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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

$26 based on 21 submissions
Buffet (5 votes), After Work (4 votes), Dinner (4 votes)
Jimmy Wong

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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  • Slice Meat (Beef, Pork, Chicken)3 votes
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09 Dec 2014 • 2 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.
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 :)


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
08 Jul 2014 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

Japanese Steamboat Buffet with free-flow of meats.

I have tried two branches so far - Woodlands & Orchard Central.  Due to convenience, the most frequent check-in is Orchard Central.  And recently, I went for lunch buffet, whereby they have restricted a person can only stay and eat within 70 mins.  

Luckily they didn't come and shoo us to settle bill and leave. With a group, most importantly, with a big appetite, we have ordered 5 rounds of two meat each for different types - chicken, pork & beef.  

The soup broth we got, the fixed one and the other collagen soup also not a bad choice. With its offering freshness of raw food, drinks that have ginger cider, and at this charge.  What's more can we ask for?  While we can merry-go-round the buffet type of steamboat, and get youthful look at the same time.   
16 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Bad Experience

Am truely disappointed with the spread at Causeway Point! Whats the point of me dining at 28.40/pax with the same spread as lunch time, which cost 19.99++? With that money, I could have went to a hotel buffet lunch with SO MUCH better spread. I even ask the staff what is the difference between lunch and dinner and they gave me a very honest answer: NOTHING. Was awed at the spread at Orchard Central which triggered my thought to try out the one at CWP. Was utterly disappointed when I enter- No seafood, No sushi, just 3 types of meat and some vegetable. Will never go back to the restaurant again. Feel so cheated, especially when logically I am supposed to get better spread at CWP as compared to Orchard Central. Its really stupid for paying more just because it's at night with the same spread.