19 February 2017

Ryo Sushi, Singapore — Tanjong Pagar

Ryo Sushi, Singapore — Tanjong Pagar

Ryo Sushi is a few months old Japanese omakase restaurant and strategically located at Orchid Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, alongside with many other Japanese restaurants. Despite the competition, Ryo Sushi has a constant stream of customers that reservations are a must if you don’t want to be turned down at the door.

There are three seatings for dinner — 6pm, 730pm or 9pm with 9 counter seats on the inside and 8 seats outside. For omakase, you do want to be seated on the inside to watch how the chefs prepare those delicate sushi — so reserve your seats beforehand!

Prices at Ryo Sushi are nett and very reasonable. If you are lucky and early enough, you can get the $18 omakase set but only 18 sets are available everyday and they usually run out during lunch service. The other omakase sets are priced at $38, $68 and $98. Find menu here.

We had the $68 omakase set the other night and here are the items that we had:

HIJIKI SEAWEED SALAD

SALTED EDAMAME

TRUFFLED ONSEN EGG

This was spray with truffle oil to ensure that it’s evenly coated on the perfectly shaped onsen egg. A generous amount of ikura is added and it went so well with that creamy and rich egg yolk.

12 PIECES OF ASSORTED SUSHI

Seabream — with shoyu


Shima aji (striped horse mackerel) — with shoyu and yuzu kosho


Kanpachi (amberjack) — with shoyu and lime


Kinmedai (golden eye snapper) — with shoyu


Ika (squid) — with shoyu and sesame seeds


Hotate (scallop) — aburi, with lime and shio kombu (salted seaweed)


Ebi — with shoyu


Maguro (tuna) — with shoyu and yuzu


Chutoro (medium fatty tuna) — with shoyu and cured egg yolk


Salmon Belly — aburi, with shoyu foam


Ikura (fish roes) — with yuzu

Shirako (cod fish sperms) — lightly boiled, with ponzu

Depending on the fish, Chef Roy either seasons them with shoyu, lime and/or yuzu. The fish in the assorted sushi that we had were all very fresh and of good quality. I particularly liked the chutoro and salmon belly — as both melted in my mouth instantly for me to savour the sweetness of the fish. For the seabream and kinmedai, Chef Roy also gave me the belly cut (only 1 per fish, thanks Chef!) which was more oily and hence richer in taste.

SMALL RICE BOWL
assorted marinated chirashi with ikura and ponzu

The rice bowl may be small, but it’s packed with a tonne of ingredients such as ebi, salmon, kinmedai and ikura. It was super satisfying to have so much ingredients over rice, though I found to be a bit slightly salty since there were a lot of ikura too!

HAND ROLL
with crabmeat

SOUP
which I forgot to snap a photo but it was a kombu based clear soup

Omakase usually don’t come that cheap in Singapore and I’m glad that with Ryo Sushi, I can have an omakase meal more frequently due to it’s friendlier price point. Overall, I would definitely recommend Ryo Sushi due to the good quality of seafood used and how value for money it is!


Ryo Sushi is located at:
1 Tras Link #01-06 Orchid Hotel Singapore 078867
Closed on Sundays | 1200 - 1500, 1800 - 2300