For the non-traditionalist diner, this contemporary Cantonese restaurant is a destination. The first thing you’ll notice is the restaurant’s elegant setting, which is anchored by mesmerising iridescent glass panels that you won’t be able to take your eyes off—despite the great view of Orchard Road through floor-to-ceiling windows. You’ll also notice the unconventional layout of the space; instead of a large dining hall as in most traditional Chinese restaurants, Mitzo has smaller dining spaces with no more than six tables, widely spaced for maximum privacy. The food is also relatively unconventional—from a moreish plate of rock sugar-crusted barbecued meat (a signature dish that’s slightly charred and smoky to keep you reaching for more) to the rich braised fish maw with seafood in carrot broth, which also comprises cubed sea cucumber, prawns and shredded crab meat. In terms of service, the segregated layout is a bit challenging for staff, who have to spread themselves out to the various sections to ensure they attentively tend to diners.
• The restaurant has an artisanal cocktail programme, which essentially means it has an array of specially concocted cocktails that match its take on food with infused Asian herbs and spices. For the full cocktail experience, request in advance to be seated along the bar (there are only six seats), which has an enchanting jellyfish tank as its backdrop.