Misato Centrepoint is a casual diner which believes that beauty is an essential ingredient of a Japanese meal. The artful arrangement of food on beautiful tableware adds much to the enjoyment of our simple meal in Misato.
Misato is located at the level 1 Gastro+ food cluster of The Centrepoint. Its contemporary Japanese decor and beautiful food display ensure that the small restaurant will attract attention in spite of the numerous dining options in The Centrepoint.
The menu of Misato is not very comprehensive but there is sufficient variety. The emphasis seems to be on fried items and the menu includes Chicken Katsu Curry Set, Ebi Fry, Okonomiyaki and a variety of rice bowls. Below are photos of sections of Misato Menu.
Lunch at Misato Centrepoint
We visited Misato Centrepoint for lunch and ordered a Misato Oyakodon ($13.90) and a Misato Ebi Donburi ($15.90). We also had the Grilled Mochi Zenzai ($7.80) for dessert. Service charge and GST would be added to the bill.
Each of the rice bowls was served on a beautiful tray. The simple way of serving the food with attractive tableware was a neat touch. The waiting time for the food was quite long but when we saw how the food was presented we could understand why.
When the cover of the bowl was lifted, we were impressed by the creativity and skill demonstrated by Misato chefs. The classic chicken and egg rice bowl looked colourful and pretty. Much effort was obviously spent on arranging the ingredients and toppings.
The dish not only looked good but was tasty and fulfilling too. The Japanese rice and other ingredients used were of good quality.
The Ebi Donburi did not look as good as the Oyakodon but both were equal in the taste department. The breaded prawns were fresh. The other ingredients were well simmered in a sweet savoury sauce and mixed with quality rice. There was a mix of textures and flavours and the dish was enjoyable.
The Grilled Mochi Zenzai was also visually appealing. The grilled and puffed up rice cakes were light and slightly chewy and had a toasted flavour. The read bean soup was not too sweet and went well with the plain mochi. It was a simple but delightful dessert.
A Good Experience at Misato
Misato exceeded our expectation. Other than a somewhat disinterested and distracted staff who attended to us that day, we had a good dining experience at Misato Centrepoint. Their prices are reasonable and they give good value. We think Misato’s combination of tasty food prepared with good quality ingredients and artful presentation is a great formula. It has been said that real beauty is not seen but felt in the heart. Well, at Misato Centrepoint we saw beauty, ate and left with a full stomach and contented heart.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
176 Orchard Road
#01-33E The Centrepoint (Gastro+)
Tel: +65 6235 2822
Opening Hours: 12 noon – 10 pm
Closed on Mondays
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset
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