Sushi in Straits Times

July 19, 2009 at 1:25 pm 3 comments

Huzzah! Standing Sushi Bar was mentioned in the Straits Times’ “Taste” section today in the ‘Food gets fresh ideas’ story.  Thanks to the reporter, Rebecca Lynne Tan, for contacting me.  On a sidenote, my friend Trina mentions that Rebecca is “hot.”  (Alas I only spoke to her over the phone).  Anyway, article below!

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Excerpt:

STANDING SUSHI BAR

What: It will be as the name suggests, a standing sushi bar

When: Early next month

Where: OUB Centre, B1-02B, 1 Raffles Place

Price: From $2 for a nigiri sushi

What to expect: The little 614 sq ft restaurant will boast a sushi counter with standing space for 15 to 20 people.

Geared towards the fast-paced environment of office workers in the CBD-area, the bar hopes to have a turnaround every 20 minutes or so.

You can expect made-to-order sushi by an experienced Japanese sushi chef throughout the day.

Tuck into California rolls, sashimi, nigri sushi, sushi rolls and items such as chirashi sushi, which will also be available for takeaway in the mornings.

Its owner, American-born Chinese and Singapore permanent resident Howard Lo, 32, a regional manager for online community support at a software giant, first thought of bringing the Japanese concept to Singapore in April last year.

But it was only in February this year that a piece of prime retail space in the busy basement of OUB Centre opened up.

He reckons a concept like this would work only in the Raffles Place area where professionals and executives desire quality food despite their busy schedules.

He has sunk in more than $200,000 to start this venture, which is slated to begin operations in the first week of next month.

Other upcoming restaurants highlighted in the article are Hatched (all-day breakfast), District 10 Bistro Wine Bar (apparently I’m not the only one who believes in straightforward names), and Mykii (a Belgian beer & dessert place).

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angela  |  July 19, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    great stuff!! congratulations…. will come by one of these days

    Reply
  • 2. Brandon Lee  |  July 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Congratulations too! Is Mykii the same one that’s at Holland Village now? Because I thought they were supposed to be Greek!

    Reply
  • 3. CK  |  July 22, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Yes, the Mykii featured in the Sunday Times is the one in Holland Village. Though the decor’s inspired by Greek islands, the cuisine’s more European-Asian fusion (I’ve been there…). This beer-and-desserts thing is their latest offering.

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  • @rraven Sorry, just saw this! 8Q just freed up with space! Marina Bay is near closing time alas. 6 days ago
  • @iammyy If you know any that would like to work, I would hire them! Maybe your team can take guest shifts manning the bar. :D 1 week ago
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