Meta takes their name from metamorphosis or change, and the concept is fitting considering chef Sun Kim takes top-notch seasonal Asian ingredients and fuses them with traditional French cooking techniques to create all new, exciting dishes that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Eclectic and edgy, yet warm and welcoming, Meta is a great spot if you’re looking for Michelin-starred dining with a bit of contemporary flair.
Why you should come here:
In 2017, Meta received a Michelin star, which is not really surprising considering this place has been getting rave reviews since it opened. Chef Sun hails from South Korea, but has worked at esteemed restaurants like Waku Ghin in Singapore and Tetsuya’s in Sydney, and he draws on his Korean heritage and global experience to create brilliant dishes that are vibrant, innovative and delicious.
What we love:
The long narrow dining room is done up with black marble-topped tables and a long black bar, which along with the soft lighting adds a chic ambiance to the room. The service is warm and professional, and like you would expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant, the food is simply superb. The set menus are constantly changing to reflect what ingredients are in season around Asia, so you could be presented with Octopus in XO sauce with sunchoke and radicchio, Wagyu Tartare with egg jelly, Korean pear, kimchi and crispy rice, or Bibimbap with spanner crab and seaweed.
Do give the bar a chance, as the cocktails are just as creative as the food with unique drinks like the Rising Sun made with vodka, kimchi juice, egg whites and pear. Also, pastry chef Tammy Mah does an excellent job on desserts, so leave room for one of her confectionary creations like the Citrus Cheesecake sphere with blood orange coulis.
The set lunch is $48++ for three courses, while set dinners are priced at $98++ for five courses and $138++ for seven courses.
Where: 9 Keong Saik Road
Tel: +65 6513 0898
Hours: Tues – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, Mon – Thurs: 6pm – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 6pm – 11pm