There’s now more reason to visit Nobu Singapore.
Executive Chef Hideki Maeda and his culinary team have kicked off a new bottomless Weekend Brunch, which will be available every Saturday and Sunday at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore.
AVENUE ONE headed down to try its inaugural “Taste of Nobu” Weekend Brunch concept, designed to provide diners with a host of Nobu staples and an exquisite Japanese-Peruvian dining experience. Read on to find out if this brunch buffet is worth your while.
Nobu Singapore Weekend Brunch review
This is a semi-buffet brunch concept and the moment you walk into the restaurant, your attention will certainly be grabbed by live action of Nobu chefs, who are preparing a counter selection of Nobu sushi rolls, sashimi, cold dishes and salads before your eyes.
From this section, I really enjoyed the mini chirashi don, thanks to the bed of fresh seafood that tasted naturally sweet and refreshing. The Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna also had great potential to be an amazing dish; I only wished it could be served even more à la minute – perhaps on demand – so that it can be hotter and more crispy.
The highlight for me was certainly its menu of à la minute signature hot dishes. There are 12 items on this menu, and as I was at this tasting with a group of other media representatives, we were able to order all of them.
The portions were really generous, so I’d highly recommend that you go with a few friends – a group of four to six will be ideal – so that you can try more from the menu.
My favourites from this menu include the F1 Japanese Beef Toban Yaki, Chilean Sea Bass Spicy Cilantro Sauce, and the Nasu Miso.
The F1 Japanese Beef Toban Yaki impressed as it was served; sizzling, on a hot plate. Its fragrant aroma hit my nose first before I took in the beautiful cook on the beef. Tender and flavourful, this was an absolute delight on the palate.
The Chilean Sea bass was another exciting dish to savour. The fish had a melt-in-your-mouth texture and its flavour was lifted with thanks to the spicy cilantro sauce – a nod to Nobu’s Peruvian influence. Visually, this was also an appetising dish, as the bright colours of the sauce and toppings gratify you.
I was surprised by the humble-looking Nasu Miso. This is grilled eggplant seasoned with miso and its moreish flavour made it hard for anyone to stop at just one piece.
Remember to leave some room for desserts.
Besides the popular Nobu-style Cheesecake, which I really enjoyed, I also loved the Panna Cotta, balanced perfectly with the addition of citrus flavours.
You can top up for free-flow alcoholic beverages and I highly recommend that you do so. Of the bottomless Sunday brunches I’ve been to, the one at Nobu Singapore offer some of the best drinks I’ve had.
The Nobu Matsuhisa white wine and red wine were amazing but the sake was the absolute highlight for me. It was crisp, smooth, and featured delicate floral notes that go well with the dining experience, especially the first half of it when I was going for the items at the sushi bar. The package also showcases premium Taittinger champagne and craft cocktails.
Nobu Singapore is located at 190 Orchard Boulevard, Level 3, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Singapore 248646. The “Taste of Nobu” Weekend Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 12nn to 2.30pm, and is priced at S$158++ per person (add S$40++ for upgrade to Classic beverage package and S$118++ for Luxe beverage package). For dining enquiries and reservations, call +65 6831 7653, WhatsApp +65 9455 3466 or email [email protected] Reservations are highly recommended.