Kabuke is a new Japanese sake bar and restaurant hidden on the second level of a shophouse in Telok Ayer.
The name ‘Kabuke’ is a combination of two words—kabuki and sake. ‘Kabuki’ is a Japanese word which refers to classical Japanese theatre and this is reflected in the cartoon performers that are painted on the walls.
Sake connoisseurs will be pleased to know that Kabuke has a well-stocked bar with a collection of Sake from over 20 prefectures! As for those who are looking for some grub, they also offer contemporary Japanese dishes.
For the beginners, Kabuke has sorted out their sake into three main categories, which are mainly A (90ml – S$8/300ml – S$24), B (90ml – S$12/ 300ml – S$36) and C (90ml – S$18/ 300ml – S$54). Besides that, they are also offering sake flight (S$24) for those who are keen to sample on three different sake varieties.
Some of the sake options they have now include Mukansa Honjozo Super Dry that comes with a pleasant bitterness, Junmai Ginjo with its fruity accents and Junmai Daiginjo 50 which has a light and clean taste on your palate.
Lunch is an excellent time to visit; their beef bowls start from S$15 and you can choose from Gyudon, Wagyu Suki or Wagyu Striploin Bowls. Alternatively, they also have daily rice bowl specials such as the Salted Egg Chicken Katsu Don (S$15).
It is worth mentioning that Kabuke’s food menu is seasonal to keep things exciting.
200A Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 8822 5525
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 11pm
Fri: 11.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 12 Midnight
Sat: 5pm – 12 Midnight
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer