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Tapas Molecular Bar

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MICHELIN 2021
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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The chef uses the latest techniques to offer food ‘theatre’. The results of scientific research in molecular gastronomy are applied to the dishes, whic...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Simple restaurant
About
With only eight seats, our one-Michelin starred Tapas Molecular Bar offers an exclusive dining experience celebrating the art of innovative molecular cuisine. Situated within the chic Oriental Lounge on the 38th floor, the bar serves a range of delicious dishes in the traditional sushi-bar style.
PRICE RANGE
USD 177 - USD 253
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Dining bars, Fusion
FEATURES
Non-smoking restaurants, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 April 2020

What can I say, hands down the best meal my boyfriend and I have ever had! The whole meal from start to finish was an exciting journey with amazing tastes and new sensations with every dish, you were constantly excited to see what was coming...next. Usually, when we eat multi-course menus there's at least a couple of dishes which aren't to our taste however, in this case, every single one of the 14 courses tasted absolutely delicious. We were amazed with the textures, flavours and inventiveness of the dishes. We really loved learning about the process behind each dish before it was served and watching the chefs prepare. Chef Kento is clearly extremely talented and it was great being able to chat with him throughout the meal. I was very happy to be able to have the mocktail pairing as I don't drink a lot of alcohol and therefore often miss out on the pairing menus. Each mocktail was delicious as well! I was also given a little surprise for my birthday which was really appreciated. We really hope we can come back again someday!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

What an amazing experience. From the setting in a beautiful hotel, the service and attention to detail, the incredible food sensations and the very talented chef who talked us through everything making it all interactive and part of the enjoyment. A fantastic evening which we...will remember for a long time. Thank you very much Kento and everyone else who made the experience what it was.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MO T, Hotel Manager at Tapas Molecular Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2020

Dear Joanne-Allan Thank you very much for posting such a wonderful review to TripAdvisor ; we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed an outstanding dinner showcased by our chef Kento. In addition to being tasty, each one of Tapas Molecular Bar’s courses is extremely...More

Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

I think he not only a Chief, He is an Artiest Chief. He is submitting his dishes during a magic show. I believe it was an amazing adventure with a very delicious food.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MO T, Hotel Manager at Tapas Molecular Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2020

Dear 312maana Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are extremely pleased to hear you enjoyed your “culinary adventure” at the Tapas Molecular Bar! We look forward to welcoming you back again to try out another innovative menu on...More

Reviewed 20 February 2020

This meal was quite enjoyable! The Mandarin Hotel is beautiful! So if you aren’t staying there, this is a good way to experience it! I’d recommend coming early for a drink with a view! Every dish has a wow factor that you just don’t see...at most Michelin star restaurants! It feels like you are part of a magic show of sorts. Chew Ping Chow was interactive throughout the entire meal. He explained everything. I loved that aspect. Learning about the dishes, ingredients, etc. I don’t want to give too many details and ruin the fun! We definitely left satisfied!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MO T, Hotel Manager at Tapas Molecular Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Dear haileynaz1 Thank you very much for your kind review following your dinner at Tapas Molecular Bar and I am delighted you had a pleasant experience from start to finish. I will certainly be sharing your kind feedback with Chef Ping and his team who...More

Reviewed 18 February 2020

very interesting with many surprises. Having done it once, would i go again? Probably not but i did enjoy the experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MO T, Hotel Manager at Tapas Molecular Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Dear NoMossIsGathered I wanted to send you this note to express my sincere appreciation for having shared your precious feedback with us following your visit to Tapas Molecular Bar. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the occasion and rest assured that your feedback...More

Reviewed 14 February 2020

Great and creative meal. An experience you can’t miss .Ambience is good , Utencil is thoughtful and fun , time spending is worthwhile : each dish comes with very creative and knowledgeable ingredients . Most importantly chef is prepared to your dietary requirements .

Date of visit: February 2020
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MO T, Hotel Manager at Tapas Molecular Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Dear kaisrin Thank you for your most excellent review! It is always a pleasure to receive such great reviews from guests who have had such an amazing time with us. We are all looking forward to your next visit. Yours sincerely Hotel Manager Igor Apraiz

Reviewed 10 February 2020

Many dishes were innovative but yet tasty. I did the mocktail pairing - did not think that much of the mocktails at first (how nice can mocktails be? haha) but i was very wrong. Every single mocktail served was totally a new experience and delicious....Honestly i would come and just have a mocktail night. I enjoyed every drink as much as the dishes. Overall, it is well worth the experience, especially if are you looking for something not just tasty but fun and out of the box.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MO T, Hotel Manager at Tapas Molecular Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2020

Dear cindy4754 Thank you very much for your positive review. Our mixologist and Tapas chef spend a lot of time together to create the very best pairings for Tapas Molecular Bar, and so we are very happy to hear that you were impressed by both...More

Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

WOW what an experience. We had dinner for my wifes birthday and this was more then ever expected. The chef created a wonderful warm atmosphere in which he brought to you a wonderful new way of enjoying each food dish. The taste coming with every...plate was great and the interactive way of preparing and eating it made it one of the best eating experiences we ever had! Thank you for the warm and wonderful evening, Pim! All in all the location with the special view and drinks and food this is the place we highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MO T, Hotel Manager at Tapas Molecular Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2020

Dear Stefan K We are so happy to hear you chose us to celebrate your wife's birthday with us and our entire team was delighted to read that we created such a memorable experience for you. Thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward...More

Reviewed 12 December 2019

Excellent service with prompt response at point of making reservation, being led to enjoy the pre-dinner welcome snack/apperativ and during dinner service. Chef Ping is humourous and engages his guests well. Dishes are creative, pretty and tasty. Bill came up to almost SGD550 for the...2-hour, 14-course dinner with 5 paired mocktails . Out of the 5 mocktails, I liked only the 1st one which is some lychee concoction - super refreshing and goes well with the initial dishes. The rest I felt were not very tasty / do not go too well with the dishes - hence the reason for not giving the dining experience a full 5 stars. Stunning night city view of Tokyo and will not hesitate to visit during special occasions like birthday & also worth mentioning that Chef Ping whipped up a birthday dessert for the birthday gals of the day. Well done to the entire MO team for making the entire experience an unforgettable one. Keep it up!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MO T, Hotel Manager at Tapas Molecular Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2019

Dear chillipadichua Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled to see you enjoyed the dinner at Tapas Molecular Bar. However, we are truly sorry for not meeting your expectations with the mocktail pairing. It is a disappointment as we always aim to...More

Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

Wonderful from start to finish. The courses were imaginative & inventive, and each bite was a palate-pleaser! The whole meal was a dinner-cum-show, and the dishes were executed and presented artfully. We had Chef Kento for the night, who interacted with us with such fine...geniality. He also explained each dish–including the story of how it inspired him, if it had one–quite eloquently in both Japanese and English. (We had a Japanese couple in our group of 7 diners.) Special mention to our server Ayana, who was quietly attentive and friendly, doing both without being obstructive..thank you. I started and finished–I came early to the dinner & then still had my drink to finish at its end–at a table by the window with a spectacular view of the city from the 38th floor. This is my kind of dining.. so special, absolutely splurge-worthy, and which I highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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MO T, Hotel Manager at Tapas Molecular Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2019

Dear kitineh First of all, thank you for choosing to dine with us at Tapas Molecular Bar. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive reviews from guests who have had such a memorable experience whilst dining with us. We are delighted to learn...More

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I like dressing up for fun dining adventures and Tapas Molecular Bar is something special (which may or may not inspire you to want to dress classy). With that said, the people sitting next to us wore nice jeans, so I think... More
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