Ganguya: Otaku-style izakaya (7.3)

Ganguya literally means "toy store", and the storefront looks exactly like one, with a life-sized ultraman and lots of anime figurines lining the cupboard on display. But once you open the door, you are led down to a basement restaurant that's decorated more like a home than an izakaya. The main dining room is centered… Continue reading Ganguya: Otaku-style izakaya (7.3)

Mr Brown: Casual smoking and grilling action (7.9)

Mr Brown is a lively restaurant run by the founders behind Francis and continues the concept of a sleek menu with only a handful of dishes to ensure quality and maximum economies of scale. Brown refers to browning from grilling, and as you may have correctly guessed from the title, Mr Brown specializes in just… Continue reading Mr Brown: Casual smoking and grilling action (7.9)

Mandarin Grill, an all-time classic (9.0)

With both local and international F&B conglomerates blossoming and renowned chefs flocking to the city, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discern the excellent from the commercialized when selecting one's next dining destination. The ease with which companies are able to pay internet celebrities and "foodies" to write stuff online adds to the woes. While… Continue reading Mandarin Grill, an all-time classic (9.0)