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Sakura International Buffet Restaurant (Yio Chu Kang)

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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 67548197
$28 based on 27 submissions
Buffet (7 votes), Children/Family (7 votes), Dinner (6 votes)
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The New Sakura

Sakura International Buffet has just revamped itself,and the new deal got just a whole lot better.

With the recent revamp, food is now divided into various international sections in where one can get a piece of food from France, Italy, japan, as well as local delights.

Having tried the bulk of the items, I recommend starting with some of the sashimi at hand. Recommended is also the salmon belly sushi, a premium cut that will melt in the mouth.

From the local section, go for the Boston Lobster and Argentine Red Prawn Hokkien Mee. The Argentine prawns are larger and sweeter than the local prawns and having "live" lobsters from Boston is a treat at any buffet. 

Another must try at the local section is the Hiroshima Oyster Omelette. With a strong seawater flavour, paired with runny eggs and not so much starch, this dish is a winner.

I found the chicken rice quite interesting as they use Japanese short grain rice.

For something more hearty, the beef stew will do the trick. Chunks of beef in a thick gravy that goes well with some rice.

From the grilled Japanese section, I would recommend going for the grilled prawns with mayonaisse as well as the Freshly Baked Egg Tart with Bird's Nest. The egg tart is quite light.

For those who want to DIY, there are oysters, beef, chicken and fish available to cook in a collagen filled soup.

Save some stomach for dessert, and the one must try dessert is the chocolate lava cake with vanilla Haagan Daaz ice cream. Oozing warm chocolate with vanilla ice cream can never be a wrong combination. 

Overall, a wide variety of food with something for everyone.

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26 Jan 2015 • 1943 reviews • 259 followers

The New Sakura

Sakura International Buffet has just revamped itself,and the new deal got just a whole lot better.

With the recent revamp, food is now divided into various international sections in where one can get a piece of food from France, Italy, japan, as well as local delights.

Having tried the bulk of the items, I recommend starting with some of the sashimi at hand. Recommended is also the salmon belly sushi, a premium cut that will melt in the mouth.

From the local section, go for the Boston Lobster and Argentine Red Prawn Hokkien Mee. The Argentine prawns are larger and sweeter than the local prawns and having "live" lobsters from Boston is a treat at any buffet. 

Another must try at the local section is the Hiroshima Oyster Omelette. With a strong seawater flavour, paired with runny eggs and not so much starch, this dish is a winner.

I found the chicken rice quite interesting as they use Japanese short grain rice.

For something more hearty, the beef stew will do the trick. Chunks of beef in a thick gravy that goes well with some rice.

From the grilled Japanese section, I would recommend going for the grilled prawns with mayonaisse as well as the Freshly Baked Egg Tart with Bird's Nest. The egg tart is quite light.

For those who want to DIY, there are oysters, beef, chicken and fish available to cook in a collagen filled soup.

Save some stomach for dessert, and the one must try dessert is the chocolate lava cake with vanilla Haagan Daaz ice cream. Oozing warm chocolate with vanilla ice cream can never be a wrong combination. 

Overall, a wide variety of food with something for everyone.
25 Jan 2015 • 79 reviews • 17 followers

Wide variety and value for money

I was thus pleasantly surprised by the revamp of their buffet menu and dining concept. As of now, their revamped menu is only available at the Yio Chu Kang outlet. From just $17.90++ (weekday lunches), you get to savour various cuisines around the world such as those from Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, France, Thailand, and more!

Tables are very wide and there is an accompanying pot for shabu shabu too.

I didn't get to try their shabu shabu but it is a good option for those who would like the best of both worlds. At this revamped outlet, you can have buffet & mini hot pot at the same time!

One of the cold dishes include the hiroshima oysters which are already shucked and they tasted fresh too. Their tataki bonito was a little fishy so I did not really like it. Salmon sashimi also tasted fresh and they were neatly arranged in small serving bowls for the convenience of diners.

For a more comprehensive review + photos, check out http://rachelays.blogspot.sg/2015/01/sakura-international-buffet-restaurant.html
18 Dec 2012 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Check out the dishes before you fill up with food

Overall Sakura is value for $. I don't think others can beat that kind of price range.
Food spread is good, Fried chicken wings are very nice, but my dear say the salmon is not that fresh. Need to make reservation otherwise have to sit outside which is non-aircon. Clearing of used plates is pretty fast. However, beware of the cleaniness of Crockery. Especially, those that are dark in color. I found two ice cream bowls that are very dirty with lipstick marks. Sakura sub-contracted the washing of plates to a outside vendor using machine and the vendor failed to hand wash those dirty plates or bowl after the machine failed to wash thoroughly. And I pity the waitress who stack those dirty plates in a blue box as she has to push with mighty strength those blus boxes which were full to the collection point. Sakura should have introduce some trolley so as to reduce the banging noise made by her. 
05 Aug 2012 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Large variety international buffet.

My friend and I went on a Saturday evening for our dinner. Upon entering, the counter staff first informed us about the charges, closing time, and the theme of the food for the day. These information were really useful.

The place there were quite noisy because of the large amount of crowd. There were lot of seats indoor and outdoor. In fact I think there were too many. Kind of over-crowded seating.

Huge varieties of food with minimal sashimi, lots of seafood, Chinese food, western pizza, Muslim food, desserts, ice cream, Japanese.....

Sushi are super delicious. They were fresh, look attractive and have large varieties.

Salmon was quite fresh but too big a slice for me to put one slice into my mouth in one go. The marinated one was quite ok.

Fresh seafood like boiled sotong, prawns, calms, scallops were quite fresh.

Pizza was not nice, the crust were too thick.

Chill crab, the meat was not very fresh but the chill gravy is nice with the mantou.

Blueberry and Tiramisu desserts was not very nice, very easily get sick after a few mouths.

Chawanmushi was rather hard, not as smooth as I expect.

Chicken satay meat was quite hard, not tender but the curry peanut sauce was delicious.

Large varieties of ice cream. I took yam and add some peanut topping. This is super delicious.

Overall, I think it is worth going for the seafood and for the wide variety of food.

02 Apr 2012 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Long awaited try but disappointing one

Having planned for a Sakura trip for a while, this time we (me and my wife) made it, but we weren't glad we did. My wife's a fussy eater, which makes her a good critic. I look at the price VS quality factor, but unfortunately Sakura AMK didnt even make my mark. $50 for 2 pax isnt a lot for a buffet, but the quality just wasnt there.

Not too much ambience to talk about, felt like Koufu, an air-conditioned kopitiam noisy and smelly.

Other that the ones on the steamer or in the fridge, the food are all not they supposed to be, sashimi and sushi among other items not chilled, tempuras etc not warm.

Overall we were trying to stuff everything we took and quickly get out. Only good thing is that i finally strike off one item in my To-Do list.