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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/12/20/4pax-family-lunch-sumiya-on-20dec2015/son was back from london for holidays.we decided to have a sunday family lunch. mikuni was fully booked so we went to sumiya on 20.12.2015. ^^came to sumiya a few times, most recetly with a RI friend on 30.10.2015.then the bara kaisen don set was still S$18.80 & the wagyu don set S$30.80. price had gone up since. the bara kaisen don set still ok at S$20.80, but the wagyu don set went up very st
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son was back from london for holidays.
we decided to have a sunday family lunch. mikuni was fully booked so we went to sumiya on 20.12.2015. ^^
came to sumiya a few times, most recetly with a RI friend on 30.10.2015.
then the bara kaisen don set was still S$18.80 & the wagyu don set S$30.80. price had gone up since. the bara kaisen don set still ok at S$20.80, but the wagyu don set went up very steep, now at S$38.80!it was excellent though, the beef was so wonderful, very marbled & tasty! :-)
c/w the realtively poor S$50 wagyu & onion don at ginzawa that was much below expectations.
2 of us had the bara kaisen don set, wife had the anago don set (forgot to take photos) & youngest daughter had the ex S$38.80 wagyu don set.
the bara kaisen don just just as good. sashimi cuts were very fresh & tasty.
salad was usual.
there was chawanmushi. it was ok but btw item for the set.
we all agreed my own chawanmushi was better – smooth, tasty.
side today was sweet potatoes. nicely sweet with good bite texture.
& we all liked the mochi.
very nice cream inside, not so sweet la so quite edible!
had a great family lunch.
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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/10/30/very-enjoyable-s18-80-bara-chirashi-don-sumiya-on-30oct2015/have not gone back to sumiya for a while, forgot how good the bara chirashi don set was for the price.last time i wrote about the bara chirashi don set here was on nov2014.today i went with a good friend to sumiya for lunch at 12.50pm on 30.10.2015. ^^ after that we walked over to orchard cineleisure to watch the movie “the martian”.sumiya was crowded.full house on a weekd
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have not gone back to sumiya for a while, forgot how good the bara chirashi don set was for the price.
last time i wrote about the bara chirashi don set here was on nov2014.
today i went with a good friend to sumiya for lunch at 12.50pm on 30.10.2015. ^^ after that we walked over to orchard cineleisure to watch the movie “the martian”.
sumiya was crowded.
full house on a weekday lunchtime. so better book!
we ordered 2 “mixed bara kaisen don” set @ S$18.80 ea. we asked for sushi rice (there is a note on the menu to say the default is normal rice but you can ask for sushi rice with no charge).
it came with appetizer, salad, pickles, chawanmushi, miso soup & dessert.
japanese tea was also foc. we had 1 cold & 1 hot green tea.
chawanmushi was by the way thing. the appetizer, miso soup, pickles as well, but i guess still good to have. :-)
salad was great.
my own chawanmushi is lots better.^^
& the mochi dessert was quite excellent! :-) the mochi dough was soft & perfect mochi texture.
there was another layer of tasty cream inside the bean paste.
restaurant is on the rooftop & we were seated by the window, so there was view as well.most importantly, the chirashi don was very good. usually bara chirashi don uses small diced sashimi from leftover bits. this one here has larger cubes & the sashimi was really fresh & sweet. there was no expensive sashimi of course, just salmon, maguro & kajiki, with lots of ikura & tobiko, & avogado.
& the sushi rice was great too!
cannot ask more for a S$18.80 chirashi don set.
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2015-06-16 119 views
Hi fellow foodies,I like to share my experience with all of you on my recently food hunt. I was lucky to have a chance to try one of the top favourite chirashi recommend by OpenRice Sg. I was spoil with the wide choices and I chose Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya partly I was "Wow" by the food photo accompany it and also coz OpenRice mention that it was the "Holy Grail" of Chirashi. Sumiya is located at level 12 Orchard Central. Prior reservation is recommended. The Chirashi is actually one of the
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Hi fellow foodies,
I like to share my experience with all of you on my recently food hunt. I was lucky to have a chance to try one of the top favourite chirashi recommend by OpenRice Sg. I was spoil with the wide choices and I chose Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya partly I was "Wow" by the food photo accompany it and also coz OpenRice mention that it was the "Holy Grail" of Chirashi. 
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Sumiya is located at level 12 Orchard Central. Prior reservation is recommended. 

The Chirashi is actually one of the 12 lunch sets promotion and its call "Mixed Bara Kaisen" Don. As you can see from the set lunche menu pic attached above. 

Upon arrival I was greeted warmly and immediately taken to my seat. I was there around 1.30pm and there was already a large lunch crowd. 
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I was seated on the high table bar stool section. Basically Sumiya dinning area consist of 3sections. The high table, the main dinning area and the low table area.
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The wait staffs were attentive and I immediately gave them my order. MsYoko, hope I get her name right, was very helpful. She mention that all their seafood donburi (Rice Bowl) items use warm steamed white rice And for the mix Bara Kaisen Don that I am having, she recommend to pair it with sushi rice instead. 

oh did I mention that the set lunches comes with free flow hot or ice cold green tea. 
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At last my Chirashi arrived!!  

Like they always say:" Camera Eat 1st". Wahahaha. 
I can only say wow! As I busy snapping away the beautiful display infront of me. 
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Ok there you have it. Beside being mention as the "Holy Grail" of Chirashi by OpenRiceSg, I would also like to call it my little " Happiness in A Bowl". Hehe. Mouthful after mouthful of pure delights and I notice I was giggling occassionlly cos I couldn't contain my excitement of delicious food. 

The Mix Bara Kaisen Don lunch set comes with the usual sides nothing to scream about. But the dessert was a delightful green tea Mochi, which help to calm me down after all tat excitement. HahaHa. One of the better Mochi I've had. 

Thanks all for reading this review hope u enjoy it , salivating it and dreaming it. Haha. Cheers!
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2015-04-21 162 views
Sometimes, I come across something so good, that every bite felt soul shining and that I momentarily lose myself in my food. Lunch at Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya @ Orchard Central is just that and perhaps abit more.Hidden in a little loft at Orchard Central, this gem of a restaurant is one of Orchard’s best kept secret that I almost didn’t feel like sharing.Sumiya is offering an awesome lunch set deal where you can get a Mix Bara Kaisen Don set for a steal of $18.80 and other equally irresisti
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Sometimes, I come across something so good, that every bite felt soul shining and that I momentarily lose myself in my food. Lunch at Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya @ Orchard Central is just that and perhaps abit more.
Hidden in a little loft at Orchard Central, this gem of a restaurant is one of Orchard’s best kept secret that I almost didn’t feel like sharing.
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Sumiya is offering an awesome lunch set deal where you can get a Mix Bara Kaisen Don set for a steal of $18.80 and other equally irresistible options.
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The delectable set is food-coma inducing, with a generous bowl full of assorted sashimi cubes, avocado and blanketed with toboki and salmon roe. It comes with sesame sauce should you need that additional umami kick but its hardly required here. Completing the set are other side kicks like chawanmushi, an appetizer, miso soup, salad and mochi. This set is a force to be reckoned with.
Ni Anago Don
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Less belly bursting but still delicious is the Ni Anago Don Set (Simmered Conger Eel) with delicately simmered conger eel. Look Ma! I can’t see my rice!
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A hearty choice would be the Teriyaki Chicken Don set. Tender morsels of teriyaki chicken makes a satisfying lunch. I’m not sure how long the lunch set promotion would last, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be visiting Sumiya again and again.
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For full review and photos please visit http://look-see-eat.blogspot.sg/2015/03/utage-set-dinner-for-two-at-sumiya.htmlAlthough Sumiya brands itself as an izakaya, it really ... isn't. The menu is heavy on sashimi and sushi, with particular emphasis on 'fresh' bluefin tuna. Anyway we decided to just go for the middle road option of three different set menus - the Utage Course at $128 for two:- Edamame- Salmon Avocado Monaka- 5 Kinds of Premium Sashimi- Char-Grilled Chicken with Crazy Salt- Doubl
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Although Sumiya brands itself as an izakaya, it really ... isn't. The menu is heavy on sashimi and sushi, with particular emphasis on 'fresh' bluefin tuna. Anyway we decided to just go for the middle road option of three different set menus - the Utage Course at $128 for two:

- Edamame
- Salmon Avocado Monaka
- 5 Kinds of Premium Sashimi
- Char-Grilled Chicken with Crazy Salt
- Double Steamed Rice with Grilled Eel and Salmon Roe
- Snow Crab Clear Soup
- Deep Fry: Shrimp, asparagus and tuna meat
- Dessert of the Day
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Food overall was mixed, with some good dishes and some bad. Quantity and variety was spot on for $75/pax but quality was a little lacking.
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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/11/17/wonderful-birthday-dinner-for-wife-sumiya-on-16-11-2014/had a really wonderful 6pax family dinner at sumiya, orchard central on 16.11.2014. it was a belated dinner for wife as she was away in london with son on her birthday. for lunch, i had one of the best chirashi don set here for just S$18.80++we had 2 orders of sashimi moriawase. it had a wabi (abalone), akami (lean toro), 2 amaebi, 2 hotate, 2 hamachi, 2 salmon, 2kajiki, & a g
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had a really wonderful 6pax family dinner at sumiya, orchard central on 16.11.2014. it was a belated dinner for wife as she was away in london with son on her birthday. 
for lunch, i had one of the best chirashi don set here for just S$18.80++
we had 2 orders of sashimi moriawase. it had a wabi (abalone), akami (lean toro), 2 amaebi, 2 hotate, 2 hamachi, 2 salmon, 2kajiki, & a good helping of uni. quality of the cut was very good, but we did not get otoro or chutoro. 

can’t say it was better than mikuni’s chirashi don which had uni, botan ebi & 2 chutoro at S$45 (after 50% feed at raffles discounts), but it was very good anyway.
we ordered the 12 pieces amaebi with shell. amaebi was excellent, plump & sweet. shelling fee is S$5, so we shelled ourselves.

we tried their double prawn tempura maki (4pieces for S$8.80)+softshell crab maki (4 pieces for S$8.80). they were good & price was good too. such maki would range from S$15 to S$20 normally for 6 pieces.

we had 1 order of kagoshima wagyu (150g), this was excellent too. but for price vs quality, the kagoshima wagyu steak at arossa, 180g for S$44 after 50% palate discounts would top this. 

we tried the izaki (japanese stripe bass). it was good, meat was tender but quite plain really, so not a must have for me.

the yellowfin tuna cheek was supposed to be rare in singapore so we tried it. meat was not as fine as izaki (since this is a huge fish) & stronger in flavours. somehow this manner of preparation was to me not as good as the one with sauce, like in hachi’s hamachi kama.

we had 2 orders of ikura unagi rice & 1 order of ikura salmon flake rice. both were very flavourful but my daughter was right, the salmon flake with ikura tasted better, very well mixed in the rice. for me, sun with moon wheelock’s kamameshi still tasted better than this 2. 

the dinner including 4 beers (S$4.90 happy hour price order before 7pm) & 2 bamboo sake (S$8.80 each) was S$416, just below S$70pax nett. if i compare this with tatsu which cost S$66pax nett, then tatsu’s dinner was quite miserable, i.e. relatively speaking.
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2014-11-16
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$69 (Dinner)
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sashimi moriawase
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2014-11-13 83 views
In search of good chirashi don. :-)My friends and I decided to meet for lunch at sumiya, level 12 orchard central on 13.11.2014.T thought it might be the previous kuirya penthouse location, & it was. anyway sumiya is owned by the same RE&S group, which owns kuriya dining & also ichiban boshi, kuishinbo etc. The photos of the lunch set, in particular, the chirashi don looked exciting. & it was.It came in a set with chawan mushi (not so good)the, a ponzu salad, miso soup & a mochi, quite similar t
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In search of good chirashi don. :-)

My friends and I decided to meet for lunch at sumiya, level 12 orchard central on 13.11.2014.

T thought it might be the previous kuirya penthouse location, & it was. anyway sumiya is owned by the same RE&S group, which owns kuriya dining & also ichiban boshi, kuishinbo etc. The photos of the lunch set, in particular, the chirashi don looked exciting. & it was.

It came in a set with chawan mushi (not so good)the, a ponzu salad, miso soup & a mochi, quite similar to ginza kuroson. :-)
the chirashi don was excellent. 3 fish (salmon, tuna & hamachi) cube-cut sashimi & heap of ikura & avocado. the sashimi were very fresh & sweet. the vinegared rice was very good. the cube cut made it looked like bara chirashi. this were quite big cubes though, really good sashimi. vinegared rice was very good too.
2 other friends ordered anago don & fish of the day (maybe amadai?). forgot to take photos.
there was a shelling fee of $5. we of course decided to D-I-Y! :-)
i never knew amaebi looked kind of anaemic & unappetising with shell on. but they were good, very fresh & sweet when shelled & eaten, like any good amaebi. :-)
overall i was very impressed & would certainly come back for more.
this S$18.80 chirashi don set was definitely superior to the S$25 barachirashi don set at flying squirrel (no comparison i think), better than the S$17.90 chirashi don lunch sett at tonkichi (also no comparison).
i can’t decide if this is better than the S$20 chirashi don set at ginza kuroson! i think both were equally good, and though kuroson had better fish cuts, this one was really very enjoyable.
with tatsu, though it was not quite like for like, but as an overall dining experience, i think this set was more enjoyable than the S$40 expensive chirashi don at tatsu.
with chikuwatei & momoya, this quantity was smaller, but hey the flavours & freshness were better even.

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Overall, it was a good meal. Even though it was slightly expensive, the food was fresh and the service decent. If you are craving for Japanese charcoal grilled food at a restaurant with a great view, you should definitely check out Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya!
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Overall, it was a good meal. Even though it was slightly expensive, the food was fresh and the service decent. If you are craving for Japanese charcoal grilled food at a restaurant with a great view, you should definitely check out Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya!
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2013-12-25 51 views
The year is coming to an end and we had celebrated the last birthday of the year with fellow evil sistas. The venue of choice was Sumiya, or rather the second choice cos The White Rabbit was reserved for a wedding event.Sumiya, literally means 'charcoal house' in Japanese, is a casual dining style Japanese beer house that serves up premium charcoal grilled dishes to go with beer and/or sake. This place was formally a Japanese fine dining restaurant Kuriya Penthouse. The newly revamped establishm
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The year is coming to an end and we had celebrated the last birthday of the year with fellow evil sistas. The venue of choice was Sumiya, or rather the second choice cos The White Rabbit was reserved for a wedding event.

Sumiya, literally means 'charcoal house' in Japanese, is a casual dining style Japanese beer house that serves up premium charcoal grilled dishes to go with beer and/or sake. This place was formally a Japanese fine dining restaurant Kuriya Penthouse. The newly revamped establishment has an obvious retro vibe that transports the patrons back to the 50s - 70s with old school zinc cladded walls adorned with retro posters and ads. This place is dotted with vintage accessories such as the rotary dial telephones, copper crockery, plastic Coca Cola crates, shave ice makers etc. There is a traditional drum hanging on the wall by the entrance where the staffs would sound a round of drum for every visitor stepping into the restaurant.
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The menu is presented in a roll-up newspaper style with clear description of food in pictures and elaborate text. They also have All-in-one set meals for groups of 2pax to 4pax, set lunches and other ala carte items. And, a separate menu for everything alcoholic.
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We ordered the All-in-one set meal to share among the adults. The kids had set lunches to share.

Yokozuna set (serves 3-4pax) $168++
Includes assorted kushiyaki items, a grand looking sashimi moriawase platter, kani tempura, age dashi tofu, bikkuri chawanmushi, mini tonkatsu ramen, garlic rice, Singapore maki, assorted dried seafood w/ grill, soft shell crab spring rolls, pumpkin salad and desserts.

Assorted kushiyaki
Squid, cod fish & prawn, pork belly & chicken on skewer, saba fish & mixed veggies.
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The ingredients used here is of superb quality and freshness. The chefs had made sure that every item is perfectly grilled with eye pleasing charred exterior and retaining the succulent juices in the food at the same time. Oiishi desu ne!

Sashimi moriawase platter
This impressive looking platter has fresh premium king prawns, seared Hokkaido scallops and 3 kinds of thick cut fish slices. Everything in the platter was intricately presented and utterly fresh to eat. Thumbs up!
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Kani tempura
Nice, sweet and fresh with slight crisp batter...good.
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Bikkuri chawanmushi
This is very special, it is a Japanese style steamed egg with udon as one of its main ingredients. Topped with king prawns, assorted mushrooms and greens, this dish was luxurious and surprisingly delish!
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Tonkatsu ramen
Simple looking but big in flavor. The broth was divinely flavored and the ramen was perfectly springy...yums.
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Singapore maki
Localized version of the popular California maki...nice.
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Assorted dried seafood w/ grill
Several types of dried fish, squid and cuttlefish served with a hot charcoal grill for patrons to DIY their own 'beer snacks'. Its fun and yummy at the same time.
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Soft shell crab spring rolls
Refreshing cabbage rolls loaded with crispy soft shell crab, mildly sweet crab stick, crunchy cucumber and tobiko roe. A perfect dish to freshen up the palates inbetween courses.
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Pumpkin salad
The mushy Japanese pumpkin is oh so sweet and creamy...such a delight to eat!
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Desserts
This set comes with 3 kinds of desserts, Kuzumochi, pudding & matcha ice cream. We liked the kuzumochi very much, its lightly fragrant and chewy in texture...quite addictive to eat. The pudding and ice cream were not too bad as well.
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Overall dining experience was pretty good, service has been toned down from the fine dining kind of attentiveness to a more casual and friendly approach. Food quality did maintained its high standards and so are the prices. This is still a recommended place for good food and great service, definitely worthy of repeated visits.

For full review & more photos, please visit http://midas400.blogspot.sg/2013/12/birthday-lunch-at-sumiya-orchard-central.html
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having a company gathering with colleague session , first time to dine in a restaurant using skewers to bbq foods.They serve wide variety of foods such as salmon , chicken , sweet corn , dried squid etc The food serve are fresh , tender and well marinated, i like the sweet corn when grilled as it taste a bit sweet and bbq The sashimi was served are fresh and tender The chicken is tender and crispy
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having a company gathering with colleague session , first time to dine in a restaurant using skewers to bbq foods.

They serve wide variety of foods such as salmon , chicken , sweet corn , dried squid etc

The food serve are fresh , tender and well marinated, i like the sweet corn when grilled as it taste a bit sweet and bbq
The sashimi was served are fresh and tender

The chicken is tender and crispy
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2013-11-30
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2013-12-12 19 views
Birthday celebration with the Multiply girls. This marks the last birthday celebration of the year. I initially wanted the lunch at The White Rabbit but it was booked for a wedding (sad), thus I changed my choice of restaurant to Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya (formally known as Kuriya Penthouse). 5 of us ordered a set of Yokozuna Set (3-4 pax @ $168) & a set of Sekiwake Set (2-3pax @ $68). Honestly, I really couldn't remember what item is from which set cos there's simply too much food being se
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Birthday celebration with the Multiply girls. This marks the last birthday celebration of the year. I initially wanted the lunch at The White Rabbit but it was booked for a wedding (sad), thus I changed my choice of restaurant to Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya (formally known as Kuriya Penthouse).

5 of us ordered a set of Yokozuna Set (3-4 pax @ $168) & a set of Sekiwake Set (2-3pax @ $68). Honestly, I really couldn't remember what item is from which set cos there's simply too much food being served
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Part of the meal is Sashimi (5 kinds of Moriwase). Apart from being nicely presented, the sashimi are very fresh & sweet.

More pictures of the food offered in the set, http://milkfrost.blogspot.sg/2013/12/birthday-lunch-sumiya-charcoal-grill.html
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Located at Orchard central, Sumiya is easily access via public transport as it's only 1 building away from somerset MRT station. On top of that, it's located between 2 bus stops which has buses that travel to many parts of Singapore. Beside that, there are complimentary valet parking at at Killiney Road entrance and you get to enjoy 3 hours of free parking with a minimum spending of $50 in a single receipt during the weekdays. Thus making it a very convenient place for diners of all walks. Altho
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Located at Orchard central, Sumiya is easily access via public transport as it's only 1 building away from somerset MRT station. On top of that, it's located between 2 bus stops which has buses that travel to many parts of Singapore. Beside that, there are complimentary valet parking at at Killiney Road entrance and you get to enjoy 3 hours of free parking with a minimum spending of $50 in a single receipt during the weekdays. Thus making it a very convenient place for diners of all walks.
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Although the renovation here is kept at the minimum with some vintage Japanese deco and cemented floor, it still give you a very comfortable feel due to the high ceilings. On top of that, if you go there before dusk, you can be sure to have a good overview of the orchard road shopping mall. Beside that, you can also choose to sit in the outdoor or indoor. For indoor dinning, there are a choice of high tables and normal tables to choose from. On top of that, i think it's very sweet of the restaurant to provide hooks at the side of the tables for their customers to hang their bags. Thumb up for the little gesture. For the outdoor, you can do some more serious charcoal grilling and also be wowed by the interesting "tin chairs".
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Dried squid ($8) ,Dried baby squid ($4)and Soft smoked squid ($8) tasted great here. Especially after you grilled it, the smoky aroma of the squid is in the air and enticed you to have even more! Good choice for squid lovers
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The beer at Sumiya is considered very cheap, at $4.90 per mug and $42 per tower(3 L) before GST and service charge, I reckon that it is the cheapest beer that you can find in Orchard road. On top of that, it is draft Asahi that they are serving, thus making it a sweet deal for Japanese beer lover like me.
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Dried shisamo ($5) and conger eel($4) are quite interesting and goes well with beer. However do take note of the heat so as not to have charred stuff instead. Personally I feel them slightly dried, perhaps also because I have overcooked them.
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Lobster Salad here is very delicious as there is a good mixture of other vegetables and it has this natural sweetness that is very alluring to the tastebuds =)
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Mekajiki sashimi ($8.80) is really fresh. I have tried other sashimi during my first visit. They are equally good as well. For a izakaya place, I am kind of surprise to find the quality of the food to be higher than my expectation.
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Tako wasabi ($4) is a relatively cheap side dish that has a ting e of the wasabi taste in it. On top of that, the squid was fresh thus making it another good dish to go with the beer.
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The grilled tontoro ($9) was very well marinated and tender. I would highly recommend this dish as well.
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Last but not least, we have some fun with the cotton candy($5 per try) machine. For $5, it brings back a lot of childhood memory and also letting you have a try of making your own stick of cotton candy. In my opinion, I think it's cheap and fun.

Overall it was a good dinning experience at Sumiya and I will continue to go back for some cheap Asahi and good dishes to go with the beer. On top of that, service crews here are quite friendly and always full of smile which made this a very jovial place to dine in. However do note that service here are not very consistently attentive.

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TGIF chill evening!! Yes they have Asahi beer (draft) here We already had dinner (in another post) and hence didn't order much food here today. What we did order were bites that go well with drinks like beer The menu available for indoor (where we sat) is slightly different from their outdoor menu. You cannot grill raw food indoors. What they can offer you, will be food that is already cooked 70% by their chef, and you do the rest of the grilling on a small portable table grill with charcoal pre
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TGIF chill evening!! Yes they have Asahi beer (draft) here


We already had dinner (in another post) and hence didn't order much food here today. What we did order were bites that go well with drinks like beer
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The menu available for indoor (where we sat) is slightly different from their outdoor menu. You cannot grill raw food indoors. What they can offer you, will be food that is already cooked 70% by their chef, and you do the rest of the grilling on a small portable table grill with charcoal prepared.

Ambience: good for gatherings and afterwork chillout. not so for dating as it can get rather noisy.
Food: worth a try, at least (this was my second visit)
Price: Average
Taste: I liked the grilled squid AKA sotong

Service: Polite and intermittently unattentive

By the way, edamame is $6 per grab (yes, the more you can grasp in 1 grabbing, the more you have to nibble on)
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