DEMPSEY - Blu Kouzina is tucked in the foodie enclave of Dempsey Hill and is a favourite destination for authentic Greek cuisine in Singapore. Walking through the entrance guarded on each side by two Mycaenian Lions feels like stepping into a Greek mythological world, which blends into some oriental motifs that hark back to Singapore's Chinese heritage and its colonial past. The restaurant prides in delivering dishes that are both traditional and creatively contemporary.
Why you should come here:
If you’re looking for a relaxed dinner with nice light and tasty Greek food, this is the spot. Blu Kouzina is one of our favourite places to grab authentic Greek eats, like mezedes, magirefta and more.
What we love:
To start with we tried the Fava ($13.80), yellow lentils with fresh onion, oregano and extra virgin olive oil, and the Melitzanosalata ($15.80), smoked eggplant mixed with herbs. Both dips were tasty and great for sharing if there are a few of you eating. That being said, there are a ton of other options to choose from too.
The Kreatika Anamikta is a meat platter that varies in price and size depending on the amount of people it’s intended for. We ordered a platter just for one person, and it came with two keftedes (beef meatballs), two lamb chops, one bifteki (a Greek burger patty) and one kalamaki (beef souvlaki). The lamb chops were honestly some of the best we’ve had in Singapore, and the bifteki was so tender that it barely needed the subtle seasoning it had. This is a great option for all the meat lovers out there.
For seafood we went for the Xtapodi Shara ($29.80), grilled octopus with lemon and extra virgin olive oil. So often you get octopus that is way overcooked and rubbery, but Blu Kouzina’s was perfectly tender, fresh and piping hot. We shared this between the three of us, and it actually worked out well because by this point we were getting slightly full.
The restaurant is actually really big but overall, the ambiance is buzzy and airy, making it one of our favourite spots in Dempsey.
If you’re into wines, be sure to order from the bottle as the selections by the glass aren’t the best. They only have one house wine that is served from a small bottle. For bottles they serve all Greek wines, which we actually don’t know too much about, but they go really well with the food and the prices are reasonable.
About $50++ a person, excluding alcoholic beverages.