Shishou Sake Bar
In early 2020, Shishou pivoted from its fine-dining degustation origins to a casual izakaya-inspired bar and eatery, rebranding as Shishou Sake Bar. The venue’s interior remained largely the same but the aesthetic now boasts some lively additions in the form of a new colourful mural from Drapl, a few sets of wall neons and new bar shelves showcasing glinting bottles of liquor. The kitchen also boasts some new tools, with the addition of a special binchotan charcoal grill giving the culinary team the ability to dip into Japanese yakitori-style bar snacks. Shishou Sake Bars menu is now aligned more towards share-style dishes and small plates. The fun starts with crispy chicken ribs with yuzu kosho, soft-shell crab bao, crispy chicken karaage with furikake and wasabi mayonnaise, kimmari with pickled veg and pan-fried gyoza with soy vinegar. Off the grill, guests can savour smoky skewers of chicken thighs, asparagus wrapped in bacon, king prawns with garlic butter, enoki mushroom with beef and truffle oil, and scallops lathered with herb butter. The drinks menu is still concise, with wines favouring white varietals available alongside interesting cocktails, three kinds of sake, one shochu and Asahi Super Dry and Asahi Black off tap.