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Shabu Sai Review – Affordable Japanese Shabu-Shabu Buffet
The reasonable price and good quality food are the main attraction to visit Shabu Sai – a Japanese Shabu-Shubu and Sukiyaki Buffet. The buffet is self-service and free flow with the exception of controlled items like meat and the preparation of the broth and subsequent topping up.
When dining at Shabu Sai’s Simei branch, we found a limited selection of the buffet items. It is clear that Shabu Sai does not focus on varieties. Besides the standard veggies, mushroom, tofu, fruits, noodles and rice, we could hardly find any fish and meat items on the counter. Obviously, patrons are more interested in the meat items which are of quite good quality at Shabu Sai.
The soup bases are mainly Japanese-themed like tonkotsu, sukiyaki, and yuzu collagen with a few other Southeast Asian flavours like tom yam available for choice. Pork, beef and Chicken are served in trays on request. A wagyu beef option is also available but comes at a premium.
The meats are thinly sliced so it cooks fairly quick. You can make up your own sauces at the counter and can dip your cooked items into those for added flavour of your preferences.
The bamboo pork is one of the signatures and a delectable dish that one should not missed.
You have a choice of two base broths and we opted for the popular tonkotsu and yuzu collagen. Among the two broths, the tonkotsu broth was not too pleasant with its obnoxious porky smell. The yuzu collagen broth may fare better in term of taste but will not blow your mind away.
Although the soup base may not be too inspiring to our palates, Shabu Sai is still commendable for their freshness of food and pocket friendly prices. It is definitely a place for shabu shabu lovers.
Adult Lunch Buffet Prices (Daily: 11:30am – 5pm, last order at 4:30pm).
Weekdays (Mon-Fri): $12.99++
Weekends, PH (eve and actual): $19.99++
Adult Dinner Buffet Prices (Daily: 5pm – 10pm, last order at 9:45pm).
Weekdays (Mon-Fri): $23.99++ (includes a free asari clam platter)
Weekends, PH (eve and actual): $24.99++
Child Prices (All day, every day: 11:30-10pm)
Below 9 years: $9.99++
Below 3 years: FREE!
Note: Prices are applicable to their Eastpoint location only. Prices vary at other outlets. Please check their Facebook for the list!
A: 3 Simei Street 6 , Eastpoint Mall #03-06, Singapore 528833