Omakase Burger Review

Not too long ago, there was a TV program on Channel 5 called Food Wars, where 2 restaurants serving the same genre of food like burgers, go head to head to see which one is best… In the burger episode, Omakase Burger beat my one of my favourite burgers in Singapore, Fat Boy’s Burger bar (Read about it here!). Now, I did feel a little bitter as my last visit to Omakase Burger a few years ago, did not leave any fond memories with me. So, maybe Omakase has really upped their game to produce the ‘Best Burger in Singapore’. I decided to give it another try…

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Now apparently, the thing that makes the Omakase Burger so unique and special is the fact that they import many ingredients from the USA, and they use the Smash Burger technique when cooking…

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I was never really fond of Omakase Burger, especially its name… Omakase! Omakase means ‘I’ll leave it up to you’ in Japanese, and it is mostly used in Japanese Restaurants where the chefs create a unique menu with a specified budget… Omakase Burger hardly falls under that Category right?

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Nevertheless, the menu is quite big and it consists of pretty much everything a good Burger joint should have, from its burgers, to its sides, salads and Root Beer Floats! When you order, they will give you this buzzer that will go off when your order is ready. Also, when you order, they have this combo sets where they compute your order of the burgers, sets and drinks into a set to save some money here and there…

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This is the Root Beer Float ($5.80). Now, the one bit of criticism I have is there is ice in the drink… Now, a root beer float already has Ice-cream in it, why add ice? To keep it cool or fill up the mug? Anyway, the ice cream was thick and creamy, and complemented the root beer nicely…

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This is the Homemade Lemonade ($4.60). This was rather nice, had a nice background of lemon flavour, and wasn’t overly sweet or sour.

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This are the 3 sides ordered! Clockwise fron top, the Onion Rings ($5.20), the Truffle Fries ($8.30) and the Sweet Potato Fries ($6.20 for Large). All 3 of them were quite nice!

The Onion Rings had a nice, crispy batter, the truffle fries had a strong, but not overpowering flavour of truffle… And the fries were cut thinly for you to enjoy the Truffle flavour better. The Sweet Potato Fries were crispy and sweet, but my least favourite as it had a bit of a one-dimension flavour of sweetness…

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Now, on to the Burgers! This is their basic Cheeseburger, the Omakase Cheeseburger ($14.90). Now, the one basic complain I have with all the burgers is that it was too small and should be served on the plate. I mean, the burger was tender and juicy, but the bun was slightly sweet, doughy and soggy as it wasn’t toasted.

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This is their Deluxe Cheeseburger ($16.90) with Mushrooms and Onions. This was ok, all the usual complaints with the Mushrooms and Onions not bringing much to the Burger…

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This is their Ultimate Cheeseburger ($18.50) with all the fixings, the Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Mushrooms and Onions. Now, with this many ingredients, the biggest problem is that the burger might collapse easily, which it did… They pride themselves on their bacon, which is special, imported from the USA and smoked with Applewood and then Grilled. But, I didn’t taste the sweetness meat would get from Applewood, and it was hard and crusty rather than crispy…

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This is their Main Salad with Chicken ($8.90). The chicken was slightly dry and it was more skin than actual meat… The salad was slightly sweet and one dimensional, especially with the addition of the raisins…

In conclusion, Omakase Burger definitely did make a rather nice Burger, it wasn’t enough (in my mind) to beat my favourite Fat Boy’s Burger. Oh well, maybe it is just my preference and we are all entitled to our opinions… But, Omakase needs to step up their game to improve their Burgers, plenty of room for that, especially at that high price…

Overall Rating:7/10

Restaurant Info:
Omakase Burger
200 Turf Club Road
#01-05
S287994

Omakase Burger
435 Orchard Road
Wisma Atria #01-02/03/37 to 41
S238877

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