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Sakura International Buffet Restaurant (Clementi)

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Despite its name, this buffet restaurant serves not only Japanese cuisine but Western and Asian dishes too. The spread includes all the Japanese standards like sushi, sashimi, tempura and teppanyaki, complemented by dim sum, lobster salad, grilled meats, among others.

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 21:30

+65 64748197
$29 based on 33 submissions
Buffet (8 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (8 votes), Children/Family (7 votes)
CK05

Hits & misses

Another hits and misses buffet. Recommend the sashimi, fried food and BBQ seafood and meats. I would avoid all the soups, including the starchy shark's fin, on my next visit. It's not that they were bad, but there was too much water and filling up my stomach with water is the last thing I want to do at a buffet. The cha soba was also very salty so you may want to go easy on the sauce. I would come back again on a quieter evening. Some notes on the design of the restaurant. 1) unfriendly to old folks as the food is located on 2 different levels. 2) the floor is slippery. 3) my husband tripped over a mat. Also, the decor at the place looks dated and the ambience outside the restaurant is slightly creepy, as it's located in Clementi Woods. Perhaps more lights will help. The service staff were friendly and chill. They cleared the plates promptly and helped us take pictures. I didn't try a lot of the other cooked food as I wasn't very hungry. Will eat more on my next visit and update the review.

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You won't go wrong with sashimi salmon and tai. The bonito was too fishy for me though.
27 May 2014 • 27 reviews • 0 follower

Hits & misses

Another hits and misses buffet. Recommend the sashimi, fried food and BBQ seafood and meats. I would avoid all the soups, including the starchy shark's fin, on my next visit. It's not that they were bad, but there was too much water and filling up my stomach with water is the last thing I want to do at a buffet. The cha soba was also very salty so you may want to go easy on the sauce. I would come back again on a quieter evening. Some notes on the design of the restaurant. 1) unfriendly to old folks as the food is located on 2 different levels. 2) the floor is slippery. 3) my husband tripped over a mat. Also, the decor at the place looks dated and the ambience outside the restaurant is slightly creepy, as it's located in Clementi Woods. Perhaps more lights will help. The service staff were friendly and chill. They cleared the plates promptly and helped us take pictures. I didn't try a lot of the other cooked food as I wasn't very hungry. Will eat more on my next visit and update the review.
27 Apr 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

I don't know why people say it's bad but as a foodie I say awesome buffet

I don't know some reviews state that it's so bad. But honestly it's not as bad as the bad reviews sounds. For a reasonable buffet price, it's really worth it. Honestly I agree that there is lack of service but it's a buffet, not a high class/ standard restaurant or a fine dining restaurant. There is variety but tends to be boring after you tried them all . After you try them all i bet you will already feel full. They should improve on the variety. thank god for Sakura as honestly it's hard to find halal buffet like this . It's really amazing. The view gives us a good peaceful ambience.  A really good buffet I will say. I'm very particular about food so when it's not nice I would leave. Not for Sakura hahaha. A must go for foodies or anyone who wants a good meal that will make you leave with a loaded stomach! 
06 Feb 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

worst place to have a buffet

Totally wasted my money. The food was disgusting and not fresh. Would never go back there. The ambience was bad and the food ordered came only after an hour. Overall bad service and food.
21 Mar 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Bad service and food not replenished

I had the most horrible dinner experience at Sakura Clementi Woods Park this evening. We arrived at 6:51pm and paid a total of $56 for buffet dinner for two pax. The restaurant was not even half full and there were approximately a total of 50 pax at that time. Went to get some water and there was no ice available. I asked the young girl behind the counter where i could get some ice and she said in a very rude and stern voice: "Can you wait for 5 mins!?!" I left that alone and went upstairs to get some salad and sashimi.    The salad counter was totally bare and so was the sushi counter. We took what ever was left and went over to the dim sum counter. All the baskets were empty except for the tau sar pao. We took whatever was left and went to our table to eat.  Next I went over to the soup and charwanmushi counter. The three steaming trays were totally empty with not a bowl of anything in sight. The desert pots were almost empty and the contents were all thick and dried up at the bottom. I went over to the cooked food counter and most of the trays were either removed or empty as well.    Totally frustrated, I asked to see the manager. Jowiel came and i pointed to him that almost 80% of all the dishes in the restaurant were empty and not replenished. He then asked me what dish was it that I wanted. I said I would like to have the complete choice as that is why we went to a buffet restaurant. Jowiel then told me rudely that I had better be able to finish all the food if I wanted them all. I told him that I didn't want to eat left over scraps of food and that they should replenish the dishes on time.    He also said that nobody else complained and why should I? Your restaurant is a scam by not providing the spread you advertise and you should offer a refund. I am totally flabbergasted with the attitude of the manager and staff of Sakura and I will NEVER visit this outlet again.
16 Feb 2012 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Great Value but the food quality is questionable

I have always been to Sakura whenever I want to have buffet. Over the past few years I think the place is great value and the food though not amazing but it great value.

Yesterday I bring my wife to Sakura after a year not being there. There are some food that is ok, however there are some that is badly done.

Salmon at the western section, after biting it I find it's taste to be very strange and doesn't taste like fish. After leaving the fish on my table for 10 minutes while I chomp on other food, the fish suddenly turns smelly!

The stir fried beef that was cooked on the spot was also cooked to a state with a bit burnt and dry.

The herbal chicken soup comes with a chicken wing + feather!

The other food they have is fine and some was good.

Hope yesterday was just a hiccup for them as they have been bringing great value for buffet to my life. However based on what I experience yesterday, the experience is not good and I have to give the recommendation the way it should be.