Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Ren Lounge @ South Beach Avenue - Vibrant Japanese Restaurant, Bar and Lounge With Omakase, Whisky and More In City Centre


Ren Lounge is a new Japanese restaurant, bar, and lounge opened at South Beach Avenue. The restaurant, helmed by Executive Chef Samuel Lau, offers Edo-style Japanese omakase for lunch and dinner. It also has a separate lounge and private room where diners can relax at the end of the day over a dram or two, with a choice of tasty bar bites that range from Japanese appetisers to western mains.

Trio of Oysters

We started with a Trio of Oysters from the bar bites section to sample the seasonal live oyster available on their menu and the different ways of appreciating it. You can have it on its own to enjoy the freshness, baked and topped with bread crumbs & bacon, or baked with cheese can cream spinach.

Roasted Lamb Rack

The Roasted Lamb Rack cooked to a beautiful pink is accentuated by the spiced rub for a well-flavoured and tender enjoyment.


After having a glimpse of the bar bites, we move over to our omakase dinner. We had the Hana Omakase ($250), which comprises Seasonal Appetisers, Sashimi, Uni, Yakimono, Sushi, Donburi, Soup, and Dessert. Starting from the left to the right, we started with the refreshing Figs, followed by the creamy Monk Fish Liver and popping surprises from the Herring Roe.

Seasonal Sashimi

Next, is the Seasonal Sashimi showcasing the freshest catch f the day. On my plate, I have Katsuo, Kanpachi (Amber Jack), and Kimedai (Golden Eye Snapper).

Uni Special

A crowd favourite has to be Uni Special. In the glass, the Shiro Ebi hailed as the jewel of Toyama Bay is paired with uni and ikura. The chemistry of the three ingredients brings out the ebi's sweetness excellently.

Yakimono - Tachiuo Shioyaki

From the grilled section, we had the Tachiuo Shioyaki (grilled belt fish). The white fish is light and clean tasting.


Our next course is the Sushi course, which comprises five different sushi - Hirame, Shima aji, Akami, Chutoro and Otoro. The rice to fish ratio is perfectly balanced and hand-pressed into a delicate morsel. The vinegar flavoured rice beautifully accentuated the freshness of the raw fish.

Negitoro & Ikura Donburi

To ensure one is full from the omakase meal, it is wrapped up with a Donburi and Soup course. The donburi is topped with Negitoro and Ikura. Though simple, it is very satisfying and accompanied by a warm bowl of soup.


Last but not least, we end the omakase dinner with a slice of Melon and Sea Salt Ice Cream for dessert.


Besides having Japanese omakase at the main hall, Ren Lounge is also a space to meet with friends over drinks and casual bites. At the separate lounge and private room, the compact drinks menu offers the choice of Champagne, wine, sake, whisky and more to pair with your tasty bar bites that range from Japanese appetisers to Western mains. In addition, an enclosed private room offers more space for guests to hold their special events and celebrations, with customised menu options available.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Ren Lounge
South Beach Avenue
30 Beach Road
Singapore 189763
Tel: +65 69834825
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12pm - 230pm, 5pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit F. Walk to the exterior of South Beach Avenue facing Suntec. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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