Kucina Italian Restaurant @ KINEX

11 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 436950 #B1-09/10

6493 2154

$20 · Muslim Owned · Restaurant · Italian · Chicken · Seafood · Beverages · Vegetarian · Dessert · American · Western

Monday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM

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Josiah Boh

Rated 3.0/5.0 a month ago

Pretty nice place! Food is slightly pricier and taste is good. I ordered the carbonara as I've read reviews that is it excellent. However, upon tasting it, it tasted very average. The sauce was not as flavorful and the meat tasted a bit funny. (Had the flavor of ham) The risotto was very salty but well cooked. Had they cut back on the salt, it would've been perfect. Gnocchi tastes great!

randall

Rated 4.0/5.0 a month ago

The food here is pretty good. Very typical home style Italian if I had to describe it. Simple and tasty, almost fuss free. Would definitely head back whenever I'm in the area. Reservations might be necessary cause the restaurant was full ard 7:30pm. Only thing that grinds my gears a little is that water is charged at 50c/cup. No refills. Perhaps it should be mentioned in the menu or by the wait staff.

Maisarah

Rated 5.0/5.0 4 months ago

spent my birthday here and had a wonderful time as always! Loved the truffle gnocchi, turkey bacon pizza, and the wide range of desserts. we even had their in-house dark chocolate on the house! Will definitely come back again, thank you so much for the lovely service and ambience ♡

Nur Aishah

Rated 4.0/5.0 4 months ago

it was my first time there. only tried their pasta dishes, wellington, creamy black muscles, bread basket and their dessert platter among the 4 of us. dining in time was limited to 1 hour due to table reservation. food: 3.8/5 service: 3.9/5 ambience: 3.5/5 price: 3/5 would I come again? price is at the higher side. maybe during special occasion. is it worth it to try? why not. try for yourself and be your own judge. 😃

Tony Kamal

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 months ago

Decided to try Kucina on a weekday lunch. Staff was helpful kind enough to let us dine in with time restriction. There is a wide variety for you to choose from the menu. We enjoyed ourselves dining here. The food was amazing especially the sirloin beef strips with button mushroom in veal jus sauce. The desserts was delicious too.

Sherilyn Chiong

Rated 4.0/5.0 5 months ago

Dropped by for some late lunch, there’s wasn’t much crowd so food was served quite fast. Portions were very generous, we could not finish at the end & requested staff to takeaway the leftovers for us. Drinks were refreshing, perfect for the hot weather. Super love the spinach tagliatelle, goes brilliantly well with the sauce. However, the prawns did tasted a little fishy & not to my liking. Truffle fries was hot and crispy, truffle balance was just right & not overpowering. Pizza was savoury, crust was just nice. It was neither too thick nor too thin. Overall, we had a pleasant meal. It’s pricey but worth the money.

Jeremy Teng

Rated 4.0/5.0 a week ago

Came here for dinner, I will say 4.5, very very good Muslim Italian resto imo. Staff are friendly and nice while the ambience is really nice. Food was amazing, had pizzas, pasta, steak, seafood soup and truffle fries. One of the better fries place and pizza was good. Had the squid ink agnolotti, can do more with the squid ink imo. Lasagna was really good too! Downpoint, seems like they're really good with their tomato based menu but also mean it gets pretty gelat after a while since everything eventually tasted similar. Price point is also slightly steeper tbh. Portion is very good though, not too small also not too crazy

Kymiwary Vlog

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 months ago

Gotta drop a review for this place! Tried their special menu for Fathers Day. It was my first time trying Beef Wellington. The taste was PERFECT! The beef was well seasoned and the pastry compliments the taste. I also tried the Ravioli, the perfect taste hit my tastebud. Pricey but worth your money! My dessert was Creme Brulee. Not too sweet, just nice! Definitely coming back to try out other menu. Best Halal Authentic Italian restaurant ever 😁 Customer service was tip-top too. Their servers were helpful and able to communicate clearly. Just that i understand that coming at 8pm is a bad time since some food and desserts were sold out.

pattyhaha

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

Everything we ordered were pretty good! Grilled octopus was chewy but not rubbery, beef tenderloin doneness is just right👍Truffle fries also a must order! Service was fantastic as well, we only left near closing time and no staff tried to chase us out 👏

Diana Daniels

Rated 5.0/5.0 a week ago

Gee I'm late to do a review when I was here on 25th July 2023 with my sister. Been here before twice before they made renovation and I loved the food. Had lunch there. Made a reservation for two at noon. After we are seated near the entrance, we were handed menus. My sister had the chicken which was sous vide, I had the seafood risotto which I topped up for the option of having squid ink in it, we shared the fried platter of something (OMG I'm sorry I can't remember the names though, but just take a look at the receipt which i posted too), a tall glass of ice peach tea for my sister and I had a hot cup of mint tea. The server got our order right but I was sent green tea instead. Still, it was tea so I didn't want the trouble of changing it. My sister said the sous vide chicken tasted a bit dry, but the accompaniments underneath and the sauce was good though. She quite liked the puree underneath her chicken. The deep fried platter of white bait, calamari, prawns(if I could remember or if I was right), these were lightly battered and deep fried. Came with a wedge of lemon, garlic aioli (correct me if I'm wrong😛) and marinara sauce in a cute sauce dish. My sister ADORED the marinara sauce for the fried platter. My RISOTTO, WAS 😍😍😍😍. It was cooked perfectly, deep in squid ink colour, the SCALLOPS and MUSSELS fresh, rice grains weren't mushy and seasoned well. I had a perfect plate of OCEAN for lunch 🤭😜😋😋😋 For a halal risotto to taste LIKE THAT, I'm amazed. Because I've eaten those which weren't halal, it was usually the stock in which it was cooked in, white wine and rice were what make or break a good risotto. I kept raving about my risotto to my sister so many times that she told me TO BEHAVE 🤪 Service staff could do with more smiles and a bit more attentive especially during lunch hour and Chef Gero's kitchen staff who were cooking are kinda eye candy 🤭🤪 Overall, we enjoyed our boujee lunch. The price isn't for everyday everyone's cup of tea, but you're paying for quality. Will be back next time.

Harraz

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 months ago

Food & Drinks is very good and delicious. Waiters / Restaurant manager and bartender are very professional , kind and excellent customer service. The brand new decor was beautiful and ambience was peaceful. Prefect for dates and family occasions. Overall i am impressed with everything in kucina. I wish Kucina success & best of luck in maintaining the standards. I will be back for more delicious food for sure

Ahmad Zuhri

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

Thumbs up to the owner for the couple’s night event! Halal and affordable 4 course meal with superb service. Celebrated my wife’s birthday and they gave a delicious complimentary tart. Good experience and will definitely return! Kudos to Kucina team!

Ryan ho

Rated 5.0/5.0 in the last week

Beautiful interior decors, a restauraunt of class in the heartlands, waiters and waitress were professional, charismatic and proactive. Burrata pizza and crab cake were filled with flavours while the steak risotto was a soulful experience (steak texture was similar to pulled pork which was amazing, melts in your mouth!) . Would come back again!

Adam Harisan Wilkinson

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

Went for their first couple’s night. The service was very good. Nice and friendly staff. The food honestly exceeded my expectations. Since the food was already decided for us and we only needed to choose the secondi, I was very skeptical at first as most of the food contained ingredients I would normally avoid. However, both my wife and I cleaned the plates on every course as it was very delicious. Only feedback I have is that it would have been good to state the price of service charge and gst in the promotional video or menu so that we would roughly know the full price. Overall, we really enjoyed the ambience, service and food on our date night. Such a lovely experience indeed.

Fatin Musfirah

Rated 5.0/5.0 3 weeks ago

The last that I dine at kucina was wayyy before covid and before they did the renovation! So, it was nice to be back again, but this time to try their couple’s night menu. First thing first, the interior now looks a lot better and brighter! A little late but better late then never. Heheh. Went on the 29 Sep just for a random date night that was all booked for. As such, I only saw the menu when I was at the place itself. Honestly speaking for the couple night’s menu, I was afraid I would not finish the food or to say like it, because there are some ingredients that I would just avoid and not eat. But well, every plate of the dishes was wiped clean. It was that good! I do have one small feedback, probably the pasta portion could be reduced just a little. To make a little more space for the next course of the meal. Other then that, fantastic! All in all, the food standard is still there! We enjoyed the ambience, service, and food! Till next time!

Reiy Teo

Rated 4.0/5.0 a month ago

Although it does not have that fancy dining atmosphere. But the service was great and attentive here. Best thing about this place, it is a legit halal Italian dining. Hearty food with decent price. Enjoyed my meal here. Would definitely go back again.

azlina a

Rated 5.0/5.0 a week ago

Awwwwesome! Best dining experience ever! Birthday dinner for 6 pax. Highly recommended. Exceptionally delicious food. Excellent service. Restaurant manager Priya was amazing; attentive, professional yet warm and friendly. When she learnt that it was our first visit and not knowing how big the portions are, she gave excellent suggestions and advised when we had ordered enough. She was spot-on. Every dish was delicious... ravioli, squid ink linguine, boat pizza, truffle fries, and the highlight, Tomahawk. Not one scrap left. To top it off, they gave a surprise present: tiramisu complete with a birthday candle. So yummy! They definitely over delivered. Thank you Kucina for a lovely evening. We will return.

Joseph Tan

Rated 5.0/5.0 in the last week

Nice cozy ambience with attentive staff. The La Barca pizza was simply the star of the meal while the carbonara was a bit too heavy going for me. Overall, the food was fantastic albeit at a higher price point.

Wen Chao “Elden” Yee

Rated 5.0/5.0 a week ago

Had an absolutely great time bringing my team over for dinner. Top notch service from Priya, the restaurant manager and awesome food. Priya was extremely helpful from the very first phone call and went the extra mile to cater to my requests. Everyone went home with a smile on their face, and that said a lot! Definitely recommended for everyone to try them out!

Maisarah Abu Samah

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

The staff are attentive and helpful. Also the food is great! It's Halal also. The beef wellington in this review is a special for this month (December 2023) and it's good. The other regular menu is delicious as always. Do note there's more items in dine in as compared if you ever get a takeaway delivery service.

Billy Cheng

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 weeks ago

3 of us finished so many food shows that how delicious the food are. The kitchen is headed by an Italian chef, the quality of the food is at high standard. The portion of the pasta and the thickness of the pizza is just right. We had a wonderful dinner on that evening.

Izzah Azman

Rated 5.0/5.0 3 weeks ago

We experienced an impeccable 10/10 food and service at Kucina! Seated in a delightful private room for our party of 8, the ambiance was perfect for an enjoyable evening. Ankit and Zaki provided an outstanding service, recommending delicious dishes and attentively checking in on us. Their dessert showcase was a highlight – absolutely delectable and delicious! We ordered a plethora of food and by the end of our dinner, our plates were spotless with no leftovers! It was truly a wonderful night with my friends. I wholeheartedly recommend Kucina for a memorable experience with family and friends. Thank you, Kucina, we can't wait to return!🫶🏻

Syafi’qah Suhaimi

Rated 4.0/5.0 a month ago

Newly renovated, nice ambience. Food was always top notch. No complaints. The only thing that I wasn’t quite happy about is the service and staff. Honestly I didn’t experience this before in the past. All staff working yesterday was not welcoming and friendly from the one who walk us to the table, the one who took the orders, the one who serve the food and also the one collecting the payment. I mean with the price you pay which is not cheap so it’s normal to expect a good customer service and a pleased dining experience.

Izzah Azman

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

My husband and I returned for a second visit, and we continue to be impressed by the outstanding food, impeccable service, and delightful atmosphere! We felt truly pampered and treated like royalty by your staffs. The grilled octopus remains our favorite dish, and the ravioli was absolutely delicious. The gnocchi salmon was delectable, with the fish cooked to perfection. As a tea lover, I highly recommend the lavender earl grey—it's now my personal favorite drink. For dessert, the chocolate flourless cake stole our hearts! Its warm, gooey texture made it an absolute delight. Kucina, you've once again exceeded our expectations on our second visit. We can't wait to dine with you again!🤍

Ahmad Nabil

Rated 4.0/5.0 in the last week

Second time visiting the place but this time it was much quiter! The food experience over all was satisfactory. The steak was well done as I requested and the cheesy sauce had a nice flavor to it, however the potato cubes were very few considering it's a main dish! It had some exotic plant from God knows where 😂 I asked the waiter about it and he said it was a common Mediterranean vegetable! Which is weird given that I'm 100% Mediterranean and have never heard/ate or seen this before in my life 😁 The risotto balls were crispy however the meat inside was flavorless. So it just tasted like crispy rice balls which wasn't half bad but nothing that wowed me in the flavour to convince me of the slightly over priced menu.. but I get it. We all have to pay the rent. The young man who received us was welcoming, polite and professional. The place needs a bit of touch ups with a few things which I noticed.

Lora

Rated 5.0/5.0 a week ago

Halal restaurant with high quality dishes! Bravo to the store manager, Priya for company dinner arrangement, all of us enjoyed the dinner very much. She is professional in recommending and introducing signatures and must try dishes one by one, excellent service! Food wise, 4 stars out of 5 as some dishes can be improved. Love the private room with quiet and cosy environment, just nice for 11 pax of us. Minimum spending for private room at SGD750 which is very friendly compared to other restaurants with high minimum spending required. Highly recommended to everyone!

Azihan Malik

Rated 5.0/5.0 in the last week

From the moment you step in, the warm ambiance and attentive service create a dining atmosphere that feels like a home away from home. The dedication to Halal authenticity paired with the outstanding service at your Italian restaurant ensures that every patron feels both satisfied and appreciated. Kudos to your staff, especially Priya and others for providing impeccable service, enhancing the overall experience. The fusion of Halal cuisine with traditional Italian dishes is a culinary masterpiece,delighting the taste buds with each bite. Not forgetting the famous and friendly ever Chef Gero for the short chat and even sit at our table plus some ‘wefie’.

Jasmine Lee

Rated 5.0/5.0 a week ago

Was there 2 weeks back. Food is nice and tasted good except 2 dishes. My main course where my jumbo prawns weren’t well cooked. My hubby had squid ink pasta and I felt that the squid ink has a strong fishy taste. Not to my like. The Caesar salad is good and tasty. The ambience and services were ok and responsive.

Mohamed Sha'aidil

Rated 5.0/5.0 in the last week

Can't remember the name of the dishes we ordered but it was all good. We are a party of 6 and the place is spacious. The staff were very attentive and provide top service. Thank you for a memorable night.

Anggia P

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 weeks ago

We ordered 5 dishes and they were all scrumptious! The texture of the pasta, the balanceness of the sauce, the tenderness of the beef wellington; perfect! A little personal note though, the lasagna was too salty to my liking.

Jo

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

Staff are friendly and attentive! Food was fantastic except for the cakes, we were quite disappointed since the dessert is the last course and it left an unpleasant taste. It was a 'wow' to a 'hmm'. We love the Truffle Mushroom Pizza which is the special for the day. Price is on the slightly higher side, Mushroom Pizza is $35.90. But we'll be back! Gave 4 stars for the atmosphere as we are not so comfortable with the open concept where passers-by can look in..

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