118 Holland Avenue Raffles Holland Village, B1-12/13 Singapore 278997
Sens is not your average Japanese restaurant. It is located inside the newly opened supermarket Taste in the basement of Raffles Holland Village. It shouldn’t work but interestingly it does, with tables looking onto the fresh produce aisles it has a mini London Selfridges food floor feel to it. Well that might be taking it a tad too far but after a few lunch time sakes, we are sure you could fuzz the details. Here you can buy meat fresh off the slab in the supermarket and get the chefs to cook it up for you at $8/100grams. But really that does sound a little like micromanaging so instead just grab a seat and order off the menu. There’s everything from sashimi to sushi, teppanyaki to tempura and yakitori. Sashimi Moriawase Mix ($48.80) lets you try five different sashimi including the excellent melt-in-your-mouth maguro tuna (normally $12.50 a piece). Also recommended is the Miyazaki Waygu Tataki ($68.80) thinly sliced marbled beef or for something more affordable Aburi Salmon Mentai Roll ($18.80) or Sirloin Beef Teppan ($18) with Garlic Fried Rice ($8).