Kinki Restaurant + Bar
Kinki Restaurant + Bar
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
About
A hip-urban Japanese restaurant and bar that serves unique, high-quality Japanese cuisine and cocktails with an impressive view of the Marina Bay waterfront and skyline.
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Neighborhood: Marina Bay
More of a mini city than a neighborhood in the traditional sense, the iconic Marina Bay aims to dazzle and entertain visitors of all kinds. This is the Singapore found in glossy brochures, featuring a world-class hotel, casino, shops, restaurants, bars, and other attractions all geared towards pure entertainment. The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands provides a stunning view of the city, a must-see photo opportunity for visitors and locals alike. The ArtScience Museum always has a top-quality exhibition, and Gardens by the Bay is a fascinating manifestation of the government’s vision of Singapore as a “city in a garden”. Enticing Marina Bay is well worth a visit.
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 4 min walk
  • Downtown • 5 min walk
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles541 reviews
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Hollyhock
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I never know ordering beer can be such a disaster. Ordered two round
Round 1: kronenbourg 1664. The beer does not carry a single signature hint of citrus. Instead it has a fermented acid taste.

Round 2: To prove that it might be the issue with round 1 choice, ordered asahi instead. Again it is so disappointing. It does not taste like the dry crispy Asahi super dry at all. Instead it just tastes like beer is expired. I would have poured it into marina bay, if no one is sitting at level one.

Overall experience makes me feel like the restaurant carried a bunch of expired beer due to covid and just in a rush to clear stock. Some more this is the first bar I visited that does not put a coaster below a pint of ice cold beer. The standard is too low even if its a neighourhood coffee shop.

With the premium location and each pint costs like 20 bucks, I say this is not acceptable.
Written October 24, 2021
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Dear WeizheC7, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. Please allow us to apologise for the experience you had at Kinki. Would you be able to provide us with more information including the date of the visit please? Please email us at enquiry@kinki.com.sg. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Kinki Management Team
Written October 25, 2021
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Anita Kaul
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Very upset the way Kinky Manager behaved yesterday. We did booking and they did not even bothered about informing us about latest updated of MOH they are going to follow. thed did not let us in though we were vaccinated but my daughter is vaccinated in US. And rule came on tuesday midnight and they were suppose to inform all guests who have booked that they should come with serology test if vaccinated outside Singapore. We were not allowed to enter. Manager showed her responsibility with MOH but forgot about the human Behaviour. I know time is bad but i feel if you have to follow something you must inform your guest in advance and you cannot close doors on their face. That is why we book in advance . Their food may be good but we had very bad taste of lifetime.
Written August 11, 2021
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Chris J "Mohawk" Reed
Sentosa Island, Singapore1,210 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This place used to be amazing but the service is all over the place and they now seem to be attracting groups of obnoxious English and Aussie bankers/expats who are there to get drunk on the freeflow prosecco/beer/sake in whatever order they come and act like they're at a football match.

In this case they were shouting and screaming, exploding beer bottles, throwing food and drinks around, standing on chairs, undressing and basically making the family next to them leave.

I told the staff that they needed to have a better door policy and kick people out when this obviously happens but instead the tables around this group left instead and this drunk group were sick all over/around the toilets.

Not what I expect from Kinki.

This with only limits of 5 per table too...if they had anymore it wouldn't be a place anyone would visit.

You guys are going to get the wrong reputation if you keep letting this happen. This is not the exception, I have been here before when this happened with larger groups too.....

There is also a lack of vegetarian options with none on the main course list.

The staff are mostly lovely (some need to smile more...) but they seem overwhelmed and I had to ask several times for items ordered and we got other people's dishes and they go ours.
Written August 8, 2020
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Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your visit. We would like to apologize for your negative experience with us. We take each feedback very seriously and have shared your feedback with the management team so that we can take the necessary actions to improve. We hope that this experience does not mar your impression of Kinki and we hope to be given another chance to serve you better at Kinki. Thank you. Regards, Joey Tay Marketing Executive
Written August 19, 2020
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Pimmy P
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My friends and I were at Kinki for Saturday brunch. It runs from 12-3 pm. We got there around 12 then ordered food and drinks. I chose the free flow prosecco for my drink. 40 mins after I sat down I still didn't get my first drink. I asked them a few times where my drink is and the waiter told me it will come. I waited for another 10 mins and ask again and he pulled his face at me and said they only have 1 machine to key in order so I have to wait. I was complaining that if I order freeflow I would want enough drink to cover for the price I pay for otherwise I would just order alacart. At the point I was really upset so eventually he walked behind the bar and pour me drink. I mean he should have done that 20 mins ago. His attitude after that was terrible too. He brought the food to the table and just put it in front of us without explaining what it was.
There is another waiter that help us with food and drinks. He's really good, always smile when I ask something and he's happy to help. I found out later that the bad attitude guy is his supervisor!

Now for the food it was so amazing, the sushi was so fresh, rice was soft, almost melt in your mouth.
The restaurant is so beautiful and have great view.

I will go back again for food but please fix the service.
Written October 26, 2022
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Hi 56pimmyp, Thank you for visiting Kinki, and for taking the time to review us. I'm glad that you enjoyed the food, and I am sorry for your frustrating experience regarding the service rendered - but thank you for informing us as we'd like to do better. I will be sharing your comments with the team for further improvements. Should you have further details or feedback to share, please write to enquiry@kinki.com.sg and we will contact you from there. I hope to have the chance to welcome you back with improved service from my team. Sincerely, Kinki Restaurant + Bar Management
Written October 26, 2022
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Shin23_Traveller
Singapore, Singapore85 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I did a Chope reservation and followed up with a call to confirm with restaurant. Yet they were clueless on number of paxs. It was embarrassing when you are hosting for your cilents and they had to witness the unprepareness situation of the restaurant. The bottomless brunch not that impressive especially the quality of food. Service of waiter and waitress depends on your luck I guess. Anyway, I would not come again or recommend anyone to here, giving the price per person. Ok, one thing is nice to mention is the view (if you get a window seat and no noisy guests shouting or laughing out like coffeeshop uncles who are drunk). Overall, try at your own risk, you never know, you may love it. Unfortunately, I not that "lucky" to experience the pros here.
Written May 18, 2022
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Hi Tomoko S Thank you for visiting Kinki, and for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry for your frustrating experience with the service and food quality, but thank you for informing us. I will share your comments with the team so we can do better. Should you have further comments, kindly share with us at enquiry@kinki.com.sg. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again. Sincerely, Kinki Restaurant and Bar Management
Written July 11, 2022
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indyow25
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Ambience and view is 💯 but i’d say the bar has a better view then the restaurant. Service for the restaurant could be better since we are paying for the service charge, to compare: their rooftop bar service was better than restaurant. We ordered a stilled water and the bottle was just placed on the table with glasses still stacked together and we had to pour it ourselves . I mean usually other restaurant the service staff will pour it for us but this one no. The food was alright and definitely overpriced. Nothing special about the food, tasted better at a more affordable price. I guess you are paying for the view and not the food. The rooftop bar is a better option if you are looking to try. I specifically wrote on notes that it’s my fiance birthday but i guess they overlooked the note so i had to ordered the dessert. And usually practice is if your customer is done with all their mains you would clear their tables and and atleast wipe the tables of any food that’s spilled on the table but no, they clear the plates and utensils but the table is dirty and they serve the lava cake on the table. Staff wasnt friendly and not approachable. Wouldnt come back.
Written September 19, 2022
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vinccijyz
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We were given window seats which we can see the whole view of Bayfront. Staff was very friendly and passionate on recommending to us the selections of sake. Paired with delicious food like the teppanyaki beef with garlic, grilled mentaiko prawns and fresh sashimi, the overall experience will definitely be a return for us! Thank you Kinki!
Written July 21, 2021
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silsil17
Milan, Italy185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
My 4-star rate is due to the (for me) unbearable noise when the restaurant is populated (one cannot hear the voice of the person in front). But having said that, the food experience is truly unique and worth a visit. The rock’n’roll rolls are just amazing and came out of a genius. The location is very convenient and the view on marina bay worth it although it is on the second floor.
Written January 21, 2023
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saryanny
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Kinki always delivers with delightful starred dishes, do not miss its Cowabunga, AC/DC Dynamite, Crab Rave, Dragon Chaser and Pomegranate Miso Black Cod. We're served by Prem, he was very attentive with attention to details and gave us good suggestions for the dishes. Keep up the good work, Kinki team.
Written November 14, 2021
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howjiehan
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Celebrated my girlfriend's birthday there. Food was good and price point was relatively reasonable considering the location and ambience of the restaurant. Appreciate the complimentary crepe cake as a birthday cake.
Written December 31, 2021
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Kinki Restaurant + Bar is open:
  • Mon - Sat 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Thu 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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