Tucked away in Marina One The Heart is a Japanese restaurant that’s both cosy and upscale. Serving up Japanese cuisine ranging from sushi and sashimi, to robatayaki and omakase, Kazu Sushi Grill Sake is the new go-to spot for premium Japanese dining.
Opened in January 2018, this Japanese joint exudes sophistication. Helmed by the head chefs Chef Ichimaya and Chef Imai, you can expect the best from the kitchen.
Kazu uses fresh premium ingredients, with seafood and vegetables flown in from Japan three times a week.
To whet our appetites, we started off with the Obi Beef Tataki with Ponzu Gelee ($40). The thinly-sliced beef had a slightly charred aftertaste which went well with the caramelised flavour. I really enjoyed the tender beef slices!
If you’re in the area for a quick lunch, Kazu offers lunch bento sets that start from $25. We tried the Pork Bento ($30), which came with thin slices of shabu pork. I liked how the shabu pork was tender and savoury, with a hint of sweetness.
Today’s Seafood Bento ($30) is another alternative that lunch-goers can opt for, and we got a set with salmon. The salmon was so soft that it fell apart easily in my mouth.
For the bento sets, you can even choose either the Niigata Koshihikari Rice or 16-Grain Healthy Rice for the rice base. Fuss-free, healthy and delicious, these bento sets are great for those who want to grab a quick lunch, especially if you’re working in the area.
We were fortunate enough to enjoy the Matsu Dinner Course ($180), which came with three kinds of appetisers, three plates of assorted sashimi, dobin mushi, eight pieces of assorted sushi, and a soup and dessert of our choice.
I really enjoyed the assorted sushi, which included gems, such as Uni Sushi, Ama Ebi Sushi and Ikura Sushi. The Uni Sushi had quite a generous amount of uni, which was incredibly soft and creamy.
The salmon roe in the Ikura Sushi popped with every bite, and the savoury flavour was delightful. The Ama Ebi Sushi was actually my favourite, because the light and sweet shrimps contrasted well with the slightly sticky rice.
If you want to try something other than the usual salmon and tuna sashimi, why not try some Saba Sashimi?
We usually eat this fish grilled in Japanese meals, so it was interesting to try a different way of preparation. The raw Saba was chewy, but the fishy flavour was a little too strong for my liking.
After a full meal, it was time for the desserts! This was included in the Matsu Dinner Course. We had two types of mousse, which came with bouncy warabi mochi.
The Chocolate Mousse was very fragrant and tasted slightly bittersweet. I liked that it wasn’t overly sweet, which allowed the cocoa flavour to stand out.
The Passionfruit Mousse was sweet and tart at the same time. It was so airy that I felt like I was eating a cloud! This contrasted with the chewy warubi mochi, which had a firm jelly texture.
If you want a premium dining experience, Kazu Sushi Grill Sake is a new spot you can opt for. Be it for sushi, sashimi or bento sets, there’s something for everyone at Kazu.
Time to get your fix of gourmet Japanese bites, so pick up your chopsticks and say, “Itadakimasu!”
Expected Damage: $30 – $180 per pax