Misato

January 23, 2018

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Shop/Food Review

Mr Good Says:

Misato is a hidden gem right in town. Located conveniently within Gastro+ in Centrepoint, it is a value-for-money Japanese restaurant opened by a Singaporean who is enthusiastic about Japanese food and culture. While the outfit at Gastro+ is relatively new (only few months old), Misato is not a new kid on the block. For those in the know, this is the same Misato that took up a kiosk at The Cathay before morphing into a restaurant today. Thus, on weekends, Misato is already attracting a decent crowd; it is only quieter on weekdays and lunch time (in part because there is no lunch set available).

 

Although there has been a wave of franchised Japanese restaurants in Singapore, Misato is an original Japanese cuisine concept and all the recipes used are developed by the owner. To ensure authenticity, the owner insists on importing most of Misato's ingredients (including vegetables) from Japan, prepare their own sauces and even make desserts from scratch in-house (mochi, gelato and pudding).

Tableware at Misato

And due to the owner's love for all things Japanese, even the tableware used at Misato restaurant are imported from Japan so you can expect all your food and drinks to be served beautifully in exquisite tableware. Yet, surprisingly, despite the central location, quality ingredients and fancy presentation, prices here remain really down to earth.

Hot Green Tea (S$3.90++)

Perhaps the only thing considered upmarket here is the fact that they do not serve free plain water but offer chargeable Evian or Perrier water. But then, a good pot of hot green tea (for one person) here is only S$3.90++ so I hardly see any reason to complain.

Seafood Kaminabe Set (S$20.80++)

Aside from the above, the food at Misato are generally well executed with on-point flavours. Personally, I will recommend their Seafood Kaminabe Set, Cha Soba and Tonkatsu Set. While not the best out there, they are definitely way above average and worth it for the price. For desserts, just order as you wish- you won't go wrong with any of them!

There is however, one downside to dining here- the waiting time. Since all their food are freshly prepared upon order (even the live tiger prawns used for their ebi tempura are breaded only after you order), do buffer for more time when dining here.

 

Food Photos

See photos of food that My Food Story has tasted. Recommended food are marked with ().
Cha Soba (S$13.80++)
I love the texture of the cold soba. Matcha taste was too subtle to detect though.
Cha Soba (S$13.80++)
Tonkatsu Set-Black Pig (S$17.80++)
Pork is tender without any unpleasant porky taste. Not the most juicy cut but good enough for me.
Tonkatsu Set-Black Pig (S$17.80++)
Sweet & Sour Pork (S$18.80++)
I like that it is served with dragon fruit instead pineapple.
Sweet & Sour Pork (S$18.80++)
Overall nice but sauce was a little too sweet for me.
Seafood Kaminabe Set (S$20.80++)
Fresh seafood, ample portion.
Seafood Kaminabe Set (S$20.80++)
I like that the savoury soup is light but not bland.
Okonomiyaki (S$14.90++)
Too thick, too much veggies and too much sauce.
Okonomiyaki (S$14.90++)
Cheese Korokke (S$7.90++)
Crispy, light and not too rich!
Cheese Korokke (S$7.90++)
Mmmmmmm...I like this!
Miso Soup
Well balanced miso soup, not too salty. Served really hot!
Matcha Zenzai Mochi (S$7.80++)
This is my favourite dessert of red beans and fried mochi in green tea soup.
Matcha Zenzai Mochi (S$7.80++)
It looks underwhelming but try to know how good it is!
Goma Bavarois (S$7.80++)
Milky, creamy with distinct black sesame taste! I will order again!
Kuzukiri - Cold slippery arrowroot noodles served with kuromitsu sauce (S$8.80++)
A rare find on menus!
Kuzukiri - Cold slippery arrowroot noodles served with kuromitsu sauce (S$8.80++)
This is a healthy summer time dessert from Kyoto.
Hot Green Tea (S$3.90++)
Green tea with roasted rice.
Hot Green Tea (S$3.90++)
Tea flavour is apparent even on the third hot water refill.
Ice Green Tea (S$4.80++)
Lychee Earl Grey Iced Tea (S$5.50++)

Outlets

Misato @The Centrepoint

176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint #01-33E, S238843
Map     Directions     +65 6235 2822     Website     WhatsApp Share
MRT Stations (within 800 metres)

Somerset, Dhoby Ghaut

Opening Hours

Tue to Sun: 12pm to 10pm
Mon: Closed

Value Added Service(s)

None

Payment Terms

Prices Subjected to Service Charge and GST (Cash/Credit Card)



Shop/Food Review

Mr Good Says:

Misato is a hidden gem right in town. Located conveniently within Gastro+ in Centrepoint, it is a value-for-money Japanese restaurant opened by a Singaporean who is enthusiastic about Japanese food and culture. While the outfit at Gastro+ is relatively new (only few months old), Misato is not a new kid on the block. For those in the know, this is the same Misato that took up a kiosk at The Cathay before morphing into a restaurant today. Thus, on weekends, Misato is already attracting a decent crowd; it is only quieter on weekdays and lunch time (in part because there is no lunch set available).

Although there has been a wave of franchised Japanese restaurants in Singapore, Misato is an original Japanese cuisine concept and all the recipes used are developed by the owner. To ensure authenticity, the owner insists on importing most of Misato's ingredients (including vegetables) from Japan, prepare their own sauces and even make desserts from scratch in-house (mochi, gelato and pudding).

Tableware at Misato

And due to the owner's love for all things Japanese, even the tableware used at Misato restaurant are imported from Japan so you can expect all your food and drinks to be served beautifully in exquisite tableware. Yet, surprisingly, despite the central location, quality ingredients and fancy presentation, prices here remain really down to earth.

Hot Green Tea (S$3.90++)

Perhaps the only thing considered upmarket here is the fact that they do not serve free plain water but offer chargeable Evian or Perrier water. But then, a good pot of hot green tea (for one person) here is only S$3.90++ so I hardly see any reason to complain.

Seafood Kaminabe Set (S$20.80++)

Aside from the above, the food at Misato are generally well executed with on-point flavours. Personally, I will recommend their Seafood Kaminabe Set, Cha Soba and Tonkatsu Set. While not the best out there, they are definitely way above average and worth it for the price. For desserts, just order as you wish- you won't go wrong with any of them!

There is however, one downside to dining here- the waiting time. Since all their food are freshly prepared upon order (even the live tiger prawns used for their ebi tempura are breaded only after you order), do buffer for more time when dining here.


Food Photos

See photos of food that My Food Story has tasted. Recommended food are marked with ().
Cha Soba (S$13.80++)
I love the texture of the cold soba. Matcha taste was too subtle to detect though.
Cha Soba (S$13.80++)
Tonkatsu Set-Black Pig (S$17.80++)
Pork is tender without any unpleasant porky taste. Not the most juicy cut but good enough for me.
Tonkatsu Set-Black Pig (S$17.80++)
Sweet & Sour Pork (S$18.80++)
I like that it is served with dragon fruit instead pineapple.
Sweet & Sour Pork (S$18.80++)
Overall nice but sauce was a little too sweet for me.
Seafood Kaminabe Set (S$20.80++)
Fresh seafood, ample portion.
Seafood Kaminabe Set (S$20.80++)
I like that the savoury soup is light but not bland.
Okonomiyaki (S$14.90++)
Too thick, too much veggies and too much sauce.
Okonomiyaki (S$14.90++)
Cheese Korokke (S$7.90++)
Crispy, light and not too rich!
Cheese Korokke (S$7.90++)
Mmmmmmm...I like this!
Miso Soup
Well balanced miso soup, not too salty. Served really hot!
Matcha Zenzai Mochi (S$7.80++)
This is my favourite dessert of red beans and fried mochi in green tea soup.
Matcha Zenzai Mochi (S$7.80++)
It looks underwhelming but try to know how good it is!
Goma Bavarois (S$7.80++)
Milky, creamy with distinct black sesame taste! I will order again!
Kuzukiri - Cold slippery arrowroot noodles served with kuromitsu sauce (S$8.80++)
A rare find on menus!
Kuzukiri - Cold slippery arrowroot noodles served with kuromitsu sauce (S$8.80++)
This is a healthy summer time dessert from Kyoto.
Hot Green Tea (S$3.90++)
Green tea with roasted rice.
Hot Green Tea (S$3.90++)
Tea flavour is apparent even on the third hot water refill.
Ice Green Tea (S$4.80++)
Lychee Earl Grey Iced Tea (S$5.50++)

Outlets

Misato @The Centrepoint

176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint #01-33E, S238843
Map     Directions     +65 6235 2822     Website
MRT Stations (within 800 metres)

Somerset, Dhoby Ghaut

Opening Hours

Tue to Sun: 12pm to 10pm
Mon: Closed

Value Added Service(s)

None

Payment Terms

Prices Subjected to Service Charge and GST (Cash/Credit Card)



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