Food Review: Kanda Wadatsumi – Sublime Omakase Experience at Tras Street
I can’t believe it took me so long to discover this hidden gem in Singapore. I’ve been to quite a fair share of restaurants at Tras Street (Singapore) but Kanda Wadatsumi had totally gone off my radar, until now.
Perhaps it is the inconspicuous frontage, but once I step into the restaurant, the modern ivory-colored walls emanate an intimate surrounding that’s almost in stark contrast to the generic exterior.
Kanda Wadatsumi flies its fishes in from Japan Fisheries and Tsukiji Market, and Wagyu beef from Japan Agriculture. A quick look at their lunch menu revealed a good selection of set lunches and Omakase course.
We can’t resist but to embark on the 8-course Omakase Lunch Course ($120).
Notable dishes include the Chawanmushi with Scallops and Aosa seaweed, which is so delicate in taste and texture. If you are worried about that “eggy” taste, there is absolutely none to begin with.
The sandfish with sake cooked with a light teriyaki sauce is bursting with chewy fish roe. It is one of the most interesting dishes I’ve encountered.
Another winner is the grilled wagyu, which is a superb cut and sits beautifully with a bed of roasted vegetables.
The sushi shines at the occasion. The consistency of the rice is well-proportioned and the fish pieces are top quality. Each slice is brushed with a special shoyu concocted specially by Chef Hara-san. No additional soy sauce is served (or needed).
It’s safe to say that the gastronomical experience was one of the best at any Japanese restaurant in Singapore. I absolutely love the use of fresh Japanese ingredients at Kanda Wadatsumi. The outstanding ingredients, sublime preparation provide an experience that’s almost poetic.
If there is any room for improvement, perhaps more product knowledge training should be given to the server. I also had a difficult time understanding what she was trying to describe.
Anyhow, now that I know what is behind the nondescript doors, I know I’ll be back soon.
*This is a collaborated post in partnership with Kanda Wadatsumi.
50 Tras Street, Singapore 078989
Tel: +65 6221 6264| Website
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Close on Sunday and Public Holidays