Singaporeans are huge fans of Japanese cuisine and this includes Omakase. Omakase means "Leave it up to you", and the chef will decide what goes into their tummy for that meal.
The chef will usually decide on the dishes depending on the catch of the season and the ingredients available on that day. Omakase is usually available at a premium price but are they worth it? Team Weekender has sourced and tried out a few places that we highly recommend!
Helmed by classically-trained Kyoto Chef Kenta Yamauchi, formerly of Michelin-starred Gion Fukushi in Kyoto, every single ingredient used at Hazuki is carefully sourced from Japan, and each is thoughtfully turned into expressions of the season through five menus (three for lunch and two for dinner), priced from S$180++ to S$380++.
Each menu is a showcase of versatility, starting with finely executed Hassun (八寸) items — a preview of the season, artfully plated in an assembly of starters that tease the palate. Sushi and sashimi items are sliced from premium catches of the season, with chef Hirohito Tanaka selecting the choicest cuts from the whole fish. Delicately crisp tempura items demonstrate mastery of highly precise cooking.
Hazuki is located at 391 Orchard Rd, #04-18A, Singapore 238872.