It has been a while since I have been in awe of a restaurant's decor. When hubs suggested going to the new Ocean Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), I was a little reluctant at first. Jaded me thought the idea was not novel, having been to Dubai's Burj Al Arab aquarium-themed restaurant named Al Mahara almost a decade ago. Ocean Restaurant turned out to be the most amazing "underwater" experience for a non-diver like me.
Located near Hotel Equarius of RWS, Ocean Restaurant is helmed by female Iron Chef Cat Cora and this 63-seat restaurant has an amazing view of the Open Ocean Gallery of S.E.A Aquarium. The menu offers many of Cat's signature dishes from her six restaurants in the United Sates, as well as some dishes that she created specially for this restaurant. Animal rights conscious foodie will be happy to know that the restaurant serves sustainably sourced seafood.
As the restaurant opened just two weeks ago, there are some teething problems that they have to sort out. Some examples of less than immaculate service are the waiter spilled sparkling water all over my leather bag and they didn't refill our wine glasses and hubs had to walk over to grab the bottle to top up his tipple. Don't get me wrong, the service staff are polite but it it just that their experience is not befitting of a restaurant that positions itself on the international level.
However, the view will make up for all the imperfections. I was in awe and was in fact distracted from my meal by the amazing marine life. The photos below were the view from my dining table. It beats any fancy decor or expensive artwork.
Not forgetting the photos of our dinner...
Sakura Shrimp Risotto
Seared Scallops with Soba
Chocolate & Almond Tart
Definitely check out this restaurant if you can. The dining experience is really awesome with the captivating grace of the marine life. For more information, please www.rwsentosa.com