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Review for iSteaks Grillhouse

3.8

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Address: Stalls 5 & 6, 56 Serangoon Garden Way, 555952
23 Jun 2014
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surprisingly delicious steak

photos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/isteaks-grillhouse-serangoon-gardens/

*this has now moved to the second floor of myVillage, just 5 minutes away.

surprisingly delicious steak, and well-cooked at that, at this rather casual steakery in myvillage at serangoon gardens. it’s a rather cleaned-up, modernified take on what was previously a coffeeshop western stall (a rather local phenomenon of asian-interpreted fried western foods dished up good and cheap), with service courtesy of rather-friendly aunties and good food couresty of great ingredients and some impressive-cooking.   it’s not nearly in the same league as the rather more renowned, poshy steakhouses – but it does pretty well in its class, rather much more impressive than aston’s, to my thinking.   it’s not entirely gourmet, even if it’s rather satisfying for a weekday meal. it’s now our weekday go-to for steak, and rather a compelling reason to eat local (an exception to that variant of murphy’s law that states you usualy end up eating far, far away from your own neighborhood).
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Good and affordable steak

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 So iSteaks turned out to be a place that reminded me of the Aston’s concept – no frills western food, but I think it is much better than Astons (at a slightly slightly higher price, but insignificant compared to the quality i think).
 
 OM NOM NOM Nom for quick and cheap fix of steak.
 gets crowded even on a weekday night though…
 but i would certainly go back.
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Casual western dining with excellent steaks

This is a semi-self service restaurant where you order your food (and pay) at the counter and you get it delivered to you. The seating is also self service so you might want to find a seat before ordering. I went on a friday evening and it got progressively more crowded as i ate. i had the nz ribeye 250g and it was excellent, well seasoned with generous portions of the sides. We also ordered the baby back ribs (ok but not fantastic) and the escargot which were pretty great as well. Will definitely drop by again when i have the chance.
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7/10 steak

had the 200g sirlion steak at 19.90 w 2 side dishes. steak had a lot of tendons so just average. son had striploin medium rare but too over cooked. pork steak was alright.
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For the price you pay, this place beats any 6-star steakhouse hands down. Their steaks are well cooked and I just love their black pepper chicken chops. Who needs steakhouses when iSteaks Grillhouse? Highly recommended! 
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Tasty, Well Cooked, Affordable Hawker Western Food

Full ISteaks Diner review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/04/isteaks-diner.html


ISteaks Diner at Serangoon Gardens has been in operation for over half a decade now. Starting out as a small stall within a corner coffeeshop, selling affordable yet tasty hawker western food, ISteaks Diner saw quick success and popularity, so much so that they've since upgraded to a air-conditioned store of their own within Serangoon Gardens MyVillage shopping mall.

Ambience at ISteaks Diner is modern, functional, and slightly garish, with colours of red and silver against white and black. The atmosphere is akin to a casual dining place, with functional furniture that isn't too comfortable for long periods. As an upgraded former hawker stall, the level of cleanliness of the interior is also below par of other cafes, there is typically a slight sense of uncleanliness here. However, ISteaks Diner has the benefit of lots of natural lighting during the day, as well as some semblance of a view of the street.

Service at ISteaks Diner is largely self-service. You'll have to queue, place your orders, and make payment over the counter. Purchase of drinks is also done self-service, but at a separate counter. Collection of utensils and setting the table is also done by yourself. However, staff will help to clean dirty / empty plates and tables, though they don't perform it thoroughly. Orders are still served to your table. Staff interaction is very minimal, and on rare occasions, the wrong orders are served to your table, so do check before eating.

Food at ISteaks Diner is standard western food hawker style. Portions are large, and rather generous, with each order of a main, 2 sides dishes are provided. The menu is varied, with a good selection of options for both main dishes and side dishes. Taste is pretty good as well, I find each component of every dish I tried to be well executed so far. Prices are affordable and wallet friendly, budget about SGD $20 per person for a meal at ISteaks Diner, including drinks.

The Beef Steak With Chopped Green Salad & Crunchy Potato Salad (SGD $19), or NZ Striploin 250g, features a thick slab of beef steak, done to your liking. I got it medium well, and it turned out well executed, with a slight pink center and nice grill char on the outside. Savoury, meaty, thick, and still juicy, although slightly more resting would help the meat retain the juices better, when cut, it flows right out. Served with a slightly salty, but spicy, black pepper sauce on the side. The chopped green salad of lettuce, carrots, and cherry tomatoes lend a bright, fresh burst to the plate, and a nice textural crunch. The crunchy potato salad is aptly named, the small round discs of potatoes crunch loudly, and the thin slices keep it light so you don't feel too full.