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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
$27 based on 25 submissions
Buffet (5 votes), Children/Family (5 votes), Dinner (5 votes)
Ding Kai Lim

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. 

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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.

10 Dec 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Lunch Buffet, paid about $22/ person

Please do not visit them,

at 12.30pm, their food were already cold and hard -_- nothing taste nice except the teppanyaki dishes which was also ordinary because they were cooked on the spot, the rest like the pizzas, chinese dishes were cold and hard, the tempura and ebi fry prawns too.

the salmons were however fresh. otherwise i'd so no go for this, the money's totally not worth the whole thing. !!!!

01 Oct 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

My First Experience In Sakura!

Composition Of The Past :
As a nine year boy,i walked into the Yio Chu Kang's Sakura with a big grin.Saliva trickled down my mouth as i stared at the tempting food.I had been starving for the whole afternoon so that i can get every bit of food in my stomach since there was a rule that says 'No Leftover!'Attracted by the ominous red glow,i headed towards the berry cake.I gobbled it all up and then went for a bowl of Laksa which my brother told me was delicious.Yummy,it was!When i looked behind me,i saw a man stuffing 8 bowls of Laksa in his mouth.Upon seeing such a disgusting sight,i shoved the Laksa aside.My father looked at me with the look like he wants me to eat the bowl of Laksa no matter what,perhaps even it was poison.Crying silently to myself of my tragic fate,i forcefully eat the Laksa.Eww......!
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Now i am a grown man aged 23.I used to hate Sakura and tell my friend how bad i thought it was.Now I would strongly recommend you Sakura.It might not be a good time,but its a memory!