we were celebrating a family occasion on 26.10.2015, not sure why we ended up at chotto matte.
they have uob 15% discount & dbs 1 for 1 main course for dinner & lunch (limited to only 1 free main course for each table).
we were there at blair road about 7pm, but i could not find any parking, & ended up parking at the hdb carpark next to everton park. my daughter & her friend came later but managed to park along the blair road itself near chotto matte.
restuarant was tiny. most of the recent reviews on hungrygowhere were poor, but mostly about the service. we had a chat with the male server & his attitude was actually quite good & helpful enough, but i think limited training & knowledge about the menu & the discount practice. ok la i guess.
wife liked the sake after trying 1 carafe from a new bottle they opened. we told them we would take the whole bottle if we liked it, so we did. 🙂
we ordered the grilled wagyu, grilled kurobuta, onsen egg wagyu don, mentaiko pasta, chirashi don & a salmon maki.
we were expecting to try out some decent food first, and then order more.
but was disappointed enough to tapao 2 packets of char kuay teow from adam road food centre afterwards. no kidding…lol… sigh! 😦
the grilled wagyu. can’t exactly say it was bad, but it’s mediocre maybe S$18 or S$22 ok, not S$38.
of course that’s just my opinion. haha! 🙂
the grilled kurobuta. i think it was a disaster! you just cannot serve such a dish in a restaurant. i wouldn’t order this for S$12 la!
it was dry, hard? i mean any normal pork would be a lot better than this in taste & texture, no need kurobuta!
if foc’s is 9 or 10, chotto matte’s would be 1?? not sure 1 even if it is worse than normal pork.
the onsen egg wagyu don. ok lah, i guess it was more of the same as the grilled wagyu main. so same ok standard, just ex.
the sushi rice though was quite poor here.
mentaiko pasta. my wife & daughter quite ok with this, though it was a tiny portion for S$18.
& the chirashi don? this is not a S$45 chirashi don. this is a S$25 chirashi don
must say though that the sashimi were all fresh, sweet & good. the sushi rice was not! there was 1 piece of chutoro, 2 good hotate, maguro, kampachi, kajiki etc.
c/w mikuni’s chirashi don, also S$45 after 50% feed at raffles discounts. well nothing to compare.
or with kuriya’s S$62 chirashi sushi gozen set. what’s there to compare right?
the salmon maki was pretty ok.
anyhow, after the few signature dishes that failed badly, we did not want to add any order.
the bill came to S$290 (including a S$95 bottle sake) after dbs 1 main course discounts. so less that it would be close to S$180nett for 5pax. may not be expensive on per pax basis but we did not order that much food & the standard was really poor for the price.
we went to adam road food centre afterwards & tapao 2 packets char kuay teow! 🙂
never come back again for me!
- 54 BLAIR ROAD, #01-01
- +65 6222 8846
- +65 6222 8845
(Last order for lunch at 2pm)