Knowing in advanced that I’ll be near Orchard Central building, I did some research to pre-identify where I should head to for dinner. Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya was one of my shortlisted places, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have noticed them since they are located on the 12th storey of the building. It would be an tall order for the business to rely on footfall.
If I hadn’t took the elevator to get to Sumiya, I wouldn’t know that there’s a small rooftop garden in the building, though the view was nothing fantastic. However I did like the interior decoration of Sumiya itself. Part of the restaurant was transformed into the old school Japanese street side eatery feel, with the corrugated hoardings pasted with retro signages and posters.
Started our meal by immersing ourselves into the izakaya culture by drinking a Sumiya Original Sake in Bamboo. Kampai~
Tried a variety of dishes at Sumiya, from Gorgeous Towering Sushi to a selection of Kushiyaki. The sushi roll stacked into a tower included chopped tuna belly with spring onion, salmon roe, crab meat & tuna sashimi. Each of the skewers were grilled to perfection here at this charcoal grill specialist restaurant, even the charred bits were well-controlled.
The star of our meal was the Mixed Seafood Value Can Can Mushi Seafood (Snowcrab, scallops, oysters, prawns etc.) steamed with sake and dashi broth in a can. All the ingredients used were super fresh and the broth was filled with seafood “essence”.
Super thrilled to find Sumiya here. Loved the ambience and quality of food~
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