Top 10 new restaurants of 2013

2013 was a banner year for things made in Singapore, be they films, books or theatre.

The top 10 restaurants reflect the diverse F&B offerings in this fried rice paradise, ranging from eclectic Asian fusion fare from places like LE Restaurant to an eatery driven by a nose-to-tail consumption philosophy, Wolf.

Take a look at the full list below.

1. Hashida

 Fixed prices at Hashida Sushi means you get to enjoy its great sushi without worrying about the bill.

2. Sushi Mitsuya

Upmarket Japanese restaurant Sushi Mitsuya, like Shinji in Raffles Hotel and Sushi Ichi in Scotts Square, is a fine-dining sushi restaurant - albeit slightly cheaper - that offers only omakase sets.

3. Imperial Treasure Shanghai

Offerings at Imperial Treasure Shanghai come in interesting flavours and textures.

4. Blue Lotus

Many restaurants here have come up with their own version of chilli crab and many are good. But none has left as memorable an impression on me as the chilli crab at Blue Lotus Eating House.

5. The Naked Finn

Simple dishes, as most chefs would tell you, can be very difficult to do well. But that is exactly what The Naked Finn, a seafood restaurant in Gillman Barracks, does: simple seafood dishes that turn out very well. 

6. Burnt Ends

Not all the dishes at roast and grill restaurant Burnt Ends worked, but when they did, they were marvellous.

7. Fratini La Trattoria

 Italian chef Gabriel Fratini is back after 20 years with a no-menu concept for his new restaurant.

8. LE Restaurant

Original and traditional offerings come in a theatrical setting at Le Restaurant.

9. Wolf

Go wild over the exotic dishes from odd parts of the pig and cow at Western restaurant Wolf.

10. Crystal Jade Premium

Diners at Crystal Jade Premium have a view of the yachts in Sentosa Cove and their pick of choice seafood.