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Nihon Mura (Newton)


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Its name captures the concept of this Japanese marketplace-style eatery. You use ice cream sticks to place your order as you roam form stall to stall, and your meal will be prepared right in front of you at the open-concept kitchen. Daily high tea buffet available from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 22:00

Sat, Sun &: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 62532469
$20 based on 17 submissions
Large Groups/Gathering (7 votes), After Work (6 votes), Children/Family (5 votes)
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Sharon Liang

Great place to chill, relax and bond

When I first walked in, like all Jap restaurants, it smelled of a strange mixture of vinegar rice and fish. That could put you off a little but if you're a true Jap cuisine fan, this is only assuring that you're at a right place. Of course, the smell wasn't overpowering and it would soon be forgotten once you take in the unusual decor around you.

More pleasant than not, the difference of those contemporary restaurants in town and those of fine dining compared to this is stark. This place was cosy, unpretentious, and intriguing in their food item display. To top it off, the service staff were classically patient and polite albeit if you had to wait for an available, alert eye. But that's all good if your aim is simply to enjoy a relaxing evening without uptight service which could come across irritating.

The food was satisfactory and for some dishes, a surprising delight - like the salmon sashimi, their variety of fish, and their eclectic selection of dessert and drink.

If you aren't as picky as me for food but seek for great company with friends or your beloved one in an environment conducive for interaction and chat, then this place will rank well. Cheers!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • salmon sashimi2 votes
  • Salmon Belly Soup1 vote
  • Sashimi1 vote
  • Strawberry/Oreo Sundae1 vote
  • Tempura1 vote
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24 Jul 2012 • 3 reviews • 6 followers

like a canteen

Have tried a few Japanese buffets in Singapore and this probably ranks as the worst.

Atmosphere in the restaurant is like a large canteen. Food is ok but not great. We were lucky to be there on a quiet evening though so we didn't have to wait long for our food.

the price of the buffet is only slightly less than others such as Minoriya and really not worth that little saving.

19 Jul 2011 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

customer service at revenue hse sucks!

The restaurant is situated just a 5min walk from Novena MRT. We went on a weekend night, so we had to queue outside for quite some time. The restaurant IMO is a lil too dim. Lights anyone? We're eating sushi, not candle light dinner.

Sorry if I sound lk a b**** but seriously, I went there happily and ended up with a foul mood. Can u imagine calling for buffet but still hungry leaving that restaurant cos most of the food didn't come? -.-

We called buffet for 2 pax. Went in around 8pm +, last order was 9pm, but omg.. I seriously feel customer service sucks to the max(read on to see what I mean). We were given this pamphlet order form, placed out first order abt 8.15pm.

We ordered salmon, scallops, chawanmushi, some random sushis, maki, yakitori, soba, ramen, tempura and blah blah - Most of it didn't come anyway, and i really mean it.

** I'm just gonna run through this, as what I wanna review is the customer service! **

IMO the salmon slices are fresh, but a lil too thick. Scallops are ok. Chawanmushi is perfect to me. The sushis on the converyor are super limited in choices(can count with 1 pair of hands, maybe less), maybe due to the time we went there but whatever. yakitori is also yummy - soft, tasted just right, just that it wasn't grilled enough so it looks lk skewered chicken in sauce with no charred color at all. ordered lobster salad aged maki and the normal maki, the lobster salad is quite tasty, but its cold. Seems lk its been left there for abt more than 20mins before it was served infront of me. My normal maki didnt come, soba, ramen, tempura.. ALL DIDNT COME. I really have no idea why am I paying for buffet when all my food didnt come?! Seriously, I'd be better off a la carte.

Guess what? I ordered 7 dishes and until 9.30pm when the store is about to close, only 3 arrived! And no one said whatsoever, no apologies for waiting, no one even told us how long we have to wait. We sat there lk dumb fools. And hello.. we are customers, if we are still there sitting and eating/drinking. Pls dont ever say "can u pls pass over the wasabi and sauces" - they were putting on this trolly thingy cos they're closing soon. Its not even 9.30 pm. Isn't that plain RUDE. And did i hear the sorry or excuse me, or am i deaf?

Stay away from revenue house, just go elsewhere for nihon mura.

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29 Sep 2010 • 85 reviews • 4 followers

definitely cheap @ 99cents per plate, but of sub-standard quality

I would only recommend this place if you're a boy and you are a huge eater (ie someone who can eat stacks and stacks of sushi/ sashimi etc). This would be a great place for you to satisfy this 'buffet-type' craving for jap food.

Otherwise, the quality of jap food at Nihon is rather sub-standard. The thing is, for 99 cents, should one even be complaining?

I guess it's the novelty of ordering by picking up a stick (with the name of the item on it) from the little wooden cups that makes this place seem interesting. However, I actually found it really troublesome because the tables are situated far away from the conveyor belts and sticks, unlike in a usual jap restaurant.

Oh well, for 99 cents, I guess this is what you get.