Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Takeshi-San @ Holland Village - A New Modern-Japan Restaurant With Stairway To Heaven Sushi Kaidan Sets


Takeshi-San is a new kid on the block in Holland Village, offering classic Japanese cuisine with an elegant interpretation. Its exterior doesn't look like a Japanese restaurant, more like a bistro or pub. Let's not judge a book by its cover. We will let the food speak for itself.

Mixed Carpaccio 4/5

I started with the Mixed Carpaccio ($16), which consists of tuna, salmon, hamachi and hotate. The addition of ponzu dressing brightens the whole enjoyment.

Ikura Chawanmushi 4/5

Next up is the Ikura Chawanmushi ($8). The steamed egg is flavourful with a chicken stock base topped with ikura. Digging into the creamy and smooth steamed egg, you can also find pieces of mushroom, chicken and prawn in it.

Incredible Hulk Roll 4/5

The sushi roll I had has an interesting name. It is called the Incredible Hulk Roll ($20). It probably comes from the green coloured avocado that is laid on top of the sushi roll. The sushi roll is stuffed with ebi tempura, cream cheese and baked eel, giving it a delectable textural contrast.

Garlic Fried Rice with A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Cubes 4/5

For something more substantial to fill up your tummy, go for the Garlic Fried Rice with A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Cubes. Fragrant egg and aromatic fried garlic accentuated the enjoyment of the fluffy rice.

Premium Takeshi Set (6pc of various assortments) 4/5

A popular dish on the menu is their Sushi Kaidan Sets. I noticed that almost every table has one of the eight sets or more on its table. I tried their Premium Takeshi Set ($26), which consists of 6 different sushi. Displayed in a wooden stair, I work my way up to the top, starting with the unagi foie gras sushi and finishing with chutoro sushi.

Overall I feel the food at Takeshi-San is unpretentious with a modern take of classic Japanese cuisine. Though the restaurant's interior does not feel like a Japanese restaurant, it brings me back to those Japanese restaurants I visit in Melbourne.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

38 Lorong Mambong
Singapore 277694
Tel: +65 62480886
Nearest MRT: Holland Village (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 3pm, 530pm - 10pm

1) Alight at Holland Village MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to Lorong Liput. Walk down Lorong Luput. Turn right onto Lorong Mambong. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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