Dinner @ Kurama Robatayaki

October 21, 2016 in Japanese by thywhaleliciousfay

My friend and I met for an impromptu dinner. And while thinking of a place to go to, we suddenly remembered our previous dinner at Sushi Murasaki. With that, we decided to return. But to check out their other (new) concept; Kurama Robatayaki.

With not much marketing and publicity done for their new concept yet, we were able to secure 2 seats easily. Yes, just 30 minutes before our arrival! And when we arrived at the restaurant, there was only another group of 2 before us.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), we ordered:-

1) Asparagus, $9 (above)

2) Kabocha, $8 (above)

3) Kinoko butter yaki, $15 (above)

4) Truffle onsen salad, $12 (above) – So while it introduced greens into our dinner, it’s really just salad with a half boiled an onsen egg. I would order more grilled vegetables instead.

5) Fugu mirin, $15 (above)

6) Buta bara (pork belly), $9 (above)

7) Tsukune, $8 (above) – This was pretty good!

8) Tebasaki, $6 (above) – A must order. This was grilled to perfection. Crispy skin, juicy meat.

9) Hotate (scallop), $20 (above)

10) Taraba king crab, $38/100g (above) – Our dish of grilled crab came up to $76.


11) Kinki, $120 (above) – And this was ordered by pointing to what’s on the display shelf. Yes, I love my kinki fish! Unfortunately, it’s pretty steep at $120. So while the fish was definitely fresh, I felt a better job could be done with the grilling. Where did the skin of my fish go!


12) Kani seiro mushi, $38 (above) – Wanting to try something different, we ordered this. Glutinous rice topped with crab. My friend felt the rice was a little wet, but the staff told us it was intentional that the rice was steamed longer. It was to allow the rice to absorb the essence of the crab. I enjoyed this dish.

Having gone to 2 other robataya restaurants, Kurama Robatayaki wasn’t too bad. However, it was difficult to order as the menu was mainly in Japanese (words). There should be some English words for the ease of our ordering. Else, we may have missed out on some wonderful dishes just because we couldn’t read decipher the menu.

KURAMA ROBATAYAKI AND YOI SAKE BAR
9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, Nihon Food Street, #02-07, Singapore
6341 9668, Facebook
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sat : 12:00 – 14:00 (Lunch)
Ambience: 7
Mon – Sat : 18:00 – 23:45 (Dinner)
Value: 7
Service: 7
* Closed on Sun