Sunday, August 14, 2022

Saketoshi @ UE Square Shopping Mall - New Modern Izakaya & Sake Bar That Accepts Cryptocurrency Payment


Saketoshi is a newly opened modern izakaya located at UE Square Shopping Mall, offering exquisite sake and classic Japanese bar bites. It also has an alfresco dining area for guests that prefer to enjoy their sake outdoor with the night's cool breeze. On top of that, the sake bar allows customers to pay their bills with cryptocurrency.

Amaebi Karaage 4.2/5

Ika Geso Karaage 4/5

We started with some Agemono to go with our drinks. The Amaebi Karaage ($15) is extremely addictively, sweet and crispy. The Ika Geso Karaage ($15) is also ideal for pairing with a couple of drinks. The portions for both bar snacks were huge too.

Japanese Oysters Karaage 3.8/5

Instead of fresh oysters, we decided to go for the Japanese Oysters Karaage ($24). Another deep-fried item that has a delightful exterior crisp locking the briny tang of the plump oyster within.


Saketoshi Cocktail 4.5/5

For a luxe enjoyment, the Saketoshi Cocktail ($39) consisting of caviar, uni and ikura tasted heavenly with all three ingredients coming together harmoniously.

Uni Seaweed Tempura 4.8/5

Elevate the experience at Saketoshi with the Uni Seaweed Tempura ($24 for 2pc), comprising fresh sea urchin perched atop a bed of seaweed tempura and juicy slices of otoro and garnished with a dollop of truffle caviar.

Scallop IKura 3.5/5

Scallop lovers will have a choice between the Scallop Ikura ($24) and Scallop Foie Gras ($48). The Scallop Ikura is deep-fried in a thin crusty coat, plump and juicy, topped with popping ikura. However, I thought it was slightly on the salty end.

Scallop Foie Gras 3.5/5

As for the Scallop Foie Gras, while I enjoyed the beautifully pan-seared foie gras and scallop, the combination didn't come together as a dish. Instead, they are individually delicious on their own, paired excellently with the mentaiko sauce.

A4 Wagyu Steak 4.5/5

One of the crowd's favourites is the A4 Wagyu Steak ($48) that is given a quick kiss on the grilled for the appreciation of the beautiful full flavoured tender beef. Customers can also have it with salt on the side to enhance the taste profile.

Aburi Engawa 3.8/5

Suppose you are still hungry and need something more filling. In that case, you can try the Aburi Engawa Donburi ($28), which features a flame-seared halibut fin atop Japanese pickles, ikura, pickled ginger and an onsen egg. The mild sweetness of the halibut is complemented by the crunchiness from the pickles, ginger and ikura for that extra textural enjoyment.


Saketoshi is unlike typical modern izakaya. Established by a group of crypto-investors, you can pay for your meals with cryptocurrencies at Saketoshi. In fact, its name is a witty play on the pseudonym for the elusive Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

UE Square Shopping Mall
81 Clemenceau Avenue
Singapore 239917
Nearest MRT: Fort Canning (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 230pm, 530pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Fort Canning MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to traffic junction Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road. Cross the road. Turn left and walk to UE Square. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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