Ginza Shinto located at Mohamed Sultan Road is a newly opened Japanese omakase restaurant helmed by Chef Ron Newton Leo. Chef had over 30 years of sushi counter experience. The restaurant is housed within a conserved heritage shop houses in the neighbourhood of Robertson Quay.
The 50-seater restaurant has a beautiful minimalist space including bar counter seats that overlook chef live in action. A natural skylight sets the stage for Chef Ron as he runs the house. Featuring produces are from Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo to the markets in Hokkaido and Osaka depending on the season’s best. The omakase menus here are updated biweekly depending on seasonality of ingredients, discerning gourmands will be sure to relish in a premium Japanese dining experience.
Expect to indulge with three omakase menu selections for dinner with a 5-course ‘Gin’ Menu at S$150.00 , 8-course ‘Ginza’ Menu at S$220.00 and 9-course ‘Shinto’ Menu at S$300.00. For lunch tasting menu, indulge in 7-course Mini Kaiseki Menu S$65.00 (appetiser, sashimi, yakimono, mushimono, sushi, soup and dessert), Gozen lunch sets starting from S$38.00 onwards, Donburi Bowls from S$30.00 onwards and a la cart selection dishes.
We started off with Sweet Cherry Tomatoes from Japan with crisp Ice Plant sprinkled with Truffle Oil. My first time trying crunchy ice plant and I enjoyed the texture.It pairs well with juicy sweet cherry tomatoes and drizzle with sesame sauce and truffle oil.
Next, Amaebi topped with Uni, fresh Ikura and Caviar. Sweet and clean Amaebi topped with Creamy Bafun Uni , fresh Ikura and Caviar all in one bite. Its flavourful and completed with minty flavour from Ohba (Shiso) Leaf.
Flame-seared Hotate wrapped with Nori and Botan-ebi. Oh boy.. look at the plump and sweet Botan-ebi and beautifully wrapped smoky scallop after the blowtorch.
Moving on, we had the sashimi course consists of Kanpanchi, Toro and Dashi-rolled Hirame (flounder) with fresh Hanaho (shiso flower). The best way to enjoy the Dashi-rolled flounder is not to have any sauce because there is truffle served within it. Also,we always thought Hanaho as a garnishing ingredients but actually it is edible. Not everyone is aware of it though. And do enjoy your Toro the last because it literally melt-in-your mouth. Amazing!
Miyazaki A5 Wagyu is one of my favourite dish of the night. The wagyu served with a raw quail egg yolk and homemade beef sauce. The best way to enjoy it is to mix the egg and sauce together before dipping it. But I would suggest to enjoy it without the sauce first to have a taste of the perfect seared wagyu that packed with umami flavours.
Our sushi course continues with Kanpachi Aburi topped with Bonito Flakes , Aburi Amaebi topped with Foie Gras and sprinkled with grated yuzu zest. Since I cannot eat prawn, chef replaced it to scallop instead. And we had the highlight sushi “Forget Me Not” ( A combination of negitoro, uni, crispy rice and sushi rice). Every individual sushi displayed a series of texture and interesting dimension of its own. And the crowd pleaser is of course as per the name of the dish – “Forget Me Not”.
Next course we had the Mini Ikura Uni Don. Look at the ikura! You will get a surprise as you take the first bite. There are mini rice puffs mixed into it to provide extra flavour and texture to the don. In conjunction of their Grand Opening Special, they are offering Negitoro Ikura Don S$35.00 ( U.P. S$55.00) for dine-in during lunch from 12 October onwards (while stocks last).
Lastly, I had the miso soup while the rest had Botanebi Miso Soup.
Ginza Shinto not only offers omakase dining experience but also affordable lunch menu as well.
Address: 5 Mohamed Sultan
Tel: +65 6970 8355 / 8938 8355
Opening Hours : Monday to Saturday 12:00PM- 2:30PM | 6:00PM- 11:00PM