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Shabu Sai offers its customers an authentic all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu & sukiyaki. Enjoy tasty & authentic shabu-shabu & sukiyaki in a fusion of traditional & contemporary setting at an affordable price! continue reading
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11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sun
11:30 - 22:00
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Signature Dishes
Beef in Bamboo Sukiyaki
Review (8)
Opened in December 2012 and operated by Creative Restaurants Holdings, which also manages several other Japanese restaurant brands across Singapore, Shabu Sai is their shabu-shabu and sukiyaki buffet hot pot concept. Designed to appeal to the masses, dining at Shabu Sai is passable, but nothing to shout about. There is good variety, but not as much as elsewhere, and even the general taste of food here is less tasty than elsewhere.Ambience at Shabu Sai is open, spacious, and brightly lit, with ample seating areas, and modern, functional furniture. Suitable even for large groups, the hot pot cooking smell does tend to stick to your clothing, even though the ventilation is adequate enough that it doesn't feel stuffy or uncomfortable. The place is also noisy and feels slightly messy, especially with the crowds during peak periods.Service at Shabu Sai is passable. Staff engagement is minimal, beyond seating diners, you won't be interacting much with them. The entire buffet is self-service, although I note that staff regularly come around to clear away empty / dirty tables frequently, which is good. They're also prompt in serving meat orders to your table, and will quickly assist with changing gas canisters if needed. However, it's difficult to attract their attention.Food at Shabu Sai is Japanese shabu-shabu or sukiyaki hot pot buffet style, where you choose 2 soup bases. Pick your vegetables and sides from a selection of around 30 items, then place your meat orders with staff. Everything is free-flow here. You can even change soup bases throughout your meal with some creativity! Prices are designed to attract the masses, budget about SGD $32 per person for a meal here. I find taste to be passable at best.As a Japanese concept buffet dining, the soup bases naturally are Japanese inspired, with several other Southeast Asian flavours of soup bases as well. The variety of soup bases is the main highlight of dining here, as everything else is just passable. My personal favourites would be the Soup Base Sukiyaki and Soup Base Yuzu Collagen, in that order.Full Shabu Sai review: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2016/03/shabu-sai.html continue reading
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It was a chilly evening because it rained the entire day, so when I met up with *Helen for dinner in town, we decided to go for Shabu Sai, for some Japanese hotpot that serves shabu-shabu and sukiyaki.There were cooked food, mainly assortments of sushi and rolls. At SGD$24.99 per adult on a weekday night and SGD$29.99 on a weekend night, this shabu-shabu hotpot buffet concept was very worth it. The only catch was that upon entry, they informed that there was a time limit of one-and-a-half hours, meaning, you were supposed to wolf down your hotpot buffet dinner within an hour and a half.We grabbed an assortment of mushrooms, vegetables, eggs, seafood and sushi back for cooking and consumption. The set itself consisted of three different types of meat - pork, chicken and beef. For each table, we could choose 2 soup base, and we chose Spicy for one, and Tonkotsu (pork bone) for the other.  The soup was good and the vegetables were fresh. The meat was tender; I was already full but just had to eat more of the really succulent strips of beef.Finally, time for some palate-cooling dessert. The soft-served ice-cream came in vanilla flavour only, and there was hot fudge sauce, rainbow chips, raisins etc to add on. It was not bad - not too sweet, but lovely enough to make for a nice, simple dessert.For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/06/dinner-at-shabu-sai-orchard-central.html continue reading
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I was always interested to check buffet steamboat, it was the best meal to gather friends and took lengthy time to catch up each other. Shabu Sai was located at bustling Orchard Central, served huge hot pot buffet spread at affordable price. “Sai” on the signboard actually refers to veggies, the restaurant was a perfect place to enjoy a hearty balanced feast. A number of soup bases, it also offered flavourful and freshest ingredients to simmer in. Decided on Signature Sukiya soup and Seaweed soup, we opted for free-flow drinks and paid additional $1.99. Impression on food presentation was positive, they were all quite artfully displayed with wooden Japanese labels. Talking about the soup, safest choice of Sukiya was decently savoury. Luxurious smooth combined with homely taste, pot was delectable. Seaweed version was not bad too, richer with successive stuffs putting inside. It might be the cheapest Japanese style buffet in town, only $24.99++. We leaved with a very satisfied mood, tummy was full to the max. continue reading
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Level2 2014-01-28
The bunny was itching to fill my tummy with a good buffet but the queue at Kiseki was soooooooo long when the hubby and I dropped by (as it was a spontaneous decision, we didn't manage to make any reservation) after shopping in the vicinity of Orchard Central on a Saturday evening. The snaking queue was (almost) enough to rival McDonald's queue when there's a Hello Kitty offer. Hence, we decided to made a slight detour and visited Shabu Sai for our dinner, which was just next door to Kiseki.I have to say that the soups are really good - they're rich and flavorful.The meats were sliced very thinly to aid in the ease of cooking. They're fresh and have a good fat to muscle ratio so it's not too tough to chew yet still won't leave you with a mouthful of fat.Overall, the bunny felt that the Shabu Sai buffet is pretty much worth it's price. The soups were tasty and the meats were fresh.For full review and pics, visit http://www.bunnysays.com/2014/01/shabu-sai-orchard-central.html continue reading
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Jumping on the bandwagon of steamboat and Japanese buffet restaurants is Shabu Sai – a Japanese steamboat buffet restaurant (pardon the repetition of words). With a total of 7 soup bases, the diversity is great as long as it doesn’t leave you and your friends bickering over which to choose. Thank goodness, you’re entitled to 2 soup choices per pot!Trays of Sliced Beef, Pork and Chicken with unlimited servings! These trays of meat are delivered to the table only upon requests to maintain high hygiene standards and freshness. As you can see, the meats were so thinly-sliced that they were translucent – perfect for shabu-shabu. I especially enjoyed the pork and beef which were very tender and not even tough when left forgotten in the pot. Meat lovers will definitely enjoy them!For full review and more photos, please visit http://foodiepink.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/shabu-sai-orchard-central/Enjoy continue reading
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