Tokyo Italian : Terra

Chef-Owner Seita Nakahara, whose cuisine is influenced by the four seasons of Japan.Chef Seita’s signature Omakase, a degustation menu of his own creations, which changes weekly and according to the seasonal ingredients available. The Omakase course for dinner starts at S$128, S$168, S$208 with the key difference being that the most expensive course uses more quality ingredients. It is a requirement that everyone in your party orders the same Omakase course. We decided to go with the S$208 as it supposedly includes a lobster in one of the courses.

The meal ended up with 6 courses, with 2 dishes of pasta and no lobster as the maître d somehow got confused with what we wanted. For the price paid, the amount of food served, service shown, I was rather disappointed as this place came highly recommended by a fellow foodie.
Avg cost with a bottle of wine (and no lobster) : S$290

Parking [Coupon] on Tras Street.

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Freshest ingredients of the day.
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Italian bread with mushroom butter. We had to request for a basket of bread.
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Baked scallop from Salfutu with Japanese mushroom in tomato based sauce. The scallop was unfortunately overdone and made it chewy.
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One of the signature dishes on the menu is the Sea Urchin Bruschetta which is the best course of the night. A little pricey if you are going to order it on its own, set you back around S$40 a pop.
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Abalone spaghetti pasta in non spicy curry like sauce which was a tad bland.
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Sea urchin spaghetti with yuzu and bottarga. Another one of their signature dishes, which I thought more sea urchin should be used. Also, why would any decent Italian restaurant serve you two exact pasta in a row?!
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Chargrilled Tajima Wagyu Beef which was rich in flavour and melt in the mouth texture. Why is the size so tiny for this course [ Screaming in my head]
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A birthday surprise courtesy of my companions, but of all the people in my party, the waitress actually had to ask me (the birthday person) whose birthday it was.

Will I Return O-Meter : No, I was very unsatisfied after my meal and swear never to return. However, the following day the host of our party received a phone call from the restaurant expressing their sincerest apologies for mixing up our order. So kuddos for service recovery. This places deserves a second chance, but maybe no more S$208 omakase.

TERRA
54 Tras Street
Singapore
Tel: 6221 5159
reservation@terraseita.com
http://www.terraseita.com/

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm & 6:30 pm-10:00 pm
Sat: 6:30 pm-10:00 pm

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