You can be assured that you’ll be in good hands at Maetomo’s namesake restaurant. A decorated chef, Akihiro Maetomo paid his dues working at various restaurants (earning them Michelin stars) then was appointed VIP’s head chef at Singapore’s F1 Grand Prix in 2012. As a purveyor of quality Japanese produce, he’s been recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture of Japan as a goodwill ambassador of the cuisine.
In 2019, he opened Maetomo Japanese cuisine Kaiseki & Sushi, a sprawling dual concept restaurant that highlights two styles of dining. He takes charge of the kaiseki counter in a dramatically lit moody dining room at the end of the walkway, where guests can opt for either a Standard, Special or Premium kaiseki.
A new addition is the second dining room; a curved chamber cloaked in wood with seats arranged in an almost amphitheatre-like fashion along the counter. It is where we get a taste of chef Shingenori Miyata’s (who’s also new to the team) exhaustive Omakase Sushi Course — a 22-course journey that’ll take you at least three hours to complete.