Address: 10 Dempsey Rd, #01-20, Singapore 247700
Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8:30am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm; Weekdays Monday to Friday 11:30am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Official Website: www.blukouzina.com
I wasn’t very interested in writing about Blu Kouzina. Whenever I see the photos, I feel a wave of disappointment. But as always, whatever’s informative would benefit the readers of this blog. I don’t write about the good, I’m not paid to write reviews. And more often, I have to write about the bad stuff, because that’s what made Candid Cuisine in the first place: trustworthy reviews.
I don’t think Blu Kouzina was that bad. Their ingredients were all fresh, and I thought the dish I had was impressive by Singapore standards despite my disappointment. It’s a misalignment in my expectations that soured my experience. I was expecting brunch food all throughout the day, a norm most restaurants in Singapore already do to capture the market. Sunday merited an all-day brunch affair. It is rare to drink wine and eat wine food for brunch. Even Wolfgang’s Steakhouse does a weekend brunch here.
So maybe, Blu Kouzina, you should consider serving brunch all day. Not many customers will check your Instagram account and find out your breakfast menu is only until 11:00am. They won’t check your menu on Instagram highlights either. Also, put up your brunch menu on your website. If you haven’t heard yet, people are deserting Instagram already. LOL.
But Blu Kouzina served breakfast menu until 11:00am only. So I landed with the Grilled Chicken Gyro. It was healthy for me. I always appreciate that, but it wasn’t the kind of food my mind was already conditioned to eat. So I never bothered ordering any other dishes I was bound to be interested in, like dips and baklavas to knafeh dessert. My mind immediately shut down the moment I saw the menu. I’m not going to spend my money on your “friendzone menu” on a Sunday. (The crowd was made up of all couples having a lunch date.)
I also didn’t feel like coming back to Dempsey Hill just to make it by their breakfast hour. (You’re not Candlenut; it’s not worth the trek!) I’d rather snooze all day. Also, Dempsey Hill, I’m not sure what happened… But the place needs serious development. I can feel the place is slowly becoming a boomer place.
So here’s the thing. You gotta make your customers keep coming back. To me, Blu Kouzina is just a one-time type of restaurant. You’ve got the right resources. But there’s nothing here that would make me come back.