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Waku Ghin

#138 of 8,550 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Marina Bay
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10 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands 2 | Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, Singapore
+65 6688 8507
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Chandler, Arizona
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a tendency with expensive, top flight restaurants for snobby reviewers to pretend the food is only so-so. No question it is expensive, too expensive in comparison to some other meals we've spent $1k and above on (Atelier Crenn and E by Andres come to mind immediately), but several of the dishes were phenomenal. The cost, I'm certain, is... More 

1 Thank Boskk69
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Waku Ghin with high expectations. With the dinner menu priced at $450++ and wines being heavily marked up, you are going to spend at least $1.5K for a couple, so naturally you would expect a wow. But it was not the case, as the majority of the food courses were decent but not outstanding. Service was superb and... More 

2 Thank Mikhail1970
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Each course and its matched wine was a building crescendo of taste fantasies. on reflection, there were personal preferences - different for each patron - but the pathway remained as tantalising as the crumb chase of Hansel and Gretel , until the very last vestige. As good as the best - anywhere.

Thank Glen O
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here as a couple and everything was just perfect. I loved the intimacy of just two couples in the room watching the chef work his magic. The 10 dishes were fantastic, particularly the marinated Botan shrimp with sea urchin and caviar. Great ambiance and really just fine dining at its best. Highly recommended.

Thank Karen P
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was dying for a gastronomic dinner after a dry period of the last few months and some poor restaurant experiences. So I was really looking forward to this and it did not let me down. The menu was as decadent as it can be. From caviar, foie gras, uni, scallop, abalone, fatty tuna, A5 Wagyu and several other usual... More 

Thank Bugles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The omakaze here is excellent, it's fixed set menu and the portions will blow your stomach away. Food is fresh, the signature dish is the uni with shrimps. I personally like the lobster bisque kind of dish and the beef as well. I can't describe anymore how good the dishes are until you try it. Reservation is a must and... More 

Thank Rapri22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great ambience, great food, great service...... Except for that price, I could get much more than what I get in many Japanese restaurants in Japan. It is still recommended as it is one of the better Japanese restaurants in Singapore.

Thank yeoc468
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nothing to shout about.....food was alright, not fantastic. Over rated & overpriced!!!! There are many other restaurants in Singapore that are a lot better. If you want to experience some extra-ordinary culinary delight, don't waste your money on this one.

Thank marysq1
Singapore, Singapore
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

What’s all the fuss about? Nothing special. In fact for these prices (one of the most expensive restaurants in Singapore) it was profoundly disappointing. They appeared to be doing things to win them Michelin stars and to impress rather than make interesting and tasty food and be sincere. There wasn’t a single dish which stood out on my fish/meat menu... More 

Thank ChrisJR2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Food is just out of this world. Thoughtful and skilful use of condiments and garnishes to bring out the flavours in the freshest ingredients - makes you realise great food is just that simple. Impeccable service and one of the widest selection of sake just adds on to the whole wonderful dining experience. Definitely worth more than the one star... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Asian
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands 2 | Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Marina Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Marina Bay
  • Phone Number: +65 6688 8507
Waku Ghin, recently ranked 39th on the coveted 'World's 50 Best Restaurants' list. The name 'Waku Ghin' is derived from two Japanese words: ‘Waku’ means to 'arise' (like water pouring forth from a hot spring) and 'Ghin' means 'silver', which is Chef Tetsuya's favorite color found throughout this stunning restaurant. That same personal imprint and attention to detail is also on exhibit in the main dining room which seats 25 guests per seating, for an exclusive view of the Singapore skyline. Chef Tetsuya is the first person appointed Sake Ambassador outside of Japan, making his selection the best in the world.

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