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(Closed) Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant

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Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant offers an extensive Japanese ala carte buffet menu of more than 137 dishes. They also have an innovative ala carte menu with more than 80 dishes.

Daily: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 67332292
$29 based on 48 submissions
Buffet (14 votes), Dinner (12 votes), Lunch (11 votes)
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Japanese buffet with lots of items on the menu

This is a hidden gem located in River Valley where all the Japanese expatriates in Singapore are living.

Kuru Kuru has an extensive menu of over 140 items and I like it that their sushi is very fresh. They also serve the seabass sushi which is not commonly found in other local restaurants.

I love their Beef in special sauce which was one of the best items i've had over there.

Price is reasonable, quality is fresh and service is efficient and friendly :)

Full review with pics here: http://ilovedawn00.blogspot.sg/2015/01/food-review-kuru-kuru-japanese.html

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19 Jan 2015 • 37 reviews • 33 followers

Japanese buffet with lots of items on the menu

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This is a hidden gem located in River Valley where all the Japanese expatriates in Singapore are living.

Kuru Kuru has an extensive menu of over 140 items and I like it that their sushi is very fresh. They also serve the seabass sushi which is not commonly found in other local restaurants.

I love their Beef in special sauce which was one of the best items i've had over there.

Price is reasonable, quality is fresh and service is efficient and friendly :)

Full review with pics here: http://ilovedawn00.blogspot.sg/2015/01/food-review-kuru-kuru-japanese.html
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26 Dec 2014 • 0 review • 0 follower

Not worth trying at all

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 for ala carte buffet lunch, wont recommend it. not worth trying at all. Food quality is just so so, took forever to serve our second order, and service attitude is cold too. Pls avoid. wont recommend it. not worth trying at all. 
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06 Dec 2014 • 5 reviews • 1 follower

Its not worth your visit

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We went for the ala carte buffet. And the serving of the food took really long, especially the more expensive items. We waited for about 40 minutes before my salmon and octopus sashimi were served. Same goes for the sushi. I think their strategy is to delay serving all the expensive items on their menu. Cause other items like fried rice and stir fry meat came really quick.
 
 One of the waitress had a really bad attitude. She was impatient when we asked for our drinks to be refill. And took a long time to come back to us with the refill. But the others were fine. 

That explains why the restaurant is pretty empty even on a Friday night, 

Nonetheless, I must admit that the food is still not too bad. 

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17 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 13 followers

Save your money and your evening - avoid.

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Terrible service (if any). I had fond memories of Kuru Kuru back when it was actually a proper restaurant, having had several good experiences dining there over the course of 2013 and early 2014.

My my... How quickly things change.

Last Friday on 10 October 2014 at 8pm, I headed down to Kuru Kuru, hoping to relive some of the good old times. We were greeted at the reception counter by uhm... Nobody. We stood around for 5 minutes waiting for someone to pay us some attention, and after a while it suddenly occurred to us that we were being deliberately ignored.

We approached a young, fat waitress (henceforth referred to as "Fat Waitress") who gave us an exasperated look at told us that they were "full house". I looked around at the 6 vacated tables and asked her "what are those then?!" She then gave the most epic reply I've ever had the privilege of hearing from a service staff member. "We are too busy to clear the tables."

My jaw dropped in disbelief. There were 6 vacant (but messy) tables laid out before us, and not a single service staff member willing to clear a table for new, hungry customers. We weren't even asking to use a damned Groupon voucher. We were (or were intending to be) full paying customers. When I asked her again if she would insist on refusing to serve us, she just walked away uncomfortably.

Dear Manager. I am no expert on running F&B outlets, but I am pretty sure that something is wrong here somewhere. I have never EVER encountered such terrible service attitude in my life. In addition to the fact that Fat Waitress turned away good customers for no good reason, the uncleared tables were an eyesore. You may also wish to try dialing into your restaurant line once in a while - you'll realise that it's next to impossible to make a reservation because noone ever picks up your phone.

That sort of attitude is what causes loyal customers to irrevocably sever ties with businesses they once supported. You have lost my patronage FOREVER - do yourselves a favour and try not to lose anymore good customers to the DISGUSTING service attitude which Fat Waitress showed on 10 October 2014. I shall always remember the night Fat Waitress from Kuru Kuru turned me and my wife away just because she was too lazy to clear your tables - it's not a fond memory at all.
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16 Jun 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

Worth a visit

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I last visited Kuru Kuru a couple of years ago. As there is a recent Groupon deal, I searched for latest reviews to see if the restaurant is worth a re-visit before I make the purchase.

Was very apprehensive with the earlier review by Dinggowhere. Nonetheless, decided to check out the restaurant yesterday.

I am happy to say that my apprehension dissipated when the 1st 2 dishes arrived, which were sashimi (salmon, yellowtail & swordfish) & pork cutlet. The former was cold & fresh. The latter, though thin, was decent.

The rest of the dishes (makis, various sushi, shishamo, ebi tempura, chicken wings, gyoza, garlic fried rice ) were OK.

My only gripes were :

Salmon teriyaki/ Salmon in butter sauce - very small pieces for each diner. Some were moist, others overdone & dry. 

Chawanmushi - bland

Grilled Saba - skin was nicely grilled, but again, dry.

Sakura dumpling - this is a dried hard mess that I had to spit out. The dorayaki is a better choice than the dumplings

Ice cream - all ok ecept the vanilla, which has strong artificial taste

Salmon roe sushi - overly salty & not so fresh.

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Nothing I can fault with. They brought pots )for hot ocha) & jugs (of drinks) so that you can re-fill yourself.

One of the wait staff (I think a male Filipino) even wished my husband 'Happy Father's Day'. Well, it was just a lunch, not a special celebration. Gesture appreciated, though.


So, this place is still worth a visit.

 


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