Chiso Zanmai

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Chiso Zanmai Reviews

sarahsan sarahsan
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Great Japanese buffet Jul 29, 2012
I had walked by Chiso Zanmai several times, but something caught my attention today. On a table outside the entrance they had several dishes from the menu made in plastic, which is very typical for Japanese restaurants. The restaurant itself was upstairs, so I went in to look what was on the buffet. I only needed to take a quick glance before I new what to eat.

Chiso Zanmai is located in the Central shopping complex. The restaurant faces the Singapore River, so if you get a table by the window you get a nice view. The place is one big room with a high ceiling. The glass façade makes it very light and airy. The furiture is typical café style. The ambience was good, but it can get a bit noisy. Chiso Zanmai is very popular and therefore often very busy. This is not a place for a romantic dinner for two!

You pay at the counter and then you are shown to a table. You can either just pay for the food or ad $1,90, which includes free flow of hot and cold drinks. Alcohol is extra. Now you can make yourself ready to dig in. I have never seen so many different Japanese dishes in one place. Both hot and cold items as well as sushi and desserts. Oh my goodness, what a feast!

The buffet was very clean and the presentation of the food excellent. The variety was superb and the taste great. The portion sizes were perfect, just the right sizes so you could taste a lot of different food. The staff was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable.

I can not list all the names of the different dishes, but you can see some examples on the photos in this review. Prices were very good for Singapore. Lunch (Noon – 3 pm) was SGD 14,90 and dinner ( 6 pm – 11 pm) 24,90. Don´t forget, for that price, you can eat all you want!

I can recommend Chiso Zanmai and I will definitely eat there again. The AC is quite cool so you might want to bring a jacket.
Samples of the food by the entrance
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Ils1976 says:
Congrats on your feature Sarah! :)
Posted on: Jul 31, 2012
Vanessa_Mun_Yee says:
sarah, congrats!
Posted on: Jul 30, 2012
monky says:
Congrats Sarah very nice review!:)
Posted on: Jul 30, 2012
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