CITY HALL - Brought to us by the same folks behind Ninja Bowl, Ninja Cut offers similar styled Asian-inspired bowls but with heartier and more premium protein options as well as some all-day brunch fare thrown in for good measure. Great for brunch, lunch or an early dinner, the bowls are filled with goodies like fresh seafood, meat and veggies, onsen eggs and come without carbs by default or with your choice of Ninja rice, salad greens, soba noodles or quinoa. And if you fancy something sweeter, they’ve got some great dessert-style dishes to choose from too.
Why you should come here:
The decor here is minimalistic and industrial, which gives it a cool contemporary feel. Think brushed concrete floors, , marble topped tables, clean white walls and a long counter with grey and white geometric tiles. Yet despite the monotone interiors, there is nothing minimal about what’s going on in the bowls. Each vibrant bowl comes with a mix of items that are good for your body, tantalising to the tastebuds and colourful enough to instantly brighten up your Instagram feed.
What we love:
Both meat eaters and pescatarians will find plenty to please here like the Waikiki Surf with salmon poke marinated in yuzu and served alongside cherry tomatoes, seared avocado and an onsen egg, or the Gimme Chimi Chicken with sliced and spiced chicken, grilled corn, sauteed brussel sprouts, cherry tomatoes, an onsen egg and a sprinkling of nuts.
For brunch items we highly recommend the Polenta Mash with creamy polenta topped with aburi pork slices, sauteed mushrooms and thick shavings of Parmesan cheese, or the Marvellous Matcha pancakes stuffed with green tea fondant and topped with ricotta, azuki beans, dango (Japanese rice ball), yuzu zest, shortbread crumble and edible flowers.
This is a great little spot for when you’re seeking something healthy yet filling that goes easy on the wallet. Swing by for a fuel-me-up lunch or come by on the weekend with a friend or two to dig into some more indulgent treats.
The bowls range between $14 and $18 with the option to upgrade with items like their signature Ninja rice (Japanese pearl rice with subtle hints of vinegar), brown rice with nori, or buckwheat soba noodles for an additional $2 or white quinoa for $3 extra.