From the setting (a shadowy corner of a neoclassical building that was once a convent) to the menu (four options of sushi sets), everything about this omakase restaurant fosters a sense of calm. Perching on one of eight seats to watch Taku Ashino at work is an utterly absorbing experience. A decade spent in Tokyo has resulted in a very Japanese obsession with detail. His aged sushi contains two types of rice, cooked in water flown especially from Mount Fuji and topped with the most unusual fish (parrot fish, surf clam) that Toyosu Market can provide. A selection of sakes, all served at their optimum temperature naturally, will delight real connoisseurs – as long as their pockets are deep enough.
30 Victoria street, 01-23 Chijmes, Rochor, Singapore, Singapore 187996