There are plenty of rooftop bars in Singapore. But what sets Sunset on 11 apart are their hearty fusion Japanese mains, chill and cosy vibes, plus free access to the pool! If you’re looking for a quiet spot for your next date night, make sure to check them out.
Sunset on 11 is nestled atop Louis Kienne Serviced Residences in Havelock and it is run by local celebrity Adam Chen — if this name sounds familiar to you, then you’re definitely not a Gen Z.
It is quite a walk from the nearest MRT station, but I’m not exactly complaining because the place is very quiet and intimate, so you can really focus on having a good time. They’ve also got a new revamped menu which features fusion Japanese dishes.
It’s a fancy date night meal, so of course we’re gonna have the Box of Dreams (S$58) so that all our dreams come true. The box features nine dreamy dishes like Tuna, Swordfish, Beef Tataki, Scallop, Unagi and more.
It also comes with sushi rice, inari and seaweed for you to pair with the dishes — kinda like a DIY sushi of sorts. My favourite was the Beef Tataki paired with some sushi rice and seaweed.
The beef was tender and juicy, topped with some fried garlic chips which added a ton of fragrance. The bite was made even better with the tangy and refreshing sauce coating the beef. This was simply chef’s kiss.
Coming in second was definitely the unagi — yes, basic. But hear me out. Each slice was thick and chewy, and nicely coated in a sweet teriyaki sauce. I paired it with rice and seaweed which elevated the sweetness and smokiness of the unagi, while still giving it a nice crunch.
What really impressed me was the quality of the seafood in the box. The sashimi slices were all really fresh, thick and had a nice sweetness to them.
We also had the HCG Katsu Curry Udon (S$20) and let’s just say it was not what I was expecting at all. In case you’re wondering what HCG stands for, it’s Ha Cheong Gai — never thought I would see ha cheong gai and japanese curry udon paired together.
Unlike most Japanese curries where it tends to be slightly towards the sweeter side, Sunset on 11’s version was savoury and was lightly spicy, which paired well with the chewy udon noodles.
But the real star of the show was the generous serving of HCG Chicken Katsu. It was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The chicken was seasoned with the just the right amount of prawn paste making it super umami, fragrant and oh-so addictive. As a self-proclaimed ha cheong gai lover, this dish really stole my heart.
If you’re a fan of nachos, Sunset on 11’s Nachos with Miso Cream Cheese & Guac (S$14) will be right up your alley. Both the miso cream cheese and the guac are made in-house and I personally preferred the guacamole which was slightly chunky with bits of tomatoes, with a nice onion fragrance.
The miso cream cheese was unique and was on the sweeter side which makes it a little jelak after a while. If you’re a fan of sweet stuff, you might enjoy this a lot more!
Other sides include the Tamago Mentaiyaki (S$15) which featured soft and jiggly tamago egg drizzled with a smokey mentaiko sauce, finished with tobiko which gave a burst of savouriness.
Truffle lovers, don’t forget to get yourself some Truffle Fries (S$14). The fries were super aromatic that you’ll be tempted to order it — because that’s the reason we ordered this. But, no regrets because the fries were generously doused in truffle and were super addictive. I reckon it would make for a great brunch time snack by the pool.
Visitors to the restaurant will have free access to the pool (which I’ll definitely come back for) as well as the vibey outdoor patio to soak in some sun or catch the sunset.
Who will you be bringing to catch the sunset?
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Photos by Marcus Leong