CLOSED: Tburu Japanese Restaurant, Orchard Gateway @Emerald: Calvin Yeung’s Beautiful Restaurant

EDIT: Tburu has closed down.

tburu singapore reviewCalvin Yeung has more than a dozen of award-winning restaurants over Asia, and has opened Tburu on the 5th floor of Orchard Gateway@Emerald. The space is a dream: tall ceilings, and full glass panels to allow natural sunlight to enter, with jazz in the background.

tburu orchardgateway@emerald set lunch priceTruffle kanpachi carpaacio ($22)

Tburu flies in whole fishes (not fillets) from Japan. Set lunches range from $18++ to $43++, and omakase at $100++ or $130++.

tburu japanese restaurant sg menuTempura salad ($14-$16)

tburu singaporeHokkaido scallop chawanmushi $12

Tburu singapore What was fantastic that day was the grilled items from bincho-tan, top quality Japanese charcoal. Both the iberico pork jaw from Spain ($18) and A4 Japanese wagyu from Gunma Japan ($22) were aromatic with smoke, although the wagyu was slightly over-cooked.

tburu singaporeScallop-foie gras maki ($32)

But the sushi could be improved. The problem lay in the rice: not hot, moist, vinegary, and fluffy enough. The aburi salmon was the best out of the lot, burnt beautifully to exude the taste of its fats.

Tburu sg5 Assorted aburi sushi ($38)

Tburu is a perfect restaurant to bring your date. You have to take the lift to the 5th floor, which leads to an exclusive entrance–no other restaurants or shops here–and you enter a whole new different world of zen, calm, and peace.

Tburu Singapore

218 Orchard Road, OrchardGateway@Emerald #05-01, Singapore 238851
T: +65 6221 0004
11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm, Closed Sun

Decor/Ambience: 9/10
Service: NA (tasting)
Value: 7/10
Food: 5.75/10
Rating: 3.625/5

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This is an invited tasting.

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