Boruto | Cozy Modern Izakaya With Brilliant Food


These Japanese-Western fusion izakayas seem to be popping up everywhere.

I’m not complaining though – with a sudden influx of fatty, oily beef mixed with rich ingredients like foie gras and/or sea urchin and poached eggs in the scene, there is simply more to enjoy, more to choose from.

Delicious cold somen (S$15.80) – the truffle was a bit light but the egg yolk gave it a nice light creamy texture and taste, yums!

Boruto is one such izakaya, which I first visited because of a ridiculously delicious looking truffled sea urchin cold pasta that I saw on Instagram.

This grilled squid with a delightful sweet, savoury and spicy dark sauce was so wonderful they should definitely make this a permanent item (I think it was seasonal)

Our party of 4 ate our way through round after round of beautiful bite-sized dishes – from stuffed chicken wings to piquant grilled squid, and the lovely truffle angel hair (sans sea urchin because they had no stock that day SAD).

Every dish was good – a complementary blend of interesting flavours and textures.

One of the dishes I really liked, the Tori-Take Roll (S$15.80), a crispy chicken roulade stuffed with shitake jam – juicy with a burst of umami in the centre

The dishes were generally innovative and combined interesting ingredients together – I hear you can even ask the chef for special customisations.

This Beef Short Rib (S$18.80) was nothing short of melt-in-your-mouth and downright stunning… just something about sous vide food ❤

Service was if not super prompt, warm and helpful. In total, we spent around S$70 per person, including 1-2 happy hour whisky cocktails each as well.

At the upper level Sake Bar

It was a pleasant experience and I would certainly go back again, and I must try the delectable looking sea urchin dishes this time!

Note (21 Apr 2021): They’ve since changed their head chef, so not sure if the dishes are still the same now!

Boruto Singapore
80 South Bridge Road, #01-01
Golden Castle Building, Singapore 058710

Tel: 6532 0418

First level (Tapas Bar) open from 6.00pm to 11.00pm (last order 10.30pm), second level (Sake Bar) open from 4.30pm – 12.00am (last order 11.30pm). Happy Hour is 4.30pm to 7.30pm from Mondays to Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.


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