From the architecture of the building to the plates and dishes that carry the food, along with seasonally inspired ingredients and beautifully sourced saké, Ki-sho is a showcase of Japanese culinary artisanship delivered with proud omotenashi. Meaning “aristocratic craftsmanship”, the restaurant reflects all the Japanese values that make their unique brand of hospitality so special.
Set in a heritage black-and-white bungalow along Scotts Road that was a residence for civil servants in the colonial era, Ki-sho impresses with it kappo-style dining room and L-shaped hinoki wood sushi counter that sits 11 guests. Additionally, two dining rooms – for eight and 12 guests respectively – on the upper deck offer guests a nice space to dine in complete privacy.
Look out for signature uni (sea urchin) and caviar, seasonal sashimi and Toriyama wagyu beef. Nigiri come nicely proportioned, with gracefully attenuated slivers of fish atop rice at the correct temperature.