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Koh Grill & Sushi Bar Shiok Maki ๐Ÿฃ Orchard Road's Most Popular Kushiyaki & Sushi Joint

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Koh Grill & Sushi Bar needs no introduction especially for Japanese food fans in Singapore. It's a fun and cheerful place to enjoy delicious sushi and Japanese style grills at wallet friendly (not cheap) prices. They are most famous for their Shiok Maki.


Restaurant name: Koh Grill & Sushi Bar


Address: 435 Orchard Road, #04-21 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, Singapore 238877


Tel: +65 9180 3805


Hours: 11:30am - 10:00pm



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Koh Grill & Sushi Bar is inside the Food Republic food court on level 4 of Wisma Atria Shopping Centre. It's a compact space but clean, intimate and comfortable. One side has glass walls that look out over Orchard Road below. Nice view and makes the space feels bigger.

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There's a grill bar. We can see all the smoke and grilling action but it is well enclosed and ducted, so we did not get any grease or smell in our hair or clothes at all.

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The menu books are thick, so we left the ordering to Brent who is a regular here - I assume lah as many of the staff seemed to know him well like him ๐Ÿ˜„

Brent ordered many sushi items. I am just going to let you feast your eyes on the sushi parade which came in a quick march ๐Ÿ˜… (I gave up trying to write down their names and take taste notes.) Overall, I enjoyed everything. Really.

The flavours are well balanced and taste good. I didn't even need to boost any sushi piece with soy sauce and wasabi. They were already flavourful enough on their own.

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Take this chawanmushi or steamed egg custard. It is one of the best I've ever tasted. So soft and smooth and packed with savoury umami eggy sweet flavours.

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Pitan Tofu (century egg).

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Shiok Maki, I presume. (Reminds me of Mr. Stanley's famous greeting on meeting Dr. Livingstone.)

Grilled unagi (eel) in the heart of the rice roll, aburi (torched) salmon on top, smothered with too much rich mentai mayo sauce and crowned with tobiko (flying fish roe).

There's so much sauce and roe that I almost forgot that this was actually a rice roll ๐Ÿ˜„

Shiok lah.

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This one is called Gen 2 Shiok Maki, filled with fried prawn instead of unagi.

Equally shiok lah, again because of the indulgent sauce and flying fish roe.

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Shirane Tofu.

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Yaki Udon.

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Tempura Moriawase (combination platter).

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The tempura were all nice. The soft shell crab is the photogenic one.

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Tebasaki (fried chicken wing).

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Garlic Chaahar (fried rice).

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Sake (salmon) Belly Soup.

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Yeah lah...., I am always late with the hottest food trends. But, I believe that it is better late than never. At least, I can honestly tell you that Koh Grill & Sushi Bar's Shiok Maki that caused a stir ten years ago is still shiok today ๐Ÿ˜„

I enjoyed Shiok Maki so much that I tried to come back the same weekend but it was booked solid ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ญ I also haven't tried their kushiyaki and sashimi. Next time then.

Pro-tip: Book early to avoid disappointment ๐ŸŽ— Otherwise, walk in before opening on a weekday, maybe got a bit of chance ๐Ÿ˜„

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Good thing I took a snap of the bill. Otherwise, there's no way I can recall what we had (other than the Shiok Maki).

Written by Tony Boey on 3 Feb 2021


Got this story in my primary school text book. I am that old ๐Ÿ˜‚

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