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No doubt the stark whiteness of its chic exterior and entrance looked very inviting, and the restaurant is spacious, serving very affordable buffet at just SGD$29.99 per head for dinner plus SGD$1.99 for free-flow drinks.I took a walk around the place to check the buffet counters out - a little assortment of sushi, sashimi, shabu shabu items, different soup base and some desserts, that was about it, in this vast, spacious restaurant.Our hotpot was boiling prettily with the ingredients we had tos
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No doubt the stark whiteness of its chic exterior and entrance looked very inviting, and the restaurant is spacious, serving very affordable buffet at just SGD$29.99 per head for dinner plus SGD$1.99 for free-flow drinks.

I took a walk around the place to check the buffet counters out - a little assortment of sushi, sashimi, shabu shabu items, different soup base and some desserts, that was about it, in this vast, spacious restaurant.
Tonkotsu and Shoyu soup
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Our hotpot was boiling prettily with the ingredients we had tossed in - golden mushrooms, vegetables, shiitake mushrooms etc. While the Tonkotsu soup was tasty in a more gentle manner, the Shoyu soup was literally as its name implied - robust. The saltiness stunned us awake literally.
Shrimp Pasta and Seafood soup
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We changed soup base just to try the other two - now Prawn Paste base and Seafood. The staff did not help to change so we had to DIY with hot water and more bowls.  Our second pot of soup began sizzling in heat again, and it was time to dump the ingredients in. The Prawn Paste soup was scrumptious but very salty as well. We solved the issue by adding in a glass of hot water. The Seafood soup was delicious as well, with the right level of saltiness.
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I also had a platter of Salmon Sashimi, Swordfish Sashimi, Squid and Sushi in Tofu Skin - the latter was rather nice but then the recipe was idiot-proof. The sashimi was disappointing - not fresh at all, and really hard.

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2014-11-22 784 views
In this Japanese buffet, it offers a wide range of Japanese cuisine food which includes sushi, ramen, Japanese steamed egg, curry chicken, salads and other main dishes. Although the price for their lunch is one of the lowest, there is a wide range of their sushi available which include the popularity salmon sushi, ebi sushi as well as the inari beancurd sushi. The sushi is made freshly on the spot and the chef will replenish once it is going low. As for their steamed egg, it has a very smooth an
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In this Japanese buffet, it offers a wide range of Japanese cuisine food which includes sushi, ramen, Japanese steamed egg, curry chicken, salads and other main dishes. Although the price for their lunch is one of the lowest, there is a wide range of their sushi available which include the popularity salmon sushi, ebi sushi as well as the inari beancurd sushi. The sushi is made freshly on the spot and the chef will replenish once it is going low. As for their steamed egg, it has a very smooth and soft texture. At the bottom of the steamed egg contains small chunks of meat and crabmeat. The curry chicken is well cooked and seasoned just that the amount of meat in the curry is quite limited. Overall the variety of food with such a low price is definitely worth a try for people who love Japanese cuisine food. 
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2014-03-11 3989 views
Paid a visit to this Japanese buffet restaurant for the first time. Food was fine, with fresh Sashimi being served in cups and the Green Tea tofu would leaves a lasting taste in the mouth. Only vanilla flavored ice-cream is available, and not a lot of cake and desert varieties to choose from.Plates are being changed in a timely manner, the only setback is that, you will feel like you are being "spied" on, I overheard them talking among themselves about the food wastage of the other customers beh
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Paid a visit to this Japanese buffet restaurant for the first time. Food was fine, with fresh Sashimi being served in cups and the Green Tea tofu would leaves a lasting taste in the mouth. Only vanilla flavored ice-cream is available, and not a lot of cake and desert varieties to choose from.
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Plates are being changed in a timely manner, the only setback is that, you will feel like you are being "spied" on, I overheard them talking among themselves about the food wastage of the other customers behind their back.
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2014-03-10
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$15 (Lunch)
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  • Sashimi
  • Green Tea Toufu
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2014-03-07 3278 views
This is the place to look for budget japanese buffet if you got the cravings, from soba, sushi, fried tempura, hotpot, desserts, for the budget price with even more discount for senior citizens, this is a popular buffet place, food generally considered ok for this price and you won't expect too much for this price and you will have a nice view of Clarke Quay through its windows, reservations are advised as it always get fully booked. I generally enjoy it as me not a big eater with so much range
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This is the place to look for budget japanese buffet if you got the cravings, from soba, sushi, fried tempura, hotpot, desserts, for the budget price with even more discount for senior citizens, this is a popular buffet place, food generally considered ok for this price and you won't expect too much for this price and you will have a nice view of Clarke Quay through its windows, reservations are advised as it always get fully booked. I generally enjoy it as me not a big eater with so much range of japanese food. : ) you can choose to add on with free flow of drinks too. Clearing of plates also fast.
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2013-11-24
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$17 (Lunch)
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  • Sushi
  • dessert
  • tempura
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2014-02-25 2858 views
I am writing this with great displeasure to inform of my recent experience at Chiso Zanmai (Japanese buffet situated at Central, Clarke Quay) because the soup-base (ramen) is soya only. I thought their Shabu Shabu buffet has kimchi or miso soup base when my girlfriend and me were at the counter on Sunday 7.00 p.m. because I unable to call through their hotline 6221 3177.She simply asked us to top up $5/pax to enjoy unlimited servings on a choice of Sukiyaki/Shabu-shabu/Tonkotsu Hotpot for dinner
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I am writing this with great displeasure to inform of my recent experience at Chiso Zanmai (Japanese buffet situated at Central, Clarke Quay) because the soup-base (ramen) is soya only. I thought their Shabu Shabu buffet has kimchi or miso soup base when my girlfriend and me were at the counter on Sunday 7.00 p.m. because I unable to call through their hotline 6221 3177.

She simply asked us to top up $5/pax to enjoy unlimited servings on a choice of Sukiyaki/Shabu-shabu/Tonkotsu Hotpot for dinner with free flow meat and vegetables are included. There is free flow of drinks at only $1.90 which includes the standard available soft drinks and non-gassy drinks.

Therefore, my girlfriend made her payment first before our buffet started.
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Based on the above picture, you can see that the lady at the counter was offering poor service to their customers.
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However, it changed my rating on their services because the waitress was having confidence in serving their customers by rendering superior customer service "go the extra mile" for their customers. She knew that we did not like their Shabu-shabu soup, so she requested us to take out all the food inside the Hotpot and changed to Tonkotsu soup for our dinner. Subsequently, we tried to have the first sip of new soup, but left with a bad taste in our mouth and we decided not to do anything with our food in the hotpot.

Low quality or poor variety of food was being served. There are several sections spread in the buffet. There is cold section serving the salads and chilled tofu flavours.
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The Hida Takayama Ramen has a robust Soy Sauce (Shoyu) soup Base that carries a distinct Wafu (Japanese) flavour.
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It's bitter gourd with egg is not bitter and I really enjoyed it.
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Conclusion: Chiso Zanmai is not value for money Japanese buffet restaurant without great ambience, not much nice food, less varieties and unreasonable price.
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2014-02-23
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$38 (Dinner)
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I paid few visit to this most affordable Japanese buffet in town. It is conveniently located at Clark quay the central mall. Their prices range from SGD14.99++ to SGD29.99++. You may add on to free flow drinks by add SGD2.99.Their variety is good as the priced offered. Sometimes they do offer sashimi during weekday lunch time. You can get your fix if you are lucky.I love their matcha tofu and corn tofu. Their pumpkin salad is good too. You may try their soft ice cream with a lot of topping offer
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I paid few visit to this most affordable Japanese buffet in town. It is conveniently located at Clark quay the central mall. Their prices range from SGD14.99++ to SGD29.99++. You may add on to free flow drinks by add SGD2.99.

Their variety is good as the priced offered. Sometimes they do offer sashimi during weekday lunch time. You can get your fix if you are lucky.

I love their matcha tofu and corn tofu. Their pumpkin salad is good too. You may try their soft ice cream with a lot of topping offered too. 

They have a monthly special menus so you may get to try new things.

It's a good place for gathering with good view and environment. You can spend the entire lunch and dinner time with family or friends here.
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2014-01-20 1862 views
This is one of the best value for money Japanese buffets around,for only about $20 excluding drinks.For $20 there is quite a wide range of items including sashimis,sushis,fried items such as tempura prawns,gyozas,tako balls.Cooked dishes such as stewed chicken,chawamushis,radish soup etc.There is also cold appetisers which are served in small individal dishes.There is also a ramen station for ramen and dessert corner with fruits and cakes as well as soft served ice cream.All these all you can ea
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This is one of the best value for money Japanese buffets around,for only about $20 excluding drinks.For $20 there is quite a wide range of items including sashimis,sushis,fried items such as tempura prawns,gyozas,tako balls.Cooked dishes such as stewed chicken,chawamushis,radish soup etc.There is also cold appetisers which are served in small individal dishes.There is also a ramen station for ramen and dessert corner with fruits and cakes as well as soft served ice cream.All these all you can eat at only approximately $20.Taste is ok and ambience is good,the place is quite big and servers are attentive and quick to clear plates.Menu is changed monthly hence some items may be different depending on season or theme set.
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2013-11-15
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2013-12-17 1553 views
Japanese style buffet at affordable price? You may want to consider Chiso Zanmai. The adult price on a weekend afternoon was only $19.90++The restaurant has a splendid selection of food going from sushi and sashimi, cold section, hot section to nice variety of Japanese desserts. I really enjoyed he pork belly which were seaslned and braised to perfection. The others were relatively okay, I regretted not being able to try the curry because there was a long queue for it.I believe I've taken their
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Japanese style buffet at affordable price? You may want to consider Chiso Zanmai. The adult price on a weekend afternoon was only $19.90++

The restaurant has a splendid selection of food going from sushi and sashimi, cold section, hot section to nice variety of Japanese desserts. I really enjoyed he pork belly which were seaslned and braised to perfection. The others were relatively okay, I regretted not being able to try the curry because there was a long queue for it.
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I believe I've taken their matcha pudding more than 10 times at least? It was really good! And they were constantly refilling the empty parts too. 
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Plates were cleared efficiently and service at all stations were amazing. Food was great and the variety is a plus point. I will see myself returning soon.
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Chiso Zanmai is a Japanese buffet situated at Central, Clarke Quay. It is by far one of the most affordable japanese buffet in Singapore! The price for the various timings and days are as follows: Their buffet line changes every month, so you wouldn’t feel sick of it heading back there monthly!The ambience of the restaurant was really great! It’s floor to ceiling glass windows reaches up 2-storeys high! This allows adequate light to shine in, really increasing one’s appetite. Furthermore, there
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Chiso Zanmai is a Japanese buffet situated at Central, Clarke Quay. It is by far one of the most affordable japanese buffet in Singapore!

The price for the various timings and days are as follows:
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Their buffet line changes every month, so you wouldn’t feel sick of it heading back there monthly!
The ambience of the restaurant was really great! It’s floor to ceiling glass windows reaches up 2-storeys high! This allows adequate light to shine in, really increasing one’s appetite. Furthermore, there ain’t any pillars or corners as obstructions. The seating area is a semi-circle area with the seats widely spread apart.
Food-wise, they had much varieties to offer, ranging from fried (fried chicken cutlets) to soup-base (ramen) to steamed food items (CHAWAMUSHI).
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Having looked through other reviews of this restaurant, it seems that this round, there is a lesser variety of food selection as compared to other reviewers.

However, I would still patronise Chiso Zanmai again because basically it’s food items really matches my taste and the price is really reasonable!!


- Affordable Price
- Easily suits one’s taste
- Great Ambience


- Slow in topping up food
- Misses on some food items
- Hard to locate

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2013-11-05
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$16 (Lunch)
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  • Matcha Tofu
  • Chawanmushi
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2013-10-22 1149 views
Japanese buffets are not uncommon in Singapore and almost everyone have been to one at least once in my life. It is typical what you can find in each one of those and I can almost plan out my eating itinerary on the way to the restaurant.However with this new food place I am introducing, I found myself surprised with the array of food available! Till date, this is the single place where I spam so much pictures in a single sitting!If there is any questions on the food, I would say it is as good a
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Japanese buffets are not uncommon in Singapore and almost everyone have been to one at least once in my life. It is typical what you can find in each one of those and I can almost plan out my eating itinerary on the way to the restaurant.

However with this new food place I am introducing, I found myself surprised with the array of food available! Till date, this is the single place where I spam so much pictures in a single sitting!
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If there is any questions on the food, I would say it is as good as it looks!

The best thing is, each month you head back to the buffet line, it is a different spread so that you can get to taste different food all the time! Embarrassingly the spread you just say is for (*whisper*) June (*whisper*)

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2013-10-06 921 views
Been hearing good deals abt this buffet.. So decide to try it with my parents. Price is super good deal: Not all restaurant will have senior citizen price( It helps me to save some money).Free Flow of variety drinks at $1.99(Mango peach drink is the best)Environment: Clean & Never expect to be so pack on a Monday lunch.Food: Fresh Salmon fish, Green tea tofu has a strong taste of green tea n it is not bitter. Tempura is good as it is fry n refill when it is empty. Curry rice is good especially t
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Been hearing good deals abt this buffet.. So decide to try it with my parents. 

Price is super good deal: Not all restaurant will have senior citizen price( It helps me to save some money).
Free Flow of variety drinks at $1.99(Mango peach drink is the best)
Environment: Clean & Never expect to be so pack on a Monday lunch.

Food: Fresh Salmon fish, Green tea tofu has a strong taste of green tea n it is not bitter. Tempura is good as it is fry n refill when it is empty. Curry rice is good especially the curry chicken is very soft suits old folk.

Dessert: Varitey of dessert I love the mochi n the icecream the most.

Great to see my parents enjoy the buffet very much.
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2013-09-30
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$20 (Lunch)
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  • ramen
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2013-09-28 753 views
The usual price for chiso zenmai is 14.99++ so if you add free flow drinks is $20. But I didn't want the free flow drink so the price was $17.65 but they gave me a free drink anyway because I was so late into the buffet. Because the ended at 3pm. I tried the salmon sashimi and it was okay.. but they didn't refill it after that already T T so sad, probably because its closing soon. The desserts are nice! Love the soft serve ice cream added with brownies. Should have taken more icecrwam but they
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The usual price for chiso zenmai is 14.99++ so if you add free flow drinks is $20. But I didn't want the free flow drink so the price was $17.65 but they gave me a free drink anyway because I was so late into the buffet. Because the ended at 3pm. I tried the salmon sashimi and it was okay.. but they didn't refill it after that already T T so sad, probably because its closing soon.
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The desserts are nice! Love the soft serve ice cream added with brownies. Should have taken more icecrwam but they were closing already. Too baddd
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Generally their food is good and worth it for $17.65
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I feel that there isn't really much variety of food for a buffet, but it might be because me and my group of friends when around 2pm, with only less than a hour before the lunch buffet end. Lunch is about $20 per person, which include free flow of drinks, but only around 17 plus without drink. I do find the raw salmons really tasty, chawanmushi is nice, and the ice cream itself is wonderful. But the noodle was a little cold along with some of the food, but maybe it cause of the timing. advise to
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I feel that there isn't really much variety of food for a buffet, but it might be because me and my group of friends when around 2pm, with only less than a hour before the lunch buffet end. Lunch is about $20 per person, which include free flow of drinks, but only around 17 plus without drink.
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I do find the raw salmons really tasty, chawanmushi is nice, and the ice cream itself is wonderful. But the noodle was a little cold along with some of the food, but maybe it cause of the timing. advise to go early next time for more variety of food, since they don't refill much of the food after 2pm.
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Had a very fun and great lunch buffet with my fellow colleagues in this restaurant. Restaurant is cooling and the business here was really good and crowded. Range of food here are really a lot, range from different types japaneae cuisine. Love their cold soba which the noodles are really smooth and chewy. The deep fried prawn fritters are very crunchy and fresh and not too oily too. At only $14.90++ per person, super cheap!
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Had a very fun and great lunch buffet with my fellow colleagues in this restaurant. Restaurant is cooling and the business here was really good and crowded. Range of food here are really a lot, range from different types japaneae cuisine. Love their cold soba which the noodles are really smooth and chewy. The deep fried prawn fritters are very crunchy and fresh and not too oily too. At only $14.90++ per person, super cheap!
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For a detailed review with more photos, please visit here: http://shokushisouseikatsu.blogspot.sg/2013/01/chiso-zanmai-central.htmlChiso Zanmai offers a Japanese buffet where the spread is changed monthly and usually focuses on a specific place or region of Japan. If I remember correctly, the theme was Okinawa when I visited the restaurant. On the whole, this is a good place to taste local delicacies of various regions in Japan at a pretty low price. On the other hand, it was a series of hits an
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Chiso Zanmai offers a Japanese buffet where the spread is changed monthly and usually focuses on a specific place or region of Japan. If I remember correctly, the theme was Okinawa when I visited the restaurant. On the whole, this is a good place to taste local delicacies of various regions in Japan at a pretty low price. On the other hand, it was a series of hits and misses for me as I found that some items were lacking while some did impress me. It pretty much depends on your personal preferences and expectations as to whether you would enjoy your meal here.
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