Maetomo Restaurant & Bar in Singapore

Maetomo Restaurant & Bar in Singapore is located within Sheraton Towers Hotel, at 39 Scotts Road.

The restaurant and bar has reinvented “washoku“, a traditional Japanese dining concept, by innovating and creating & modernizing state-of-the-art dishes.

Maetomo Restaurant & Bar in Singapore - Sheraton Towers Hotel.

On the restaurant menu are choices that have been inspired by the beauty of seasonal transitions in Japan, with the aim of bringing out the finest, most delicate flavors of seasonal ingredients for each dish to create a tantalizing umami experience.

The bar, meanwhile, is stocked with an extensive variety of imported premium alcohols worldwide, providing an environment where you can fully relax, indulge and immerse yourself in a calm atmosphere.

Maetomo Bar in Singapore - Sheraton Towers Hotel.

Maetomo Restaurant & Bar in Singapore – Sheraton Towers Hotel
39 Scotts Road, #01-01, Sheraton Towers Hotel
Singapore 228230
Opening Hours (Kaiseki – Dinner Only): Monday-Sunday 6pm-10:30pm
Opening Hours (Sushi): Monday-Friday 12noon-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm, Saturday 6pm-10:30pm
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Official Facebook page for Maetomo Restaurant & Bar in Singapore is located at facebook.com/maetomorestaurant/.

Following the restaurant and bar’s Facebook channel, you’ll receive updates related to the menu items, promotions, behind the scenes information, and more.

What is Japanese Kaiseki Dining? Maetomo Restaurant & Bar

Japanese kaiseki dining, available at Maetomo Restaurant & Bar, is a multi-course, formal dinner that is considered to be one of the highest forms of Japanese cuisine. It is a culinary experience that is meant to be savored and appreciated for its artful presentation, delicate flavors, and harmonious balance of contrasting elements.

Kaiseki is a traditional Japanese word that means “arranged food” or “course of dishes.” It originated in the Zen Buddhist monasteries of ancient Japan, where monks would gather for elaborate meals that were designed to promote mindfulness and spiritual well-being. Over time, kaiseki evolved into a refined art form that is enjoyed by people of all social classes in Japan.

A typical kaiseki meal consists of 13 or 15 courses, each one carefully selected and prepared to complement the others. The dishes are typically small and delicate, and they are arranged on the table in a way that is both visually appealing and symbolic. The meal progresses from light and refreshing appetizers to heavier main courses, and it culminates in a sweet dessert.

Kaiseki is all about balance and harmony. The dishes are carefully chosen to complement each other in terms of flavor, texture, and appearance. The meal is also served in a serene and tranquil setting, which helps to create a sense of mindfulness and appreciation for the food.

Here are some of the key characteristics of kaiseki dining:

  • Seasonality: The ingredients used in kaiseki are always seasonal, reflecting the freshest and most flavorful produce that is available in Japan.
  • Artful presentation: Kaiseki dishes are beautifully presented, with each component carefully arranged on the plate. The presentation is not just about aesthetics, but also about conveying the essence of the dish.
  • Balance of flavors: Kaiseki dishes are carefully balanced in terms of flavor, with a focus on umami, the fifth taste. Umami is a savory flavor that is often described as being meaty or brothy.
  • Symphony of textures: Kaiseki dishes are a symphony of textures, with a variety of soft, crunchy, and smooth elements. This variety helps to keep the palate engaged and interested.

Kaiseki dining is an immersive and transformative experience that allows diners to appreciate the beauty and complexity of Japanese cuisine. It is a journey through the senses that is sure to leave a lasting impression.