Decked in wooden white chairs against cerulean blue walls, the breezy charm of this cosy restaurant is impossible to resist. Born out of the foundersâ€™ love to enjoy a hearty meal with friends, Blu Kouzina offers the perfect setting for anything from a lovely tete-a-tete brunch with a girlfriend to a boisterous gathering with a group of friends or family. The wines are delightfully impressive, not only for the taste, the selection, but also the price. Food is authentically Greek, fresh and delicious. Great food, great wine for a great time, Blu Kouzina offers a truly enjoyable experience.
Situated just a little further ahead from Sixth Avenue, one could be forgiven for not noticing this outfit tucked along Bukit Timah Road.
The homely ambience of the restaurant is an immediate comforting relief after a long day at work. Begin the evening with some wine and be pleased to see the variety of wines offered, all Greek. As he pour a crisp white wine for you, Dennis the owner will be happy to share that wines originated from Ancient Greece. The best part: bottles start at S$38, consistent with the ownersâ€™ strong belief that good food and good wine need not burn a hole in your pocket.
The Greek cuisine is crafted lovingly in the open kitchen, and one can see the stocks of fresh ingredients, many of which are flown specially from Greece. The family also produces its own â€śGreen Goldâ€ť olive oil in different varieties and flavours.
The array of starters (mezedes) is amazing and the staff is very helpful to guide you on the flavours you like. Try the different dips, particularly the taramosalata, a creamy white cod roe dip with a light texture that goes perfectly with the pita bread. The pastries are buttery and flaky, perfect for a brunch. Portions are fair, and we recommend a visit with a large group so you get to try all of them.
After an enjoyable round of starters, tuck into the grilled seafood like jumbo prawn and squid. The seafood are grilled to the right texture, bouncy without being too tough, and the grilled flavour is complemented perfectly with lemon and the robust zest of extra virgin olive oil.
Craving for some greens? Order the xoriatiki, a Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives and a generous dollop of feta cheese. The olives and the tangy taste goes very well with the crunchy cucumbers and onions. Dennis explained to us the different types of feta cheese â€“ there are mild or heavy ones, and there are soft or crumbly ones. The feta cheese used for each dish is chosen carefully for the best complement in taste and texture.
Once youâ€™ve been here once, one could be forgiven for constantly thinking about when to come again.