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Was at a Marina Square and right end of one flooring towards city mall saw this Japanese restaurant. The was crowds inside so early 1145hrs. Ordered their signature Ishikari hotpot and Salmon Teriyaki. The hotpot like cold from refrigerator but lucky with a warmer. Possibly to let is boil will be another 10mins. The receipe come with salmon, clams, meat balls, vegetables and sweet corns. The soup is good after heating up and taste sweet and clear soup texture. Like the Salmon fish 2 slice with t
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Was at a Marina Square and right end of one flooring towards city mall saw this Japanese restaurant. The was crowds inside so early 1145hrs. Ordered their signature Ishikari hotpot and Salmon Teriyaki. The hotpot like cold from refrigerator but lucky with a warmer. Possibly to let is boil will be another 10mins. The receipe come with salmon, clams, meat balls, vegetables and sweet corns.
The soup is good after heating up and taste sweet and clear soup texture. Like the Salmon fish 2 slice with teriyaki sauce and Miso soup. Served with tenppan style hot plate. Both main dishes also served with a bowl of rice.

I found this rice are not original Japanese rice. So too bad. The topping also not there will their famous teriyaki sauce so a little disappointing.
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2016-12-24
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1 Minutes (Dine In)
Spending Per Head
$24 (Lunch)
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Christmas
Recommended Dishes
  • Ishikari  Miso  Hotpot
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2015-01-06 187 views
My friend and I needed a place to chat for awhile, so we saw signs of free flow appetizers at this quiet japanese restaurant at Marina square. I missed the egg fuyong from NYP canteen so I ordered this, hoping it to be the same, but the egg wasn't as flavourful, probably because it didn't have the sweet sauce like the NYP one has.The rice was quite tasty, but it left me a bit thirsty. Drank quite a bit of soup. The rice and soup is self service.Here are some of the appetizers that you can help y
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My friend and I needed a place to chat for awhile, so we saw signs of free flow appetizers at this quiet japanese restaurant at Marina square. 
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I missed the egg fuyong from NYP canteen so I ordered this, hoping it to be the same, but the egg wasn't as flavourful, probably because it didn't have the sweet sauce like the NYP one has.

The rice was quite tasty, but it left me a bit thirsty. Drank quite a bit of soup. The rice and soup is self service.
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Here are some of the appetizers that you can help yourself. The chawamushi wasn't too bad, the rest weren't really worth the calories.

The food wasn't great, but it can be a good chillout spot for those who love chawamushi like me! Free flow!
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2014-11-19 136 views
Went to the restaurant at about 12pm on saturday, we didnt have to wait to get a table for 2. Every main dish comes with the appetiser buffet which we found yummy and interesting. I especially love the tofu donut, the chawamushi and green tea dessert. It seems that the appetisers will change every quarter as the poster stated that the appetisers are for autumn period, i am personally quite impressed. For the main dish, we had the salmon rice and japanese curry chicken soup. The salmon rice was a
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Went to the restaurant at about 12pm on saturday, we didnt have to wait to get a table for 2. Every main dish comes with the appetiser buffet which we found yummy and interesting. I especially love the tofu donut, the chawamushi and green tea dessert. It seems that the appetisers will change every quarter as the poster stated that the appetisers are for autumn period, i am personally quite impressed. For the main dish, we had the salmon rice and japanese curry chicken soup. The salmon rice was average only. The japanese curry chicken soup was good and the portion was quite big. It only cost about 33 bucks for 2 for us and i think it is really value of money.
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2014-11-15
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japanese curry chicken soup
  • appetisers buffet
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2014-04-10 151 views
I've actually heard so much about this place but it seems to have mixed reviews so i never really try to plan any visits to this place. But last night for a friend's birthday, they suggested this place so i finally get to try it after all. Basically you order a main course and it will come with the semi buffet spread which may not have a wide range but some are pretty good and i quite like it. For free flow drinks, just top up $2.99 and you can help yourself to whatever range of drinks they have
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I've actually heard so much about this place but it seems to have mixed reviews so i never really try to plan any visits to this place.

But last night for a friend's birthday, they suggested this place so i finally get to try it after all. Basically you order a main course and it will come with the semi buffet spread which may not have a wide range but some are pretty good and i quite like it. For free flow drinks, just top up $2.99 and you can help yourself to whatever range of drinks they have there.

For the mains, we saw these 3 specials and we ordered one each ( Tori Katsuni $12.99 , Hayashi Omelette $14.99 , Saba Teriyaki $13.99 ). Personally i like the Saba since i got craving for fish and this was quite yummy.

For the semi buffet, i forgot to try the chawanmushi but i personally like the sweet potato sticks ( not sure what's the sticky sweet coating but can be quite addictive ), this cracker snack which comes with a dip that was in a big pot right next to it and also this cucumber seaweed salad dish which i find it quite refreshing.

For the price we paid ($60 for 3 pax), i will definitely come back again as the price is reasonable and i like the range of food.
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2014-03-22 111 views
Once I have reached the restaurant outside, I was immediate serve by the friendly and cheerful service staff and brought into the restaurant.  Is quite spacious and cooling here.  Furnishings were simple and comfortable.  Bought the Sanma Shioyaki, which is also known as the salt-grilled sanma fish set at merely $13.99, which comes with free flow salad bar.  Fish was fresh and soft in texture, with no stingy smell.  Onion soup, from the buffet bar, was thick and creamy, wasn't too bad. 
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Once I have reached the restaurant outside, I was immediate serve by the friendly and cheerful service staff and brought into the restaurant.  Is quite spacious and cooling here.  Furnishings were simple and comfortable.  Bought the Sanma Shioyaki, which is also known as the salt-grilled sanma fish set at merely $13.99, which comes with free flow salad bar.  Fish was fresh and soft in texture, with no stingy smell.  Onion soup, from the buffet bar, was thick and creamy, wasn't too bad. 
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Sanma Shioyaki $13.99
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2014-03-15 27 views
This restaurant sells Japanese cuisine. It is semi buffet style. You can order a main course and there is a buffet with various side dishes, appetizers, desserts you can eat all you can. We are given a plate with 6 small square to fill with items from the buffet table. Which is quite cute. There are vegetables, salad, Goyza, takoyaki etc. we ordered the curry chicken and oyaku don for main. The curry chicken is not too spicy and comes in a claypot with lots of vegetables. The drumstick potion is
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This restaurant sells Japanese cuisine. It is semi buffet style. You can order a main course and there is a buffet with various side dishes, appetizers, desserts you can eat all you can. We are given a plate with 6 small square to fill with items from the buffet table. Which is quite cute. There are vegetables, salad, Goyza, takoyaki etc. we ordered the curry chicken and oyaku don for main. The curry chicken is not too spicy and comes in a claypot with lots of vegetables. The drumstick potion is big too. The oyaku don, comes in a hot plate. Contains chicken and and egg. Both main cones with rice. We spent $30 ++ overall quite satisfying meal however there can be room for improvement as some appetizers at the buffet are cold items which we are not very used to. Have more warm or hot item would be good. It can be quite crowded during lunch hour. 
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2014-02-14
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I have not seen a lot of Japanese restaurants offering all-you-can-eat appetiser bar, so this was a pretty new concept to me. Most appetisers were Japanese-style. There are quite a handful of appetisers to choose from, but taste wise it's just average. For my main, I thought it could use a little more ingredients in the dish. The matcha dessert is to die for, though! Love the matcha soup and rice dumplings. A great way to end off the meal.
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I have not seen a lot of Japanese restaurants offering all-you-can-eat appetiser bar, so this was a pretty new concept to me. Most appetisers were Japanese-style. There are quite a handful of appetisers to choose from, but taste wise it's just average. For my main, I thought it could use a little more ingredients in the dish. The matcha dessert is to die for, though! Love the matcha soup and rice dumplings. A great way to end off the meal.
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Popular semi-buffet restaurant, Hifumi served the food suitable for all age range. The suggestion to have our dinner here was actually recommended by my friend. Long queue cannot be avoid, we joined the lining up and the waiting time was about 20 minutes. Upon entering, I could see the space was huge and comfortable décor. Ordering my main course, Teriyaki Chicken Rice set was appealing. Tender chicken with sweet tangy sauce, it matched perfectly with the plain rice. Portion was all right, it wa
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Popular semi-buffet restaurant, Hifumi served the food suitable for all age range. The suggestion to have our dinner here was actually recommended by my friend. Long queue cannot be avoid, we joined the lining up and the waiting time was about 20 minutes. Upon entering, I could see the space was huge and comfortable décor.
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Ordering my main course, Teriyaki Chicken Rice set was appealing. Tender chicken with sweet tangy sauce, it matched perfectly with the plain rice. Portion was all right, it was filling and sufficient for one serving. Appetizer was scrumptiously made up by potato salad, tofu gratin, jelly fish, pumpkin, cheese fondue, rice cracker and assorted veggies. Side dishes were in special recipe, freshness of fish was impressive. For conclusion, Hifumi was indeed value for money which the price stated down in Menu was wallet-friendly. We enjoyed our visit, worth a try.
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2014-01-30
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$20 (Dinner)
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Hifumi was one of my favorite restaurant as it offer semi buffet style which you order one main course set and compliments with free flow appetizer on the bar, you may add on SGD1.99 for free-flow drink also. I love their chawanmushi and pumpkin salad. Their pumpkin walnut salad was a legend! Their main course are mediocre. However, recent visit disappointed me. The free flow drink prices increased to SGD2.99. The variety and quality of appetizer is not good anymore.  Remarks: Avoid the branch a
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Hifumi was one of my favorite restaurant as it offer semi buffet style which you order one main course set and compliments with free flow appetizer on the bar, you may add on SGD1.99 for free-flow drink also. I love their chawanmushi and pumpkin salad. Their pumpkin walnut salad was a legend! Their main course are mediocre. 

However, recent visit disappointed me. The free flow drink prices increased to SGD2.99. The variety and quality of appetizer is not good anymore. 

 Remarks: Avoid the branch at plaza sing which restricted dining time to 90 minutes and also bad service.
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2014-01-06
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  • Pumpkin walnuts salad
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  • Takoyaki
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2014-01-22 16 views
We were attracted by their semi buffet concept,where if you order a main course,side dishes would be free flow. There was a station for the side dishes where you can help yourself to any serving you like.I ordered a pork katsu rice set and was quite disappointed as the pork katsu was very hard and it was almost tasteless.The only plus point was the free flow side dishes which tasted better.I like the brocolli salad which was refreshing.
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We were attracted by their semi buffet concept,where if you order a main course,side dishes would be free flow. There was a station for the side dishes where you can help yourself to any serving you like.I ordered a pork katsu rice set and was quite disappointed as the pork katsu was very hard and it was almost tasteless.The only plus point was the free flow side dishes which tasted better.I like the brocolli salad which was refreshing.
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2013-10-15
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2013-12-19 7 views
Saw this new restaurant with quite a queue at the new wing of marina square and decided to give it a try. Service was abit slow as the manager have to help customer to settle bill and usher customer in at the same time. However, food is served pretty fast, before i even finish my appetiser.I ordered the paper wrapped chicken. The only plus point is that the food is reli hot, i open the wrap only after about 15-20 mins after it was served (eating appetiser in the meantime), and it was still pipin
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Saw this new restaurant with quite a queue at the new wing of marina square and decided to give it a try. Service was abit slow as the manager have to help customer to settle bill and usher customer in at the same time. However, food is served pretty fast, before i even finish my appetiser.

I ordered the paper wrapped chicken. The only plus point is that the food is reli hot, i open the wrap only after about 15-20 mins after it was served (eating appetiser in the meantime), and it was still piping hot. However, taste wise is kind of average. The chicken taste too bland with abit of "frozen meat" taste, while the sause is slightly spicy and not to my liking.

My gf ordered the pork katsuni, which looks rather good for its price. However, the tonkatsu that came was abit undercooked, can see that the meat in the middle section is still reddish. I checked with the waiter and they did change and reserve us another one that was cooked properly. The tonkatsu taste quite well, the meat isnt too tough and the egg is cooked just right (not too raw nor too overcooked).

Appetiser wise, taste pretty good, with a number of choices which taste decent enough.

Generally, the restaurant is very affordable considering its free flow appetiser. However, food and service wise have much room for improvements.
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2013-11-03
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It's been ages since I last wrote reviews but did not change the fact of going island wide to eat n eat.1 of my fren arranged to for a dinner session in Marina Square on a weekend and as I was not verty familiar with the area, decided to opt for restaurant names which i'm familiar with. I've come across Hifumi, the one at Plaza Singapura but never had a chance to try their food till now. And it seems not bad, thus decided to give it a try. To be frank, what attract me most is the salad bar + the
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It's been ages since I last wrote reviews but did not change the fact of going island wide to eat n eat.

1 of my fren arranged to for a dinner session in Marina Square on a weekend and as I was not verty familiar with the area, decided to opt for restaurant names which i'm familiar with.

I've come across Hifumi, the one at Plaza Singapura but never had a chance to try their food till now. And it seems not bad, thus decided to give it a try. To be frank, what attract me most is the salad bar + the reasonable prices.
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Menu looks neat and has lots of variety.
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Quite a spread!
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Free flow...
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Pork Cutlet with Omelet~ Gravy is not too salty, egg omelet is fluffy and not over cooked!

Huge serving especially the ingredients...small serving of rice is great so diners can target more on the salad bar.
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My choice of sides from the salad bar!
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Salmon is not that fresh and has a smell. Think the restaurant gotto improve on the fresh of seafood ingredients.
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The super yummy n delicious crispy chicken bites with rice! My fav dish of the night.
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Round 2 of sides from salad bar...

Overall dining experience is great...with friendly service staff, bright lights ambience. Will try the other outlet soon!
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2013-10-12
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$30 (Dinner)
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  • Sweet potato salad
  • Crispy sweet potato strips
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2013-10-30 17 views
My friends and me went there for lunch. This restaurant provides a wide range of side dishes - Buffet Style! Each of us order one main dish and we can enjoy the eat-all-you-can side dishes. We paid an extra $1.99 for the free flow drinks. A nice place to shared a nice, simple and warm meal with my friends. We spent hours talking over the side dishes and drinks. NICE! Steamed Chicken $12.99Nice seasoned and nicely cooked. Soft chicken with salty gravy with a bite of white rice! GREATKatsu Curry
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My friends and me went there for lunch. This restaurant provides a wide range of side dishes - Buffet Style!
Each of us order one main dish and we can enjoy the eat-all-you-can side dishes. We paid an extra $1.99 for the free flow drinks. A nice place to shared a nice, simple and warm meal with my friends. We spent hours talking over the side dishes and drinks. NICE!
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Steamed Chicken $12.99
Nice seasoned and nicely cooked. Soft chicken with salty gravy with a bite of white rice! GREAT
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Katsu Curry $13.99
I feel that the curry can be seasoned better. The pork was slightly dried.
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Pork Katsuni $13.99
Pretty in Appearance. The egg was not over cooked or toughen up. However, the pork was overcooked.
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They got a wide range of side dishes. I highly recommend their fried sweet potato with a sugar glaze. Crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy inside.
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Chicken Oyakoni $12.99
This was good. White Hot Steamy Rice with a scope of Oyakoni. Life's Good
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Beef Claypot $13.99
Beef Stew based tomato sauce. The sweet and sour from the stew with the fragrance from the beef made you kept eating bite after bite.
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Omelette Claypot $14.99
For those who like omelette, you will definitely like this dish.

For less than $20, a 'Sizzle' experience. The potion for the main was slightly littler but there is an all-you-can-eat side dish. So it is OK!!!
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Hifumi is not your typical restaurant, it serves a range of different dishes and every order grants you access to an appetizer bar buffet! You can add on free flow of drinks including coffee, tea and soft drinks for a few more dollars. The concept of a free flow appetizer bar is appealing for people who are looking to fill up their stomachs but unwilling to fork out more money.A wide range appetizers and snacks are available while you wait for your main dish. THe appeitzers apparently change fro
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Hifumi is not your typical restaurant, it serves a range of different dishes and every order grants you access to an appetizer bar buffet! You can add on free flow of drinks including coffee, tea and soft drinks for a few more dollars. The concept of a free flow appetizer bar is appealing for people who are looking to fill up their stomachs but unwilling to fork out more money.
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A wide range appetizers and snacks are available while you wait for your main dish. THe appeitzers apparently change from time to time so to try everything you'll have to visit Hifumi during different times (Well played Hifumi). What drew me was this big bowl of melted cheese you could mix with various vegetables and snacks. They had chawanmushi as well that was hot and generous with fillings such as mushrooms and crabmeat. The appetizers do run out fast, so keep a look out for refills when they come and make a rush for it!

I ordered the Paper Baked Chicken which was considered a healthy choice in the menu. The chicken came piping hot and the meat was tender and well marinated. Not exceptional but a decent meal complimented by all the appetizer dishes. Rice was unnecessary as I was pretty full from the appetizers already!

One thing to note is that the Appetizer Bar area is pretty cramp and crowded at times (and no one seems to know how to queue) but thats just a minor issue! Good food, good variety, happy meal!
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My friend suggested to dine at Hifumi because they are really affordable. By ordering a main dish and topping up an additional $1.99, you get to enjoy free flow of drinks and side dishes!there are alot of side dishes for you to choose. Its like a buffet style ( didnt manage to take photo of all the food, and drinks). I had coleslaw, cold soba, chawanmushi , potato salad and chicken gyoza! it is very value of money as it is free flow and you only pay SGD$1.99++ more. The side dishes were nice. pe
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My friend suggested to dine at Hifumi because they are really affordable. By ordering a main dish and topping up an additional $1.99, you get to enjoy free flow of drinks and side dishes!
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there are alot of side dishes for you to choose. Its like a buffet style ( didnt manage to take photo of all the food, and drinks). I had coleslaw, cold soba, chawanmushi , potato salad and chicken gyoza! it is very value of money as it is free flow and you only pay SGD$1.99++ more. The side dishes were nice. perfect appetizer before starting the main.
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I had pork cutlet with egg as my main (SGD $13.90++). To my disappointment, it wasn't very tasty. the pork is too hard and not very well marinated. Gotta eat it together with the egg to taste slightly better.

In total i paid $19 for this meal. quite value for money due to the free flow of sides.
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