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“interesting concept”

NOX - Dine in the Dark
Ranked #12 of 10,515 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Kampong Glam
Description: At NOX – Dine In The Dark, we invite you to plunge into an intriguing new world of mystery and sensation you have never experienced before, and join us on a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound, in total darkness. Seated in our pitch-black dining room, you will be guided and served by blind or visually impaired individuals that have been specially trained to offer guidance and reassurance to sighted guests. It is truly a rich human experience when the roles are reversed and the blind become your eyes, opening your mind to a deeper consciousness. Also, discover our exquisite menu crafted from the finest ingredients by our Chef de Cuisine and his team, and enjoy our fine wine selection and unique signature cocktails customized for each individual's palate. NOX - Dine in the Dark is definitely more than just dining, it is a unique mind-altering sensory experience! Experience this new European dining trend first-hand and 'see' it for yourself!
Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“interesting concept”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i was extremely surprised when i first went in, at first, i had some trouble with my family locating cutlery and other things, but we had a great experience. the food they served was of a great variety, they served different types of tastes for eat course, and even had course-specific drinks(which costs extra) that were suited for each course. then at the end, they showed us what we actually ate on a iPad , and i was surprised when they told us the waiters were actually blind!. but the only problem that its quite costly and that they have a dress code

  • Visited November 2016
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Thank aquinaslek
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NOXDINEINTHEDARK, Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hi aquinaslek,

Thank you for the review!

We are glad to hear that you had a great experience and that you enjoyed the food.

The Blind & Visually impaired host's do a fantastic job at taking care of all guest's upstairs in the dark and it is definitely a great experience putting our trust into their hands and stepping into their shoes during the NOX experience.

Great that you were able to enjoy this special experience with the family and we hope to have you back again soon.

Once again thank you for the review and hope you have a fantastic week ahead.

Kind Regards,

Jose.

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“Nox dining experience ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was such a wonderful experience. The staff was very friendly. We definitely got what we came for. It was a different world for us. Dining in the dark enhances the taste buds I guess because the food was very delicious. Of course kudos to the chief as well.

Visited April 2017
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Thank 349incik
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NOXDINEINTHEDARK, Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hi 349incik,

Thank you for the time taken to write this review.

It's great to hear that you had a wonderful experience and that you enjoyed the service from the NOX team.

Thanks for the compliment on the food and we will pass it on to Chef Desmond.

Hope you have a great week ahead.

Kind Regards,

Jose.
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“Dining at NOX”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for the unique sensory experience of dining in the dark. The flavours and texture of the food were amplified when we could only rely only on our sense of taste, touch, and smell. My sons also enjoyed being exposed to dealing with the pitch black situation new and unfamiliar to them, as well as the Easter Egg Hunt in the dark following dinner. Importantly, we gained a deeper appreciation for our sense of sight, how blessed we are to have it, and the visually impaired staff who take pride in serving the diners well at Nox. In this regard, we would like to extend special thanks to Leo who served and help us with all our needs for the evening. Nox is an experience I would highly recommend to others.

Visited April 2017
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Thank Jessica G
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NOXDINEINTHEDARK, Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hi Jessica G,

Thank's for the great review!

Thank you for choosing NOX - Dine in the Dark for your special family dinner on Easter Sunday.

We are glad that you gained a deeper appreciation of the things that we sometimes take for granted in life as that is also a big part of the NOX experience.

Thank you for the great compliment about Liew as we agree that he is a superstar! We also greatly appreciate your recommendation to others about the NOX experience.

We hope you have a great week ahead.

Kind Regards,

Jose.

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“A dining experience like no other!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

NOX is by far the most unique dining experience that my partner and I has ever been to. At first we were a little nervous about eating in complete darkness but the feelings quickly went away after we were briefed by the most friendliest staff and taken to our tables by our wonderful waitress, Irna.

The food was wonderful. It was just so much fun guessing what we were eating throughout the whole night, and when we found out what we ate and what the plates looked like, we were simply blown away.

The atmosphere was incredible. Imagine sitting in complete darkness and hearing lots of chatter and movement, clanking, rustling and all sorts of other background noises. But the only thing/person that you end up concentrating on is you and the person/people you are with. It really gave us an opportunity to truly be in the moment and connect with each other whilst eating!

We had a wonderful night at NOX and we have been telling everybody we know about it, because simply it's something that you just gotta try and 'see' for yourself.

Thank you NOX team!

  • Visited April 2017
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Thank IreneEllora
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NOXDINEINTHEDARK, Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hi IreneEllora,

Thank you so much for the fantastic review!

We are very happy to hear that the team were able to make you feel comfortable and relaxed even though you started by feeling a little nervous.

Its great fun trying to guess what you are eating and sometimes getting it completely wrong no matter how confident you were. All senses are working overtime when your sight is lost in the dark and the sound of people chatting and moving around, The aroma of the food and the taste of the mystery menu is definitely a sensory experience!

We agree with you that no matter what you can hear or feel around you that the main thing you concentrate on is the person or people you are with and that is what makes the NOX experience great.

Once again thank you so much for the review and we appreciate you recommending NOX to everybody you know.

Hope you have a great week ahead.

Kind Regards,

Jose.



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“Good experience, but well overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time with friends, experiencing an alternative to a normal dinner out. We received a warm reception upon arrival and a chance to have several cocktails (no prices!) before we preceded to the dinner which was located upstairs. The management was very accommodating as my wife was in a wheel chair and was very patient and supportive when having to make it up the stairs to dinner.

Without giving too much away, there are 4 types of each course - starters, mains and dessert. Each are very unique and if you are a foodie like I am, you will really enjoy the experience of trying to identify and recognise the flavours from textures and tastes. You will realize how much you depend on your sight and also learn to adapt to not having any visual support when doing normal things like drinking and even pouring a glass of water!!

The evening was an experience not to be missed, but was shocked to see the bill, (despite the quoted $88++ per person), we ended up paying around $350 per couple, and bottled water at $24 per bottle were nearly extortionate!

  • Visited March 2017
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Thank ChinsRUs
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NOXDINEINTHEDARK, Manager at NOX - Dine in the Dark, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi ChinsRUs,

Thank you for your review.

We are glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed your experience. It was a pleasure to help with your lovely wife and her frame going up the stairs, It was definitely an experience for us :-)

Our set menu (Food) is $88++ per person for a 3 course (12 dish Menu) 7 days a week. I do remember you all having a great time and having plenty of drinks on the night :-)

All of our (Cocktails,Mocktails,Wines etc) have prices listed next to them on our menu, Our wine pairing & cocktail pairing cards also have prices listed on them.

Our Bottled water (750ml) is $8 per bottle. The order for your table on the night was 3 x bottles which makes sense at $24 :-)

We are glad it was enjoyable and we hope to have you guys back again another time. Once again thank you for your great review and hope you have a great week ahead.

Kind Regards,
Jose.





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