17 Feb 2014
Stumbled upon the restaurant by chance when my hubby and I were deciding to do a post-Vday makan session. They had a promotion for Weekend Brunch at $36.90 Shabu Shabu buffet with free flow drinks. I thought the deal sounded good esp since it included Sashimi. You've got to finish it within 2 hours which was ok but they were a bit slow to start off.
So you have a choice between Shabu or BBQ and we chose the former since it was healthier and I crave shabu always. You get individual pot with only Shoyu soup base (which had ajinomoto cos I was thirsty after lunch but can't expect no MSG in restaurants nowadays) and quite a wide selection of food to order for your Shabu Shabu.
The most disappointing for me was the drinks option which consisted of honey-lemon water; very diluted green tea (tasted like water with coloring) and soft drinks (which is actually only soft drink without 's' - mountain dew without ice). No coke, no sprite, zilch. Their hot green tea suspciously tasted like oolong tea.
The food however was good quality selection which included Wagyu beef, angus beef, tiger prawns (fresh!), clams, snapper slices, shimeiji mushrooms, homemade fish paste (nice!) among others. The sashimi had only 4 options but was fairly up to standard (almost like Ichiban standard) like the tuna, swordfish and salmon. Ice cream was so-so, cheap type. The only other gripe I have would probably be the variety of vegetables and the quantity of vegetables (I was given like 4 slices of leek and had to keep ordering to get more).
Service was not fantastic. I wouldn't expect it to be anyway but they could at least work without a sour face. It wasn't even THAT crowded.
My regret was not trying the tempura and deep fried selection but i was too full and we didn't want to waste food. So we ended up very fully with 0 food wastage and proud of it.