Chikuwa Tei

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.

MoriawaseMy standard order of the mixed sashimi platter (16 pcs) for sharing – tuna, salmon, amberjack, and swordfish. Thick, fresh and still as fulfilling.

MekajikiThe swordfish one was so good I just had to order another plate all to myself.

Salmon SetBento set comes with potato salad, pickles, rice, miso soup, and watermelon slices.

Grilled Eel SetThis 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

6Overall Score

2 Responses

  1. Guest

    The chef has left Chikuwa Tei as well and started his own restaurant Mitsuba, at The Central.


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