Open For Business



At One Sushi, your a la carte orders will be delivered to your table by an automated car that travels on a track above the sushi conveyor belt. And the belt is filled with 50 different yellow-plate items ($1.50++ a plate).

If you are a lover of ikura, you can savour the gleaming salmon roe without fear of breaking the bank - its Ikura Gunkan is permanently available at $1++. There will be a monthly featured sushi priced at $1++ as well.

Another value-for-money item to try is the briny Uni Sushi ($1.50++).

Star items to look out for on the a la carte menu include Japanese air-flown Hamachi Kama ($13.80++); rich and creamy Hotate Mentai ($4.80++) that comes with a generous dose of mentaiko atop bite-sized scallops; as well as Double Salmon Roll ($9.80++).

Where: 01-04 Yishun Town Square, 3 Northpoint Drive

Open: 11.30am to 10pm daily

Info: Call 6481-9331 or go to



Marco Guccio, chef-owner of fine-dining Italian restaurant Guccio Ristorante, has had stints as the head chef of Zafferano and Garibaldi, and executive chef of Alkaff Mansion.

His menu has Sicilian and Calabrian influences with seafood dishes such as Sicilian red prawns with green pea coulis and lemon-scented buffalo ricotta ($32++), and one of his signature dishes - Polipo ($40++), poached and pan-seared Sardinian octopus, seasonal vegetables with salmoriglio dressing.

Pasta and risotto dishes ($26++ to $44++) include paccheri with half Canadian lobster; tagliatelle with Rougie duck ragout; and wild rocket ragliolini.

Among the seafood and meat dishes ($36++ to $168++) are Mediterranean monkfish, roasted Italian sea bass fillet, 48-hour sous-vide US prime beef short ribs, 52 hours sous-vide rolled lamb shoulder; and Fiorentina 200-days grain-fed black angus beef T-bone (serves two people).

Where: 20 Gemmill Lane

Open: 11.30am to 3pm and 5.30 to 11pm (Mondays to Fridays), 5.30 to 11pm (Saturdays)

Info: Call 6224-1684, e-mail or go to or



The home-grown artisan ice-cream shop at The Esplanade Mall is founded by married couple Jenn Wei Yeo and Valerie Liu.

It is named after Singapore's national animal - the lion (leeu is the Afrikaans word for lion).

The couple went on a safari in South Africa last year and were struck by the majesty of the lions they saw and decided to start a brand that paid homage to the king of beasts and Singapore.

Signature items include the Merlion Ice Pop ($4.80) and Esplanade Ice Cream ($11.80).

The Merlion Ice Pop is a strawberry-and vanilla-flavoured confection in the colours of the Singapore national flag and in the likeness of the Merlion. It is endorsed by the Singapore Tourism Board.

The durian-shaped Esplanade Ice Cream is crafted from fresh durian, a nod to the iconic arts centre's tropical fruit nickname.

The shop also serves soda floats.

Where: 02-07 The Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue

Open: Noon to 10pm daily

Info: E-mail or go to

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 01, 2018, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe