Child Friendly: YES
Mon to Sun:
11.30am to 2.30pm
6pm to 10.30pm
Corkage Price:$50, wine; $100, champagne
Even without the stunning novelty of its massive aquarium wall, the food at Ocean Restaurant is outstanding. Presentation is elaborate and suitably oceanic in looks, and service is consistently attentive. The view of soaring manta rays and silver fish sliding past is a distracting bonus.
On the menu is creative modern Mediterranean-Californian fare, with a focus on seafood. Every dish displays a deft balance of complex flavours, mostly light and tantalising. For dinner, choose from six-course or eight-course set menus, where you pick from a wider selection of dishes including excellent cold starters. For starters, the Tomato Symphony comprising basil sorbet, tomato jelly and citrus flavours is a divine playoff of light, complex flavours; the herb butter Hokkaido scallops is a warm, comforting dish of savoury Sichuan crumble and shimeji with a light cream sauce.
For mains, have the seabasscrisped nicely on the outside yet tender withinwith cauliflower cream, clams and squid, or the incredibly soft braised short ribs. The Red Treasure dessert of berries, omija mousse and soursop sorbet, and the Mandarin & Orange, comprising various sorbets are excellent too. In short, Ocean Restaurant succeeds in offering a very pleasurable dining experience overall, and ends off with a palatable price tag that diners should be happy to pay for.
*Good to note: A window seat by the aquarium requires a minimum spend of $150 per pax.