Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya @ Orchard Central

Sumiya is a brand-new concept restaurant, housed at the rooftop of Orchard Central. The huge floor area was put to good use with the creation of various ‘spaces’ – 1950s Garden Sumiyaki, 1960s Orchard Yokocho and 1970s -80s Dining Izakaya – within the same restaurant. Immerse into a world of retro Japanese charm of yesteryear as…

Shabu Sai @ Orchard Central

Jumping on the bandwagon of steamboat and Japanese buffet restaurants is Shabu Sai – a Japanese steamboat buffet restaurant (pardon the repetition of words). With a total of 7 soup bases, the diversity is great as long as it doesn’t leave you and your friends bickering over which to choose. Thank goodness, you’re entitled to…

Tanuki Raw @ Orchard Central

My expectation forTanuki Raw was exceptionally high after I saw a really long queue snaking towards the escalator on a weekday night. I vouched to come back here again soon but to my surprise, when I was there on a Saturday afternoon, there wasn’t a single soul [excluding staff] at nearly 1. That should have been…

Kilo at Pact @ Orchard Central

Orchard Central has many well-hidden gems that require certain amount of sheer luck to uncover. Located within a retail shop is Kilo at Pact that serves fusion food.  Concrete bar tables with wooden chairs and a centerpiece of cacti – elements of nature blended with urban ones. The right picture shows the logo of Kilo…