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Sakura Charcoal Grilled & Shabu Shabu

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Sakura Charcoal Grill and Shabu Shabu at Marina Country Club is the largest of its kind in Singapore with over 200 different items in the buffet line including seafood, greens, meat and desserts.

Fri: 05:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Mon to Thu: 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sat, Sun, Eve of PH & PH Eve: 11:30 am -
+65 63858197
$29 based on 42 submissions
Buffet (12 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (11 votes), Dinner (9 votes)
Tan Chow Hong

If you are into BBQ, this is it.

A great place to grill if you are one of those into BBQ food in chalets or parks.

In Singapore , you seldom could like a place where it serve Charcoal based (Sharbu Shabu & Charcoal Grill) Food in Singapore. The food varieties are so much that you will be amazed.

Not to forget the deserts and the cooked dishes and Sushi that they served.

I went there alone most of the times and they always served me an entire table. So i must say that it's also hard for people who go solo to find places that allows 1 person a table.

Only setback is

1) It's all the way in at the end of Punggol as it is facing Pulau Timor.

2) For those who are scared of heat, it might not be a good place but on rainy days, it's very windy as it's facing the Sea.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Marinated meat4 votes
  • Live Seafood3 votes
  • Satay3 votes
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31 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 4 followers

bad experience

Food took forever to cook ... Total turn off ... $35 is not well spent, been here from 8pm and after 2hours, the first round of food haven't been finished because the food takes forever to be cooked
20 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Have a read, honest opinion, it was really bad

Service: 1/10
Tried calling to make a reservation, got through the line over 20 times and no one picks up, mind you this is done within a time span of 2 hours.
Tried using Facebook's private message to make a reservation and still gotten no reply in 3 hours. When i finally gotten through a call, service attitude was horrible and hanged up my call immediately after getting information.

Food: 0/10
Absolutely worst buffet i have ever eaten, though when i had the food there 3 years ago, it was great, right now, not so much. Environment was dirty, floors were sticky and wet, cutlery and plates were wet too, all food counters/fridge were left open with dirty covers and food looks stale and bland. The meats like chicken/beef were either over marinated or bland. Fish were soggy and messily placed, had fishy smell even after cooking. Vegetables for the hotpot were not the least bit fresh, with wet enoki mushrooms that looks like it has gone bad. Sushi fridges were barely acceptable(compared to Sakae Buffets) but the rice keeps breaking apart and drops everywhere. The only upside is the 6 dishes of cooked food which is basically the only edible things there.

Environment: 2/10
Dimly lit would be the best word to describe the environment. Not in the way of a candle light dinner, more of the style you would see in kampong cook houses where there is barely any lighting at all. I understand it is outdoor, but still much can be expected from this franchise. Extremely warm and packed seating arrangement, would expect this since its a bbq and hotpot, but were assigned seats right in the center of the restaurant even though there were empty seats outside. Check with the waiters and got a chance to switch to another table though.

Overall: Not Recommended.
You could get much better quality food buffet for the same price at 30++ per pax at other places, you may not get as much variety but trust me, you would rather have some good food, than having a meal that would break your spirit. Location is another problem too, though i have personal transport, it is rather inconvenient for my to get there. Second time i have ever went in this few years, though this would probably be my last. Went in hungry, came out full, but feeling cheated.

P.S. I understand most might say "what do you expect from something so cheap?", but i have been to places way cheaper and the food quality is far better than this. Some might also add, "then not satisfied don't go la! complain so much." yes, i will not go back again, the first visit was great, this one made it unforgettable, and this is just a honest review from me, it may not be the same experience as others, but for me, it was as i said.

Thank you for reading!
06 Nov 2011 • 2 reviews • 5 followers

If you are into BBQ, this is it.

A great place to grill if you are one of those into BBQ food in chalets or parks.

In Singapore , you seldom could like a place where it serve Charcoal based (Sharbu Shabu & Charcoal Grill) Food in Singapore. The food varieties are so much that you will be amazed.

Not to forget the deserts and the cooked dishes and Sushi that they served.

I went there alone most of the times and they always served me an entire table. So i must say that it's also hard for people who go solo to find places that allows 1 person a table.

Only setback is

1) It's all the way in at the end of Punggol as it is facing Pulau Timor.

2) For those who are scared of heat, it might not be a good place but on rainy days, it's very windy as it's facing the Sea.

18 Jan 2011 • 26 reviews • 0 follower

Good place to go once in a while

A decent selection of food there. Love the free flow drinks there

A word of advice: dress causally cos its very warm.
15 Jan 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointing

Obvious decline in the quality of food compared to the last time i visited when it was still under the old scheme where u have the $10 credit to purchase premium items like wagyu beef. Some of the marinated meat tastes rather blend. Seafood is not fresh. For Jan, there is a free slipper lobster for every paying adult, but is nothing to go gaga about. The bacon wrapped items (for grill) are nice, but the bacon strips they use are overly fatty, bad for health/figure/weight conscious people like me.

Dessert selection was average. My friend liked the chocolate eclairs. Other than that, I did not find any of the other cakes or mochi impressive. Variety of fruits provided is soso, i like the seedless grapes, but like many other restaurants, they serve watermelon that rather whitish and dont look juicy/appealing/sweet at all. For the ice cream section, they have a huge variety, but they are the cheapo tub-type ice creams that actually tastes quite horrible.

Overall, food quality isnt really there, but they do get an A for variety. Will not return to this place. Service is alright, but its amazing how they do not put knives for customers to get - I have to request for knives for my friend and I.