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New bars and restaurants in Singapore: Greenwood Fish Market, Q-Wa Izakaya, Nineteen80

Fresh seafood, yakimono, and cocktails await.

GREENWOOD FISH MARKET

Greenwood Fish Market has opened its fourth and largest wholesale seafood retail market and restaurant at Dempsey Hill.

The multi-concept space houses a yakitori; sushi, sashimi and oyster bar; bakery; wholesale seafood and meat market; florist; and a full-bar lounge. The seafood restaurant offers indoor dining, lounge seating and alfresco dining.

Its speciality, fish & chips, is available here and customers have a choice of fish such as snapper, barramundi and salmon.

On Oyster Tuesdays, all oysters go for 25 per cent off while House Oysters are $2++.

On Lobster Sundays, live Boston lobsters go for $49++ (usual price $89++).

Other highlights include the Cold Seafood Platter ($108++, serves two as a main course), which comes with a steamed half Boston lobster, marinated yellowfin tuna, oysters, New Zealand green lip mussels and littleneck clams, tiger prawns smoked salmon.

Where: 01-01, Block 8D Dempsey Road

Open: Noon to 10.30pm (Tuesdays to Fridays), 11am to 10.30pm (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays); closed on Mondays unless it is a public holiday

Info: Call 6256-1103 or go to greenwoodfishmarket.com


Q-WA IZAKAYA

Q-WA Izakaya’s second outlet in Singapore is reminiscent of a traditional hole-in-the-wall izakaya in Japan and its menu features yakimono, light bites, deep-fried cutlets, don and udon.

The signature skewers of yakimono of chicken, pork, beef, seafood and vegetarian variants are marinated with an in-house garlic spice powder and gourmet moshio (seaweed salt) and grilled over sawdust binchotan charcoals.

The Yakimono Beef Set comprises beef seasoned with moshio and black pepper, ox tongue and thick sliced beef wrapping enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms and asparagus.

The Chicken Viscera Set comes with chicken skin, liver, heart, gizzard, topshell and tail, slathered with teriyaki sauce.

The Lunch Don/Udon: Gyu Udon (Beef)  comes with sliced beef and caramelised onions and a bowl of thick udon noodles and tonkotsu broth.

Where: 01-02, 103 Beach Road

Open: 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5 to 11pm daily (closed on public holidays)

Info: Call 8336-7728 or go to www.facebook.com/qwaizakaya1


NINETEEN80

Retro-themed arcade bar Nineteen80 serves classic drinks such as Long Island Iced Tea. The bar’s signature cocktails include the strawberry-based Donna Summer, as well as the rum and Malibu-based Club Tropicana, with fresh pineapple, coconut and lime juices mixed with sour plum powder.

Customers can also have light bites such as truffle fries, chicken tenders, calamari and pizzas.

Nineteen80 will also transform into club mode with a line-up of hip-hop, R&B, disco, funk, soul, house and urban classics.

Themed nights such as a Miss-Demeanor ladies’ nights (Wednesdays) and a games-themed night will take place throughout the week.

Where: 01-05, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road

Open: 5.30pm to 1am (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and 5.30pm to 3am (Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays)

Info: Call 9183-6073 or visit www.nineteen80.sg.

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This article was originally published in The Straits Times.

Photos: Greenwood Fish Market, Q-wa Izakaya & Nineteen80