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“Better than ever!”
Review of Coriander Leaf

Coriander Leaf
Ranked #63 of 11,764 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$75
Cuisines: Asian, Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Coriander Leaf - a well-loved Singaporean name - reopened its flagship restaurant at CHIJMES in June 2015. Expect a new Modern Asian experience with a menu that embodies the region's myriad of flavours paired with brilliant small batch wines from around the world. This latest evolution marks Coriander Leaf's 14th year in the business and celebrates food and wine at its finest.
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My wife and I decided to return to Coriander Leaf on a whim last Saturday. It better than ever! The staff are just wonderful - they kill you with kindness and attention. This is a superbly run restaurant - even before you get to the food.
We had our favorite dishes - memorable stuff and we never get tired of their signature chicken dish. Interestingly, they have a separate menu for vegetarians - its just an extract from their main menu but it obviously it makes it easier for vegetarians to identify their dishes rather than sift through the main menu. Good thinking!
Also, they have revamped their wine list with some very interesting Italian, Aussie and Kiwi wines. There is a superb Pinot Noir from Bellvale (2007 vintage if my memory serves me correctly) - a serious Burgundy look a like if ever there was one - just lovely and not overly expensive. Also, they have a couple of aged iconic Aussie reds from the early 2000's that look to be excellent value (we did not try any but they look to be great value).
We had a glass of their house pour Clare Valley Riesling (by Tim Adams none the less!) Goes well with the more spicy dishes.
We love this place - its great food and good value for money.

Thank Bigglespilot
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Coriander_Leaf_Group, Owner at Coriander Leaf, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you so much!! It is reviews like this (and I notice this is your 3rd one of us) that makes this sometimes harrowing and brutal business (although immensely rewarding) all worthwhile. We are very passionate about what we do and am happy to see that it shows and is both recognised and appreciated. Am also happy to see that you noticed the change in our wine list - and I agree that Bellvale Pinot Noir is my favourite.Thank you again and look forward to both serving and seeing you here again. My very best, Samia

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

...then you should not close the kitchen 22.00. Why would anyone care when you close the restaurant? What people care about is when the last order is at! Disappointed...

3  Thank CheSucram
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We just wanted a light lunch of local cuisine. We found the place at Corriander Leaf! The menu was structured simply by 5 flavour type columns with the relevant 5 - 7 dishes in each column. There were 4 set menu options that all looked great on the next table but a little large for what we wanted. We had 3 small plates that were each scrumptious and in total enough to satisfy us. The plates were S$16-20 each though there were some much more.

Great flavours,value and service what more can a guy want?! In the CHIJMES complex one block from Raffles so convenient.

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1  Thank bobdrennan
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best small plates pan Asian cuisine restaurants I have been too. Service was excellent. Bit pricy. But for a special ocassion its a great treat.

1  Thank Mythili R
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We were there for dinner, and we were first greeted by this grand-looking door at the entrance of the restaurant. The wait staff were very friendly and made you feel at home.

We were seated at the bar-top table facing the kitchen. It was an interesting view to behold as we got to see how food were prepared here. It's also interesting to see that some fresh vegetables were being plucked off the pot to be used in certain dishes and dessert.

We ordered our main courses from the "Umami" category - soft shell crab and miso-marinated silver cod. They were served in small portions but sufficiently filling. The soft shell crab and the salted duck egg yolk sauce went together very very nicely. The cod fish was done the way we like it, soft and tender and fresh.

For desserts, we had the spiced Valrhona lava cake and the avocado ice cream with fried banana fritters. The lava cake comes with an extremely interesting twist to the taste buds. Indian spices were very beautifully merged with the chocolate to make this cake. The avocado ice cream was extremely creamy and it's just perfect for avocado lovers. According to the manager/boss, their ice cream is made fresh in the kitchen from the real fruit itself.

Cost-wise, it seems a little steep though, for a small portion serving. It could be due to the location. But food quality and service in this restaurant, there's no denying that they are tip-top.

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1  Thank smk1984
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