imported from Japan were bursting with flavours with each mouthful.

UCC UESHIMA Coffee 4/5

Even the coffee at Kohii is from Japan. Kohii uses UCC UESHIMA coffee which has a history of coffee making dated back to 1933. It is one of the leading Japanese brand with 70 years of experience.

One Shenton
1 Shenton Way
Singapore 068803
Website: www.kohii.asia
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place (NS Line, EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 830am - 830pm
Sat: 9am - 3pm
(Closed on  Sun & PH)

1) Alight at Raffles Place MRT station. Take Exit I. Exit One Raffles Quay Building and walk towards Lau Pa Sat Festival Market direction. One Sheraton Building is diagonally opposite Wendy or directly opposite SGX Centre. Journey time about 10 minutes.


  1. We love their seafood salad and the mango smoothie :)

  2. Yay! Thank you for sharing your food experience. I suggest that you try the best roti prata in Singapore and write a food review about it. Please keep us updated.

  3. @Miss Tam Chiak, hehe thanks to my friend for doing the banner.

  4. @Charlene, Still a lot to learn from you.

  5. @Ellena, I don't mind going back. The food there is good.

  6. @AJ Roti Prata SG, where do u suggest?

  7. Nice photos! Keep writing!

  8. I concur on the marinated mushrooms and the curry chicken sandwich. Brought my colleagues for lunch today and they enjoyed the food. But sadly we were left disappointed by the coffee. No "body" at all and they said, it tasted like airplane coffee.

  9. Hi Anonymous, thanks for the encouragement

  10. Hi Susan, I agreed with you on the coffee. disappointing.

  11. HI Susan and Derrick,

    Thanks for the feedback on the coffee. UCC Masterpiece is a Japanese coffee and is generally lighter than most other brands due to Japanese palette. It is less acidic and does not leave a dry after taste in the throat.

    We will however be working very hard to bring new tastes to add in to our menu!

  12. thanks to your recommendation, i now know where to eat when I am in CBD! the pumpkin soup looks stupendous!

    cheers, alexis

    1. HI Alexis,

      What are you waiting for?! Pls get in contact with us. We would love to have you here! Pls arrange with Yean, yean@kohii.asia!

  13. Hi Alexis, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Yes Kohii is defintiely worth trying. Both their pumpkin and mushroom soup are very homely and unique.

  14. HI Susan and Derrick,

    Your valuable feedback has been heard and worked on. After your reviews, we did more homework on the coffee used and have now changed it to UCC Gold. We would welcome you to come down and have a Cuppa on us! PLs contact Yean or Adelyn when you are down at the outlet. We look forward to seeing you again!

  15. Hi KOHII,

    Nice to hear from you. Glad to know you have received the feedback positively. I have enjoyed the food there and will definitely go down again :)