Date Night @ Kinki

It was a hectic 3 weeks since the new year but manage to squeeze in a date night with Lynn sans Amber. I abhor to think that our last date night was in Oct 2010 and decided that we should do this more often; at least once a month.

I scoured the internet for the latest mentions in eating place and found Kinki; a Japanese restaurant with manga wall art that looks interesting enough for a date night and made reservations.

Kinki is located at Customs House which houses several eating places like the Oyster Bar, Sabai (Thai), Procacci (Italian) and Nueva Cuba, a favourite after work drinking place of the financial district executives. Kinki itself takes up two levels with the restaurant on the 2nd floor and a bar with DJ console on the roof terrace.

A large fish mural specially created by celebrity tattoo artist Chris Garver of Miami Ink greets you upon stepping into Kinki. Also eye-catching are two manga wall art of a sumo wrestler and a blue astro girl. All these took a back seat though to the magnificent view of the Marina waterfront with Marina Bay Sands as the backdrop.

Kinki serves traditional Japanese sashimis and sushis but their specialty is in their fusion makis and temakis. There is a hot section featuring items like the Pomegranate Miso Black Cod, Grilled Giant Prawns, Kurobuta Katsu, noodles and dons. Kinki also has an excellent drinks menu of champagne cocktails, vodka, sake martinis, and other sake-influenced cocktails.

Lynn and I tried some traditional sushis, a dragon maki, minced kurobuta katsu with apple curry sauce and seasonal vegetables as well as Kinki special seafood okonomiyaki. Being a traditional sushi type of guy, the traditional sushi here was below my expectations but the rest of the fusion food was excellent.

Although Kinki is not a place for serious Japanese food, I would recommend this place if you are looking for a night out with friends in a fun and party atmosphere, good cocktails and decent food for sharing.

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Kinki Restaurant + Bar
70 Collyer Quay
#02-02 Customs House
Singapore 049323
Tel: +65 6533 3471

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