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Shabu Sai (Orchard Central)

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Address: #08-09/10/11, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, 238896

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Shabu Sai, an authentic Japanese restaurant that serves all-you-can-eat Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki buffet, is poised to present a delightful dining experience at affordable prices at its premium location in Orchard Central.

Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 22:00

Sat - Sun: 11:30 - 22:30

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Food was not bad but meal was too rushed

It was a chilly evening because it rained the entire day, so when I met up with *Helen for dinner in town, we decided to go for Shabu Sai, for some Japanese hotpot that serves shabu-shabu and sukiyaki.

There were cooked food, mainly assortments of sushi and rolls. At SGD$24.99 per adult on a weekday night and SGD$29.99 on a weekend night, this shabu-shabu hotpot buffet concept was very worth it. The only catch was that upon entry, they informed that there was a time limit of one-and-a-half hours, meaning, you were supposed to wolf down your hotpot buffet dinner within an hour and a half.

We grabbed an assortment of mushrooms, vegetables, eggs, seafood and sushi back for cooking and consumption. The set itself consisted of three different types of meat - pork, chicken and beef. For each table, we could choose 2 soup base, and we chose Spicy for one, and Tonkotsu (pork bone) for the other.  The soup was good and the vegetables were fresh. The meat was tender; I was already full but just had to eat more of the really succulent strips of beef.

Finally, time for some palate-cooling dessert. The soft-served ice-cream came in vanilla flavour only, and there was hot fudge sauce, rainbow chips, raisins etc to add on. It was not bad - not too sweet, but lovely enough to make for a nice, simple dessert.

For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/06/dinner-at-shabu-sai-orchard-central.html

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• 18 Jun 2015 • 499 reviews • 7 followers

Food was not bad but meal was too rushed

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It was a chilly evening because it rained the entire day, so when I met up with *Helen for dinner in town, we decided to go for Shabu Sai, for some Japanese hotpot that serves shabu-shabu and sukiyaki.

There were cooked food, mainly assortments of sushi and rolls. At SGD$24.99 per adult on a weekday night and SGD$29.99 on a weekend night, this shabu-shabu hotpot buffet concept was very worth it. The only catch was that upon entry, they informed that there was a time limit of one-and-a-half hours, meaning, you were supposed to wolf down your hotpot buffet dinner within an hour and a half.

We grabbed an assortment of mushrooms, vegetables, eggs, seafood and sushi back for cooking and consumption. The set itself consisted of three different types of meat - pork, chicken and beef. For each table, we could choose 2 soup base, and we chose Spicy for one, and Tonkotsu (pork bone) for the other.  The soup was good and the vegetables were fresh. The meat was tender; I was already full but just had to eat more of the really succulent strips of beef.

Finally, time for some palate-cooling dessert. The soft-served ice-cream came in vanilla flavour only, and there was hot fudge sauce, rainbow chips, raisins etc to add on. It was not bad - not too sweet, but lovely enough to make for a nice, simple dessert.

For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/06/dinner-at-shabu-sai-orchard-central.html

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• 12 Jun 2015 • 30 reviews • 0 follower

Japanese Hotpot Buffet

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Shabu Sai is a Japanese hotpot (or shabu-shabu) chain started in 2012. There are currently 6 outlets spread across different parts of Singapore, at Causeway Point, Orchard Central, Suntec City Mall, Clarke Quay Central. Eastpoint Mall, and Changi City Point.

We visited the Orchard Central branch for their buffet lunch, at $16.99++ per pax (at most of the other outlets, the buffet lunches are at only $14.99++).

You basically get 2 types of soups for your hotpot, an unlimited flow of pork, chicken and beef, and self-service access to the buffet bar. Overall, we were very pleased with the meats and buffet spread, though the sushi was rather sub-standard. We liked how the service staff dropped by our table regularly to clear the used plates and to check if we wanted more meat. Our rating: 8 out of 10 (ambience: 8, service: 8, presentation: 8, taste: 7.5, variety: 7.5, value-for-money: 8). 

[We also tried the Taiwanese set-lunch hotpot 1 level down for $9.90 per pax, and this was by far superior in terms of the quality.]

You can top-up for free-flow drinks and soft-serve ice-cream for $1.99++ per pax.

We had a nice corner seat where we could look down at the rest of the mall. It was bright and spacious, though it got a little warm after a while.

For more information and photos, you can refer to our blog at http://angiekayexplorer.com/2015/06/07/review-of-shabu-sai-hotpot-buffet-orchard-central/
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• 05 Apr 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Great food, service needs improvement

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Meat and vegetables were fresh and the soup base was really nice. However, they really need to improve on service. The wait staff was not interested to assist us and they were no where to be seen when we needed to top up our soup. Our additional order of meat did not come either. For the food taste and price, i would return but service needs major enhancement.

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