Ristorante Takada is a new restaurant that has just opened in a new building, the Alexis, along Alexandra Road. This area desperately needs a proper restaurant so we were very happy to see that Chef Takada has decided to set up shop here.
The restaurant is located on the ground floor and is simply decorated to achieve a clean monochrome look. It is a smallish place which we estimate could accommodate around 25 pax. Upon entering the restaurant we were enthusiastically greeted by two staff members and were introduced to their menu.
Currently, Ristorante Takada is only offering prix fixe meals. For dinner there are two options, a four-course menu at $88 and the degustation menu at $128. Three options are available for lunch:- three-course, four-course and omakase lunches at $38, $48 and $68 respectively.
The appetisers we had were the mushroom soup with grilled scallop and the smoked ocean trout salad with orange. Both were well received. The soup was concentrated and flavourful. The smoked trout was enhanced by the fresh acidity of the orange.
We had mixed reviews about our respective main courses. The king prawn with mustard sauce looked so sad and lonely on the plate, although to be fair, it was nicely grilled. The tagliatelle wagyu bolognese truffle was delicious with the meaty sauce being enhanced by the earthy taste of truffle. The best of the day was the Miyazaki Japanese wagyu steak. It was smooth, tasty and with the right amount of fattiness. We recommend the steak, even though it adds $16 to the price of lunch.
All three desserts were good. The first two, the two-scoop gelato and tiramisu were light and smooth. The lava cake with gelato was more substantial and very well made. The “lava” inside the cake was chocolatey and very creamy.
For a restaurant that has just opened for about two weeks, Chef Takada should be complimented for the quality of food he serves and the smooth operations that we experienced that day.
Food : 4
Service : 3
Value : 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
356 Alexandra Road
Tel: +65 6339 3969
Tuesday – Sunday
Lunch: 12pm – 2pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10pm
Close Every Monday; and 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
Nearest MRT Station: Queenstown
#Street fact – Alexandra Road is named after Queen Alexandra, consort of King Emperor VII of England. Old Chinese names for it are lau chi ka (foot of betel nuts plantation) and chui bua lai (water rice mills).
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