Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant

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#03-15/16, UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, 239917
Asian, Japanese
+65 67332272

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

$38 based on 65 submissions
Children/Family (12 votes), Buffet (10 votes), Dinner (10 votes) ...


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.

Latest Review for Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 45 reviews
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Nice Food

Food/Drink 5| Value 4| Ambience 4| Service 5
Total Review: 1

Salmon and Tuna Sashimi were very good, taste fresh and sweet. The deep fried kani and bacon asparagus are my favourites too. Service is relatively fast. Though green tea and water are an additional one dollar and thirty cents each. Would come back to eat.

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Don't waste your time!

Total Review: 1

Read many negative reviews but decided to give this place a chance since it was my son's birthday. We booked a table for 8 adults and 1 child for dinner buffet. It turned out to be the WORST dining experience for all of us!

Firstly, all the waitresses seem blur and can't even get simple order of hot and cold green tea correctly. Secondly, about 15mins after we placed our order through the tablet, a waitress told us that there are some problems with their ordering system and the kitchen cannot get our order. We asked her if we should re order or place a manual order instead. She said no need. I then told her I read about this online and there are people who waited for 2 hrs for their food. She said that is impposible.

After another 15mins or so, we saw her going around some tables to copy the orders from the tablet onto pieces of paper. She went to a few tables and we can see that many customers at other tables looked unhappy too. The most ridiculous thing was when we saw a waiter standing at a table to tear the manual orders into small pieces. We are not sure if it's meant to be sent to different chefs though it didn't make sense. By then, it was around 7.05pm, 45mins after we placed our order and still no food was served. The man next to our table said he had been waiting since 6pm! 

We were furious as my mum of 81yrs old was with us and none of the staff seems to be bothered to explain what happened. As there are full of similar complaints online about their poor service and ordering system, we decided to walk out of the restaurant and have our dinner elsewhere. As we walked out, we heard another man in the queue commenting that it was the same issue the last time they came!

I find the excuse of breakdown in ordering system ridiculous as there are already many such complaints online and obviously this is a recurrent problem experienced by most of their customers. Customers from other tables also started leaving when we left. 

I will never waste my time going back to this restuarant!

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Long waiting time

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

The food is okay, but the waiting time is too ridiculous. Have to wait for 2 hours for some dishes to be served. Should be due to Bad ordering system, prob the restaurant has outdated system which couldnt handle all the orders. Bad experience. 

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Ala-carte buffet

Food/Drink 3| Value 4| Ambience 4| Service 3
Total Reviews: 86

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The sashmi platter was decent, except that the octopus had a rubbery texture which made it tougher to chew. Garlic fried rice was simple and fell short of its garlic's fragrance. The mentaiko pasta was comparably disappointing against Sushi Bar's version, lacking of flavour and somewhat dry.

We also tried some of their more interesting sushi such as the unagi maki with coconut flakes. This surprising combination of unconventional flavours were a harmonious one, which was a creative modern twist to the typical maki served.

Their Shrimp with Almond Flakes maki may come across as odd at first but surprisingly, the combination worked too.

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