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(Closed) Sakura International Buffet Restaurant (Jurong)

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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 65668197
$22 based on 22 submissions
Large Groups/Gathering (6 votes), Lunch (6 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (5 votes)
Ding Kai Lim

Sakura Jurong Town Hall, Omni Science Centre is Closed.

Latest update! Sakura Jurong Town Hall Omni is closed. The other day I went to watch movies at Omni and was surprised it was closed. Transferred to Jurong SAFRA or try other locations.

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20 Dec 2012 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Sakura Jurong Town Hall, Omni Science Centre is Closed.

Latest update! Sakura Jurong Town Hall Omni is closed. The other day I went to watch movies at Omni and was surprised it was closed. Transferred to Jurong SAFRA or try other locations.
30 Dec 2011 • 58 reviews • 28 followers

Christmas Eve

This year Christmas Eve was spent mainly at the west side of Singapore. Baby came to pick me up and we went for Sakura International Buffet at Science Centre. I will only highlight what's nice at Sakura! We had way too much varieties of food I can't possible remember all the name of the food.

Pictures are up at my blog :)

Cold items,  lotus, kimchi, vermicelli, lobster salad, fruit salad
07 Oct 2011 • 711 reviews • 83 followers

Great salmon sashimi, clams and great value.

Haven't been eating at Sakura since years ago and had the chance to try it out today. Surprise - there is a senior citizen rate - only for those above 60 at a $3 discount from the listed price. I still wonder how Sakura and the Suki group do it at such a low price. You would expect to find poor quality food there but no - the sashimi is freshly sliced in front of you, not soggy, lamb chops are freshly grilled and tasty............... read on.

Ambience: Haven't been here in some time and they've added the outside area to a once limited seating place. The parking is free yeah!! so that you can take you time to enjoy the endless variety in this self service buffet. Seats comfortable, aircon cool..

Food: There must be a few hundred items for you to eat. Just the dessert trays list about 30 items !! I enjoy the sashimi at Sakura. Thick slabs of salmon (not belly lah!) served fresh from the fish (you can see them de-skinning the fish in front of you, not prepared in advance. firm flesh, chunky and loads of wasabe. I avoid the sutchi because I think it is catfish flesh. Took the ika (squid) and it was sliced just right. Had a bit of the tuna (maguro) but it was just average. Just eating the sashimi alone will get you your money's worht for lunch. I had the sushi - salmon, squid, clams, raw prawns - all tasty but only one each as there were loads of other stuff.

I must highlight the potato salad with lobster which was delicious, the fruit mayo salad, also fresh and not soggy.

The hot items were a selection of meats, but I only chose the lamb chops. three small pieces were grilled and slightly charred but perfect - no sauce please, it spoils the taste.

Ate one piece of prawn tempura - still good, crisp and not oily, one piece of pizza - crust was a bit hard, but cheese fresh, one kueh pai tee - Yes, they've added kueh pai tee to the menu but avoided the other cooked dishes (lots more - stewed duck, rice, noodles, chawamushi, jellyfish salad, thai vermicelli, wah endless!!)

Went on to dessert - I love their mochi which are prepared by themselves in their factory and they were great. the pink one had durian filling and a new item is the crepe rolled over durian. Avoided the packaged jellies, and had some fresh fruits.

Satisfied!! and did not overeat.

Value: Great value, if you eat just 15 items out of the 100 odd, you'll have your value back. The challenge is NOT to over eat.

Service: It's DIY but they clear plates very fast and very polite staff.

08 Jul 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Nice Food

My family had dinner there this evening to celebrate my dad's birthday. It definitely was a value-for-money meal at $27 for adults and $11.90 for children.

Head first for the Japanese section which features a wide variety of fresh sashimi and sushi. One strategy is to try to avoid large amounts of carbohydrates such as the handroll and udon as it makes one feel full. Oh yes, the plates at the Japanese section are now cleverly designed with a section built into the same plate so you don't have to balance the small sauce bowl on top of the plate.

The restaurant also provides little clips with your table number on it to enable you to order a variety of freshly grilled foods like satay, prawns, squid, salmon, chicken and beef. Although I had been warned before that the meat was generally tough and tasteless, I was pleasantly surprised to find them tasty and not terribly tough.

Being a truly international buffet, pizza was also included in the spread alongside dim sum favourites such as siew mai and char siew bao. I liked the oyster baked in shell, but my mum didn't really like those or the mussels as she felt they were a bit cold.

There were also freshly fried crispy foods such as tempura and wantons, chilled prawns and scallops in shell, herbal and seafood soups and cooked dishes such as chawanmushi, teriyaki chicken, fried noodles and vegetables. My dad enjoyed a tender salmon fishhead.

The selection of drinks was also wide, including green tea, peach tea, ice lemon tea and plain water too. Finally, the spread of desserts ranged from small cakes and puffs, to fresh fruits and 12 flavours of sherberts and ice-cream with toppings of coloured sprinkles, chocolate rice and nuts to choose from!

Indeed, it was a yummy dinner and an enjoyable celebration for our family.

28 Mar 2011 • 6 reviews • 15 followers

Bad Service, but good price

Had lunch with my group of colleagues for the $11.90++ lunch promo.

Setting is not bad, quite peaceful, not too crowded and you do not have to fight for your food. Food selection is alright, for the price we were not allowed to have the premium selection, which is fine by us for the cheap price. There were signs telling you which you can eat and not eat, which i have to comment about - There were staff walking around "looking after the tables" so please it is not advisable to cheat on those food but they were really acting like security guards guarding the food!

Anyways, there were some miscommunication happening in the kitchen that day I think. They had a few items which they have forgotten to put up the signs we didnt know and took the items and had to bear some of their grumblings - we just thought it could be handled in a better way as it was not our fault that we took the food.

Foodwise, spread was okay, we had the local food section, steamed fish was not bad, fillet was cooked just right, not too overcooked, ginseng chicken soup had a strong herbal taste.

Chawanmushi taste just nice too, with all the ingredients on the top layer only. Pizza was alright although i felt that they should have put some cheese on the side so that we could help ourselves for cheese lovers.

Overall, spread was alright for my price of $11++, only had problems for the service.