Information

Address
#04-45/46/47/48/49, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, 238839
Asian, Halal, International
+65 63419159

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

$40 based on 77 submissions
Buffet (12 votes), Children/Family (12 votes), After Work (7 votes) ...

1 Market at Plaza Singapura is a 450-seater halal buffet restaurant helmed by famous Malaysian celebrity Chef Wan, offering a spread of the chef's proven recipes and creations inspired by his travels around Southeast Asia.

What others are eating here

Crackers is half fried (Signature dishes of One Market)????
Crackers is half fried (Signature dishes of One Market)????
http://www.snappytrend.com/food/restaurants/5-dishes-to-aim-for-at-1-market/
http://www.snappytrend.com/food/restaurants/5-dishes-to-aim-for-at-1-market/
Eclairs
Eclairs
  • satay 17 votes
  • Grilled Sotong 12 votes
  • sushi and seafood 4 votes
  • Bread Pudding 1 vote
  • Chicken rice 1 vote
  • Desserts 1 vote
  • Laksa 1 vote
  • Mini lo mai kai 1 vote
  • Salted egg yolk crab 1 vote
  • Yakiniku 1 vote
  • beef rendang 1 vote
  • chicken soup 1 vote
  • seafood 1 vote

Latest Review for 1 Market by Chef Wan

Overall RatingBased on 61 reviews
Food/Drink2.1
Value1.9
Ambience2.4
Service2.1
Most helpful review:

Expensive buffet considering the poorly cooked c*** that is served.

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 2 | Service 1
Total Reviews: 73

I went with a big group of friends for a gathering. The place was quite deserted as it was a Thursday night. The location is good in Plaza Singapura but the restaurant itself is quite tucked away in a corner on the 4th floor.

Chef Wan (whoever he is- some celebrity chef?) is obviously not monitoring food and cooking quality well.  There were crappy/fading plastic toy looking items prominently scattered on the counters among the buffet trays-a rather amateurish touch and out of touch with the feel of the rest of the restaurant!

The food itself wasn't exactly the widest variety I've seen and I can only justify paying $15 per head for what was available but we ended up paying more than $40 per head. The seafood smorgasbord (whether the ones on ice or cooked nonya style) were mostly not fresh. The crabs were overcooked and the meat was  mushy and the mussels were not fresh either. A friend commented that only the prawns were ok among the seafood on offer.

Even the dough fritters for the rojak were not cooked through and tasted doughy. The satays were acceptable while the otak is the worse I have eaten in my life.

The kueh lapis was laughably precision- sliced to be an inch in length and 1.5mm thick in width. Unbelievably cheapskate touch. If you cannot afford to serve something because it's expensive, then don't serve it.

Usually mee siam noodles is fried lightly and then sauce is ladled onto it. But 1 Market served it with blanched white beehoon with some lime and sambal as condiments. Usually there will be things like boiled egg, fishcake slices and bean sprouts one can add as well but all those things were missing. It was so pathetic and unappetising that I didn't even bother to assemble a bowl to try the dish.

There was a platter of grilled sirloin slices which were ok which was not even topped up after it was finished at around 8pm. Maybe because it was quite a slow night and sirloin is expensive? but they did top up other stuff!!! Anyway the lesson is that one shouldnt expect food items to be replenished!

For the first time in my life, there were many items that I saw displayed at the buffet which didn't look appetising enough  to bother wasting my calories on. It tended to look like the dishes were made of cheap ingredients. This is certainly among the worse buffets I've ever been to, considering that i paid more than $40.

It's not that I'm fussy but when I go out and pay a lot to eat, I expect the food to be of reasonably good quality, good flavour  and prepared well. I can cook/bake many things at home and don't need to waste my hard earned money in a place which evidently doesn't put much effort in their food. Any self-respecting chef should be ashamed to be associated with this restaurant. 

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Expensive buffet considering the poorly cooked c*** that is served.

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 2 | Service 1
Total Reviews: 73

I went with a big group of friends for a gathering. The place was quite deserted as it was a Thursday night. The location is good in Plaza Singapura but the restaurant itself is quite tucked away in a corner on the 4th floor.

Chef Wan (whoever he is- some celebrity chef?) is obviously not monitoring food and cooking quality well.  There were crappy/fading plastic toy looking items prominently scattered on the counters among the buffet trays-a rather amateurish touch and out of touch with the feel of the rest of the restaurant!

The food itself wasn't exactly the widest variety I've seen and I can only justify paying $15 per head for what was available but we ended up paying more than $40 per head. The seafood smorgasbord (whether the ones on ice or cooked nonya style) were mostly not fresh. The crabs were overcooked and the meat was  mushy and the mussels were not fresh either. A friend commented that only the prawns were ok among the seafood on offer.

Even the dough fritters for the rojak were not cooked through and tasted doughy. The satays were acceptable while the otak is the worse I have eaten in my life.

The kueh lapis was laughably precision- sliced to be an inch in length and 1.5mm thick in width. Unbelievably cheapskate touch. If you cannot afford to serve something because it's expensive, then don't serve it.

Usually mee siam noodles is fried lightly and then sauce is ladled onto it. But 1 Market served it with blanched white beehoon with some lime and sambal as condiments. Usually there will be things like boiled egg, fishcake slices and bean sprouts one can add as well but all those things were missing. It was so pathetic and unappetising that I didn't even bother to assemble a bowl to try the dish.

There was a platter of grilled sirloin slices which were ok which was not even topped up after it was finished at around 8pm. Maybe because it was quite a slow night and sirloin is expensive? but they did top up other stuff!!! Anyway the lesson is that one shouldnt expect food items to be replenished!

For the first time in my life, there were many items that I saw displayed at the buffet which didn't look appetising enough  to bother wasting my calories on. It tended to look like the dishes were made of cheap ingredients. This is certainly among the worse buffets I've ever been to, considering that i paid more than $40.

It's not that I'm fussy but when I go out and pay a lot to eat, I expect the food to be of reasonably good quality, good flavour  and prepared well. I can cook/bake many things at home and don't need to waste my hard earned money in a place which evidently doesn't put much effort in their food. Any self-respecting chef should be ashamed to be associated with this restaurant. 

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ANOTHER DISAPPOINTING LUNCH BUFFET

Food/Drink 2 | Value 1 | Ambience 4 | Service 4
Total Review: 1

This is to pen down our dissapointment with the spread, taste & choice of food served at the 1 Market Restaurant.    I am only a local homemaker who cooks for the family & friends but at least I know that presentation & taste plays an important role to a happy tummy. The quality of main food served are not only unacceptable to our taste buds and the quality deteriorates compared to my previous visits.    Your seafood )CRABS, PRAWNS, GREEN MUSSELS & CLAMS) served are TOTALLY NOT FRESH & the vegetables are overcooked. The sambal fish taste like fried fish only, the flavoured rice taste was too overwhelming with spices, your chicken was overcooked in the sweet sauce & your prata beats the frisbee. The TOM YAM soup is UNDESCRIBEABLE!  These are some of the dissapointed dish i had on 22nd February 2016. What more dissapointing is that I had read some of the feedbacks given by other customers backdated in 2014/2015 with the same comments but nothing was being done as of todate!
However, your DESSERT booth & SERVICE Staffs deserves a PAT on the back. Good job done with presentable & taste.

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