keyaki japanese restaurant
Nestled in a rooftop garden of five-star hotel Pan Pacific Singapore, this is the place to be if you’re looking for an authentic Japanese dining experience.

Missing Hokkaido’s fresh, crunchy scallops and sweet crab meats? Running from Jan 15 – Feb 15, start the year on a high note by feasting on these delectable Japanese authentic cuisine, housed at an idyllic rooftop setting (Think zen-like vibes complete with a koi pond and stone garden).

keyaki japanese restaurant
The fragrant Taraba-gani king crab that’s well-known for its delicately soft texture and succulent meat.

If you’re not familiar, Japan’s Hokkaido is popular for its one-of-its-kind fresh seafood, and you can now indulge in these sought-after delicacies without travelling out of town. The three Kaiseki menus, namely Hokkai ($190), Donan ($180) and Hakodate ($170), are specially curated by master chef Hiroshi Ishii, who has dabbled with many of Japan’s ryotei’s restaurants and worked here for 28 years.

keyaki japanese restaurant
Apart from the said menu highlights below, there’s fresh tuna and scallop sashimi, sea urchin sushi, marinated squid and more.

Available for lunch and dinner, menu highlights include the lightly grilled, succulent Taraba-gani king crab, tender and sweet simmered Kinki fish and creamy baked Hokkaido potatoes served with butter, salmon roe or cod milt. You’ll also love the sweet, flavourful salmon miso broth in Ishikari Nabe’s hot pot. For dessert, look forward to the refreshing Yubari melon jelly that’s not only a definite treat, it’s a healthier option too. Pan Pacific Hotel, level 4, 7 Raffles Boulevard, open 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm daily, tel: 6826-8240 (call in to make a reservation). 


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