Brought to you by the same people behind Sushi Masaaki, Hazuki’s omakase menu offers up genuine Kyoto cuisine, featuring ingredients imported directly from Japan
Cloaked away in the bustling mall of Takashimaya lies the discreet establishment of Hazuki. Revealed only to those in possession of a special QR Code – this inconspicuous restaurant may seem unassuming to the average eye, but not to past patrons privy to what’s in store. Hazuki is the manifestation of tranquility – calming neutral tones and natural wooden textures permeate the space. From exquisite Kagami crystalware used by the Japanese Imperial Family, to a thousand-year-old yakusugi cedar tray – every detail is carefully considered for.
Helmed by classically trained Kyoto chef Kenta Yamauchi – formerly of Michelin-starred Gion Fukushi in Kyoto – Hazuki possesses an innate ability to strike an impeccable balance in flavour. Chef Yamauchi devises an ever-changing menu based on the season’s best catches. On the menu this season is the refreshing Kegani Horsehair Crab – a dish which involves a painstaking process of separating flesh from shell in a dark room under a blue light. Paired with a savoury dashi jelly and liberal portions of oscietra caviar, Kegani is a starter that will dazzle your palate, bracing you for the decadent course ahead.
Chef Kenta sources his ingredients very carefully, and we don’t say that lightly. Every ingredient is sourced from Japan, including a shiro miso from a heritage Kyoto maker famed for being particularly selective when it comes to supplying to restaurants; only a select group of restaurants in Japan carries the honour. The same miso is used to brew Hazuki’s signature Shabu Shabu of A5 wagyu sirloin; an earthy broth prepared over long hours with the best Hokkaido kombu and katsuobushi. Topped with fresh black truffle shaved over, the dish forms a delicate balance of muted umami and comforting creaminess.
Relish in reposeful serenity in the main dining room that seats just 12 guests, where the chefs can impress with their artful craft of culinary genius. For patrons searching for seclusion, a generously sized private dining room that seats six is also available for reservation.
391 Orchard Road
04-18A, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City
Tel: +65 6893 1555