Daily: 11:30 - 15:00
Daily: 18:00 - 22:30
The much talked about Japanese buffet restaurant in Orchard Central offers a whopping spread of more than 200 items, including sashimi, Sri Lankan blue swimmer crabs, ribeye steak, grilled salmon belly, teppanyaki, tempura, sukiyaki, shabu shabu and a good choice of desserts.
this japanese buffet at orchard central is one of the most talked about japanese buffet around. and now when you talk about buffet you want to have sashimi that is refilled regularly as well as a good chawanmushi. other than that there needs to be a free flow of tempura
The fact that i created an account to review shows how much a disappointment Kiseki is.
If you are reading this, please save your money and stomach space. Even seoul garden will leave you a happier man than kiseki.
To start with a few:
1. The plates are for ants. Even plates for mains are just slightly bigger than my palms combined. It doesnt help that there are no plates at several counters.
2. The salmons are not properly cleaned. I have to eat in fear as there is a 30% chance of biting on bones.
3. The squid tastes like a worn out tire with a hint of sour bbq sauce.
4. The vegetable palate is mere lukewarm beansprouts.
5. All the fried food are stale and amazingly cold.
6. Do not expect much from the desserts too. The limited variety forces you to try and confirm that it tastes just as bad as its presentation.
The list of disappointment is inexhaustible which i will not continue. However, as Edmen Tan said, your best bet is the beverage sachets offered. NEVER COMING BACK AGAIN.
Kiseki is a Japanese buffet concept that is located conveniently in orchard central. It offers an extensive variety of Japanese items where by you are guaranteed to be spoilt for choice. Luckily this is a buffet and so you can get a bit of everything without worrying too much of the wastage. There are people who feel that kushin bo is still better than this place but I feel that each has it merits and if you and your friends or family are planning to look for a Japanese buffet dining place, then consider this place. It is usually one of the top few names that my friends and I will consider when we talk about Japanese buffet
I don't know where to begin. Perhaps it's the lack of quality, taste or value for money in this 'restaurant'. Trust me when I say that this has been the WORST Japanese buffet restaurant I've ever had the displeasure of dining in. The troves and troves of people dining here makes me question their ability to comprehend taste.
1) The sashimi wasn't fresh, as was the crabs and seafood in general.
2) Shoyu was WAYYYYY too unreasonably salty
3) The beef tasted like sawdust.
4) Eating the grilled squid was like eating leather.
5) Cooked dishes (pasta, steam rice and yaki udon) had little to no taste at all.
6) Sukiyaki broth was too sweet, thick and generally tasted like sweet sauce all the way through. (And the Sukiyaki contents were c*** as well)
7) Nigiri sushi (or lack thereof) was paltry, tasteless and non existent. (Seriously how does a Japanese buffet restaurant not serve raw fish Nigiri sushi??!!)
8) Tempura: How in the world can it be called yasai Tempura (assorted Tempura) if there is only one type of vegetable!! (Sweet potato)
9) Chuka Wakame pales in comparison even to similar offerings from low-end supermarkets. Super mediocre stuff.
10) Dessert: Limited choices, with the lowest grade of ice cream, tasteless cakes and a chocolate 'fondue' that wasn't even melted through and through. The bread and butter pudding was at least edible.
11) Chawanmushi had a taste that can't rival even the cheapest and most horrible offering from other restaurants. Processed food shouldn't be touched by anyone.
The ONE and ONLY compliment I can offer to this disaster of a restaurant is their delicious offerings of drinks (brought to you by Nestlé LOL) to help wash down the egregious after-taste of the food and to keep me sane during and after the meal.
Time to go home and call a priest to exorcise my stomach.