New Japanese tapas and sake bar BÅruto takes up residence in South Bridge Road, just a stone’s throw away from the CBD. Styled as a modern izakaya, the double-storey establishment is opened by Chef Patrick Tan, who also owns Tamashii Robataya, the premium Japanese robatayaki restaurant located nearby.
Meaning “vault” in Japanese, the bar’s name is a nod to the premise’s past life as a bank. Upon stepping in, you are greeted by a feature wall on the left, where huge sake barrels imported from Japan are displayed from floor to ceiling, representing some of the brands carried at the bar. The décor whispers industrial chic; a stylish and inviting interior made cosy with dim lighting, dark wood tables, black leather chairs and steel stools sitting atop a raw, concrete floor accented with brass inlay strips.
The tapas bar on the first level offers a more casual dining experience while upstairs, an air of exclusivity awaits guests. Taking centrestage on the second floor is literally the former bank’s vault, which Patrick strategically retained and refurbished for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Providing a delightful talking point for guests, the walk-in vault features three customised chillers that showcase the most premium bottles of sake available at BÅruto. Sake connoisseurs can enjoy the novelty of walking into the vault and selecting from a range of up to 30 of the most high-end bottles of sake available, priced all the way up to $2,200 for a bottle.
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