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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2016/01/01/the-best-value-lunch-omakase-hachi-on-29dec2015/had another wonderful 4pax family lunch at hachi on 29.12.2015. ^^i mostly come hachi for dinner & for me, hachi delivers the best kaiseki dinner for the price. wife usually not free for lunch. the last time i had lunch at hachi was almost 2 years ago on 17.1.2014.every dish in hachi looks fabulous & tastes even better. the edamame was unusual but very good, and you could taste the ed
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had another wonderful 4pax family lunch at hachi on 29.12.2015. ^^
i mostly come hachi for dinner & for me, hachi delivers the best kaiseki dinner for the price. wife usually not free for lunch. the last time i had lunch at hachi was almost 2 years ago on 17.1.2014.
every dish in hachi looks fabulous & tastes even better. the edamame was unusual but very good, and you could taste the edamame & the excellent sweet uni which was a pretty good size helping.
my wife took the cheaper S$78 hachi omakase. the rest of us took the S$88 ohmi wagyu 近江和牛omakase.
both were excellent but the wagyu omakase was worth many times more than the S$10 difference.
for the sashimi, we had chutoro, akami (lean toro) & 2 kampachi. for the hachi omakase, it was 2 akami, no chutoro.
the sashimi was very sweet & fresh, top quslity!
wife had the crab chawanmushi. :-) really sweet & tasty.
we had something better though – ohmi wagyu 近江和牛sukiyaki!
ohmi wagyu 近江和牛 is among the top 3, after matsuzaka & kobe, so it was just perfect melt-in-the-mouth experiecne.
hachi regularly serves the large oyster during dinner, in different preparations.
this lunch oyster was just as big & good.
basically a freshly shucked oysters with ponzu jelly toppings.
the scallop roll was quite an incredible dish. the hotate was sashimi or rare texture but the batter over seaweed was deepfried.
an excellent age (fried) dish.
we all had the grilled ohmi wagyu 近江和牛. for the wagyu omakase we had 1 more piece = 4 pieces vs 3 for the hachi omakase. ^^
really by comparison, i can only say the ginzawa’s wagyu & onion don at S$50 was truly pathetic!
even the recently upped S$38.80 (used to be just S$30.80) wagyu don set at sumiya was better!
the sushi was superb quality, better than the sashimi.
for the hachi omakase, it was uni, chutoro, kinmedai (golden eye snapper or alfonsino).
all excellent stuff! ^^ :-)
for the wagyu omakase, we had wagyu sushi in 3 different preps. could not remember but they were all superb, especially with the uni topping! :-)
there was the cold soba.quite ordinary, nothing special there.
japanese have many difference black beans sweet. i like them all mostly. this one was very good, not too sweet & very good balance to the tangy jelly.
#1 edamame mousse with uni
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#3 excellent crab chawanmushi (hachi omakase)
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#5 excellent hotate seaweed deepfried roll
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#6 grilled ohmi 近江wagyu
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#4 large oysters with ponzu jelly
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#3 ohmi 近江wagyu sukiyaki (for wagyu omakase)
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#7 sushi – uni, chutoro, kinmedai (for hachi omakase)
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#7 sushi – uni, chutoro, kinmedai (for hachi omakase)
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#6 wagyu sushi in 3 flavours
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#9 yuzu jelly with blackbeans
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See my full review & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/09/24/best-omakase-dinner-hachi-restaurant-on-18sep2015/wife bought omakase dinner at hachi 0n 18.9.2015. ^^this evening there were only 3 tables including ours. the servers said it is often quite full though.it’s omakase. still, quite useful to have a kaiseki menu.#1 we had pork wine infused foie gras terrine.a good start. very tasty, and putting on all the right expectations. ^^#2 the uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute was simply
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wife bought omakase dinner at hachi 0n 18.9.2015. ^^
this evening there were only 3 tables including ours. the servers said it is often quite full though.
it’s omakase. still, quite useful to have a kaiseki menu.
#1 we had pork wine infused foie gras terrine.
a good start. very tasty, and putting on all the right expectations. ^^
#2 the uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute was simply fabulous.
don’t know if it is fusion, this was a superb combination of taste, the very sweet uni & botan ebi, in a wonderful japanese corn broth with all the flower decorations.
#3 the hokkaido kani (crab) chawanmushi was the tastiest chawanmushi i had.
so sweet, so beautiful!
quite a memorable dish. motivated me to go back & make a chawanmushi myself.
#4 the oyster was large & plump & sweet.
looked pretty too. i slurped it in with most of the jelly.
#5 sashimi moriawase were top quality – chutoro, sawara (spanish mackerel), kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper), katsuo (tuna), sanma. ^^
chutoro was very good, but i must say the chutoro in mikuni’s matsutake special bento set some days later was one of the best i had.
the sawara (spanish mackerel), kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper) were all very good.
the katsuo (tuna) & sanma were pretty ok.
#6 the braised awabi was really tender, superb abalone dish!^^
i took it with the liver dip & the sea salt separately, all very good.
they really braised it very well, as well as the very good chinese braised abalones.
#7 the ikura don with toasted sesami was a very small serving of rice with quite a bit of ikura.
all together really excellent!
#8 the best dish (among every best dish) though was the hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu, together with the A5 ohmi wagyu that was served next.the soup was just so tasty.
there were chinese cabbage & pine mushrooms.
the hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu.
hamo was so sweet & tasty.& the soup was like the very best of dobinmushi i ever tasted! ^^
#9 next we had a palate cleanser – pineapple & ginger sauce.
pineapple was sweet. the sauce was sourish & very appetising.
#10 the ohmi A5 wagyu in the yakimono was just incredible, so marbled, melt-in-the-mouth!^^
superb A5 ohmi wagyu.
the bamboo sheet & the rolled sanma & eggplant were very good also i guess.
but they were quite heavy going & lost in the process of so much excellent food!
#11 nigiri sushi was again tops!
chutoro, and especially shiro ebi & uni were fantastic.
just incredible sushi.
the akamatsu was supposed to be more fatty & marbled. maybe i still not used to the taste & it was marbled, but somehow did not feel wowed by it.
#12 dessert were black beans yuzu jelly, japanese pear, red beans ice cream.
pear was pretty ok, sweet, not sweet like japanese rock melon i guess, haha!
i always liked japanese black beans, the yuzu jelly was pretty refreshing too.
this one of the few dinners that i felt really wowed!
#2 uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute
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#4 oyster sashimi with vinaigrette jelly?
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#5 sashimi moriawase = chutoro, sawara (spanish mackerel), kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper), katsuo
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#6 awabi (really tender superb abalone)
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#7 ikura don with toasted sesami – nano size but really excellent!
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#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu
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#10 – yakimono = ohmi A5 wagyu & sanma
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#10 – yakimono = ohmi A5 wagyu & sanma
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#12 – dessert = black beans yuzu jelly, japanese pear, red beans ice cream
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#11 – nigiri sushi – chutoro, shiro ebi, uni
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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/11/29/sumptuous-alluring-omakase-hachi-on-22nov2014/my wife’s good friend couple bought us a wonderful super delicious omakase dinner at hachi on 22.11.2014. : my wife & i had been to hachi several times. we had never take this S$188pax premium omakase here(restaurant said it's a new menu started 2014). every time we just took the S$118pax (now increased to S$128 pax) omakase, which was also pretty good.#1 first course was a japanese per
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my wife’s good friend couple bought us a wonderful super delicious omakase dinner at hachi on 22.11.2014. : my wife & i had been to hachi several times. we had never take this S$188pax premium omakase here(restaurant said it's a new menu started 2014). every time we just took the S$118pax (now increased to S$128 pax) omakase, which was also pretty good.
#1 first course was a japanese persimmon came shielded with persimmon leaf. dish was beautiful & exquisite, feeling of koyo (autumn colours). persimmon was very sweet but could not recall the other items. there was goma (sesame) sauce. #2 second course was ayu fish, tamago, ginkgo nuts, chestnut, crispy sweet potato, dish of seaweed. such delicate & beautiful plating. ayu is a tasty but flaky (falling apart) fish, not my favourite but ayu shioyaki (鮎塩焼) is a very popular dish (see photo of the open grill here). in small bites for this starter, it was quite nice. #3 third course was a steamed tai (seabream) on braised tofu. sea bream was very sweet & tasty. tofu was excellent, very crispy outside & smooth consistency inside. #4 the next course sashimi moriawase for 1pax was a real treat. i have not taken sawala before & probably not kinmedai too. the kinmedai was really good. :-) and of course the chutoro, botan ebi^^ we had really good sashimi moriawase just last week at sumiya on 16.11.2014which included uni, awabi & akami. and of course mikuni’s chirashi don sashimi quality was top draw. but to have this sashimi moriawase as part of an 11-course omakase was truly luxurious, sumptuous.
the sashimi moriawase for GOTO’s kaiseki was not too bad, but it was expensive & not as good value. #5 fifth course was crispy sweet potatoes on steamed sea bream on japaenese rice cake in a very tasty starchy mountain yam soup. simply yummy. i drank the whole thing. #6 sixth course was a large (3in), firm & tasty oyster. i like this dish very much.
#7 next course was an excellent tempura – anago (conger eel), very good hotate, shiso 紫蘇 leaf (also called oba), and red pepper. the konbu (昆布) which japanese use for dashi (clear soup stock) is not edible. #8 eighth course was ohmi wagyu (近江牛) – among the top 3 japanese wagyu – with caviar, jalapeño chilli, sweet potatoes. taste was simply sublime, out of this world. ^^ #9 next was hokkaido momotaro tomatoes – a palate cleanser. #10 for sushi, each diner could pick 3 types of sushi. my selection of sushi = kinmedai, hotate, uni. the hotate was really good, very huge, plump & sweet. the uni & kinmedai too of course.
wife had uni, negi toro & kinmedai. the 2 friends each had botan ebi, hotate & uni.
#11 i guess dessert was the least tantalising of the omakase – yuzu ice cream, kiwi fruit, grapes, strawberries, blue berries, cheese cake slice. overall this hachi premium omakase was much superior in quality of ingredients & taste c/w the kaiseki we had at GOTO on 23.10.2014, which cost a lot more.
hokkaido momotaro tomatoes – a palate cleanser
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sushi = kinmedai, hotate, uni
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crispy sweet potatoes on steamed sea bream on japaenese rice cake
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ayu fish, tamago, ginkgo nuts, chestnut, crispy sweet potato, seaweed
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dessert – yuzu ice cream, kiwi fruit, grapes, strawberries, blue berries, cheese cake slice
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crispy sweet potatoes on steamed sea bream on japaenese rice cake
ayu fish, tamago, ginkgo nuts, chestnut, crispy sweet potato, seaweed
japanese persimmon
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see my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/01/20/good-quality-lunch-kaiseki-hachi-on-17jan2014/had a good quality lunch omakase at hachi with my wife on 17.1.2014. see also the excellent dinner omakase on 9.11.2013. omakase is like a chef’s table, no menu but usually follows the course preparations for kaiseki. the chef selects the “freshest” ingredients of the day, checks whether you have dietary restrictions & supposedly dishes out an excellent meal to you…well they usually do.
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had a good quality lunch omakase at hachi with my wife on 17.1.2014. see also the excellent dinner omakase on 9.11.2013.


omakase is like a chef’s table, no menu but usually follows the course preparations for kaiseki. the chef selects the “freshest” ingredients of the day, checks whether you have dietary restrictions & supposedly dishes out an excellent meal to you…well they usually do..

we ordered the S$68pax lunch omakase & the S$88pax ohmi wagyu omakase.

#1 we had a very good amuse bouche of tofu toped with ikura & yuzu jelly.

#2 next we had a sensai (前菜) dish = tofu, sweet black beans, tasty egg plant, some vegetables & nice barley miso.

#3 a sashimi platter of shim aji, tai & hamachi followed. they were sweet & fresh, but not comparable with the sashimi in the superb kuriya lunch kaiseki we had on 16.11.2013.

my wife took the lunch omakase.

#4 a tasty miso flavourful & intense was served, with chicken & kochi.

#5 then came a large oyster sashimi (S$12 ala carte). this was similar to what we had for the dinner omakase & it was very good. :-)

#6 next was tempura, good quality batter, and #7 the gohan set.

for my ohmi wavy omakase, i had-

#4 ohmi wagyu tataki. it was good, very sweet & tasty.


#5 i liked the shabu ohmi wagyu as well. its like the korean bulgogi or gyudon sliced beef but good quality & w/o the overpowering teriyaki sauce.


#6 there was also the grilled ohmi wagyu steak.
the wagyu was not very marbled, but still very enjoyable & my wife preferred less marbled wagyu.

#7 the gohan set had wagyu tips, small chopped pieces. a very nice rice indeed. i though maybe i could try this dish at home actually to complete a good meal.


#8 we had the black sesame ice cream – must say i was getting tired of this or the macha ice cream & would have preferred yuzu flavour instead.
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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2013/11/11/excellent-omakase-hachi-on-9nov2013/we had an immensely satisfying omakase dinner for 3pax at hachi on 9.11.2013. omakase is like a chef’s table. there is no menu & the chef dishes out the freshest ingredients of the day. generally it is done like a kaiseki course dinner. at hachi we were served a 12-course dinner. the restaurant asked whether we had diet restrictions, as was customary. we of course ate anything & everything..haha.
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we had an immensely satisfying omakase dinner for 3pax at hachi on 9.11.2013.

omakase is like a chef’s table. there is no menu & the chef dishes out the freshest ingredients of the day. generally it is done like a kaiseki course dinner. at hachi we were served a 12-course dinner. the restaurant asked whether we had diet restrictions, as was customary. we of course ate anything & everything..haha.

the first dish was an excellent kobachi like an amuse bouche. i can’t really remember what it was except for the slice of japanese persimon sticking out.

sensai (前菜) platter was lovely – tofu, ginko nuts, chestnut & a momiji (maple) flour cake etc befitting the occasion.

next was a dobin mushi (teapot soup) which was simple & nice. didn’t take a photo though!

the sashimi moriawase consisting of shima aji, hirame, hotate, kampachi was excellent, very fresh & sweet.

we also had a very large plump juicy oyster. very good indeed!

next up was the hamachi kama (fish cheeks). this was among the best for this evening. i don’t order kama at japanese restaurants because it is usually quite a large helping & not everyone likes it. for this evening though it was excellent, 1 of the best kama i had, very well marinated, sweet (not too sweet) & tasty. we all liked it.

next was a simmered dish of crabmeat, tofu, seaweed, melon dish, delicate & tasty.

following that we were served ohmi wagyu (ohmi is 1 of the top 3 kuroge wagyu after matsuzaka & kobe) – the highlight of the evening. it was very flavourful & a nice rare. after that we had hokkaido tomatoes. they were super, sweet & refreshing. these arre now served in many restaurants in Hong Kong & Singapore & xiyan served them as a starter dish in their rather expensive course meals.

to round off the meal, we had, in place of the usual gohan set (rice & pickles), a light noodle with some tempura batter. it was very satisfying. after that we had a nice macha ice cream.

the price of the omakase was S$118pax. it was very good in quality of cooking & ingredients & also quantity. it was certainly a much better deal c/w the S$138pax kaiseki at kuriya dining & the S$170pax kaiseki at keyaki. c/w mikuni at 50% FAR discounts and Andy’s kaiseki (in jest only la! haha), mikuni was still the better deal. still hachi was an excellent alternative for good japanese kaiseki. will certainly be back
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Hachi is a nice and spartan Japanese dining establishment which used to be housed at Orchard Emerald. It used to specialise in omakase dinner sets but after shifting out, chef Watanabe has created ala carte menus and opened the door for lunch as well so now you can see a lot of the senior office crowd coming in at lunch time.The omakase doesn't actually use very fancy ingredients but the chef's execution in preparing is very good and you will feel contented after eating. However I have noticed t
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Hachi is a nice and spartan Japanese dining establishment which used to be housed at Orchard Emerald. It used to specialise in omakase dinner sets but after shifting out, chef Watanabe has created ala carte menus and opened the door for lunch as well so now you can see a lot of the senior office crowd coming in at lunch time.

The omakase doesn't actually use very fancy ingredients but the chef's execution in preparing is very good and you will feel contented after eating. However I have noticed that service standards and quality of food can be inconsistent at times so be warned, you may not find it value for money.
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