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Ambush (Junction 8)

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Ambush is a quaint little place that specializes in European cuisine. With commendable service and quality food that is good for value. Ambush serves pasta so truly worth it, be it in terms of the taste, texture or quantity.

Sun - Wed: 11:00 - 21:30

Thu - Sat: 11:00 - 22:00

+65 63533960
$20 based on 43 submissions
Dinner (8 votes), Lunch (8 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (4 votes)
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Good service and nice ambience

Standards have dropped over the years. Food does not come piping hot sometimes and taste is compromised. Portion not exactly big, perhaps good if you have a small appetite. However, service is really good at most of the outlets and ambience is nice, great for gatherings.

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26 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

subpar food, atrocious service

Terrible food, terrible service. Was quite grumpy that evening and wanted to enjoy a good meal along with good service to cheer me up and end the day on a good note. This restaurant called "Ambush" caught our attention. It looked like it had a nice and cozy environment from the outside, and had the slogan "Fast Casual European Dining". It looked and sounded appealing, so we decided to go for it. At the entrance, we were 'greeted' by an attendant who didn't seem to acknowledge our existence, and even had the cheek to have a casual convo with another employee while we were left hanging. We shrugged it off and tried to look past it cuz we were hungry. As we sat down, the first thing that came to mind was that the food had a high price tag. But we figured that the service, environment and the food itself would be worth it. Boy were we wrong... After we made up our minds as to what we wanted (i ordered a salmon fillet spaghetti in thai basil sauce that was 14 bucks, while my friend ordered squid ink spaghetti for 13), we tried to get the attention of an employee to take our order for what seemed like eternity. There were several times where we had made eye contact with the waitress/waiters with our hands up high, and they simply ignored us and walked away as if they didnt see us. When we finally got a waiters attention, he took our orders hastily, as if he was rushing off somewhere. At this point of time, we figured that the food should do the price tag justice. When the food arrived, it was shoved in our face, clumsily placed on the table, and yet again seemed like she was rushing off somewhere. The food was lukewarm, tasteless, portions were small and my salmon fillet was dry and hard.
14 Jul 2014 • 29 reviews • 1 follower

Burnt food and poor service recovery

I was served very very burnt paella. I have been to spain a number of times and i was expecting a singaporeanized paella but this was just a burnt paella. The paella had a char burnt bottom about 0.5 cm thick.

Now, I know my paella decently well, the socarat(burnt bottom) is supposed to be subtle and not over powerin, and its supposed to be the best part. But this was burnt to a crisp.

The service staff who addressed my concent just brushed it aside and was indifferent, saying that it was supposed to be like that. 

The only positive thing was that the rosti was half decent

Squid ink paella
13 Jul 2014 • 31 reviews • 0 follower

Good service and nice ambience

Standards have dropped over the years. Food does not come piping hot sometimes and taste is compromised. Portion not exactly big, perhaps good if you have a small appetite. However, service is really good at most of the outlets and ambience is nice, great for gatherings.
12 Jul 2014 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

Quick serving of pasta to fulfil empty stomach

The first time that I went to eat and at a frequent mode, was at Takashimaya.  They used to have a section of eating area for their customer.  And I was one of them, I always like to order their crayfish pasta.  Their pasta cooking was way much more better than any other similiar kind of eateries.

Foremost, this place was unnoticed when it was first started.  With the limited foodcourt place and seats, this pasta place was always my go-ahead and gets a quick meal with guarantee seating.  

I always been wondering, most places that I always like to go and eat.  Especially when they were small in business, newly opened ones.  You will know time passed very fast, when they outgrown with customer pool, and divert for more branches set-up.

Therefore, this eatery is one of them.  I don't mind to go and eat at their branches at Plaza Sin & Bishan.  However, Plaza Sin, due to newly renovated, we were very put off by the flies flown around and our dinner was unpleasantly disturbing.  The staff at there can't help much either, whereby we were the only customer around.

At Bishan branch was so much better, clean and tidy with staff around to ask and help to clean the table when the customer left shortly.  The feeling of the past patroning was back and recalled fondly.  
14 Dec 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

lousy food, lousy service

lousy food, lousy service. Expensive price. Lamb chop is tasteless. Rosti is too small.

Place is empty on Friday night.