Amazing Hokkaido is the newest addition to Robertson Quay, that features a plethora of Japanese offerings using fresh produce flown in daily from Hokkaido. The interior which can sit up to 100 people, comes with colourful fabric and posters of Hokkaido; reminiscent of a bustling izakaya in Japan.
Melty 7 Kinds of Tsukune 3.5/5
Known as the birthplace of yakitori, the Melty 7 Kinds of Tsukune ($28.90++) features 7 different skewers with a variety of toppings such as mentai mayo, fondue cheese and wasabi for that extra kick.
Muroran Yakitori 4.2/5
A classic Hokkaido skewer dish with an 80-year history is the Muroran Yakitori ($3.90++). The famous Hokkaido dish features grilled pork and onion on skewer paired with mustard. It is tender and juicy with a hint of smokiness. This is a must-order here.
Sasaki's Farm Organic Vege Salad 3/5
I am afraid I do not know how to appreciate the Sasaki's Farm Organic Vege Salad ($15.90++), especially when it is served in its raw form. These organic vegetables are freshly imported from Sasaki Farm, which adopts recycle-based agriculture. Though not a fan of the dish, the vegetables are really sweet on its own.
Sashimi Hachimori 3.8/5
Seafood lovers are in for a treat with the Sashimi Hachimori ($39.90++) It comes with an assortment of 7 different kinds of sashimi. In the bowl and winding staircase-like structure at the sides, there are Tuna Akami, Scallop, Salmon Roe, Octopus, Yellow Tail, Salmon and Sweet Shrimp. However, I find the sashimi are too tiny cut, for a substantial appreciation.
Bursting Salmon Roe Rice Bowl ($39++)
Oder the Bursting Salmon Roe Rice Bowl ($39++) and be prepared for a spectacular sight. The servers will crowd around the customer, chanting enthusiastically to live taiko beats, as they heap spoonful after spoonful of ikura on the bowl of sushi rice.
Hokkaido Wagyu Steak 4/5
Do keep a distance from the Hokkaido Wagyu Steak ($23.90++) as it is set ablaze at tableside. This adds a hint of smokiness and caramelisation to the meat. It also comes with yuzu kosho, sea salt, wasabi and steak sauce at the side, for those who like that extra flavour.
Amazing Hokkaido can offer fresh produces because it works with a special selection of gourmet partners such as Kaneshime Takahashi fishing company for its sashimi, Yamamura seafood processing industry for its fresh seafood and Sasaki Farm for its organic greens.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
30 Robertson Quay
Tel: +65 62350212
Nearest MRT: Fort Canning (DT Line)
Daily: 530pm - 11pm
1) Alight at Fort Canning MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to traffic junction of Clemenceau Ave and River Valley. Cross the road. Turn left and walk down Clemenceau Ave. Turn right onto Unity Street. Then left onto Merbau Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]