Daily: 12:00 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 21:30
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.
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.
We went here for lunch today (Sat), and noted that Senior Citizens were offered a charge of $34.80 per pax (a savings of $4 off adult prices). We were later embarrassed when we went for the crabs and was told that this is NOT included for Senior Citizens. No where else was it noted that this was the case. How can Sakura claim this is discounted price for Seniors where a specific item is left out just for Seniors??? Dammed, felt cheated. Sakura is dishonest!!
Sakura buffet was still decent when we went for it 10 years ago. However, the price had increased from $25/pax in the past to $42/pax now. In addition, the quality of food and service now is extremely horrible for the price we were paying for.
The variety of food was horrible in this restaurant since they undergone a renovation a year or so ago. There was only a single choice of sashimi and you had to go to the counter to request for it rather than taking it from the main area. It was also not clear that there was sashimi and my elderly parents had great difficult in getting it from the couter as you had to go through a complex procedure to request for it. In addition, there were not that many types of food available and most food you get there were the hawker centre type. It is extremely ridiculous for the price we were paying for.
Some dishes were also listed but were not available. For instance, I had asked for an oyster omlette at 8pm and they had said it was not available even though the last serving was at 9.30pm. Many of the other dishes were also not replenished after they were all gone and there was still 2 hours of dining time (e.g. some of the nice sushi probably because they were trying to cut cost and restricting availability of the expensive dishes).
The service was also horrible. We had like 7-8 plates stacked at the edge of table for 30 mins. No one came to collect them at all. In the end, because we really had no space left, I had to go put the dishes in the common area myself which was totally ludicrious.
We went on a Saturday evening (19th March 2016) and this restaurant used to be packed and you might not be able to get a seat even till 8.30pm. Now, half the restaurant was empty by 8pm. It kinds of tells the whole story.
Strongly discouranged from going and I seriously doubt we will go again. For the price we were paying, we could have received much better japanese food and services elsewhere.