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Shinkei Japanese Restaurant

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Shinkei Japanese Restaurant offers what Japan cuisine has to brag to their food about with its mouth-watery dishes and delectable foods that could satisfy your cravings with variety of selection of Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Yakitori and many more. This is a place to rest your mind and eat to your satisfaction.

 

Daily: 11:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

+65 6884 6884
+65 62555598
$39 based on 40 submissions
Buffet (14 votes), Dinner (14 votes), After Work (13 votes)
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Friendly restaurant

Went with family during mother's day evening - the restaurant is not too packed.
the staff are friendly and helpful.
the sashimi is fresh.
would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a good Japanese buffet spread.
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• 29 May 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

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Firstly, I was quite shocked with the service by their a**. manager. Recently, I went with my family for dinner and reserved a table for four. When we got there, they gave us a table directly beside a fan. Feeling slightly uncomfortable, we asked for a change of table. However she told us that most of the table were reserved and there will be a birthday party going on later. So we were contemplated whether to walk off. At that point, the a**. manager didn't do anything about it until one of the service staff helped us up with the tables. In the end we decided to stay for dinner. Secondly, was the charges. When we enter the restaurant, the staff told us that drinks would be included without additional charges each/person and on the menu, it stated that OCBC cardholder would have 10% off total bill for dinner dine-in. However, when I made my payment, the thing was that if I choose to pay via OCBC card,10% off total bill, I have to pay for the drinks too is read of it being included. And if I were to pay via cash, I don't have to pay for the drinks. Isn't it funny?
 And the thing was the reserved seats that the assistant manager mentioned were empty throughout.
 Overall I think that the service wasn't good and clear.
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• 12 May 2015 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Friendly restaurant

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Went with family during mother's day evening - the restaurant is not too packed.
the staff are friendly and helpful.
the sashimi is fresh.
would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a good Japanese buffet spread.
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• 07 Feb 2015 • 381 reviews • 55 followers

Decent Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet

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Full Shinkei review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/02/shinkei-tasting-session.html


Established in October 2013, Shinkei Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet Restaurant, located near Toa Payoh Library, offers a pretty good Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet. With a variety of over 140 small plates, and pricing comparable to other buffet places, Shinkei Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet Restaurant is worth a visit.

It can be slightly hard to locate Shinkei Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet Restaurant, as their signage on the exterior of the building isn't prominent. Ambience within Shinkei Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet Restaurant resembles a traditional Japanese forest tea house, with dark colours of wood and bright spot lighting. The wooden furniture is solid and modern, and they even have several spacious private rooms! Japanese sake casks are used for decor, as is traditional Japanese lanterns.

Service at Shinkei Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet Restaurant is efficient. Staff are friendly and welcoming, and appear happy and cheerful. Orders are taken, and fulfilled quickly, and I like that staff also come around to clear away empty plates. While they're not too familiar with dishes when questioned, I like that they had the initiative to check with the chef and give us the answers.

Food at Shinkei Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet Restaurant is generally decent, with full flavours. Seasoning and sauces here tend towards the heavy side, but at least the food isn't bland. There are over 140 various items on the menu, from sushi, to tempura, to yakimono, to desserts. Dishes are served in small portions so you can order a variety of items. Pricing is decent as well, budget about SGD $45 per person for the ala-carte buffet here.

Rarely served elsewhere in Singapore, the Beer Orion Premium Draft has a light, slightly sweet taste with little bitterness. Almost similar to a fruit beer, this pale golden ale is very easy to drink, with a pleasant mouth feel. Definitely worth trying!

I felt the Age Gyoza / Japanese Pork Dumpling was above average, with a nice, meaty bite to the dumpling, and a slightly firm skin that has a hint of crunch. The pork within is moist, and releases a savoury meat juice that coats each bite. Good!

The Sashimi Moriawase platter has several hits, and several misses. The Shake / Salmon sashimi, the Maguro / Tuna sashimi, and the Tako / Octopus sashimi were very good. Loved the fresh taste, we couldn't stop eating it! However, the Hamachi / Yellow Tail sashimi, and the Ika / Squid sashimi were firmer in texture than normal, which made it difficult to eat.

Staff highly recommended the Hokkaido Green Tea Gelato, and it didn't disappoint! The thick, creamy gelato is smooth, and has a decent amount of green tea flavour, without the powdery taste normally present in other versions of green tea ice cream. Probably one of the best items I sampled here, I would visit again just to eat this! Very good, highly recommended!


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