Went for the ala cart buffet with family n a weekend nite.. The place is small (can accommodate around 30+ persons I think) and it was almost full house.. Service is good and impromptu though some of the waitress seemed to have difficulty understanding our English... The variety wasn't great though.. A lot of fried stuff.. The sashimi is fresh according to my father.. The shop is generous to have this deal with DBS credit card that every 2 adults get half a lobster free.. Yummy and nicely cooked!! How I wish it is free flow...
The place was fairly deserted when we visited on a Friday night at 8pm. For buffet, it's priced at $29++ per adult and drinks are charged separately (as drinks are not part of the buffet). For drinks, there are alcoholic (beer, sake) and non-alcoholic drinks available. I tried the hot yuzu citrus (@$2.50++) and it was quite nice. Sweet and tangy with citrusy scent.
Ordered mostly sashimis, grilled and deep fried items. Did not order any rice/noodle items personally as I wasn't feeling very hungry. Usual serving is 1 piece per order, except for some.
Did not like the mushroom wrapped with pork belly (grilled) as it was tough and hard to chew. Ebi tempura was coated in thick batter and did not have much of a taste. Gyoza was tiny and flat.
Chicken yakitori, chicken meatballs, shishamo and mushroom (grilled), tori karaage and tebasaki (fried) and beef yakiniku were my favourite for the night. I had shishamo that was doused with an overly enthusiastic amount of salt, so it would be wise to shake off the excesses.
Service staff were friendly but can be further improved to be more attentive to customers who needed empty plates to be cleared from the table.
Probably, the crowd around the area was not much that the restaurant cannot maintain the freshness of their ingredients.
First of all, very poor sashimi servings. The sashimis are not fresh and in fact some had got abit of foul smell. Ebi tempura seems like there were re-fried as the crust was very hard although is warm. Shoyu Ramen was tasteless despite the dark colour of the soup. Rest of the food was either just average or below averaged. The ingredients were not fresh.
Truly disappointed! Worst japanese buffet I ever had.
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