As someone who enjoys indulging in good Japanese food, I’m always happy to explore new restaurants popping up in the area, especially if they do things a little differently from the rest.
When I found out about Naga-Imo along Club Street—opened in October 2019—I had to pay them a visit.
Stepping into the restaurant, the first floor simply looked like your traditional sushi restaurant, with intimate counter seats for you to watch the chef at work.
But wait: trot up the stairs, and you’ll realise that this is actually a dual concept restaurant. The chef serves up exquisite omakase on the first floor for 10 pax, while the second floor houses a 25-seater izakaya.
And the third floor even has a private dining room which can accommodate 18 diners.
I was lucky enough to enjoy the omakase dinner (S$150, S$180, S$200, S$250, or S$300), though Naga-Imo also offers a la carte dishes and lunch sets (S$28 to S$88).
Diving straight into the food, the chef immediately delivered a tasty appetiser to us. Two wedges of Japanese fruit tomato sat prettily in a stemmed glass, drizzled with goma sauce and sprinkled with furikake.
Juicy, firm and definitely appetising, this healthy snack