A renowned beer hall in Japan, Ginza Lion was Japan’s first ever beer hall, having opened in 1899 in the Ginza district in Tokyo. Singapore’s only branch of Ginza Lion is located in Suntec City and serves not only beers, including their own signature beer, but they have a huge menu of western and Japanese food that are great for sharing over a pint or three 🙂
To celebrate their 120th anniversary this year, they have special anniversary menu items until the end of August, namely their Roast Beef Don ($17.80++ regular size, $19.80++ large size) for lunch (11.30am – 2.30pm) which is rice topped with slices of Ginza Lion’s signature roast beef with wasabi cream sauce and egg and their Roast Beef Set ($58++) for dinner (5.30pm – 11pm) which is suitable for two people and includes their signature roast beef, seafood salad and Neapolitan spaghetti.
I was invited there for lunch earlier this week courtesy of JPassport, to try their Roast Beef Don. I was really looking forward to trying this as I had heard that Ginza Lion’s signature roast beef was really good and uses only high quality Angus beef from the US. The Roast Beef Don definitely didn’t disappoint, the beef which is grilled over an infrared grill was sliced thinly and was perfectly tender sitting on Japanese rice seasoned with teriyaki sauce. The beef was topped with spring onions, a creamy sauce which had just a hint of wasabi and a soft-poached egg in which when the yolk was pierced, it oozed over everything adding a sublime, unctuous texture to complete the balance of the dish. Now I’m not a huge beef lover but I have to say that I really enjoyed Ginza Lion’s Roast Beef Don and it was a decent sized portion which was just right for lunch and came with miso soup too.
The restaurant itself has a casual and relaxed vibe, it’s very spacious, with tables both inside and out, perfect for gatherings with friends or family and there is also a private room which can cater for parties and events. Friendly and polite service at Ginza Lion makes meals there a pleasure too.
For more information on Ginza Lion Singapore as well as the latest promotions, see the JPassport Ginza Lion page. If you’re planning to dine at Ginza Lion to try one of their special anniversary menu items, you can get a complimentary ice cream with your meal by redeeming the e-coupon on the JPassport Ginza Lion coupon page!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-649/650 Suntec City Mall Tower 4, Singapore 038983
Tel: 6836 6053
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10pm, Friday: 11.30am – 11pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
Hope you’ve enjoyed my review of Ginza Lion, please feel free to leave a comment below with your own review of the restaurant or if you have any questions!