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“Healthy tasting Japanese bites, skip the Vietnamese food though” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kilo at Pact

Kilo at Pact
Ranked #1,769 of 10,424 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Singapore, Singapore
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100 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Healthy tasting Japanese bites, skip the Vietnamese food though”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

For a full reviews and pics, visit my blog at ms-skinnyfat

Tucked away in a hidden corner in the quiet Orchard Central mall is Kilo at PACT, a bistro-restaurant that serves Japanese-Vietnamese bites that would appeal to the healthy palate. Other than eating in the raw concrete space, take the time to experience the full retail and hair/beauty services with K.I.N and PACT +LIM. A one stop shop for a day of chilling out in town in style and peace.

Let's start off with what i like. The Japanese food here is pretty decent. Don't go there expecting a full range of Japanese meals, there are only a couple of donburi, rice bowls and sushi rolls. Ladies would love it here because of the clean tasting ingredients, mostly raw-ish. The portions are also friendlier to the waistline though i can never finish more than half a sushiro. The dishes aren't traditionally Japanese but quality Japanese ingredients are used.

The Beef Short Ribs Bowl ($18) is one of my favorites. Think juicy and tender grilled beef short ribs on top of a myriad of colored raw veg like sweet corn, radish, sugar peas and wasabi sprouts. Every bite is fresh and refreshing and even if you don't like carbs, i bet you'd finish the nice sticky Japanese rice. The overall taste is very light, nothing like the typical beef bowl that is drenched in gravy.

I also love the Sushiros and my choice would be the Salmon Avocado Sushiro ($15). Chunky fresh buttery salmon wrapped with a generous serving of creamy avocado, Japanese cucumber and shredded carrot, prawns and Tamago. The Niigata rice that the roll is crafted from is also of the right acidity and also i love the additional crunch from the side of soy flax seed chips that is served with the huge roll. Healthy alternative to chips that satisfy the junk food craving!

From the Vietnamese section, the items that i've tried failed to impress. Read more on my blog.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ms-skinnyfat
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AishaLin, Public Relations Manager at Kilo at Pact, responded to this review, October 22, 2015
Hi ms-skinnyfat, I really enjoyed reading your meticulous review and thank you so much for taking the time to do so :-) We're glad you enjoyed our Beef Short Ribs bowl as well as our Salmon Avocado sushiro, and we hope you'll return for more! -Aisha
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“I do not know about the haircut, but the food is greart”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Pact is Kilo partner restaurant at Singapore - Sumerset. The food is just as good and innovative as the food in Kilo, which is one of the best and creative restaurants in Singapore. I like the concept of Pact with its open space and the simple concrete tables are a nice attachment to the great atmosphere. I suggest the tuna-tartar and the squid-ink risotto. It is just as good as in Kilo.
You can also book the place for as a venue for group gatherings.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Guntsche
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AishaLin, Public Relations Manager at Kilo at Pact, responded to this review, October 22, 2015
Hey Guntsche, thanks for your review - especially your dish recommendations :-) Our Wasabi Tuna Tartare continues to be well-loved, and we have refreshed the Squid Ink dish with fettucini. We look forward to your next visit to Kilo to try out our other dishes! -Aisha
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“Shop, eat and get a hair cut all under one roof!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

The food at kilo is extraordinary, and the adjacent store KIN has a very exciting collection of locally designed clothing!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank World_Navigator2011
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AishaLin, Public Relations Manager at Kilo at Pact, responded to this review, October 22, 2015
Hi World_Navigator2011, thanks for writing us a review! We hope to see you again at Kilo soon :-) -Aisha
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Eat, Shop, Get a Haircut”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Kilo at Pact is the sister restaurant to Kilo at Lavender, that off the beaten path eatery in an industrial building serving Japanese/Italian cuisine. This latest incarnation is situated in a store called Pact which is one third restaurant, one third hair salon, one third menswear boutique. The decor is minimalist with counter tops made of concrete & wooden stools. Menu here is Japanese/Vietnamese mix but not together but comprising dishes from both camps separately. I stopped by for dinner & the place was packed, seemingly popular with twentysomethings of the female persuasion. My server called Serafina (who also seemed to be the manager of the restaurant) was helpful & friendly. Most tables seemed to be ordering the pho, a Vietnamese beef noodle soup or the rice bowls with assorted toppings. I opted to start with a duck & pomelo salad with a spicy dressing which had nice flavors & juicy slices of just cooked duck. I also had the beef short rib rice bowl which came with Japanese rice, radish, corn, pea shoots, sugar snap peas as well as the beef. It turned out to be a good recommendation. Next time round I'll be ordering the cerviche or tuna ahi with tortilla chips as a starter.
Desserts were limited to lemon darjeeling tart, chocolate tart, chocolate lava cake with ice cream & a choice of ice creams. Wanting something simple, I chose the basil ice cream which was a nice finish to the meal. This place was busy when I was there so perched on a bar stool, wedged between two groups & hearing too much of their conversation was invading too much into my persona space. Otherwise, it's a nice place to drop by to have some good food, shop (the menswear store is superb but tended to be expensive) or get a great hair cut.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kenneth W
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AishaLin, Public Relations Manager at Kilo at Pact, responded to this review, October 22, 2015
Hi Kenneth W, it's so wonderful to read your detailed review! Thanks for highlighting our dishes, the Spicy Duck and Pomelo salad and the Beef Short Ribs bowl continue to be favourites at Kilo :-) We look forward to your next dish to try some of our updated food options - I recommend the Truffled Tai Yuzu Roll and homemade Churros ;-) -Aisha
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