Ng Khim Kwee's Birthday
Despite its name, this buffet restaurant serves not only Japanese cuisine but Western and Asian dishes too.
•Grilled items (meats)
This is definitely one of the worst branches of Sakura that I have tried with my friends! I have been to the ones in Kallang Way & Tampines and they are quite good. Hence, due to the Bukit Panjang Plaza branch had been closed down, I immediately took a cab to Shaw Plaza for celebrating my ex-colleague's birthday since this is the nearest from my friend's workplace.
We were greated immediately by a waitress and were told that we had to pay in advance.
Setting is not bad, quite peaceful, not too crowded and you do not have to fight for your food. The food is hard, almost everything is hard.
Cold Cuts - Tend to be soggy as it has been left out for awhile. Desserts - they have little cakes, red bean soup, ice creams...Dim Sum was fishy and stale. Hainanese Chicken - Parts of it look like the chicken has been dreadfully hanging there for too long and hence a little too dry. Laksa - Very ordinary. Sushi was hard. Vegetable was not cooked properly and tasted raw.
The only thing I enjoyed was the grilled salmon.
It's too expensive and they have very limited food, but it's great for a party because they have very little people there. Service was horrible because staffs are slow to clear off used plates...
Very low quality food as we tasted them and regreted our choice of restaurant, so we decided not going to return to such lousy place...
But to my disgust, the food quality at Sakura is simply bad. It is really one of the worst that I have tried. I expect much more than this since the teppanyaki is one of the main highlights of their buffet. I have to say that I'm really disappointed about the quality of food. Moreover, the price per pax is very high......definitely not worth the money.
I recommend that you visit your local hawker center instead of spending $30 for dinner at this place. Food and value for money at your usual hawker center will definitely be much much better.
Conclusion: Birthday celebration turned in a Disaster.
Note: They do have lots of variety but unfortunately a lot of the food didn't taste fresh. If you are a raw food person, this is not the place for you too.
Date of Visit: May 10, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately $30(Dinner)Other Ratings: