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Element Restaurant

AsianFusionInternational
Inspired by the five elements in Chinese astrology: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth, this exciting new restaurant is a fusion of stylish minimalism and chic sophistication. Featuring an open kitchen concept and a Teppanyaki counter, a daily international lunch and dinner buffet is offered at Element.

Daily: 06:00 - 10:30

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30

Sat, Sun &: 11:30 - 15:30

Daily: 18:30 - 22:00

+65 68792607
+65 68792555
$41 based on 22 submissions
Buffet (10 votes), Dinner (6 votes), Children/Family (5 votes)
Prashant Praveen

Buffet dinner at Element

We went to amara for birday celebration for my wife. We selected this place as we had earlier seen it was not crowded and featured an extensive array of seafood. The first thing I notice on entering that the place was quite spacious or it was the absence of crod that made us feel so. Secondly, we saw the buffet spread was limited. BUt for seafood lovers, there was everyhitng, oysters, lobster, crab (whole crabs as well), mussels (two types), clams, scallops, prawns, shashimi (tuna, octopus, meat, salmon), and sushi. Everything fresh, nothing was piled high and it was brought in small quantities, thick juicy slices of sashimi were prepared by chef on demand. The quality and freshness of food awesome. there was also smoked duck, beef, salmon etc. The maincourse section was quite limited, although the dishes on offer were delicious, especially the spanish food and lamb rack. They also provided ala-carte lobster laksa which was excellent.

The unique thing about this place is the service - the best i have experienced in Singapore. Your glasses get filled up and plates cleared quickly. Everyone smiles and listen to you. People offer to help you if you are carrying two plates, are glad to take pictures for you. They also brought a nicely decorated b'day cake for celebration. Just awesome. A nice place to sit, chat in a relaxed environment. And, yes, the desserts are awesome too. I will surely visit the place again.

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29 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Buffet not worth the price

  We decided to try out the Amara hotel dinner buffet to celebration my niece & nephew birthday since there a offered discounted price from Groupon.

There are quite many variety of seafood like crab, clam,prawn,oyster & mussels. oyster is quite fresh but crab is tastless. The most disspointed was the lobster, not fresh & salty. The waiter that serve the lobster is very rude.

The only corner I like was the dessert & the counter in-charge was very friendly & patient to introduce dessert to us.

Overall the buffet variety & choices  is very limited which disappointed us & not worth for the price. Will not visit again.
22 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Buffet dinner at Element

We went to amara for birday celebration for my wife. We selected this place as we had earlier seen it was not crowded and featured an extensive array of seafood. The first thing I notice on entering that the place was quite spacious or it was the absence of crod that made us feel so. Secondly, we saw the buffet spread was limited. BUt for seafood lovers, there was everyhitng, oysters, lobster, crab (whole crabs as well), mussels (two types), clams, scallops, prawns, shashimi (tuna, octopus, meat, salmon), and sushi. Everything fresh, nothing was piled high and it was brought in small quantities, thick juicy slices of sashimi were prepared by chef on demand. The quality and freshness of food awesome. there was also smoked duck, beef, salmon etc. The maincourse section was quite limited, although the dishes on offer were delicious, especially the spanish food and lamb rack. They also provided ala-carte lobster laksa which was excellent.

The unique thing about this place is the service - the best i have experienced in Singapore. Your glasses get filled up and plates cleared quickly. Everyone smiles and listen to you. People offer to help you if you are carrying two plates, are glad to take pictures for you. They also brought a nicely decorated b'day cake for celebration. Just awesome. A nice place to sit, chat in a relaxed environment. And, yes, the desserts are awesome too. I will surely visit the place again.
03 Apr 2014 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Spanish food - pointless, tasteless and very over-rated”

Visited on a deal voucher for a three course set lunch. 

The new Spanish selection and chef at Element has gotten a lot of press in food blogs and mainstream media recently. My advice - don't believe everything you read. 

Our appetizers - Basque Fish Soup and Salad.

The fish soup did have a unique and pleasing charred taste. However, it was completely under-salted and I had to be very liberal with my salt shaker to bring to an acceptable level. This is not a mistake a good chef, or even someone who tastes his food makes.

The salad was very good - well dressed, fresh vegetables and very generous with little condiments throughout. Unfortunately this is the only dish the chef didn't actually cook.

We added an extra pintxos A mushroom bruschetta, a small portion for 12 dollars. It was tasty and filled with savory stewed pork but the mushrooms were tasteless and for 12 bucks we could have done a lot better. 

Our main course - Pork Cheek, Fish/Tuna Stew.

The pork itself was lovely - great texture with a rich wine sauce. Mash was up to expectations. However the dish was marred by a bunch of tasteless and barely cooked rough cut carrots. A totally pointless addition. Yes, i could have simply chosen not to eat the, but adding bad, random pointless components to a dish is not characteristic of a good chef.

The tuna stew was absolutely hopeless. The stew itself was just ok - not offensive. But the tasteless potatoes and the tuna cooked to the texture of rubber riot bullets just made everything abysmally bad. What is the point of adding fresh tuna if you're going to cook it to oblivion with no seasoning whatsoever?

Our desert was the worse of the lot - a tasteless egg pudding, covered with an equally tasteless caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream from a metal canister. This dish truly brings pointlessness to new heights. Some advice for the restaurant - if you're going to serve something like this, do everyone a favor and buy 3 dollar egg pudding from Tampopo in Liang Court. 

No, the Spanish chef is not "in his element" as the reviews would have you believe. There's just too much pointless and tasteless going on here. Unless I received "special treatment" for my deal voucher set (which I don't believe I did), I would most definitely not return to try the ala carte menu. 

Frankly, if you're gonna pull out all the stops and hype up everything, please try to make sure you deliver when it counts. The only saving grace is that I didn't pay full price, 38++ , for the set lunch.
03 Apr 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

a very average buffet line with steep prices

Went there on deal.com promotion recently. Even with vouchers, it is expensive. Almost $60 per pax for average tasting food and limited variety for its spread. The service was attentive but unfortunately we were given an aisle seat for a family of four and everyone was walking by the narrow path, making the experience a little unpleasant and uncomfortable. Each time someone squeezes through the tiny aisle behind you with hot food, u get the queasy feeling that someone will trip over. The only saving grace of the very average experience was the unlimited wine. Very limited selection but the alcoholic in me would take it anyway since food was disappointing. And one more worth mentioning- the chempedek cake at the dessert counter is pretty decent. The rest sadly, receives no more than 3 star out of a rating of 5 from me.
Element
31 Mar 2014 • 281 reviews • 21 followers

The Heritage Element - International Buffet Relaunch

For the full review, click here:
http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2014/03/Element-Amara-Hotel-Singapore.html

The F&B team at Amara Singapore has recently relaunch ELEMENT, their restaurant – bar concept. Element offers first of its kind, multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-occasion F&B experience.   Focusing on International buffet, the following are available: Sushi & Sashimi counter, Bread counter, cold cuts and cheese (Woohooo, prosciutto with rock melon), Seafood (including lobster, crayfish, oyster, legs of Alaskan King crab, prawns, etc), live stations , roast selection, cooked food station and desserts.   So let's dissect the buffet range starting from the sushi and sashimi selection. In sashimi section you have the salmon, tuna, seabass for standard selection. These cuts are fresh, generous and delicious. It seems that the chef like me, and I get some cuts of salmon belly which was fatty & beautiful. The sushi variety are ever changing depending to the fresh cuts they have and the creativity of the chef.   Moving to the seafood section, we devour the beautiful fresh lobster, crayfish, oyster and leg of Alaskan King crabs. The taste of the seafood are combination of freshness and well executed cooking technique before it was chilled. The lobster and crayfish are solid and I did not taste any fishy smell. The oyster size are medium in size, however the quality is superb.   On the night, the live stations presented curry crayfish with fried mantou, Lap Mei Fan (sausage rice), ramen and tiger prawn tempura. The crayfish are bouncy and the mantou soak up the curry nicely. Lap Mei Fan (Sausage rice) is a good carbo option, where the rice are fragrant with tasty blood sausage and pork sausage slices. The ramen has springy texture while the broth was milky, robust but slightly peppery. We did not taste the tiger prawn tempura though.   The cooked food selection is quite limited about 6 dishes, However, the focus in Element is about quality not quantity. Most of the dishes are good, with lyonnaise potato, lamb navirin and Taiwan cabbage are our pick for the cook food.   Desserts are quite ordinary.   The atmosphere of this place is very good and very open. We were seated near the bar section, which has an opening towards outdoor seating facing Tras street. The open air bar concept is good, but it does make you wonder if it is wasting the electricity and air conditioner. Meanwhile, the floor to ceiling wine chiller will sure catch your eyes. It works in multiple way, as wine chiller, partition and decoration.   Service is good when clearing the plate, however the staff knowledge need to be improve. When I ask them where the hidden ham come from, it took them ages to provide me with the answer.   Overall, the newly launch International buffet selections are a definite winner. The seafood are fresh, they have a wide variety of selections and the quality of the food are excellent. From the price point, it is value for money. Cheers!!