Ten years on, the sumo is now a geisha. Following a revamp, this urban Japanese dining concept now exudes a countercultural vibe and a reimagined experience, lifestyle and attitude.
Inspired by the antics of a rule-bending geisha, Kinki seeks to offer the legendary hospitality of the traditional geisha while allowing diners to let their hair down, all the while enjoying creative food and drink. Kinki does this with popular Japanese comfort foods reinvented into addictive new classics; and a bar list of liquids from East and West, including unique cocktails built on foundational cocktail-making techniques woven with Asian influences in surprising and unexpected ways. Kinki engages the senses with two levels of space – a restaurant and an al fresco rooftop bar. Diners socialise and unwind amidst immersive graffiti-style artworks by leading local artists evoking an edgy yet sophisticated ambience. Kinki fuses tradition and unconventionality for a new way of living; and wants you along for the ride.
Kinki occupies the two levels at Customs House, a conserved building built in the 1960s for the Singapore Customs Police. Enter the lift whose doors and walls are covered in various retro Japanese prints stitched into a dizzying collage. Designed by local design studio, Punkt Creative, the prints evokes Kintsugi, the old Japanese art of mending broken pottery by joining the fragments with capillaries of gold. With their design, it begins your escape from the everyday.
Live the high life at 1-V:U, Southeast Asia’s Latest Rooftop Lifestyle Destination
Soak up the sun and celebrate every one of life’s moment at Sentosa island’s latest rooftop lifestyle destination, 1-V:U. Perched atop the roof of The Outpost Hotel, the premier day-to-night beachfront playground features a coastal-luxe Day Club and a smart-casual progressive Asian Restaurant helmed by Chef Ace Tan.
1-V:U leads the progression of South-East Asian beach club culture by being the first of many of its kind: It is the country’s first Day Club concept to occupy the entire rooftop of a luxury hotel property, as well as being Sentosa Island’s first and only rooftop vibe dining destination. Overlooking the Palawan Beach and stunning views of the Singapore Straits, 1-V:U elevates island party life from day to night with its exciting entertainment line-up of international and local DJs, creative culinary artistry and world-class bar program.
It is truly the perfect oasis for all sun-seekers and epicureans seeking an escape from the city.
Reinvigorate at their adult-exclusive Day Club, where vibrant entertainment and sleek dance sound meet breathtaking views.
1-V:U is an exquisite oasis for sun-seekers seeking an escape from the city bustle. With daily DJ sessions on deck bringing Deep House and Soulful beats all the way from day to night, 1-V:U is where it’s at for the endless summer vibes. Cool off with their signature cocktails in hand, dig into their dayclub bites and groove to poolside beats as you take in the unparalleled panorama of the island.
Inspired by the long-legged, long-necked wading bird — often viewed as a good omen — which builds large nests on the tops of trees and buildings, Mr Stork will house ten teepee huts set amid a lush oasis.
You can view their menu here. Mr Stork also offers the Andaz Pale Ale on tap, produced by popular local microbrewery, RedDot Brewhouse and it is exclusive to Andaz Singapore.
Expect a glitzy New Year’s Eve Party as LAVO, the world-famous restaurant and bar officially opens at the iconic Sands SkyPark of Marina Bay Sands on the last day of this year.
The much-anticipated LAVO Singapore, Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar will officially celebrate its grand opening on 31 December 2017, ringing in the New Year with revellers from around the globe and world-class entertainment. LAVO Singapore will open its doors to the public in January 2018.
A collaboration between Marina Bay Sands and TAO Group, a premiere entertainment, dining and nightlife group from the United States which operates over 25 venues in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia, LAVO Singapore will command a spot on the iconic Sands SkyPark. LAVO Singapore marks the brand’s first foray into Asia.
Perched 57-storeys atop Tower 1 of Sands SkyPark, LAVO Singapore will offer a new vibe dining concept set against the spectacular backdrop of the city sky-line. Inspired by LAVO New York and Las Vegas, the Singapore venue will feature an Italian American restaurant that offers a vibe-dining experience complete with a luxurious indoor and outdoor lounge with wraparound terrace and exciting nightlife programming that will include live DJ sets.
Designed by renowned Manhattan-based design firm ICrave, LAVO Singapore will be a modern, glass-wrapped venue that will take destination dining to new heights. Each element of the space – from the curved tiled bar with panel detail to the classic LAVO round leather booths – will converge to create the ultimate experience in dining and nightlife.
Guests can look forward to authentic Italian American cuisine by TAO Group Partner/Chef Ralph Scamardella, who has nearly three decades of experience working at some of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, including The Plaza Hotel’s French restaurant, Carmine’s and Polo Restaurant. The menu will offer all of LAVO’s greatest hits, including the penne a la vodka, linguini with clam sauce, chicken parmesan, and the famous LAVO one-pound meatball, spiced to perfection and topped with ricotta cheese.
Aura is a vibrant all-day dining destination featuring a 90-seater Italian Restaurant and a sprawling 200-seater rooftop Sky Lounge overlooking the spectacular skyline of Marina Bay.
Brilliantly highlighted in rich hues of polished brass and bronze, Aura Restaurant is a disarming blend of energy and elegance. Treating diners to classic Italian cuisine and a world-class contemporary dining experience, the menu is an extensive expression of Italian creativity, showcasing a variety of antipasto, pastas and wholesome mains that features the finest, freshest ingredients from the land and sea.
Aura Sky Lounge moves from day to night with its lunch and hi-tea options in the afternoons, and become the ultimate rooftop bar with superb happy hours in the evenings, including Raw Bar, a sumptuous free flow buffet of hearty roasted vegetables and specialties inspired by the conscious Mediterranean diet, Hi-Tea Set and Lounge Bar, for after-hour drinks and deluxe bar grub, reimagined extravagantly at accessible prices.