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Tanoke is born of our love for complementing great food with fine sake. We believe that a good pairing truly elevates the dining experience and inspires moments of enjoyment and pleasure.


We'd like to call it the JOY OF FOOD & SAKE.

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Chef Rio's philosophy is simple - "Cook from the heart, enjoy the process, and your guests will feel it."


His culinary journey began in his parents' humble economic bee hoon stall at the hawker centre, leading him to the kitchens of Fat Cow, Kinki & Kabuke. Now, as the head chef at Tanoke, Chef Rio combines traditional Japanese techniques with modern flavours to create a fresh repertoire of contemporary Japanese cuisine. ​


With a deep respect and appreciation for Japanese cuisine, Chef Rio was a finalist at Japan's World Washoku Challenge in 2015 and 2016. At Tanoke, he pushes the boundaries of traditional washoku by designing a menu that's adventurous, playful, and packed with umami - the ultimate marriage between food and sake.

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Nestled within a charmingly preserved shophouse on Purvis Street, Tanoke offers an exceptional backdrop for exclusive private events. Ensuring an atmosphere of intimacy and seclusion, our unique location stands apart from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Reach out to us if you are planning of various intimate occasions, including solemnizations, corporate dining, product launches, or sake appreciation classes. Our hidden gem promises a distinctive and snug ambiance, complemented by impeccable service, modern Japanese cuisine, and a curated range of fine sakes to enhance your overall experience.



"Went with a group of 14 people on 7 November evening. Atmosphere, food and sake was amazing (I’d highly recommend the wagyu and carpaccio starters). The staff also kindly helped us celebrate a friend’s birthday. Highly recommend and would definitely visit again!"
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