New Japanese restaurant, Nami Shangri La Hotel Singapore sits on top of the hotel on Orange Grove Road. I believe they take up the space on the 24th floor which previously housed the BLU Bar. Nami now provides the formal Japanese dining option at the Shangri-La after Nadaman had apparently ended their term with the hotel.
Nami Shangri La is a very bright restaurant in the day. Huge clear glass windows show off the panoramic views of the city. The restaurant has a modern chic look. White walls and black tiled flooring. It is a visually beautiful place but we thought the ambience might be better with some soft surfaces.
Nami Shangri La Menu (Lunch)
Nami Shangri La is a high-end Japanese restaurant. It is the kind of place where the omakase meals are probably the best way to experience the culinary skills of the Japanese chefs. But for those with limited time, budget or both, there are several set lunch options. Here are some pages from the Nami Shangri La Lunch Menu. We tried the sashimi set lunch ($55) and the tempura set lunch ($45).
Each set starts off with an appetizer. A small dish of chopped vegetables and mushrooms in a bit of light broth. It was delicious and did its job as appetizer well. We wanted to eat more of it.
The sets both came with a small bowl of rice, chawanmushi and miso soup. The tempura was attractively presented. Two prawns, a piece of squid and some pieces of vegetables. Everything was good – the seafood was fresh and perfectly cooked. The batter was light and clean tasting.
The sashimi platter was even more beautiful. Three kinds of fish, a scallop and a shrimp. The quality of the raw fish was high. The natural taste and texture were good.
A starchy version of chawanmushi was served. We prefer the regular type. The main courses, the rice, chawanmushi and soup were all served in small portions. As you can imagine the food was consumed very quickly. For dessert, we were offered four flavours of ice-cream – vanilla, black sesame, matcha and yuzu. We selected the last two.
The ice cream was delightful. The plain-looking yuzu ice cream packed more citrusy taste than its looks suggest. We liked them both. Overall, the set lunch at Japanese restaurant Nami Shangri La was a quick but luxurious lunch. The portions were small, but provided an insight into what nice things are in store if one goes for a full-blown meal.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Level 24, Shangri-La Hotel,
22 Orange Grove Road
Tel: +65 6213 4398
Lunch (restaurant and terrace):
12noon to 2.30pm
6pm to 10.30pm
6pm to 12midnight
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