Asian, Halal, International, Japanese
+65 67848197

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 21:30

$21 based on 26 submissions
Children/Family (5 votes), Buffet (4 votes), Dinner (4 votes) ...

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.

What others are eating here

Other spreads
Other spreads
Many tables and chairs
Many tables and chairs
Colourful service points
Colourful service points
Entrance at SAFRA Tampines
Entrance at SAFRA Tampines
  • sashimi 2 votes
  • Beef satay 1 vote
  • Desserts 1 vote
  • Karaage 1 vote
  • Oysters with cheese 1 vote
  • Sushi 1 vote
  • fried rice 1 vote
  • herbal chicken soup 1 vote
  • smoked salmon 1 vote

Latest Review for Sakura International Buffet Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 30 reviews
Most helpful review:

Casual buffet place for family and friends

Food/Drink 3 | Value 4 | Ambience 1 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 14

My visit to Sakura last night with my wife for the dinner buffet was a pleasant one. We arrived when the buffet started, and there were only 2 other tables occupied as we were very early. Food wise, nothing fantastic. The only complains were the starchy soup and overcooked lamb chops. Otherwise, most of the food is palatable and flavourful. I ate a lot of satays and grilled salmon. I also tried some other cooked food as well but I liked the satays the most. We skipped the food at the sushi bar. For desserts, I only tried the mango sago which tastes better than it looks. We left the place at around 8.30, as the place was starting to get crowded and we were already very full. Overall, we find this buffet restaurant very affordable and suitable for casual dining with family and friends. For the price we were paying, our expectations wasn't high, but my wife did commented that food at the Orchard branch seems nicer.

Btw, I saw that a poster that says lunch at $14. Maybe next time I will come for lunch if I am on leave.

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Overpriced Canteen

Food/Drink 1 | Value 2 | Ambience 2 | Service 3
Total Review: 1

Brought my family of 5 for dinner. Was greeted by a friendly staff at the door which escorted us to our table within minutes. Food otherwise is horrible. Lack of varieties, dried up food left under heat lamps, long waiting time for "clip" orders, tasteless food and undercook chicken being served. Standards have drop tremendously over the past few years. Last visit for sure.

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Poor, Bad and Worst Dining Experience

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 1 | Service 1
Total Reviews: 2

Worst buffet with poor service! DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. With FB given, no acknowledgement from Management!
My family and I were at Sakura (@ SAFRA Tampines) on Sunday, 7 September 2014 @ 8pm. We left at 9.05pm as there was nothing much to eat!! Most of the food items were EMPTY!! To my GREAT disappointment, many of the food items and trays were empty and NO ATTEMPTS were made to replenish them. Many other diners were walking up & down the food aisle, waiting for food to be replenished. After what seemed like eternity, regrettably only 2 items were replenished. The attitude of your staff (Mark) is appalling. He proudly claims to be the Manager of the branch. He was at the counter chatting with a Filipino lady (she looks like one or she could be a Eurasian). They were talking about places he went with friends on his off-day. What a bad example he sets for your other service staff. At one point when I was talking to him, he did not even bother or have the basic courtesy to look up & listen to me. Instead he continued with his writing, head bent on his paper work (looks like closing the accounts for the day at 9.05pm). Downright rude!!! This is certainly not the right attitude of a service staff, even very unbecoming of a "Manager"!!
 I have taken many pictures of the empty food trays at the counter. As a Manager, the guy Mark was not doing his job, ensuring that there was enough food for diners. Soup was not topped up (my children waited and waited and waited, nothing was replenished), laksa gravy was boiling till burnt, pasta was dried, burnt & not replenished. Japanese food items were empty ... together with many others. I emailed to the restaurant (Feedback Dept) on the very night but did not receive any acknowledgement from them. Just want to highlight this to all who may be thinking of trying buffet at this place ..... not a good idea based on my experience, definitely not value for money and not to mention the poor service from Mark, the MANAGER! Wouldn't want to recommend nor step foot into this AWFUL place ever again!

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