Year Established: 1986
Outlet Type: Restaurant
Cuisine (Ethnicity/Dialect Group): Euro-Hainanese
Speciality/ies: Borsch Soup, Beef Shashlik, Chicken a’la Kiev, Bombe Alaska.
Local Address: 545 Orchard Road, #06-19 Far East Shopping Centre, Singapore 238882
Telephone: 6732 6401
Shashlik was set up by the late Mr Tan Niap Hin and eight colleagues from the now-defunct Russian restaurant Troika (Troika closed down in 1985). Opened on 23 April 1986, Shashlik made a name for itself serving Russian and continental cuisine with a Hainanese touch. Popular items on its menu included the borshch, beef and lamb shashlik, and the show-stopping Cherries Jubilee flambéed tableside. The iconic restaurant closed its doors in December 2015, but was brought back in March 2016 by new owners, chef Derrick Tan, who now helms the kitchen, his elder brother Alan, (both children of the late of Mr Tan) and business partner Lee Say Yeow.