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(Closed) Saboten (Millenia Walk)

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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.

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 17:30 - 22:30

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

+65 63333432
$27 based on 55 submissions
Dinner (21 votes), Lunch (19 votes), After Work (16 votes)
FoodieFC

Great food great service!

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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12 May 2013 • 290 reviews • 11 followers

Great food great service!

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
24 Mar 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Very good Service and Delicious Food

Our dining experienced was so great! you must try the pork loin and tenderloin and the service was extremely good!
20 Feb 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Food Is Good But Not The Service

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.
04 Jan 2013 • 16 reviews • 0 follower

light, crispy, tonkatsu

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
29 Sep 2012 • 290 reviews • 11 followers

Cabbage never taste so delicious

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2012/09/saboten-parco-marina-bay.html

Saboten is a Japanese restaurant that is well known for their Tonkatsu (fried breaded pork loin cutlet). Saboten 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.

This is my 2nd visit to Saboten, my first visit was slightly more 2 years ago (before I started FoodieFC). My impression of Saboten was good then, I remembered how addictive the salads were and also how good their Tonkatsu was. The main reason why I did not make subsequent visits was because of the location. I seldom venture to Parco Marina Bay. Their other branch is at Changi Airport, which I also seldom venture to.

Japanese wooden furnishing bright cozy restaurant.

I ordered their signature Loin Katsu Set (L) which cost $23. It consisted of free flow of cabbage, rice and miso soup, breaded pork loin cutlet and ice cream.

A bowl of sesame seeds with a wooden stick. Customers will need to grind the sesame seeds themselves with the wooden stick. After the seeds are finely grated, scoop the tonkatsu sauce from an earthen urn on the table into the bowl with grated sesame seeds. It will be a perfect dip for the tonkatsu (fried pork loin cutled).

As mentioned earlier, each set comes with free flow of shredded cabbage. The fresh cabbages are best eaten with either the Creamy Sesame or Yuzu (Citrus) Vinegar dressing. Highly addictive and tasty combination that caused me to indulge endlessly.

The main star of the night was (of course) the Fried Breaded Pork Loin Cutlet. The grain-fed pork loin cutlet was tender and soft, coated with crispy golden bread crumbs. A plus point was that it was not greasy. Certainly delish!

It was accompanied with free flow of rice and miso soup

The meal ended off with a Matcha (green tea) Ice Cream. It was milky with a mild sweet yet bitter green tea taste that concluded this meal with a sweet ending.

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2012/09/saboten-parco-marina-bay.html