Ami Ami by Kuriya Dining never fails to surprise us with their creative take on Japanese cuisine. This modernised Japanese restaurant at Great World City left me with a very good impression during my first visit a few years ago. Just last weekend, I went back to Ami Ami for lunch and found out that they have recently revamped their menu. The new dishes definitely looked funkier than the ones I had previously, and the combination for each dish sounded really interesting as well. For instance, have you seen or heard any Japanese restaurants in Singapore that serve Sushi Pizza? I bet you haven’t because you can have it now at Ami Ami. So, if you’re looking for a quiet and cosy Japanese place to dine with your loved ones, you definitely can consider heading to Ami Ami by Kuriya Dining. P/s: They cater to all ages and prices are super reasonable!
The new dishes definitely caught my attention, especially its uniqueness and presentation. Portion was just nice too!
Mixed Sashimi Carpaccio // $16.80++
This is one appetiser all fans of Japanese food will definitely love. In the middle, you can find an assortment of fresh sashimi, salmon roe, blanched sea urchin, uni, and avocado, and please tell me how to resist all of them? I mean they are already good on their own, and what more if all these heavenly goodness are put together? Mix them all up and spread them on the crispy baguette toast for maximum pleasure. You should also get a glass of bubbly to complete that experience!
Fruit & Ebi Tempura Vegetable Sheet Roll // $9.80++ (4 pcs)
This sushi might look really simple but trust me, it took our breath away when we popped it into our mouth. It was super refreshing! The prawn tempura and mixed fruits with mango mayonnaise and wasabi-flavoured shrimp roe complemented the sushi really well. Secretly hoping that it comes with more than 4 pieces and for the health-enthusiasts, you need to order this!
Zuwaigani Shell Sushi // $9.80++
Thank god the snow crab meat was not heavily seasoned because it would have covered the freshness and sweetness of it. Just complement it with a little bit of wasabi-flavoured shrimp roe and this dish is great on its own. Remember to snap a photo of it (cos this is Instagram-worth) before digging in!
Sushi Pizza // $17.80++
As bizarre and weird this dish may sound, it was in fact the highlight of our meal at Ami Ami. Sushi rice is spread on thin spring roll
skin and topped with melted mozzarella and Gouda cheese together with a generous
portion of mixed sashimi, flying fish roe, omelette and avocado with spicy mayonnaise and the combination was almost flawless. So addictive it got us hooked after our first slice! Oh yes, the Japanese spicy sauce and tomato-based sauce on the side complemented the sushi really well! Highly recommended!
Ebi Tempura Cheese Pie Roll // $15.80++ (8pcs)
This definitely is another interesting creation from Ami Ami. Instead of using seaweed, they used the flaky crust of a cheese pie. Texture was really nice and surprisingly it went well with the fillings inside. Also, the home-made teriyaki sauce in the middle (I don’t know but it feels there’s caramel inside as well) was a stark contrast to the savoury sushi, adding an extra sweetness to it. P/s: Don’t dip too much!
Nearest Mrt Station: Orchard
Location: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-03/04 Great World City, Singapore 237994
What To Order: Fruit Sushi, Sushi Pizza and Salmon Carpaccio
Restaurant Rating: 3.5/5
Food Ratings: 8/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)