Saturday, January 7, 2023

Sushi Kyuu @ Orchard Plaza - 20-Course Omakase At $99 Promotional Price (U.P. $129++) For 1st Seating


Sushi Kyuu, located at Orchard Plaza, is a new omakase restaurant concept under the same group as the four-time Michelin Plate awardee between 2018-2022, Kappo Shunsui. Serving high quality seasonal ingredients is what Sushi Kyuu is all about, flown in from Toyosu, Japan. Diners can choose between two omakase course menus - the Omakase ($129++) or Premium Omakase ($159++) that offers 2-3 more courses, including a luscious uni roll.


We had the Omakase ($129++), with a total of 20 courses on the menu. The menu line-up features 10 pieces of Sushi and a Maki, and in between are courses such as sashimi, soup and dessert.

Akimo 4/5

For a start, we had a very yummy savoury Akimo made with Monkfish Liver, drizzled with citrusy ponzu sauce.

Dashi Soup 3/5

Sashimi 4.2/5

After cleansing our palate with a light Dashi Soup, we had the Sashimi course showcasing Shark Skin Flounder, Scallop and French Mackerel. The scallop was plump and had an almost creamy texture.

Hirame 4.2/5

Ika 4/5

Kinmedai 4.5/5

Mekajiki 4/5

What followed consecutively were 4 sushi -Hirame, Ika, Kinmedai and Mekajiki

Chawanmushi with Wakame 4/5

Next was Chawanmushi with Wakame, which is also one of my favourite courses of the night. The flavour of the wakame worked surprisingly well with the egg layer.

Buri 4.5/5

Amami-zuke 4.5/5

Chu-toro 4.2/5

Another 3 sushi were served - Buri, Akami-zuke and Chu-toro. I really enjoyed the Akami-zuke in particular. I learnt that the tuna's belly has a red section named akami, and when marinated in shoyu, it is named "zuke". The shoyu-infused tuna definitely had a much more flavour profile to it.

Unagi Sandwich 4.5/5

An interesting course Unagi Sandwich. Though its presentation was a tad flimsy, the combination of aburi unagi, plump sushi rice and roasted nori was just mouthwatering good.

Satsumaage 4.8/5

Next is Sushi Kyuu's homemade Satsumaage, a homely dish that is the tastiest fish cake I have ever had.

O-Toro 4.5/5

Aji 4.5/5

The last 2 sushi we had was O-Toro, an all-time favourite, and Aji.

Maki Roll 3.8/5

The Maki Roll could have been better if not for the over dose of shoyu.

Seasonal Pickles 3/5

Overflowing Ikura Rice Bowl 3.5/5

After Seasonal Pickles, a much anticipated Overflowing Ikura Rice Bowl was served, with an accompanying bowl of comforting Miso Soup. Despite the overloading amount of Ikura, the rice bowl did not become overly saltish but rather moreish instead.

Mochi 3/5

As Chinese New Year is approaching, Sushi Kyuu keeps the tradition going and served us homemade Mochi, with red bean paste and kinako.

The menus change with the season's offerings. Sushi Kyuu is currently offering the Omakase menu at a promotional price of $99 (UP $129++) for a limited time only, which is available only at the 5:30pm or 6pm seatings (not available for the 8:15pm seating).

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Sushi Kyuu
Orchard Plaza
150 Orchard Road
Singapore 238841
Tel: +65 88764733
Nearest MRT: Somerset (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 6pm (1st Seating), 814pm (2nd Seating)
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Somerset MRT Station. Take Exit D. Walk to traffic junction of Orchard Road and Killiney Road. Cross the road. Walk to Orchard Plaza. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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