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Shabuya Shabu-Shabu

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Shabuya Shabu Shabu features Japanese Hot-pot. The restaurant is built on various floor levels allowing diners to enjoy the view of the waterfront facing Sentosa. Shabuya offers a comprehensive menu that incorporates the all-time favorites as well as the restaurant signature items and good value-for-money pricing policy.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 22:00

Sat, Sun &: 12:00 - 22:00

$41 based on 31 submissions
Dinner (8 votes), Lunch (5 votes), Quiet (5 votes)
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Good Qualilty Food but Poor Quality Drinks & Service

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.

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  • Wagyu beef3 votes
  • Weekend Brunch Buffet3 votes
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26 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Bad service and low quality for Groupon $35 buffet

We bought the  Groupon voucher, overall service that we received was disappointing.   ·         1) There were about 4 waiters taking care of 4~6 tables only but is hard to get their attention ·         2) Some items out of order but did not tell us. Example: duck meat, snapper & cheese ball ·         3) Drink was not top up and had to request ·         4) Ala carte order came wrongly ·        5)  Sashimi came without wasabi?? And had to request for it ·         6)Worst part – never check with us for last order at 9.15pm and when we wanted to order and top up of soup base at 9.30pm. There were only a few choices were left and no more soup base~! How to eat like that?!?!!?
08 Jul 2014 • 90 reviews • 1 follower

Bad service and low quality buffet.

Even though we bought the voucher from Groupon, the service that we received was unacceptable. Not just the service was bad, the food was not fantastic. Even paying just 50% of the original price, I still don't think it's worth while.

Please reconsider if you're going there. 

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17 Feb 2014 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Good Qualilty Food but Poor Quality Drinks & Service

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.
Tempura Moriwase
16 Sep 2013 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Shabu Shabu on a Rainy Day

It has been rainy season recently, and hence I needed some heartwarming soup for the soul. Enter Shabuya at Vivocity.

Being full house on Sunday, I am glad I made a booking in advance as I saw time and time people being turned away at the door.

I went with the wagyu beef ($25), which had a good level of marbling. Simple dipping in its shoyu based soup was all that was needed.

I also went with the seafood deluxe ($58) - which came with scallops, salmon, prawns, swordfish and cod. I liked that the prawns were peeled. A lot of restaurants do not do this as they want the prawns to look juicier and bigger, but having the prawns peeled with th head and tail still intact made it so much more convenience to eat.

To add some fibre in my meal, I went with the mixed vegetables ($9.90). This was a good value for a large amount of cabbage, golden mushrooms and tofu. Feel a lot of healthier after eating my veg.

I also ordered a Tempura Moriwase ($13.90) which had prawns and vegetables because I thought that cooking the food would take awhile. But I realised that most of the items I tried cooked quickly so it became a redundant item. Oh well.

Overall, an enjoyable experience, and one can take a nice waterfront boardwalk stroll after dinner to walk out the sumptuous meal.
07 Jul 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Service is below standard

I stayed in Japan for almost 7 years and I was expecting some little of Japanese quality here but all failed me. After coming in, we asked if we could sit near windows with habour view but they said they are going to have airconditioner maintenance soon (who would let it happen in the best table area during weekend?) Then there is a guy who acted like shift manager there showed up with very unfriendly face and his answer and expression is like "take this table or not". After that, our feeling got worse when he explained the menu like we were troubling him. He looks quite young around 3x but he serves people like he doesn't like his job 

The food was ok, they used come kind charcoal which burned strongly at first and our meat got burnt and then very weakly later that we all need to wait.

Other than the initial look of the restaurant, the staff there is totally against Japanese style.  A TOTAL DISSAPOINTMENT