I like this place for its rustic charm and unpretentiousness. The focus here is solely on food. And I totally mean that. You sit on plastic chairs there and you have to put up with the occasional mosquito and random leaf falling into your food. I hope you like Airplanes, or there will be too many of them taking off for your liking.
While the staff members are all friendly enough, it was a little hard to mask my displeasure after a waiting time of 1 hour for my hamburger steak.
But was the hamburger worth the wait? Well I certainly thought so. The hamburger steak was nicely done, juicy and tender at the same time. The deep fried mushrooms are still to die for (unknown to many, the man who owns Sunset Grill is the very same man who started Jerry's) and the buffalo wings... well let's just say that they are the only buffalo wings I want to have in Singapore at the moment.
I will definitely want to be there again. Only this time, I will have friends who are willing to have a beer with me.
Eating at Sunset Grill gives you an experience that you’ll never forget. The place is rustic, charming on its own and full of hungry mosquitoes. How does dining by an airplane runway sound? I know. I feel the same way too. I’ve never seen that many landings and takeoffs within 2 hours. I must add that this is not a place for people who can’t stand most things. Like ants. Like the hot scorching sun. Or smoke from the mosquito coil. You must know what you’re in for and please stop being a fussy, bitchy ‘im-a-paying-customer-so-i-deserve-the-best’ singaporean. And i really mean it.
We ended up ordering more then what we planned. Nachos, fried button mushrooms, 2 mains and of course the almighty buffalo wings. Rumour has it, that the buffalo wings has a maximum firing hot level of 30! The levels indicate how hot it would be. 1 being a wuss and 10 probably out of your freaking mind. My initial plan was to order a level 7. But the kind and accommodating waiter advised me not to. He saved our lives.
Dining at Sunset Grill has its ups and downs. You enjoy a tax & service charge-free dining experience. You know how bitchy those ‘ ’ could be on your bill. Food is superb (trust me) but the price is kinda on the steep side. Damage was done (and i don’t mind at all, i had a great time) and damage was $102 buckaroos.
This is a good place to relax and have a jug of your preferred beverage with your preferred close friends. Nachos and cheesy fries too, perhaps. Milk would also be a wise choice if you’re going for some level 10 buffalo wings. I really find the location somewhat a quick getaway from the bustling (and sometimes irritating) city life. Like a temporary escape. Thank you for the great experience. I will definitely come again.
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Made our way one rainy evening to Sunset Grill & Pub, an eatery/drinking hole equally known for its buffalo wings and very inaccessible location. Notoriously hidden in the inner realms of Seletar airbase, Sunset is a pain in the *** to find (pardon my language), even with the help of a map provided by the place. Just so that you know, Sunset doesn't appear on any streetdirectory the last I checked. Even if you manage to find the carpark, you still need to walk a short distance before you can actually see the joint itself. Talk about private dining.
Caesar Salad - The caesar salad was actually very normal tasting with slices of boiled egg, bacon bits and croutons. The vegetables were fresh but I found it terribly overpriced at $12.50.
Deep Fried Mushrooms - First the good. The breaded mushrooms were crispy on the outside with exploding juices in every bite. Now the bad. The batter was too thick and absorbed too much of the oil used in deep frying the mushrooms, so much so that it had an oily residue taste.
Buffalo Wings - Feeling intimidated by the level of spiciness the wings came in, we decided to stick to the safest bet - the mildest level 1. Even then, it was quite spicy for me (I don't really take chilli by the way), not to mention huge and juicy as well. However, because of its sourish nature, its really an acquired taste.
Hamburger Steak - The meat was too dry but at least the raw beef taste wasn't overpowering. The other gripe I had was that the meat was almost well done, which explains the dryness. Definitely not something I would order again.
Although no service charge or GST was imposed, $60 for the above dishes is really on the expensive side. Sure, the novelty is there and the prospect of watching planes take off is exciting, but for the quality of food and price, I'll be hard pressed to return. Oh and if you do decide to sit in the al fresco area, please watch out for the mosquitoes.
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