Sunday, June 25, 2023

Gyu San Charcoal Bar @ The Forum Shopping Mall - First-of-its-Kind Grilled Wagyu Japanese Hamburg Over Binchotan Grill


Gyu San Charcoal Bar, a first-of-its-kind concept in Orchard, promises a compelling gastronomic experience centered around grilled wagyu Japanese hamburgs. This unique restaurant is located in The Forum Shopping Mall and features an open-concept island charcoal bar. The wagyu hamburgs are skillfully crafted from ball to patty right before your eyes and then cooked to perfection over binchotan charcoal.

Gyu San Hamburg Set

Green Salad

Baby Corn

Opting for the Gyu San Hamburg Set ($23.80), we were treated to two succulent wagyu patties weighing 90g each. Accompanying the hamburgs were a refreshing Green Salad, free-flow Niigata Japanese Premium Rice, and free-flow Miso Soup. To enhance our dining experience, we also indulged in a variety of sides, such as asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, kabocha, shishito peppers, enoki mushrooms with beef, and baby corn. For those seeking an even heartier feast, additional wagyu patties can be added for $8.50 each.


The rice served at Gyu San Charcoal Bar is exclusively harvested from Uonuma City in Niigata. Known as top-grade Koshihikari rice, it boasts a fluffy texture and natural sweetness that perfectly complements the savoury hamburg steaks. We decided to elevate our meal further by adding an onsen egg, adding a delightful layer of creaminess and helped bind all the flavours together.


When it comes to savouring the hamburg patties, there are two options. The first is to relish the beef's pure, unadulterated flavour by enjoying the patty on its own. Alternatively, the second patty can be savoured with any combination of the eight different accompaniments, allowing for a personalized gastronomic adventure. These accompaniments include traditional yuzu kosho, taberu rayu, sambal, shio lemon, garlic chips, kimchi, garlic confit, and chimichurri.


Pickled Cherry Tomato

In addition to the hamburgs, Gyu San Charcoal Bar offers a selection of delectable sides. The Chawanmushi, a savoury steamed egg custard, provides a comforting and velvety indulgence. Meanwhile, the chilled Pickled Cherry Tomatoes offer a delightful burst of sweetness and refreshment, making them an ideal accompaniment for a complete and satisfying meal.


Gyu San Charcoal Bar presents an innovative and unforgettable dining experience for wagyu enthusiasts and food lovers alike. With its mastery of grilling techniques, thoughtfully curated accompaniments, and delightful sides, this establishment truly sets itself apart as a must-visit destination for a remarkable wagyu hamburg adventure.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Gyu San Charcoal Bar
The Forum Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road
Singapore 238884
Tel: +65 83136633
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit 4. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Walk down Orchard Road to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

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