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Kotobuki Izakaya Wisma Atria

By Tuesday, December 20, 2016 , , , , ,

Purists may be up in arms, but nobody said Christmas dining is only about turkey! Kotobuki would like to invite you to celebrate the festive season with them as they launch their special year-end promotion set!
Start the meal on the right foot with a glass (or two!) of Utakata sparkling sake- we loved our Yuzu flavoured one! Once you’re nicely warmed up, get started on the festive feast which consists of sushi, sashimi and tempura ($82, including a bottle of sparkling sake).
We loved how the Oshizushi (pressed sushi) came delicately and exquisitely arranged in a mosaic. 8 different variants were presented, including salmon and unagi on a bed of lightly vinegared rice. We must say we are not big fans as the topping to rice ratio is underwhelming. Plus that rubbery skinny eel was.....

We'd rather have the meaty sashimi (just look at how thickly-sliced they are)! The fatty, buttery slices of salmon, tuna, amberjack and sweet prawns made our day. The tempura that was included was more like a stomach filler though it didn't quite fill our tummies. There's good variety though, with prawns, sweet potato, eggplant, capsicum, as well as fish.

The set was marketed for 2-3 people but we think it's certainly a generous estimate. We definitely had to order from the regular menu to satisfy our tummies (3 in total). Kotobuki prides itself on being an izakaya, so we had to order the Kushiyaki Moriawase (mixed platter of BBQ sticks) to assess their capability.
Each portion consists of bacon-wrapped asparagus, bacon-wrapped enoki, chicken wings, minced chicken balls and pork belly. Of the lot, the Tsukune was our favorite with hints of pepper and fragrant sesame. The pork belly was way too tough for our liking. Skip the hot plate beef cubes as well, it was overdone and had a powdery texture to it. Our grilled Ika was also pedestrian.
The special year end festive set is available till 1st January 2017. We find that the set is still reasonably priced for the fresh sashimi platter (mostly).

Kotobuki Izakaya
Wisma Atria #01-18
435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877
Tel: +65 67347677

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