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Address
#P3-01, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, 039596
Asian, Japanese
+65 63333432

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 17:30 - 22:30

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

$27 based on 55 submissions
Dinner (21 votes), Lunch (19 votes), After Work (16 votes) ...

Saboten is a restaurant that specializes in Japanese cuisine. A must try is the restaurant's tonkatsu - a Japanese dish consisting of fried pork loin coated in golden breadcrumbs.

Latest Review for Saboten

Overall RatingBased on 31 reviews
Food/Drink4.1
Value3.6
Ambience3.8
Service3.9
Most helpful review:

Great food great service!

Food/Drink 4| Value 4| Ambience 4| Service 4
Total Reviews: 296

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2013/05/saboten-parco-marina-bay-2nd-post.html

Saboten is a Japanese restaurant chain well known for their Tonkatsu (fried breaded pork loin cutlet).Saboten was first started out in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 1966. Today, it is one of the biggest Tonkatsu chain in Japan with over 500 outlets. It has also expanded overseas to South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

In Singapore, Saboten has two outlets. One located  right in the middle of the city at Parco Marina Bay, next to Suntec City while the second is located at Changi Airport Terminal 1.

As we were in Suntec City, we decided to pop by Saboten at Millenia Walk for dinner during the weekend. 

Thus far, we had enjoyed our dining experience (food, ambience, service) at Saboten. Hence, the repeat visits. Another reason why we are back is because of their tonkatsu!   Their tonkatsu (Pork Tenderloin and Pork Loin) are so delicious because only a certain breed of pork is used. In addition, these pigs are grained fed. Barley is added into the feed to make the meat sweeter and tenderer.  Saboten uses only mature pigs of more than 180 days of age as they would have higher fat ratio. 

I like the environment and ambience at Saboten. It is quiet, clean, spacious and bright. With its Japanese wooden furnishing, it gave a cozy yet classy feel to the restaurant. Although the restaurant was full, we were quite lucky as we did not need to queue and got a table immediately.    As Saboten was having the Oyster Fest, I could not resist the chance of savouring freshly imported oyster from Japan! Hence, I ordered the Oyster and Loin Set $23. The partner on the other hand ordered theSaboten Special Set $25.   Both sets came with free refill of Rice, Miso Soup and Cabbage. 

The 'tools' for grinding the sesame seeds - bowl and wooden stick. After the you are done with the grinding, scoop the tonkatsu sauce from the earthen urn into the bowl with grated sesame seeds. Mix well and dipping sauce for your Pork Loin and Pork Tenderloin is ready!

While waiting for your mains to be served. Start off with the cabbage. The fresh cabbage are served cold. Choose either the Yuzu (Citrus) Vinegar or Creamy Sesame or both sauces and mix it with your shredded cabbage. Its very addictive. We easily polished the cabbage off and requested for three refills! Personally, I prefer the Creamy Sesame!

The Oyster and Loin Set consisted of Pickled Vegetable, Rice, Miso Soup, 2 Oysters and Loin Cutlet.

The 2 oysters were coated with bread crumbs and fried. They were big (fat), juicy and more importantly - fresh. 

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2013/05/saboten-parco-marina-bay-2nd-post.html

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Very good Service and Delicious Food

Food/Drink 4| Value 5| Ambience 5| Service 5
Total Review: 1

Our dining experienced was so great! you must try the pork loin and tenderloin and the service was extremely good!

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Food Is Good But Not The Service

Food/Drink 5| Value 3| Ambience 5| Service 1
Total Review: 1

I am a long time and frequent customer. Services at this outlet used to be tiptop, much better than T1. You were greeted by courteous staff and served by them professionally. Not any more. In my visit a few weeks ago, we were served by all new faces. One young female staff showed us a black face when she served us food. We did not offend her. She practically 'throw' our food on our table and talked away. We had to arrange our table ourselves. Though the quality of the food was still good, our dining experience was marred by the bad service. I hope the management quickly do something about the bad services.

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light, crispy, tonkatsu

Food/Drink 5| Value 5| Ambience 3| Service 5
Total Reviews: 16

The set meal comes with dessert, free flow cabbages, rice and miso soup.
I enjoyed the cabbages and miso soup though they were not extraordinarily tasty. The soup has plenty of ingredients!
The crab cream croquette was unforgettable!

I prefer the tenderloin cos the loin is a tad dry.

For the price, I would think that the meal is worth it.

For photos, do visit:
http://drunkene.blogspot.sg/2013/01/saboten-tonkatsu.html

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