A lunch date with hubby at the much talked about Japanese Restaurant at Raffles Hotel. I have decided to do a bit of research online to find out what makes this place so ‘special’.
Shinji is located where the old Doc Cheng used to be. Apparently, this is first and only branch of the 2-star michelin starred chef Shinji Kanesaka’s restaurant out of Japan where he started out in Ginza, Tokyo, 10years ago. All seafood served in the Resturant has been flown in 5 times a week where everything is being handpicked by the famous chef himself from Tsukiji market in Japan (including food for the store in Spore).
The main sushi counter, is a big piece of wood carved out of a 200 years old cypress tree trunk. It is indeed quite an experience sitting around the counter watching the sushi chefs with the food preparation.
All the chefs are handpicked by Chef Kanesaka himself, to ensure that food is prepared to perfection.