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Full Saboten review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/05/saboten.htmlA popular tonkatsu (fried breaded pork cutlet) franchise founded in Shinjuku, within the Kanto region of Tokyo, Japan, in 1966, Saboten has since grown internationally, and is today the biggest tonkatsu franchise in Japan, with over 500 outlets. Saboten first opened its doors in Singapore in 2012, and on 23 April 2015, celebrated the opening of their 3rd outlet in Millenia Walk. We decided to celebrate a friend's
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Full Saboten review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/05/saboten.html

A popular tonkatsu (fried breaded pork cutlet) franchise founded in Shinjuku, within the Kanto region of Tokyo, Japan, in 1966, Saboten has since grown internationally, and is today the biggest tonkatsu franchise in Japan, with over 500 outlets. Saboten first opened its doors in Singapore in 2012, and on 23 April 2015, celebrated the opening of their 3rd outlet in Millenia Walk. We decided to celebrate a friend's birthday at Saboten this year.

Ambience at Saboten is casual, with a zen minimalist feel to the decor. Pale off white, against light browns seem to be the colour theme here, and the tables are solid and spacious, large enough to accomodate all the various plates you're served with. I find the booth seats at Saboten to be functional but not too comfortable, but the bright lighting allows for clear views of the table.

Service at Saboten is outstanding. Staff are welcoming and very polite, efficient at taking orders, and able to make recommendations. They also accomodated our special requests, such as storing the birthday cake, and clearing our table efficiently. We were very pleased that staff came around to check on how our meal was going, and even offered complimentary tea! Also, the birthday was a true surprise, the staff actually joined in the singing of the birthday song, and presented the cake well!

Food at Saboten is focused on their excellent tonkatsu, with most dishes revolving around its presentation. The menu is otherwise limited in options, typically featuring their tonkatsu with other fried items, and mostly served as a set meal, not individual plates. Generally, I find their tonkatsu to be excellent, tasty and non-greasy, the batter is light and crisp. Their side dishes in the set menu are of similarly high quality as well, and great care is taken in the preparation of food. Portions are large, and I feel that Saboten is good value for money, budget about SGD $33 per person for a set meal here.
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Date of Visit
2015-05-01
Waiting Time
1 Minutes (Dine In)
Spending Per Head
$33 (Dinner)
Recommended Dishes
Fried Oyster & Pork Tenderloin
$ 28
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