Making the journey to the West is Kinsa Sushi which moved from Ang Mo Kio to HillV2. It is great to have Kinsa Sushi in the West as we don't really have many good Japanese restaurant here. Its settlement in the West, brought along good quality food without the intimidating price tags.
Black Beauty Kurokarei 4/5
As diners are getting more health conscious nowadays, Kinsa Sushi has sourced and a created a menu using the the purple rice, also known as the forbidden rice during ancient China as it is reserved for the Emperor and nobles. Purple rice is known to have even more health benefit compare to brown rice. One of the creations is the Black Beauty Kurokarei ($16.80) that comes with deep fried shishamo and cucumber maki, topped with prawn roes and aburi mentai cheesey miso. Initially I was worried that the purple rice will be quite hard and dry like brown rice but it turned out otherwise. It was actually moist and fluffy. The crispy shishamo provided the icing on the cake.
Salmon Mentai 4.2/5
If the black peark kurokarei is good, the Salmon Mentai ($15.80) is even better. The crabmeat and cucumber maki is topped with aburi salmon mentai and garnished with salmon roes. The flavours swarmed through as more intense and robust, in an enjoyment way that showcases the purple rice.
Chirashi Cupcake 4.2/5
Chirashi Don seems to be the trendy thing to order at Japanese restaurant lately. At Kinsa Sushi, it also has its own version of chirashi don, the Chirashi Cupcake ($15.80) that comes with fresh selection of various sashimi on purple rice with special sauce (sesame and ponzu). The purple rice here is slightly rawer in taste and firmer bite to it, to allow the appreciation of the natural flavour. Do not forget to try the special sauce for another different enjoyment of the chirashi.
A4 Kagoshima Wagyu Don 4.5/5
The highlight at Kinsa Sushi has to be the A4 Kagoshima Wagyu Don ($24.80) with onsen egg. The wagyu beef with its beautiful marbling, literally melted in the mouth. This is goodness in a bowl with around 60 grams of beef, more than what usually will get elsewhere. A must try.
Mango and Lychee Pudding 3.5/5
Wrapping up the lunch is the Mango and Lychee Pudding. I am not really a pudding fan as most of the time the flavouring tastes artificial. However, these wobbling puddings actually tasted quite close to the fruit.
At Kinsa Sushi, customers can also enjoy seasonal catch from the fish tank. The chef will recommend a few choice of cooking the seasonal catch at a fixed price around $28-$60 depending on the seasons. The restaurant is also very accommodating to customers' request and they will try to fulfill them within their capability.
4 Hillview Rise
Tel: +65 67107278
Nearest MRT: Hillview (DT Line)
Mon-Thu: 1130am - 3pm, 530pm - 10pm
Fri-Sun: 1130am - 10pm
1) Alight at Hillview MRT station. Take Exit B. Turn right onto Hillview Road. Continue on Hillview Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]