Chikuwa Tei 18/08/2012 Japanese, Restaurant, River Valley 2 Comments It’s been years since I joined in the long queues at Wasabi Tei, because the (in)famous Japanese chef left and opened Chikuwa Tei. Alas, my sashimi cravings got the better of me and I thought I’d hunt his “new” restaurant down. My standard order of the mixed sashimi platter (16 pcs) for sharing – tuna, salmon, amberjack, and swordfish. Thick, fresh and still as fulfilling. The swordfish one was so good I just had to order another plate all to myself. Bento set comes with potato salad, pickles, rice, miso soup, and watermelon slices. This slab of unagi from the ‘Grilled Eel Set’ instantly makes the salmon seem inferior. I remember having it once back in Wasabi Tei, and my friends were “oooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” over the texture and the savoury sauce. Today, I received the same reaction. As if a tradition brought over from Wasabi Tei, the service sucked. A waitress kept hurrying us through our dinner due to their full house reservations coming in at 8pm when there was apparent enough time. But at Chikuwa Tei, bad service doesn’t affect the influx of customers at all. I’m definitely one of these suckers who doesn’t mind being barked by their servers again just for the sashimi. Chikuwa Tei 9 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238959 (Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay, Chinatown) (+65) 6738 9395 Mon – Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm Facebook Food9 Ambience5.5 Value8 Service1.5 6Overall Score 2 Responses Guest August 20th, 2012 The chef has left Chikuwa Tei as well and started his own restaurant Mitsuba, at The Central. Reply Lazy Foodies August 21st, 2012 Oh no I’m outdated! LOL. Will check it out, thanks for informing! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.