Mon - Thu: 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat: 17:00 - 00:00
Sun: 17:00 - 23:00
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.
I am a regular of xian pin guo and decided to write another review because of the recent groupon promo I have bought. However I am surprised with the review from kok wee lim and has to disagree with him on a few items. On the groupon promo, it was stated that seafood items and drinks are not included and they were not in small prints. And I thought $10.50 was really a very reasonable price to have a nice steamboat buffet....furthermore it is one of my fave steamboat buffet. And I realised all their reviews so far are pretty good too.
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.
I have frequented this place since back when it first opened up for business.
The food has always been good and it still is - although it's rather pricey. The soup base is peppery/rich and the fishball and beef is to die for.
However - one thing has definitely changed - the service and friendly staff. I guess they were hungry for business when it first started business. Now that it's gained a name for itself, the service standards has dropped quite badly. Some of the staff border on being arrogant! That spoils the dining experience for me. I was just there this evening and the cashier's attitude left much to be desired.
Sad - cos this is my favourite steam boat place - but I dont think I am going back ever again.
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