Welcome to the Singapore's first Szechuan Yakitori Bar. What is Szechuan Yakitori? You wonder. Well, using Japanese methods of grilling skewers over Binchotan flames, CHIKIN marries the art of Japanese Yakitori with the mouthwatering Szechuan Shao Kao, presenting Yakitori (& other Kushiyaki) marinated in Szechuan peppercorn sauce. It is spicy, yummy, & quite honestly, highly addictive!
CHIKIN's menu also boasts a variety of Izakaya style dishes to complete the dining experience. Among these are spicy variations of Japanese "tidbits" & comforting Japanese favourites. We find that our Izakaya dishes pair best with a night out on the town!
So waltz in, enjoy our neon lit long bar on the ground floor, chill out at our second floor dining hall, or take the party up a notch in our open karaoke attic!
And then of course, the alcohol! CHIKIN is well known for our infused cocktails, crafted by award winning bartender Sam Wong, known most affectionately as Ah Sam.
Sake, Whisky, Gin, are infused with fresh ingredients over days to achieve the optimum flavour for each cocktail. In line with the Japanese + Szechuan theme, CHIKIN's cocktails are mostly inspired by Japanese ingredients such as Shiso leaves & Kyoho grapes, but the list harbours a potent Szechuan Bloody Mary with 5 peppercorn spice levels to offer drinkers a spice challenge! Each of our cocktails is designed to ensure you have a mighty good night.
At CHIKIN, we say, let Ah Sam make you some cocktails, & let our cocktails make you some memories!
For those who prefer straight up no fuss drinks, we have Asahi Super Dry & Super Dry Black on tap, a strong list of great Sakes, a menu of natural & organic wines, as well as almost every Nikka whisky product on our shelves.
Leading our kitchen troopers is Head Chef Jeff. Trained in Japanese cuisine but having advanced his career in modern western restaurants (including 1 Michelin Star restaurant Alma by Juan Amador), Chef Jeff returned to his roots at CHIKIN but with a mindset to spice things up a little with Szechuan "mala" sauce. Chef Jeff also presents star dishes such as Unagi Garlic Rice (which has become "must order" for every table), Plentiful Ikura Rice, Japanese Sea Snails in Szechuan Sauce, Chicken Kaarage, & a beauty soup with Chicken Collagen & Onsen.
Say hi to Chef Jeff behind the open kitchen, we are sure he will give a little wave back.