we booked waku ghin as a treat, as our hotel room was paid for by annual fairmont platinum free night for fairmont platinum members.
It is a huge space, but the owner insist on only taking 40-50 person max per night. It is VERY expensive. Based on model where you get a private chef cooking in front of you, and explaining things for you on the small bar counter. The counter sit 6 person max.
DECOR: 4/5 similar to japan style bar
FOOD: 4/5 while good, the only memorable dish was the signature dish urchin. The original tetsuya at sydney is better taste, better food, better price.
Price value : low. while the experience of a private chef cooking for the 6 persons may be unique in SE asia, in japan it is common. The canadian lobster was well cooked and well prepared, but since we are from canada, we can have better lobsters for a lot cheaper (for example, we cook the lobster in the famous singapore chili crab… it is much better than the crab..!)
is it worth it? for the food: yes. BUT I guess they put the restaurant inside a casino for a reason: the price point seems to be reserved for lucky whales gamblers. For us and normal folks: not really worth it because of the extremely high price compared to the food experience.
waku ghin (singapore), nahm (bangkok), ledbury (london), le meurice (paris), quay (australia), are now all are part of our official list of “over rated” restaurants, and are not recommended by luxemiles.