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“our go-to for Japanese”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Aoki Restaurant

Aoki Restaurant
Ranked #1,039 of 10,497 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“our go-to for Japanese”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

We dine here on almost a weekly basis, whether it's with guests or the fam, and we have yet to have even a less-than-expected experience. Our favourite dishes include the hirame with truffle (even better during the white truffle season!), the abalone, sakura ebi tempura, anago sushi and actually the sushi in general. I usually end the meal with a small portion of the inaniwa udon, and always savour the springy noodles.

Visited January 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Oh boy.... Where do I begin.....”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

I really do not know where to start...ambience - darkish, standard les Amis lightings. Service - non interactive, far enough you aren't Japanese, but do you have to in mandarin among YOURSELVES when you have am obvious long table of customers? Food - oh boy, do not even get me started.. We had the omekase set and all they could come up with was yam and sweet potatoe (read starch) for cooked food. Sashimi and presentation wise, it's way off the mark of Shinji (which I freq and am never disappointed).



Overall, came to this on reading rave reviews online, never again.

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2 Thank Eileen L
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“fabulous but hideously expensive”
Reviewed December 12, 2011

Reviews of this place fall into two categories. It's a love-hate kind of place. Either you adore the superb food and pay a lot of money for the privilege, or you try to go easy on the wallet and end up disappointed with the poor service. I've been several times, and it is certainly true that the staff are interested only in customers with fat wallets. The last time we (2 of us) arrived about 9pm - perhaps later, and sat at the bar as recommended, and spent Sing$900 on food alone - we drank only green tea. We simply asked the chef to give us the best of what he had, and he certainly obliged. Rarely eaten so well in my 65 years. There was one other customer at the bar, and he was eating his way through some kind of Italian/Japanese fusion menu, which looked equally good and he was loving it. Our single chef was solicitous to all of us, and explained everything about the food. An evening like this should have only one ending - to propose marriage!

On previous occasions I've not pushed the boat out, but it is worth doing so. Don't go here otherwise. One reason is the seating arrangements are not great, it's rather small, so service can be poor. And that can spoil the experience. Do sit at the bar, and do spend $$$

  • Visited April 2011
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2 Thank opacjkt
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Singapore, Singapore
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167 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“One of the best Japanese Restaurants in Singapore”
Reviewed December 11, 2011

The simple black curtain at the entrance belies the extraordinary cuisine prepared inside this gem of a restaurant. Expensive but as the saying goes..."you get what you pay for." The seasonal fish is fresh and quality is outrageously good. Its like it is just fresh of the boat. The chefs take great pride in what they do and if you happen to be regular they may even close an eye to your bringing a bottle of champers to accompany your meal. Go and visit this place, take a date or even a business associate. Believe you me, they will be very impressed. But try and get a seating at the bar counter. The only place to truly enjoy this restaurant

  • Visited July 2011
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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161 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Perhaps overrated”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Everything is good but the hype exceeds the reality

Visited September 2011
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