- Asian, Chinese
Tue - Thu: 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Thu: 17:00 - 00:00
Sun: 17:00 - 23:00
- Joo Chiat / Katong / East Coast
Established in Oct 2010, Xian Pin Guo Ala-Carte Steamboat Buffet Restaurant is located in the East along Joo Chiat Road. Its mission is to provide you with the freshest steamboat items, such as seafood, meats and vegetables.
- Dinner14 votes
- Buffet14 votes
- Large Groups/Gathering12 votes
- Children/Family11 votes
- Cheap Eat/Budget9 votes
- Vibrant/Noisy7 votes
- After Work6 votes
- Supper4 votes
- Boys Night Out4 votes
- Hidden Find3 votes
- Girls Night Out3 votes
- Lunch2 votes
- Chillout2 votes
- Business Dining2 votes
- Quiet2 votes
- Corporate Events2 votes
- View/Scenery1 votes
- People Watching1 votes
Top Must Try Dishes
- garlic fried rice8 votes
- chilli sauce5 votes
- house special prawns5 votes
- drumlets4 votes
- sambal lala3 votes
- Barley waters1 votes
- fish slice1 votes
- Herbal soup1 votes
- spring onion ginger lala1 votes
- Clams1 votes
- spring roll1 votes
MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGEMENT
Newly established in 2010, Xian Pin Guo Ala-Carte Steamboat Buffet has been receiving good feedback since then. This is because we listen to our customers' feedback and further improve their dining experience. Our mission is to provide you with the freshest steamboat items, such as seafood, various meats and vegetables. Customers are being served in an ala-carte buffet style with a clean, comfortable and air-conditioned environment. Besides enjoying the ala-carte steamboat buffet, customers can also indulge in Xian Pin Guo sumptuous cooked food such as "House Special Prawns", "House Spicy Lala", “House Sambal Sotong”, "Garlic Fried Rice", spring rolls, samosa, chicken drumlets, nuggets and etc. Desserts such as ice cream and green bean soup are also included in the buffet. And what's more, this sumptuous meal costs $16.80++ only! Child is at $8.80++! At Xian Pin Guo, we always believe in one thing, that is Your Satisfaction is Our Priority!
recommends this place.
When I went there with my family on last Thursday, the service and food quality and taste remained as good as before. It was really a good dinner, also thinking the fact that it was ala-carte buffet and we were able to order as much as we could finish. The time we spent in looking for a carpark lot on that day was worthwhile. Having said that, I also hope the no. of carpark lots can be improved at that area.
: garlic fried rice, house special prawns, chilli sauce, drumlets, sambal lala
I also recommend this place for:
Buffet, Cheap Eat/Budget, Dinner, Large Groups/Gathering, Children/Family
I strongly recommend the tom yam soup base - full of flavour.
The fish meat is fantastic, really soft and melts in your mouth, esp when immersed in the tom yam soup base
I like the chicken meat too and the fish balls
I also recommend this place for:
After Work, Boys Night Out, Buffet, Cheap Eat/Budget, Hidden Find, Large Groups/Gathering
does not recommend this place.
It was a friday night and what first greeted me at the restaurant set the tone for what was to come. The restaurant was pretty much empty, barring the waitress and a man who was eating dinner there on his own.
My group of friends ordered the cooked ala-carte dishes first. Well there was nothing special about the house special prawns, sambal lala was sandy and I guess only the chicken drumlets were acceptable (honestly, it's difficult to go terribly wrong with drumlets).
We were there ultimately for the steamboat though thus we ordered the tomyam, chicken and herbal soup base for our 2 pots of steamboat. The tomyam tasted as unauthentic as you can imagine, the herbal soup was like plain water with the slightest hint of herbs, with only the chicken soup being passable. Any foodies will know a steamboat without a good soupbase will never be a good steamboat and... certainly that was the case here.
The sliced beef and pork were alright but the seafood selection was poor and definitely not fresh.
The ambiance and food had made the dinner pretty unpleasant, what made things worse was the waitress! Every now and then she will walked to our table to give us some weird look. No she was not trying to be attentive to see if we need any of her service. She was actually trying to check if we did finish our food! She kept warning us they charge for wastage and this when we did not order much at all!
Granted the whole dinner was not expensive at $16++ per pax however, I rather pay $50-100 per pax at Imperial Treasure Steamboat for a pleasant dinner experience with great food than this. Heck, there are so many steamboat places out there which offers great food, fantastic soup base and friendly staff at $20-30!
Certainly not a place I would recommend to anyone.