Published - 19 September 2018, Wednesday

Kinou is more than a restaurant — it’s a concept, a place to share moments, food, and drinks.

"We have poured our hearts into this and want you to feel relaxed and at ease when dining with us. Kinou was my mum’s nickname.

She gave me the passion for food and cooking.

She taught me why it’s important to share what I love and to enjoy it a hundred times more — and that’s the spirit we will give to this place." — Benjamin Tilatti, Chef and Founder, Kinou

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Fuel up at Kinou before a night of untamed Halloween revelry on Saturday, 27 October, from 6pm till late.

The restaurant’s devilishly delicious dishes are sure to set the mood - feast on Jason’s Favourite ($25++), a slab of flank steak with jalapeño sauce, or The Debaucherous Duo ($77.70++ for 2 pax) with pork ribs, flank steak, winglets and potatoes.

On the drinks front, throw back fully loaded ammunition shots of .50 Cal ($15++) with absinthe and Chartreuse, or the 40mm ($15++) of Jagermeister and Red Bull. Or gulp down a Chalice of Cava (Freixenet Cordo Negro Brut, Cava - Methode Traditionelle at $58/bottle).

Plus, go from humdrum human to glam ghoul or paltry person to fabulous fairy with a quick makeup session by the on-site professional makeup team, Charivari&Co (@charivariandco).

Limited slots are available between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, and 8.30pm and 10.30pm; pre-booking is highly recommended to get your game face on before an all-night haunting session.


RATED 8 / 8
Wash down the meal with a tipple from Kinou’s extensive list of drinks, ranging from over 150 varieties of wine, and a large selection of cocktails.

Here's a treat - Kinou's cocktails come with the New York pour of 60ml – a good double of the typical 30ml pour. Their Mason Jar selection includes concoctions like Ruby ($20++ for 6cl., $35++ for 15cl.), which is refreshingly built with vanilla vodka, herb and spice liqueur, mango puree as well as fresh watermelon and cranberry juice.

Classic cocktail lovers can also sip on The Last Minute ($22++), a martini with a twist, which comprises vodka, Grand Marnier and apricot brandy with a tangy, nuanced mix of mango puree, orange and fresh coriander.

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RATED 8 / 8
Kinou's menu is diverse and spontaneous, designed for communal dining. For starters, try Bone To Be Wild ($16++) a buttery roasted beef marrow with sourdough toast and pickled greens, served with a shot of Tennessee whisky through the bone itself. The ceviches and tartares at Kinou can be mixed and matched into platters of three, five or seven options, where the more one orders, the better the value. Lastly, Chef Benjamin’s right-hand woman whips up Nadya’s Some Sort of Chocolate Dessert ($15++), a mean treat of sweet and savoury with miso caramel parfait, chocolate mousse, shoyu glaze and cashew brittle – definitely one to save room for.

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