Ola Beach Club in Sentosa is welcoming you for a drink, a delicious meal and a swim, all in one place.
Recently renovated and poignantly decorated, this Hawaiian inspired bar/club/dining establishment has a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re there to check out the hunks and babes (guilty as charged) or hang out with your family.
Ola has a tantalising new menu that features mouthwatering dishes highlighting the various inspirations behind Hawaiian cuisine. I was told that the menu was still being worked on, and some of the dishes need to be tweaked here and there – but honestly, they don’t need much tweaking. The food was pretty perfect and very reminiscent of the island feel this club tries to evoke. To start off, try the Lomi Lomi Salmon ($16), a very delicious salmon, tomatoes and ebiko mix served in a crispy sesame waffle. The Ahi Poke ($20) is another cold starter that caught my attention – Tuna, Maui Onions and Sesame served on a bed of brown rice, with a choice of flavours (such as Kimchi) and two sides (pumpkin seeds, cranberries etc.). The selection of sides and flavours, plus the brown rice, makes this feel like a very a healthy dish.
If you’re not so much a cold starter person, go for the Kalua Pig Taco ($25), essentially pulled pork, Hawaiian tomato relish and gauc’ served with homemade spicy sour cream. The pork is tender and not too dry, the melted cheese is the perfect crown for the pork and just imagine the spicy sour cream as the halo that this dish deserves. Its like a heavenly party on your tongue.
Moving on to the mains, the Huli Huli Chicken ($26) serves an interesting take on poultry. I must say right away that they serve both chicken breast and thigh, and if you’re a breast fanatic like me, you will spot it when it comes to the table. The seasonal vegetable puree served with this was carrot, which made the chicken sweet – this may not be for everyone, but I urge you to try it. Also served on the side with the teriyaki marinated chicken are burnt leeks.
As for dessert, we had the Haupia Sphere, which is the very popular ice cream in a hardened chocolate shell, served with hot chocolate sauce to be poured over. They did take a stab at making this dish unique, however, with Nata De Coco, Chocolate Pearls and Coconut Chantilly served alongside the vanilla ice-cream. I’ve never really ventured into putting Nata de Coco in my chocolate, but now, I’ll do it quite bravely.
OLA Beach Club as all the right spots to make sure that tourists and locals alike flock to this club, conveniently perched at the edge of the waters at Sentosa. Diners looking to lounge by the bar on the first floor get an uninterrupted view of the waters in front of them, where Ola has lined a range of beach activities for the water adventurous (unchartered territory for me).
The next time you want a break from this island and are thinking of heading out for a cocktail against the sunset, head to OLA Beach Club.
Ola Beach Club
46 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099005
Food and Drinks: Mon – Fri 10am to 10pm, Weekends 9am to 10pm
Water Sports: 10am to 7pm everyday.