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“A must try”

NOX - Dine in the Dark
Ranked #14 of 11,592 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampong Glam
Description: At NOX – Dine In The Dark, we invite you to plunge into an intriguing new world of mystery and sensation you have never experienced before, and join us on a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound, in total darkness. Seated in our pitch-black dining room, you will be guided and served by blind or visually impaired individuals that have been specially trained to offer guidance and reassurance to sighted guests. It is truly a rich human experience when the roles are reversed and the blind become your eyes, opening your mind to a deeper consciousness. Also, discover our exquisite menu crafted from the finest ingredients by our Chef de Cuisine and his team, and enjoy our fine wine selection and unique signature cocktails customized for each individual's palate. NOX - Dine in the Dark is definitely more than just dining, it is a unique mind-altering sensory experience! Experience this new European dining trend first-hand and 'see' it for yourself!
Reviewed April 22, 2014

The overall experience was awesome. The staff service was excellent, the food was amazing. It was a one of kind experience where you can heightened your senses and enjoy every inch of the food you eat, plus you get to spend quality time with your companions since there are no distractions such as phones.

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Thank Iamjva
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NOXDineInTheDark, Guest Relations Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Dear Iamjva,

Thank you for recommending NOX - Dine in the Dark to others and we are glad that your overall experience with us was an amazing one! Thank you for commending our service and food as well!

It is great to know that you embraced our whole concept and enjoyed spending some quality time with your companions without the distractions of mobile phones and devices.

We look forward to seeing you back again soon when we change our menu!

Cheers,
Rachel

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

I was recommended to Nox by a friend and was pleasantly surprised by the food and very attentive and prompt service they offered, even from their wait staff who were visually impaired.

Forget your distracting mobiles, and focus on the tantalising food with different textures and tastes; some so familiar yet so tough to guess them right. Our conversations inevitably revolved around the food we were eating. Be prepared to guess wrong yet be pleasantly surprised by what you have had after your dinner.

Not for the budget hunters ($100+/pax), but certainly value for money on the whole. Would certainly recommend my friends and family to experience "darkness" with Nox and awaken their other senses, especially their taste buds.

My girlfriend and I had a great time here. Thank you Nox for the experience! :)

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Thank Tommine
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NOXDineInTheDark, Guest Relations Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Dear Tommine,

It was our pleasure to have served you during your visit at NOX - Dine in the Dark! It is great to know that you were pleasantly surprised by our food as well as the very attentive and prompt service that we provided!

We definitely agree that without the distractions of mobile phones and other devices, guests will inevitably focus more on the food and the interesting conversations they will have with their date or group of friends/family. It is a fun and interactive way to test your palate and realize how much you normally "eat with your eyes".

Thank you so much for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you back again with friends and family!

Cheers,
Rachel

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Excellent dining experience! Not only is service immaculate, the food is outstanding! Loved the whole "pitch black" dining experience. Be amazed at how sensitive your taste buds will be without your sense of sight and that'll mean the flavor explodes in your mouth! no hand phones too so you really get to have quality time with your friends/partner. Definitely one of my best dining experience. Highly recommend!

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NOXDineInTheDark, Guest Relations Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Dear trinimc,

Thank you for highly recommending NOX to others and we are very glad that you found the dining experience with us to be an excellent one!

It is absolutely great to know that you loved the whole concept of ours and found your sense of taste to have been heightened in the dark, contributing to the enhanced "explosions of flavour". We are also happy to find out that you managed to spend quality time with your friends/loved ones.

We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

Cheers,
Rachel

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

It was a very unique dining experience that really makes an impression. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. As you walk up the staircase to the main dining area, the light fades and it becomes pitch black. It was a little dis-orientating at first but the visually impaired waiters were like ninjas navigating in the darkness and they were so helpful and friendly that they make you feel at ease right away. Each different course has four different varieties served in individual bowls on a larger plate. It was really a tricky treat for the taste buds! I would really recommend that you order the bottle of water, because the waiters will then ask you to pour it into your own glass, and that was more challenging than I expected! I also liked the big reveal at the end where the staff let you take a questionnaire on what you ate before showing you pictures of what you really ate…..it was surprising…
Overall two thumbs up! I would really recommend this experience to everyone!!

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Thank Andrea_Beins
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NOXDineInTheDark, Guest Relations Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014

Dear Andrea_Beins,

It was our pleasure to have served you during your visit to NOX - Dine in the Dark! We are very happy to know that you loved our food, service, as well as the overall dining experience! As much as it is stepping our of your comfort zone, it is a little insight to the world of the visually impaired. And it shows us how much we "eat with our eyes" on a daily basis.

Thank you for recommending us to your friends! We look forward to meeting you again soon!

Cheers,
Rachel

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The service at NOX was very excellent. They were warm, welcoming and very prompt. From the moment we entered we were briefed on what was to come and how to prepare for an exciting night ahead.
Went with a good friend of mine, just of figuring out how to complete simple tasks in the dark was an interesting challenge. The food-guessing was the most interesting, and the food was really good and special because they combined food that we don't usually 'see' being cooked together. Turns out the new flavour combinations were great. :)
At first we thought the experience would be some what unnerving but it all proved to be safe and fun. Our visually-handicapped guide was very reassuring and helped us along the way. :)
Would definitely visit again as they change their menu periodically. Thanks NOX!

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1  Thank twoonenine_
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NOXDineInTheDark, Guest Relations Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2014

Dear twoonenine_,

Thank you for the glowing review and for recommending us to others. It is great to hear that you embraced the whole concept of ours, and loved our service and food, especially the different flavour combinations (which work brilliantly) that our head chef and his team came up with.

We are glad that you had fun and enjoyed yourself with the help of our amazing visually impaired individuals! We look forward to seeing you back when we change our menu!

Cheers,
Rachel

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