Satsuma Shochu Dining Bar is a Shochu speciality izakaya at The Gallery Hotel that is known for serving yummy charcoal-grill skewers.
If you are searching for a great after work spot for food and drinks with friends, check out Satsuma at Robertson Quay. It is certainly a place I can see myself frequently whenever I feel like having Japanese food.
The menu is huge – you can get anything from the typical pork belly ($5), chicken wing ($7) and chicken liver ($4), to stuff like quail eggs ($4), silver cod ($15) and lamb chop (19). We did a quick count, and there are more than sixty items under the charcoal-grill section.
On top of that, Satsuma also has other categories like cold dishes – salmon and avocado tartare ($20), tofu salad with Japanese dressing (12); hot dishes – dried puffer fish ($16), ox tongue stew ($12), octopus with garlic butter ($20); sashimi – salmon ($17), assorted raw fish platter ($49); and deep fried items – mozarella cheese with sauce ($12), and soft shell crab ($12).
During lunch, it has several good value sets that are mostly priced under $20. We shared a mixed grilled rice set ($22) which came with five skewers: mushroom, unagi, meatball, chicken with leek, asparagus roll with pork. In addition, we also had two sticks of cheese rolled with pork ($5), and ox tongue ($9). Everything was good, but in particular, I loved the unagi and ox tongue.
Satsuma at Robertson Quay is known to be very popular at night, so imagine our surprise when we went there during lunch and it turned out that we were the only customers in the restaurant.
If you like charcoal-grilled skewers, Satsuma is definitely the place to go. And of course, given that it is a Shochu speciality restaurant, you cannot leave without having a glass of the popular alcoholic beverage.
Satsuma Shochu Dining Bar
1 Nanson Road
#01-10/#02-10 The Gallery Hotel
Tel: +65 6235 3565
Weekdays: 12pm – 2.30pm
Sun to Thu: 6pm – 10.30pm
Fri to Sat: 6pm – 1am