Dinner @ Nanbantei [Revisit]

November 2, 2014 in Japanese by thywhaleliciousfay

And on days when I have craving for yakitori and am too lazy to search for new places to try (haha), I fall back to Nanbantei. =)

My first visit (and also my first yakitori experience) to Nanbantei was almost 5 years ago! My, my. And having been to Nanbantei a few times, I would say it’s a good place to start for diners who are new to yakitori. And with them located centrally in Orchard, reservation is definitely required. Tried walking in once at 7pm and we were told the next available slot was 1.5 hours later!

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Sashimi & yakitori course, $38 comprised of:-  

(A) Assorted sashimi (above)

(B) Yakitori sticks (above) – And with the set, we had 8 sticks comprised of:-
  1. Okura (lady’s fingers)
  2. Nanban yaki (beef with bean paste sauce)
  3. Negima (chicken with leek)
  4. Mini tomato maki (mini tomato wrapped with pork)
  5. Tsukune (chicken meat ball)
  6. Garlic pork (pork and leek with garlic seasoning)
  7. Asparagus maki (asparagus wrapped with pork) (Not pictured)
  8. Shisho maki (pork with shiso leaf) (Not pictured)

(C) Rice, miso soup, pickles

(D) Dessert – We were given shiratama zenzai (red bean sweets) which would otherwise cost $3.50 if ordered a-la carte.

2) Shishamo, $8.10 (3 sticks) (above, foreground) – Pregnant fish.

3) Tebasaki, $6.70 (above, background) – Chicken wings.

4) Onigiri, $4 (above) – Rice ball with salmon.

5) Ika maruyaki, $15.50 (above) – Grilled cuttlefish.

6) Macha ice cream with red bean, $6 (above, foreground) – Green tea ice cream topped with red bean. Without red bean, this would cost $5 instead.

7) Kuro goma ice cream, $6 (above) – Black sesame ice cream.

With set menus offered during dinner, it made ordering easy and straight forward. Especially since the set menus included a good variety of yakitori flavours. With table seats and counter seats available, I strongly recommend getting counter seats for an authentic yakitori experience where one can watch the chef in action. Although it’s just grilling. Ha. And grab a bottle of warm sake too to go along with the food! Keke.

14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, #05-132, Singapore
6733 5666, Website
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sun : 12:00 – 14:30 (Lunch)
Ambience: 7
Mon – Sun : 18:00 – 22:30 (Dinner)
Value: 8
Service: 7