My family & I went to Kilo to celebrate my brother’s birthday. The reservation was made a day ahead via email since the place only opens at 6pm. However, they were quick to respond even I had to increase the number of guests to 8.
This was my second visit & based on experience, reservation is a must if you are really keen to dine here. The crowd started streaming in after 7. We saw a group of about 6-8 people coming without reservations & they had to leave disappointed.
For starters to share we had the salmon sushi which was stuffed with crispy chicken skin & RAW’s seafood ceviche. We were licking off the dressing for the ceviche. Both were so appetizing that we were wishing the portions were bigger. The chilli-line spicy pork salad was indeed spicy. Chilli padi was used in the mix. There was more pork than rockets. It was another yummy starter.
For the mains, some of us had starters. There was no beef shortribs that day. However, we were recommended to try the riblets instead. Despite it being listed as a starter, it was suitable for a main dish. The tender meat literally fell off the bone. Some of us also had seared scallops in mushroom sauce. It was served in a cream white wine sauce that was slightly sweet on its own. The sweetness was balanced out by the natural flavours of the scallops & mushrooms.
The 12 hour pork belly was a generous portion by my standards & I shared mine. The meat was tender & juicy. Instead of a mash, there were purple wedges. It went deliciously well with the sour cream. The tenderloin was moist & pink. The quinoa was slightly sweet on its own. But it was served with roasted pumpkin & goat’s cheese. The cheese helped unsweetened the quinoa. The pizza was perfectly thin crusted & could be easily shared between 2-3 people.
We tried the lava cake with red apple & carrot ice cream. The ice cream was orangey & was more carroty than expected. However, mix that with some of the molten chocolate, perfect. The staff volunteered to put a candle on the cake since there was a birthday being celebrated.
The place had a very chill out vibe. Not too many tables to over crowd the place. But because of all the concrete, it can get a little noisy. On the whole we enjoyed dinner. We spent about S$360 altogether. I definitely recommend this place for the food.