Haven of Japanese hospitality in lush surroundings

Experience The Bar KAKURE’s signature omotenashi with a combination of bespoke cocktails and refined cuisine.

Housed in a charming black-and-white colonial bungalow on Scotts Road, The Bar KAKURE is a boutique bar that brings a taste of authentic Japanese cocktail culture to Singapore.


Behind a discreet door unlocked with a secret key-code – The Bar KAKURE is an intimate space dressed in warm, elegant wood tones and brass accents, looking out to lush greenery. The decor and ambience are classic yet contemporary.

Kazuhiro Chii

Kazuhiro Chii cut his teeth in the trade at the iconic Ocean Bar Chrysler, in his hometown of Yokohama.

He then moved to the Hotel Okura Orchid Bar in Tokyo.

 A decade of working at the bars in both Yokohama and later Tokyo, allowed Kazuhiro to hone his Japanese bartending style.

In 2004, he moved to Singapore to manage Bar 84 at the now-defunct Gallery Hotel.

In 2011, Michelin-starred restaurant Waku Ghin’s chef Tetsuya Wakuda, who talent-scouted Kazuhiro to join his restaurant at Marina Bay Sands as Head Bartender.

Kazuhiro left Waku Ghin to head The Bar Kakure in 2021.

Kazuhiro has taken part in several cocktail competitions over the course of his career; his notable achievements include winning first prize at the “17th Bartender of the Year Cocktail Competition” in 2005 and representing Singapore in the “32nd World Cocktail Competition”.

Harmonious Blend of Influences

New and old, Japanese and Western, Kazuhiro’s unique transitional style is a harmonious blend of influences that befits Singapore’s cosmopolitan society.

Like the ancient tea ceremony, Japanese cocktail-making is deeply rooted in precise technique and omotenashi or hospitality.

The Bar KAKURE recreates this experience as Kazuhiro personally attends to each guest, skilfully crafting classic cocktails and bespoke cocktails made with seasonal Japanese fruit.

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