Chiso Zanmai has closed.


#02-17, The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, 059817
Asian, Japanese
+65 62213177

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

$24 based on 55 submissions
Buffet (21 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (9 votes), Lunch (8 votes) ...

This sprawling Japanese restaurant - more than 200 seats- spans more than 8000 sq ft, has a contemporary interior of charcoal black brick walls. The restaurant's buffet lines offer a massive selection of up to 100 dishes divided into sushi and sashimi, cold section, hot section and desserts.

What others are eating here

Fried food
Fried food
Shabu Shabu Pot
Shabu Shabu Pot
  • sashimi 6 votes
  • diy vanilla soft-serve ice cream 5 votes
  • Fried fish 4 votes
  • miso hotpot 3 votes
  • Appetisers 2 votes
  • Tempura 2 votes
  • corn croquettes 2 votes
  • japanese curry 2 votes
  • walnut tofu 2 votes
  • Braise Pork Belly 1 vote
  • cappuccino 1 vote
  • cappucino 1 vote
  • chawanmushi 1 vote
  • hot pot 1 vote
  • matcha tofu 1 vote
  • pork kakuni 1 vote
  • salmon sashimi 1 vote
  • soft serve ice cream 1 vote
  • takoyaki 1 vote
  • white chocolate mousse 1 vote

Latest Review for Chiso Zanmai

Overall RatingBased on 38 reviews
Most helpful review:

Value for Money

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 4 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 2

Despite the limited variety, this is definitely a value for money buffet. We spent $20 nett per person for a lunch buffet from 12-3pm. I would recommend a weekday lunch because it is cheaper than the dinner buffet and there isn't much of a crowd.

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Average food with limited spread

Food/Drink 3 | Value 3 | Ambience 3 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 631

No doubt the stark whiteness of its chic exterior and entrance looked very inviting, and the restaurant is spacious, serving very affordable buffet at just SGD$29.99 per head for dinner plus SGD$1.99 for free-flow drinks.

I took a walk around the place to check the buffet counters out - a little assortment of sushi, sashimi, shabu shabu items, different soup base and some desserts, that was about it, in this vast, spacious restaurant.

Tonkotsu and Shoyu soupOur hotpot was boiling prettily with the ingredients we had tossed in - golden mushrooms, vegetables, shiitake mushrooms etc. While the Tonkotsu soup was tasty in a more gentle manner, the Shoyu soup was literally as its name implied - robust. The saltiness stunned us awake literally.

Shrimp Pasta and Seafood soupWe changed soup base just to try the other two - now Prawn Paste base and Seafood. The staff did not help to change so we had to DIY with hot water and more bowls. Our second pot of soup began sizzling in heat again, and it was time to dump the ingredients in. The Prawn Paste soup was scrumptious but very salty as well. We solved the issue by adding in a glass of hot water. The Seafood soup was delicious as well, with the right level of saltiness.

I also had a platter of Salmon Sashimi, Swordfish Sashimi, Squid and Sushi in Tofu Skin - the latter was rather nice but then the recipe was idiot-proof. The sashimi was disappointing - not fresh at all, and really hard.

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Food/Drink 3 | Value 2 | Ambience 3 | Service 4
Total Review: 1

Been here once before and went back recently, but they previously had a free flow of salmon sashimi, and now there is nothing but a small measly plate of 5-6 slices. Disappointed at that but overall still acceptable as they do have a spread of variety to cater to all tastes

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