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Hashi Japanese Restaurant @ Bukit Pasoh

Hashi is part of the TRE Group, who also owns Oso Ristorante, Gaia Ristorante & Bar and Absinthe Restaurant, and opened in May 2013. Hashi is helmed by ex-Nobu Australia head chef, Tadashi Takahashi. Hashi (means chopsticks in Japanese) is atas fine dining that serves exquisite authentic simple Japanese food. Tip: Restaurant Week is a good time to try out at $55/pax for 3 course dinner, considering their usual Kaiseki 5 course Lunch Menu is already $80!

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Hashi Exterior along Bukit Pasoh

I liked the decor of Hashi – very minimal, elegant zen feel juxtaposed to Oso’s darker complex ambience. The sake bar structure reminded me of chopsticks (Hashi), and I loved the details of the rolls of kimono fabric leaning against the wall connecting the sushi bar to the inner seating area (that can seat up to 80 diners).

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Sake bar structure reminded me of chopsticks (Hashi)

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The open area once you enter Hashi

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Rolls of kimono fabric, leading into the internal seating area

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Servers dressed in kimonos

First up, Appetizer – Cold Soba and Mixed Salad with Yuzu dressing and  Sashimi (3 kinds of seasonal sashimi)

The Cold Soba was refreshing. The sashimi was good no doubt, but not as fresh and sweet as my favourite sashimi/chirashi dons as my best-value-and-freshness-for-money restaurant, Chikuwa Tei.

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Cold Soba and Mixed Salad with Yuzu dressing

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Hashi’s Sashimi

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Peep into Hashi’s kitchen

Main – Sashimi Bento Box

1 – Japanese cucumber and wakame seaweed, with vinaigrette sauce, Boiled Marinated Spinach, Japanese style steamed duck breast, White Fish Kara-age
2 – Mixed Tempura (Prawn and 3 types of vegetables)
3 – Japanese Slow-cooked White Radish (With a choice of Beef Stew or Pork Belly)
4 – Japanese Hokkaido Steamed Rice with pickles

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Pretty Bento Set with rice served in leaf shape

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Japanese Slow-cooked White Radish, with Pork Belly

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Japanese cucumber and wakame seaweed, with vinaigrette sauce, Boiled Marinated Spinach, Japanese style steamed duck breast, White Fish Kara-age

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Japanese Slow-cooked White Radish, with Beef

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Authentic Japanese looking Bento

Japanese Dessert (comes from 5th Generation shop in Shizuoka) – Chestnut and Red Bean dessert

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Close up – Chestnut and Red Bean dessert

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 I would say Hashi is very authentic Japanese and very similar to the original Japanese kaiseki taste/style I have tried in Japan. However, for the usual price besides Restaurant Week, I feel it is tad over priced. Good to try for restaurant week for $55 — fresh, good variety and filling.

Hashi
Address: 48 Bukit Pasoh Road
Operating hours: Mon-Fri 12-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Sat 6pm-11pm
Tel: 63278414

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