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Shabu Sai (Orchard Central)

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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

$27 based on 23 submissions
After Work (5 votes), Buffet (5 votes), Dinner (4 votes)
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Sabrina Dawn

Loving the soup and meat, hating the service.

I really enjoy shabuing here because of the soup and the free flow on meat.
 The spread here is much better than the one at Suntec, but I think the focus of this place is on shabu shabu, not. Japanese buffet, so in regards to the meat and the soup, I think it is fantastic.
 
 The service however, as with most places in Singapore, is severely lacking. I'd be blunt and say that the staff there are rude. I and my friend has a terrible experience with the staff.
 One of their staff, and old lady actually came up to our table. Granted it was almost closing time, but instead of politely telling us that they would be closing in 30 minutes or so, and seeing that we were already wrapping up, the lady instead just went in Chinese: " What time is it already? " . The tone and the choice of words were so incredibly rude my friend and I just stared at her in shock. I really cannot believe her.
 
 On the other hand though, the manager was really, really nice, so that kinda makes up for it.

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  • Ice Cream3 votes
  • Slice Meat (Beef, Pork, Chicken)3 votes
  • Sukiyaki2 votes
  • Chicken)1 vote
  • Mushroom1 vote
  • Pork1 vote
  • Slice Meat (Beef1 vote
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03 Jan 2015 • 4 reviews • 2 followers

Loving the soup and meat, hating the service.

I really enjoy shabuing here because of the soup and the free flow on meat.
 The spread here is much better than the one at Suntec, but I think the focus of this place is on shabu shabu, not. Japanese buffet, so in regards to the meat and the soup, I think it is fantastic.
 
 The service however, as with most places in Singapore, is severely lacking. I'd be blunt and say that the staff there are rude. I and my friend has a terrible experience with the staff.
 One of their staff, and old lady actually came up to our table. Granted it was almost closing time, but instead of politely telling us that they would be closing in 30 minutes or so, and seeing that we were already wrapping up, the lady instead just went in Chinese: " What time is it already? " . The tone and the choice of words were so incredibly rude my friend and I just stared at her in shock. I really cannot believe her.
 
 On the other hand though, the manager was really, really nice, so that kinda makes up for it.
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01 Jan 2015 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Do not step in and waste money

Pathetic variety of dishes choices. It better to pay slightly more and have better quality food elsewhere. Not worth paying
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09 Dec 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Good environment

Food choice is not bad but sushi choice is very limited and basic so those hoping to get wide range of sushi will be disappointed but overall it's good.
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02 Sep 2014 • 7 reviews • 34 followers

I found service to be lacking. Food was ok though.

The standard fare you'd expect at a japanese steamboat buffet spread.
I liked the thinly sliced meats and how available they were upon request.

The concept of service is barely existent in this establishment:
Except for one guy, the other staff were rude.

The meal was nothing to rave or rant about, but the staff at the end of the meal spoilt the entire experience for me. Don't understand why I'm paying the 10% service charge, really.

Try it for yourself to be convinced :)


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20 Jul 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Affordable Prices for Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki

Shabu Sai is a Japanese Hot Pot restaurant that serves Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki at affordable prices! 

With just $16.99+ for lunch, I get to enjoy a variety of pork, beef, chicken, vegetables, and other Japanese food such as Sushi! I really enjoy duo pots for steamboat, and at Shabu Sai, you get to enjoy 2 kinds of soup base at the same time! This gives me a chance to try more flavours. And if you and your friends have entirely different likings, you don't have to fight over a pot of soup, just order what you like for yourself! 

Unless you are not very particular about the quality and taste of Sushi, I recommend that you save your stomach for the meat instead. The sushi isn't really up to my standard so after taking 1-2 pieces, I decided to go straight for my hotpot dishes. 

The variety of the food served at Shabu Sai is considered a lot less compared to some other hotpot restaurants. In terms of the meat, I would say that Shabu Sai serves better quality beef. Sadly, the soup base at Shabu Sai didn't win my heart as it did not taste delicious to me. If I am really craving for affordable and nice beef, I wouldn't mind coming back here again! After all, the prices are really reasonable for a buffet. But if you're a big eater, I would suggest that you come on a weekday to avoid the time limit.   Read more at http://mons-diary.blogspot.sg/2014/05/shabu-sai-orchard-central.html
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