Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 22:30
Shin Minori (translated as New Harvest in English) Japanese Restaurant is a restaurant offering quality Japanese food at affordable prices. Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant sources for the freshest food from a wide range of suppliers to recreate the flavors of Japan. Diners can choose from an extensive ala-carte Japanese buffet menu, experiencing 5 star treatments at a very affordable price.
Let the celebrations begin! It’s time to share in the New Harvest at Shin Minori @ UE Square, a Japanese Ala-Carte buffet restaurant where you can enjoy a harvest of more than 140 items of sashimi, sushi, tempura, sumiyaki, teppanyaki, pizza etc. from just $29 onwards.
Based on the 3rd level of UE Square, the warm and casual ambience of the restaurant evoke a liberating atmosphere of relaxation. As we were seated, our drink order was taken. My hot green tea was strongly brewed and flavorful, much to my liking.
First, we ordered Sashimi Moriawase, an assortment of japanese raw fish. My eyes were beaming when the Sashimi platter arrived. There were 7 types of sashimi. The presentation was good and the portion looked promising. The quality of the platter didnt disappoint. it was fresh, rich and succulent and has a sweet aftertaste. The sword fish sashimi, in particular, was devoured almost instantly. We kept asking for sword fish sashimi throughout the afternoon- free flow sashimi is joy!
Next up was the Spider maki. The combination of crunchy softshell crab and seaweed roll was really worth a try. Ebi Tempura maki was served next. Instead of the conventional ebi tempura maki, the cream cheese added a unique zest to the ebi tempura makis at Shin Minori. It was a good mix of flavors without the taste of cheese overwhelming. We also had Norwegian Sake chizu maki (salmon with cream cheese). It was tastefully done and commendable and could be eaten on its own without adding any sauce. Forget about the Maguro Sushi, there was nothing sensational about this dish. The tuna was very fresh though. The salmon used in the Shake Sushi was smooth. The Mekajiki, Ika Sushi, Ebi Sushi and Shime Saba Sushi were similarly mouth watering. The Grilled Yaki toris were nice. Tsukune (chicken meat ball) is dipped in teriyaki sauce and it gets somewhat addictive after some time. The Shitake (Mushroom) however, was a tad too salty for my liking. Agedashi Tofu is another dish worth trying. The tofu was smooth with just the right amount of seasoning. It is served in a bowl of chicken broth, perfect even after indulging in other dishes that are stronger in taste. Gyuniku Shogayaki (beef with special sauce) was beef fried with onions in their special sauce. The meat was tasty and tender. I could just eat lots of this! Mentai Supagettii was totally un-japanese but very delicious anyway.
For dessert, i had Green tea w/Red Bean Gelato. It was really fragrant and refreshing.
The staffs were friendly and polite. I wish they were more attentive though. Will definitely be going back for the sashimi, and for my garlic rice (which fortunately/unfortunately never came because i was stuffed).
We were a group of 6 people, made reservation and went to the restaurant for lunch at 11.30am. In the restaurant we were told the ordering device iPad was not working so we had to write our order on a slip of Paper. It was difficult to get the attention of the staff and we ended up having to walk to one of the staff in order to hand over our order of food. One hour had passed and we were dismayed that we were still not serve any food nor drink. We went over to the staff asking for them to check on our order, further wait while they sieved through the slips of paper on a table but could not find our order, then said they would need to check in the kitchen. Our kid was hungry by then and we ended up leaving the restaurant to look for another place for our lunch. Even had to catch the attention of a staff to let them know we were leaving, there was no word of apology. It was a totally unpleasant experience for us and the worst service we had come across.
Chanced upon a link online and decided to go eat at Shin Minori with my girlfriend as the online menu looked great. Turned out to be a nightmare as the food was bad (some dishes were too salty while others had zero taste) and the service was horrible. Only 2 out of the 6 service staff were hardworking, bringing out plates after plates from the kitchen, while the rest were chit chatting amongst themselves in dialect. One particular service staff literally just stood outside the payment counter (while was already a cashier assigned) and only cleared plates once (did not even deliver orders) in my 2 hours at Shin Minori. Food quality was compromised as the 2 hardworking staff could not manage the orders while the rest slacked. The sashimi was delivered almost at room temperature. Food delivery was slow and an estimated 40% of our orders did not make it to our table either through technical glitches in Shin Minori's ordering system, or mistakes made by the 2 poor staff due to the crazy amount of orders they had to deliver. Shin Minori truly gave me a bad experience and i will probably never look at Ala - Carte buffets the same way again.
Please do not waste your time and money dining at Shin Minori like how i did.