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Review of Goto Japanese Restaurant - CLOSED

Goto Japanese Restaurant
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Description: Indulge in the flavours of superb Japanese cuisine at Goto. It has garnered rave reviews owing mostly to the exquisite hand of Chef Hisao Goto, who was formerly a chef to Japanese ambassadors and diplomats.
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Difficult to add much or different on my predecessors reviews....nonetheless, first of all the noticeably difference in food style; it is a kaiseki and not a sushi restaurant. And that makes a world of difference. Menu is fixed by the Chef and no diversion from it. It is a succession of 6 small portion of dishes: but you won't be hungry when you leave. The dishes are cooked -or not- but always made of utmost ingredients quality. Freshest of the freshest. Sashimi, tempura, shellfish, soup, rice, dessert. You get it all. But all the best in the most inspiring and refined way.
Service is exquisite amidst half a dozen tables. Charming setting. A bit expensive but if you can afford it, do NOT miss such an opportunity to get acquainted with most amateurs famed kaiseki japanese cooking. Do not.

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Thank Salomon S
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

On lovely Ann Siang hill. Not the cheapest, but even the less expensive kaiseki ($188 each) was a succession of fresh, well-presented, and moresome (though by the end one would definitely not feel famished) dishes. Nothing particularly novel or conceptual, but for a dependable meal in an intimate setting perfect for small groups one could definitely do far worse.

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Thank azeusa
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

My friends & I were here for lunch, celebrating a birthday. We were seated at the back of the restaurant with another group celebrating a birthday as well.

The food here is exquisite and the service is excellent. Run by Japanese and I like this place way better than the Japanese restaurants in Orchard.. The decor may not be as upmarket but the service is SUPER attentive. When they know we are celebrating a birthday, the birthday girl for a special fish platter.

You can tell the food are really exquisiteness prepared by the hands of a Japanese chef. What a great find!

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Thank MouMou
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

I went to Goto for lunch and had a Kaiseki lunch. The chef was previously the Japanese Ambassador to Singapore's chef, and you are treated to a fantastic seasonal menu determined by the chef - i.e. you either have lunch or you don't. The service was excellent and the staff friendly. This was particularly noteworthy given it was my first time to have Kaiseki, and wasn't really sure what was going on. Each course was very tasty and I can only write good things about the food. It was quite pricey but not outside the realms of what Singapore high-end places usually charge. I would recommend this for a business lunch as well as it is quite small and quiet.

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Thank Bean_Cook
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We came here for a friend's 50th birthday dinner and were seated in the private room area at the back of the restaurant. It was the first time I had visited Goto (and definitely not the last!). We had the 7 course degustation menu and everything that came was carefully designed to reflect a particular season, in this case autumn/winter. An unbelievable assortment of tastes, many of which I had not experienced before (well, have you ever tasted whale sperm?!). The chef was previously the cook for the Japanese ambassador and one can understand why.

Thank Tom D
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