Located at the newly renovated Rendezvous Gallery beside Rendezvous Hotel. Seki Japanese Restaurant aims to bring to its customers a unique dining affair unlike any other in Singapore. With an extensive menu, it hopes to cater for a vast profile of patrons to feast at Seki.
Besides the main dining area, like any other Japanese restaurant there is a bar area for you to enjoy the culinary skill of the Japanese chef preparing your food using the freshest ingredients.
For group and family, if you need some privacy. There is also a private dining room to cater for your needs.
Yogurt Sake 4/5
The milky white liquid in the short glass is actually Yogurt Sake. The yogurt sake is very easy to drink, front with sweetness and a tad of alcoholic lingering bitterness. A very enjoyable drink to go with the food.
Fugu Mirin Boshi 4/5
When I knew the restaurant is going to serve me Fugu which is puffer fish, I was anticipating this dish with anxiety because I have never eaten puffer fish and it can be deadly if not being prepared properly. Actually Fugu Mirin Boshi ($12++) is very different from what I have imagined. It is dried puffer fish seasoned with sweet sake. It is a traditional snack eaten while drinking sake. While some of us debated that it tasted like Bak Kwa. I thought it tasted more like dried Cuttlefish.
SEKI Kamo Salad 4.2/5
The SEKI Kamo Salad or Black Pepper Smoked Duck Salad ($8++) makes a wonder appetizer. It is topped with thin strips of deep fried spring roll skin, sesame seed and special homemade dressing. The homemade dressing which has a vinegary taste married the dish perfectly. I am only confused with the idea of smoked duck in Japanese cuisine.
3 Kind Sashimi Moriawase 4.2/5
Diners can expect the freshest ingredients at Seki Japanese Restaurant. They are imported directly from Tsukiji Market, Tokyo, Japan on every Tuesday and Thursday. The 3 Kind Sashimi Moriawase ($42++) came with freshness swimming in the mouth.
Foie Gras Chawanmushi 4.2/5
Opening the lid, I was surprised to see the Foie Gras Chawanmushi ($7++) is dark in colour. Upon tasting, I realised it had a layer of soy sauce. Initially the dish tasted salty but when it is eaten with the right portion of the smooth egg custard, the taste was actually quite delectable and light and yet refreshing.
Gyu Shioyaki 4.5/5
The Gyu Shioyaki is charcoal grilled beef in black pepper and salt. The beef was grilled to perfection and it was very tender. It also comes with a special mayonnaise mustard sauce. The beef itself was already heavenly and the sauce simply give it a new level of enjoyment.
3 Kind Sushi Moriawase and California Roll 4.2/5
Moriawase in Japanese restaurant basically means "off the menu chef's special items" or simply means chef's selection of whatever is fresh on the day. The 3 Kind Sushi Moriawase and Califrnia Roll ($35++) gives one a suspend of unknown what the chef going to serve but also ensure you get to taste the freshest ingredients on the day.
Seki Japanese Restaurant
9 Bras Basha Road
Tel: +65 63363806
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah (CC Line)
Daily: 1145am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm
1) Alight at Bras Basah MRT station. Take Exit D. Walk towards direction of Rendezvous Hotel. Journey time about 5 minutes.