We decided to go for the Keyaki weekend brunch ($75++) recently. In our opinion, this is the most beautiful Japanese restaurant in Singapore.
Keyaki Japanese Restaurant @ Pan Pacific Singapore
The Keyaki Japanese restaurant is located on level 4 of the hotel. Being on the rooftop of the podium block, it also enjoys the benefit of having a well-manicured Japanese garden.
There is a large dining hall and a sushi counter and a teppanyaki counter. You can read about our teppanyaki dinner at the counter here. WIth this set up. Keyaki serves a wide range of Japanese cuisine at this restaurant with set meals and a la carte menus available. We decided on the Keyaki weekend brunch as it is a multi-course meal incorporating many types of Japanese food such as sashimi, tempura, teppanyaki etc. Sort of like a top hits compilation.
Keyaki Weekend Brunch Review
Here is a picture of the $75++ Keyaki Weekend Brunch menu (November 2021). Within each course there are a few options to choose from. It is a nice way of eating a bit of different dishes.
Appetiser and Sashimi
Our brunch started with a set of three light and refreshing appetisers. This was followed by a mixed sashimi dish with three types of seafood. Yellow tail tuna, salmon and sweet prawns. They were all fresh and good. We particularly like the prawns as they were extremely fresh and sweet tasting.
Our next course was yakimono – grilled dishes. We chose the teriyaki cod and the grilled prawns prepared in two styles. The cod was a delicate piece of fish, beautifully presented in a bamboo leaf.
Two prawns prepared in two types of seasoning was the other dish. I cannot remember what the sauces were but both tasted great. We enjoyed the two yakimono dishes. This was the best course of the meal.
Agemono or Nimono
Next on the menu was a choice of deep-fried or simmered dishes. We selected the steamed oysters and the assorted tempura. We felt that the oysters did not have flavour of their own. Only the onion miso topping made its presence felt. The assorted tempura was the better choice.
For the teppanyaki course, there was a choice of beef, chicken or seafood. We both selected the beef. The beef was a good dish with a deep beefy taste, but it fell short of being very good because of some sinewy parts in the meat. Having the sliced garlic and fried bean sprouts enhanced the taste.
For our shoji course we chose the butadon (fried pork on rice) and the inaniwa udon. The inaniwa udon was light and slippery (as it should be) while the pork and rice was a more substantial dish. We enjoyed both of them.
Dessert and End of Keyaki Weekend Brunch
For dessert, we had the green tea ice-cream and seasonal fruits. They were simple and nice desserts. Which brought us to the end of our Keyaki weekend brunch. We thought that the choices of food was sufficient and the amount of food was just right.
You can view our video of our brunch at Keyaki Japanese restaurant on Youtube below.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Keyaki Japanese Restaurant
Level 4 Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel
7 Raffles Boulevard
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10pm
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