Set in a heritage shophouse on Mohamed Sultan Road, ESORA is a kappo-style fine dining restaurant helmed by Chef Shigeru Koizumi. It is a place that epitomises Chef Koizumi’s affinity with nature & attention to detail, to create a heartfelt dining experience that resonates beyond the dining table.
Emotive and imaginative, ESORA showcases Modern Japanese cuisine guided by Chef Koizumi’s affinity with nature. Here, the chefs are storytellers and every dish is an intimate tale of nostalgia, seasonality and sheer fanaticism.
ESORA is a warm and welcoming space, where the chef-guest relationship is always at the forefront. The main counter sits below a skylight dressed in Japanese washi paper – a feature that is a tribute to Chef Koizumi’s love for the sky. Like everything else, he sees the sky in shades, an ever-changing permutation of cloud patterns and shades of cerulean – once in a while a hue reminding him of home. It is also a reference to the restaurant’s name, in ‘painting in the sky’ in Japanese.
Set to open palates and minds, ESORA presents a dedicated tea-pairing programme, the first of its kind in Singapore. The selection is an elegant expression of nature’s essence, and an ode to the people who have dedicated themselves to the perfect brew. Chef Koizumi personally selects and refines each blend to create a complementary flight to each meal that embodies a balance of precision and emotion.