Buko Nero Singapore

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It takes a one month reservation to get a seat in this 20-seater restaurant. While the food was decent, it still left me somewhat disappointed. I would say it isn’t at all worth the same kind of trouble you go through to get a table at say, Pascal Barbot’s 25-seat L’Astrance, booking at least 1 month in advance . I wasn’t allowed to take any photos of the food—not that the presentation was particularly inspiring.

I had an uninspiring crab meat bisque, followed by an overcooked halibut sitting on a bed of tasty lentils and a delicious flourless white chocolate hazelnut cake. It is depressing eating dried out overcooked fish when you’ve set expectations high. It didn’t help that the lentils were delicious. It’s like having the most luxurious bed and a bad pillow.

To each his own, I have some friends who love this place, but I guess I either had really high expectations or the food just wasn’t for my palate.

Buko Nero
126 Tanjong Pagar Road
Telephone: +65 63246225


  1. Dario
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 22:35:46

    wait a month for this restaurant, it’s a joke. In the plate, it’s a joke too. Sorry but they must be good in marketing to be full all the time as the food is not good at all.


  2. Pahwie
    Sep 04, 2010 @ 23:44:49

    Babe, I love your bed and pillow analogy.


  3. baobabs
    Sep 05, 2010 @ 20:01:32

    @ Dario: yes.. good marketing. people like they hype and they like things they can’t have

    @ Pahwie: hahahaha it’s so apt right! a super bed but bad pillow will still not give a good night’s rest!


  4. anony
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 01:14:04

    you should have tried his cod! was it on his menu?


  5. baobabs
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 05:29:40

    i can’t remember. Didn’t get to try the cod but I remember reading good things about it. Anyway, I think I wouldn’t wait another month trying to get a reservation… so I’ll move on.


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