Trendy, cheerful, and atmospheric, ICHI is a modern Japanese fusion bar with a fantastic dining experience. Featuring a range of top-notch live band performers daily, it is the ideal place for chilling and dining with friends.
Getting to ICHI, located at Clarke Quay, was pretty easy; you can see the restaurant at level 2 of block D from the fountain square. You will see musical instruments sitting at the staging area before the live band kicks into action.
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We snagged the best seats from the stage when we arrived. The Live Band performance was so hyped up at some point that the diners were waving their mobile flashlights behind us. Although it was a weekday evening, the restaurant was fully packed. There were many like us who were engrossed with the performance for hours and would not leave.
There’s a QR code on the table that will bring you to their menu, making ordering fuss-free and contactless. Their food options span appetizers, yakimono, seafood, sando, donburi, noodles, and pizzas.
Here are the items we tried from ICHI:
The Mentaiko Carrot Cake Fries ($15), a Singaporean favourite hawker dish, was good on its own. It was deep-fried to crunch but still soft. ICHI gave it a Japanese twist by adding mentaiko sauce and roe.
The Wagyu Sando ($32) , probably the best wagyu sandwich I have tried, is stuffed with a cutlet of premium Japanese Wagyu sirloin that’s juicy and tender, complemented with homemade caramelised onion jam. The layers were so thick that I would probably suggest cutting them with a knife and eating the layers separately. The milk bread was toasted to a crisp on the exterior yet soft and fluffy, flavoured with butter, and delicious even to have alone.
The slightly charred Aburi Pork Cheek Donburi ($25) was juicy and tender with a good fat-to-lean meat ratio, came with Onsen egg and truffle rice, Japanese pickles, topped with spring onion and sesame seeds. The rice has a strong aroma of truffle oil and was created for those who enjoy anything with truffle. It can make you feel overwhelmingly rich otherwise.
ICHI Singapore’s Mentaiko Scallop Pasta ($32) was my personal favourite indulgence here, served with fresh scallops and lots of Ebiko. Having a taste of the sea, yet at the same time, getting that rich, buttery, and creamy flavour in the mix.
The Chorong Chorong Soju ($48 Bucket of 3) contains 9.9% alcohol and is seductively sweet. We had them in flavors of lychee, peach, and grapefruit. Absolutely the perfect drink to pair with our food and chill our night away.
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3D River Valley Road, Block D #02-02, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 5:00pm – 1:30am | Fri & Sat: 5:00pm – 3:00am
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By Shiok Eats!