If you’ve been to Brown Butter but still crave Japanese-inspired places, this Japanese restaurant near the Promenade MRT station offers diners a little slice of Kyoto.
Located on the 4th floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel, Keyaki might ease your travel urge a bit with its outdoor Japanese koi garden.
If you’re looking for a more private setting with an elevated vibe, the Garden Pavilion can accommodate 40 people for any dining occasion.
Shoji-inspired screens and the Moon Gate opening onto lush greenery and a koi pond create this illusion outside of Singapore without actually stepping outside of the borders.
While the Singapore Flyer may disrupt traditional Japanese architecture, its appearance on the back embraces the traditional East Asian gardening technique of shakkei.
Commonly translated as “borrowed landscape”, shakkei involves the art of incorporating distant views into the composition of the garden to create a sense of depth and perspective.
The generous use of rocks, stones, toros (stone lanterns) and the sand in the Zen garden further enhance its Japanese vibes.
A Pan Pacific spokesperson told us that the garden is open to hotel guests and restaurant diners, meaning you’ll likely have to dine there if you want to showcase the location on your Instagram feed.
Sushi, Sashimi and Teppanyaki
If you want to dine there, be aware that the prices aren’t exactly … relaxed.
Keyaki offers three menus: lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Exclusive to the lunch menu, Keyaki Bento (S $ 70) includes appetizer, grilled dish, stew, fried dish, sashimi, chawanmushi, rice, miso soup, pickles and dessert.
the Multi-course Teppanyaki (S $ 155 to S $ 200) and Kaiseki (S $ 150 or S $ 200) are the highlights of the dinner menu.
Available Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, kaiseki-style okonomi weekend brunches start to $ 75 for a seven-course meal.
Japanese restaurant Keyaki
Address: Level 4, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Singapore 039595
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., every day
Dinner: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., every day
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