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the chef


Having started off at Iggy's at the age of 17, Chef Javier inherited the recipe for a restaurant's success - passion, creativity and consistency. He hungers for knowledge and always strives to become better. When he turned 25, he left for Kyoto in order to master the unique Kyoto-European style.

Upon returning to Singapore, Chef Javier ran a dedicated one-man kitchen, IL DEN, serving Modern Japanese cuisine. Within a year, his distinct and unique style captured the attention of loyal foodies and the local media. Two years on, his style has evolved and grown with him, now specialising in his Modern Japanese Kappou style cuisine. With his move to bigger premises to 27 Scotts, Chef Javier is introducing IRU DEN, which will be focusing on his distinguished take on modern Japanese cuisine. Chef Javier and his team promises to serve up a complete dining experience to his guests.