Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 16:30 - 03:00
Xian De Lai Shanghai Cuisine is located at Liang Seah Street and serves Chinese steamboat.
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I thought that they totally do not deserve the bad reviews on Hungry Go Where, or maybe it's because they improved after seeing the reviews. Other than the slightly cramped seating, I had a pretty good experience there! The service was pretty prompt. Even though, we were a group of 5 and the restaurant was packed, we were assigned a table within 15 min. Not too bad for a Friday evening in my opinion. Plus, the food was served in less than 15 minutes too.
The broth was nice, we had the spicy chicken/pork ribs soup. The spicy chicken broth wasn't as spicy as I expected. And then, surprisingly, for a steamboat place, the star of the show wasn't any item that went into steamboat. It was their pork belly aka kong ba! It was superb man!
The buffet price was ok, about 22 SGD but drinks will pretty expensive at 27 SGD a jug of beer.
Thought of going for a good steamboat dinner with my wife and ended up a unhappy one with this restaurant.
The waitress put us on a table for two with a slide out table for us to put the dishes we ordered. When the steamboat dishes are served on the side table i notice that my wife who was seated (back facing the wall) was not able to come.out from the table as all the other tables are placed so close to each other.
When i told the staff about this and they can tell.me that she dont have to come out until when she finish she meal!
This really make me angry that i tell them off and this will be my last time dining this restaurant.
Very little food choices and variety and very small portions. For this price, it's not worth it, quite expensive in fact, considering food isn't that great. service and ambience quite average, although the place is quite cramped and squeezy. After going once, I was so sick of the food and my friend recommended me to another steamboat place, forgot the name but it's just beside the famous duck rice stall. Cheaper and good variety of food, price includes free flow drink and ice cream, something Xian De Lai does not offer. Only thing bad about this place is it's outdoor, so there's no aircon. Other than that, good place, value for money and staff are attentive, will definitely come back again. Never ever going back to Xian De Lai, too overpriced.
This restaurant at Liang Seah street is a little small compared to the one at Bukit Timah. Overall the place is nice, air conditioned, one thing needed when eating such hotpot style buffet. The serving of food is decent, according to the number of people that you have in the group and there is a wide variety of meat to vegetables to choose from. highly recommended are the Fish glues, as they call it, the seafood wrapped in beancurd skin and the dumplings. There is also the potato flour noodles to choose from. There are many kinds of soup base to choose from ranging from the clear to the real spicy "ma laa' kind. Staff service is good and very friendly.