Friday, July 21, 2023

Unkai Sushi @ Orchard Rendezvous Hotel - 8 Course Summer Omakase Lunch Menu at $68++


Unkai Sushi at Orchard Rendezvous Hotel has unveiled a delightful summer culinary experience with 5-course lunch sets starting from $26 and a seasonal 8-course omakase menu priced at $68. We visited the 30-seater restaurant and opted for the 8-Course Summer Omakase Lunch Menu (舞 Mai), meticulously curated by Chef Eugene Lam, whose culinary expertise includes prestigious establishments like Hide Yamamoto, Ashino, and Sushi Mieda.


The omakase lunch commenced with two exquisite seasonal appetisers. The first was a delightful Scallop paired with grapes, perfectly complemented by a sweet miso sauce. The refreshing combination of flavours was an ideal way to begin the meal. The second appetiser, served in a bowl, featured a medley of Seaweed and Shrimp dressed in an appetising vinaigrette, enticing our taste buds and whetting our appetite for the courses to come.

Sashimi 4/5

The sashimi course followed the appetisers, boasting thick and fresh cuts of Hon Maguro Akami (Lean Tuna) and Sea Bream. Each bite offered a clean and distinct taste, showcasing the quality and freshness of the ingredients.

Chawanmushi 4/5

The Chawanmushi, a traditional Japanese egg custard dish, was next to grace our palates. Smooth and silky, the chawanmushi was enhanced by the delightful popping savouriness of ikura, adding a burst of flavour to the delicate ensemble.

Gindara Miso Yaki 4/5

A standout dish from the omakase menu was the Gindara Miso Yaki, featuring black cod marinated and grilled with a miso glaze. The fish's tender, buttery texture paired harmoniously with the umami-rich miso glaze, creating an exquisite combination of flavours that left a lasting impression.

Sushi 4.2/5

The sushi course presented three delectable pieces: Flounder, Chu-toro, and Scallop. Each morsel was skillfully crafted, with seasoned rice and wasabi complementing the freshness of the fish. The sushi maintained a perfect rice-to-fish ratio, allowing us to appreciate the premium ingredients fully.

Magic Bowl 4.2/5

The following course was the mini chirashi don, where an upgrade option to the Magic Bowl for $38++ was available. We had the Magic Bowl, which featured a tantalising combination of minced tuna, ikura, uni, and abalone liver sauce, elevating the dish to a whole new level of indulgence.

Matcha Ice Cream 3.5/5

Finally, our 8-course omakase lunch concluded with a sweet note, a Matcha Ice Cream. Creamy and delightful, the matcha ice cream was a delightful conclusion to a value-for-money meal that left us thoroughly satisfied.

Overall, Unkai Sushi's Summer Omakase Lunch Menu (舞 Mai) was a delightful culinary journey through Japan's finest and freshest summer produce. Chef Eugene Lam's expertise shone through in each thoughtfully prepared course, offering a balanced combination of flavours and textures showcasing Japanese cuisine's essence. Whether you're a sushi enthusiast or a connoisseur of Japanese delicacies, Unkai Sushi's summer omakase menu promises a memorable and delightful dining experience.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Unkai Sushi
Orchard Rendezvous Hotel
1 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247905
Tel: +65 9634 8508
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS, TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 6pm - 10pm

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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