Botak Jones is a national chain of American food restaurants in Singapore. The company was founded in 2003 by Bernard “Bernie” Allen Utchenik.
The brand is best known for its hearty American comfort food served in generous portions.
At its peak, they have 14 outlets islandwide but they sold off that business to their partners in 2011 and went on to start their own Big Bern’s American Grill at Timbre+ and Makansutra Gluttons Bay.
In the middle of this year, they closed the Big Bern’s American Grill and decide to join forces with two new partners to start the Original Botak Jones, after checking that the previous Botak Jones has left the market and they can use the name again.
We visited their newly opened third outlet at Clementi one afternoon to try their signature dishes.
We hear from Bernie himself explaining some of his favourite dishes. We decided to order a small selection of his wide menu.
First, we go for one of his burgers:
CAJUN CHICKEN BURGER $7.50, Set $10.50
A SET includes spicy fries and handmade coleslaw
The skinless, boneless chicken breast is hand marinated with its own mix of spices and then gently grilled until it’s just tender and moist.
Then covered with mozzarella cheese and Cajun Sauce.
Next, we have the
FISH AND CHIPS $10.50
ALL ENTREES COME WITH SPICY FRIES AND COLESLAW OR ANY TWO OF THE “REGULAR” SIDE DISHES.
Fillets of nice and firm Premium White Basa after season it, bread it with high-quality Japanese bread crumbs and fry it in high-quality vegetable oil.
End result is crispy on the outside and flaky inside.
Lastly, we go for the steak, we recommend medium or medium-rare for that tender and juicy taste.
NZ RIBEYE STEAK 250gm $23.00 350gr $29.50
They use prime steer grain fed quality ribeye. They physically tenderize it, then trim the beef, hand marinate it to tenderize it further and enhance its natural flavour.
One of the amazing sides we tried is the
DOUBLE BAKED CHEESE POTATO $4.50
This is also a must-have here.
Their outlet is pending Hala certification and is available for dine-in, delivery or takeaway.
Location, Central Zone, 153 Kampong Ampaty, #07-05
West Zone: Block 328 Clementi Ave 2
South Zone: 118 Depot Lane
Available on oddleats, grabfood, foodpanda