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Tapasu Oyster Gastro Bar, Umami Baby!

Tapasu isn’t just a cute name for yet another izakaya in town. Instead, it brands itself as a tapas bar that serves modern Japanese cuisine.

Well, the restaurant’s full name is Tapasu Oyster Gastro Bar and it certainly lives up to its moniker. Oysters in a variety of styles are available. You can have the Japanese oysters as they are, in shooters, grilled, deep fried, and if you’re feeling fancy, with escargot butter, among several other condiments.

Tapasu Oysters

It was a random Thursday evening, there was no more headspace left in me to consider the many options, plus the placard was screaming the $1.50 per piece oyster promotion with any alcoholic beverage order, so it was an easy choice. We went for four plumptious and creamy Sakoshi Bay oysters au naturel to go with our 1-for-1 drinks promotion (till 8pm).

The Tapasu oyster offer goes on all day, though, not just during drinks happy hours.

Japanese Tapas Time!

Oysters in, with a little bubbly by the side, it was time to share some tapasu. Which also feature oysters in various forms. Such as the Oysters and Trout Tartare on brioche and yuzu. We also tried the grilled Hotate with uni sauce. A very umami start to the night.

Tapasu Oysters Trout Tartare
Tapasu Scallops

When we ordered the Ebi Spaghettini with Lobster Sauce, Ikura and Kombu, the waitress gently encouraged us to order two portions as it is tapas-sized and more importantly, delicious.

At first, we rejected her suggestion, but upon first bite, all thoughts about sharing went out the art-deco-style windows and I told hubby to get his own.

Ebi Spaghettini 2
Tapasu Ebi Spaghettini

For the mains, we shared the grilled-to-perfection Lamb rack with smoked marble potatoes, shoyu glaze and spiced yoghurt. Next to the tender meat, the smoked potatoes were a highlight.

Lamb rack

Now, Tapasu features an impressive bar, but I didn’t get round to trying anything other than some wine, but I hear they have sake-pairing dinners, something to check out in the future.

Tapasu Bar
Tapasu interior

There are a lot more interesting items on the Tapasu menu that we didn’t have room to try but I’m looking forward to the Smoked Oyster Spaghettini, the Red Prawns Crudo and maybe the Samurai Wagyu from Hiroshima. And, of course, more oysters!

Tapasu Oyster Gastro Bar:

Address: 29 Stanley Street, #01-01, Singapore (068738)

Contact: 8367 969, Email: tapasuoystergastrobar@gmail.com

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Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 12nn-12m, Sat: 5pm-12mn. Closed on Sundays.

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