Kinki Restaurant & Bar

Published - 26 September 2020, Saturday

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Kinki is a sweet spot that oozes both local pride and global appeal.

They wanted noise, They wanted funk. ‘Zen’ was the last thing on their minds.

Kinki is an urban Japanese restaurant and bar with a new-age twist

Drop by and you’ll get an eyeful of a floor mural by tattoo artist Chris Garver of Miami Ink fame.

For more urban attitude, one of Singapore’s most respected urban artists ANTZ plastered the DJ console with his graffiti awesomeness. Leave preconceived notions at the door.

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Shruti Anand

  • 83 comments
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RATED 7 / 8

Mouth-watering Japanese food on the weekend? Hell, yes! Relish a variety of options at the bottomless brunch at Kinki, where there’s plenty of sushi, sashimi, and delicious fare to go around. While the food is bottomless, the drinks come at a price, and we recommend going for their sake or shochu. They’ve got some kickass options on the menu - Lobster Salad Maki, California Crab Meat Maki, Salmon Butter Yuzu, Wagyu Foie Gras Donburi, and Snow Crab & Century Egg Tofu. Their sorbets and ice creams are a must-try!

Tee Kay

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RATED 6.5 / 8

Funky in design and fun and playful with the menu, Kinki is known for its tantalizing Japanese flavours. They offer a picturesque al fresco experience, and you'd love to bring a date here. Try the lip-smacking dishes like Spicy Buffalo Katsu featuring pork marinated with Worcestershire sauce, Japanese chili oil, and a seven-spice mix and Crusty Lamb Rack made using a Koji-aged lamb coated with panko and mentaiko. Yum!

Chloe

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RATED 8 / 8

Kinki always brings more than meets the eye. The nondescript facade and entry leaves you wondering what’s behind the door. Turn the corner and some view, space or artwork tickles the fancy, lights up the day. Food and drinks burst with creativity to surprise and intrigue the senses. You feel the vibe and keep coming back for more. Expect the unexpected; Kinki is not your cookie-cutter Japanese joint. Kinki is a way of life.

Tee Kay

  • 279 comments
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RATED 6.5 / 8
Funky in design and fun and playful with the menu, Kinki is known for its tantalizing Japanese flavours.

Their signature drinks, Mr. Blue Sky, Aurora Polaris, She’s So Unusual and Calpis Colada are impressive and are a must-try.

To give the diners something new they’ve not only opened up their rooftop for an alfresco experience but also added lip-smacking dishes to their menu.
Try out their Spicy Buffalo Katsu featuring pork marinated with worcestershire sauce, Japanese chili oil and a seven-spice mix and Crusty Lamb Rack made using a Koji-aged lamb coated with panko and mentaiko.

Yum!

Davidson

  • 591 comments
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RATED 8 / 8
Funky in design and fun and playful with the menu, Kinki is known for its tantalizing Japanese flavours. To give the diners something new they’ve not only opened up their rooftop for an al fresco experience but also added lip smacking dishes to their menu. Try out their Spicy Buffalo Katsu featuring pork marinated with worcestershire sauce, Japanese chili oil and a seven-spice mix and Crusty Lamb Rack made using a Koji-aged lamb coated with panko and mentaiko. Yum!

Christina

  • 62 comments
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RATED 8 / 8
Located on the third floor of the customs house, Kinki rooftop bar overlooks a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline and waterfront. 

With an entrance flowered by pink sakuras, a riot of vibrant colours and graffiti scattered across the bar to reflect its philosophy and pop-culture credo, the casual mood makes it a great place to chill with friends with a bucket of five beers at $50 nett or one-for-one housepour, house wine and selected beers from 5-8pm daily.

With a plentiful selection of sake as well as the envelope-pushing cocktails you would expect from such a thrilling spot as Kinki, it is no wonder that it is a frequent hangout for the after-work drinks crowd.

Long-standing favourites are the Hokkaido Plummet and refreshing Spicy Hachimitshu.

Richard

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RATED 7.5 / 8
What a fantastic location for this Japanese Restaurant by the harbour. We've actually spent National Day here and varies other group functions. Staff friendly and professional.

Kinki is a sweet spot that oozes both local pride and global appeal.

Nici

  • 36 comments
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RATED 8 / 8
Definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in Singapore. Awesome place to take visitors the head to the rooftop bar afterwards!

Emma

  • 75 comments
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RATED 6.6 / 8
This rooftop is great on a Friday after a hard weeks work! there is usually happy hour form 5pm to 8pm, so you may have to sneak out of work early!
Always great music and obviously the view.
It can get very busy on a Friday so you may not get a table and it gets very hot! Fortunately it doesn't stop everyone having fun!

Eilise

  • 105 comments
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RATED 8 / 8
Great atmosphere! We went on a Saturday and it wasn't too crowded.
Great staff, fantastic 90's music and beautiful views!

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