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Kiseki

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#08-01/02/03 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road Singapore 238896
 
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Presents over 29 categories with more than 200 buffet items, Kiseki is the newest buffet destination in town for everyone to celebrate the joy of eating without feeling the pinch on your wallet. At just ONE PRICE; Sushi, Sashimi, Teppanyaki, Robatayaki (Japanese grill), Yakitori (skewers), Nabemono (hot pot items e.g. Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki), Agemono (deep-fried), Mushimono (steamed items), Yanagawa (hot plate items), Japanese Western, and much much more are UNLIMITED!

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(Updated: October 22, 2012)

value-for-money buffet!

I went to Kiseki twice for their lunch buffets, once in the weekend and once on a weekday. For the price difference between a weekday and weekend buffet, I didn't see much difference in the variety of food. The salmon sashimi was fresh and was always being replenished. For someone who doesn't like fatty food, I have to say that their skewered pork was so fragrant and crispy that I had 3 servings of it! Crabs were disappointingly tasteless the first time round so I didn't bother trying it the second time i went. The curry tempura is a must try!! It's totally awesome!!

The ambience was really good, dimly lit but with ample seating space. The highlight of the desserts had to be the tofu cheesecake. I took so many of them that I lost count of how many I've had. There's chocolate fountain with fruits and marshmallows for dipping, waffles and ice cream. The ice cream was quite watery though. But for the weekday lunch buffet at 19.80++, it's totally worth it!!

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23
Best Part:
curry tempura
Branch Location:
The Heeren
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Thick slices of sashimi that will satisfy your raw fish craving.


Kiseki holds a special place in my heart because it’s where I celebrated after completing my ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels. Why? Because Kiseki’s lunchtime buffet is amazingly affordable for its spread!

Its sashimi comes in cold thickly-sliced pieces that are continually replenished. Dipped in soy sauce and wasabi, it makes for an extremely satisfying sensory experience that will make you swooooon. Their Japanese black curry is also worth trying. A thick sort of curry, it manages to be tasty without being too spicy. Paired with plain Japanese rice, it’s a simple and foolproof option.

When you feel like you can eat as much as a sumo wrestler, Kiseki is an option that can satisfy your voracious appetite!

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Japanese buffet

Kiseki is a Japanese buffet located at orchard. It serves a wide spread of Japanese food which includes sashimi as well as cooked Japanese food. I didn’t have a very enjoyable dining experience the last time I was there - the sashimi didn’t taste fresh and the cooked food there didn’t taste like authentic Japanese food. The Teppanyaki was overcooked while the crab was rather tasteless.

I recommend customers to make a reservation (at least 3 days in advance) to avoid the long queue. When I arrived at 12+pm, the queue was already 15 people long and my boyfriend and I queued for approximately 25 minutes. The buffet isn’t very cheap either $20+ for weekday lunch and more for dinner / weekends. Overall, while Kiseki does offer a wide spread of food, the quality of food isnt very good and it isn’t worth the price you pay.

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Reasonably priced for its wide selection!

Kiseiki offers a huge variety of food for a reasonable price tag. This is probably the reason why it is ALWAYS packed so please make a reservation before going!

I love how it's so accessible as it's located high up in Orchard Central and diners get to enjoy a spectacular view of the city while indulging in food :) That is if you get the window seats though! Once I made a reservation but got a seat in a dark corner instead, so be sure to specify.

Please try their Sashimi (and act fast because everyone just snatches them!), Carbonara with poached egg, Teppanyaki and their Japanese black curry!!

Being a desserts lover, their selection did not impress me! Their cakes were average and as their waffles were made in a large batch, they were cold and soft :( And they don't refill their cakes :/

Overall, I enjoyed my experience in Kiseiki for it's affordable price tag and good quality food!

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
Best Part:
Sashimi
Branch Location:
OC
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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(Updated: December 06, 2013)

Good first impression

I've only been here once, for a friend's birthday. When you are with a bunch of big eaters who have gotten bored of Ikoi, Kiseki Japanese Buffet was the solution. I went on a Saturday, and despite being there at 6pm there was already a pretty long line to get into the restaurant. The place has a 50% reservation policy and we didn't manage to get onto the reservation list. We got there pretty early, but we still had to wait for over an hour before we finally got in.

Despite the long wait, I was impressed by the selection of the buffet. Dinner is a little expensive, you will probably spend just a little bit over $40 after GST. The larger dinner spread made up for it though, from starters like cold mussels, flower crabs, salmon sashimi to mains like teppanyaki, tempura and assorted soup-in-a-minipot thing. Desserts were a sight to behold, with freshly made waffles and ice cream, chocolate fondue and even Mochi! If you are really hungry and want a buffet that is value for money, Kiseki will be a pleasant place for friends and family gatherings.

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Average Spent Per Person:
40
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Overlooking a Lovely Sky View

One of the best things about the outlet in Orchard Central is the availability of seats that overlook the nice Singapore skyline. Situated in the heart of the city, it gives a good view of the urban jungle that adds the incentive to go to this buffet.

The food is average - the spread large enough for Japanese Lovers. However, for the more adventurous, the areas for food are slightly limited compared to other buffet places.

There is also a lovely buffet corner which allows one to take cakes and deserts; there is also a chocolate fondue at the side paired with fruits.

The ambience is not bad for a nice chat with friends but be sure to book in advance as the place tends to be crowded during peak periods.

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Average Spent Per Person:
40
Branch Location:
Orchard Central
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(Updated: December 13, 2012)

Most value-for-money Jap buffet

I absolutely love this place! At only $27.90 ++ for a weekend lunch buffet, you're definitely in for a treat! (Their weekday lunch is only $18 plus, dinner is a little pricier, but you get better food too i presume.)

Let's start with the ambience. Located at the 8th floor of orchard central, the restaurant has full length windows that faces the city. Lucky for us, we scored the window seat even without reservations. (: The whole place looks really clean and spacious, and they have well organized buffet bars.

Service wise, since it is a buffet, we took most of the food ourselves, however there are several chefs that cooks on the spot and the food will then be delivered to our table by the waiters. The waiters were all wearing some plastic mask to keep their saliva from contaminating the food, it was very well thought out and super considerate!

Their carbonara is too die for, especially with a poached egg. You HAVE to order this, I can guarantee its amazingness. I loved their prawns too, its fresh, big and succulent, everything I want in a prawn. Oh and don't forget to go to the other side of the restaurant for the amazing dessert bar!

All in all, Kiseki was a fabulous experience and you can bet that I'll be there again this holiday!

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Average Spent Per Person:
32
Best Part:
everything!
Branch Location:
Orchard
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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(Updated: November 27, 2012)

Reasonable Price, Awesome Food

KISEKI is definitely my favourite buffet restaurant. From first entering the shop, you can already feel a sense of freshness and the space is just humongous so it feels like you are walking down a street of Japanese food stalls.

The price is really reasonable, especially for lunch on weekdays and student pricing as well. For only around $25 you can eat as much as you want and the quality of the food is superb. I especially love their prawn and crab selection although these may change from time to time. Sometimes they have snow crabs with huge pincers while other times they only have flower crab. They also have the largest mussels I have ever seen and these are always fresh and really tickle your taste buds.

Their dessert counter is another section to look forward to. They have a chocolate dip which you can use freely and lovely cheesecakes and sponge cakes. Especially delicious is their Belgium waffles which you can have with ice cream. The only thing about the desserts is you better take the good ones first because they run out quickly and they do not always refill with the same dessert.

Overall I always enjoy my dining experience at Kiseki and definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good buffet.

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
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Affordable with quality food!

This is one of the most affordable buffets that I have ever been to! With its availability of sashimi, the price of $19.80++ for a weekday lunch was really shocking to me when my friends suggested we try it out! Always on the lookout of cheap thrills, we made a reservation quickly. Upon arrival, the interior was quite normal, nothing extraordinary as compared to other Japanese restaurants.

However, the variety of food there really made it worth so much more than the $19.80++ ! There was sashimi, teppanyaki and many others together with a large selection of desserts! My favourite food there was this soup thing (iit came in a pot) that you could order! It felt like a mini japanese steamboat! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there and were surprised that there was even mango pudding which my friend gorged on (her favorite dessert).

It really does live up to its name of the MEGA japanese buffet with MINI prices!

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Worth every penny!

This is by far my most favourite buffet restaurant! It costs less than $40 per pax for weekend lunch and serves a wide variety of foods.

They have got fresh sashimi, fried tempuras, hotpot soup, rosti, stir-fried chicken or beef etc. In fact, I got really excited upon seeing that they have got rosti served there, as there are not many buffet restaurants which serve this dish. Every table will come with 4 paper clips and you can actually clip it onto those special food stations to place your order, such as the rosti, stir-fried chicken and pasta.

The environment is also great for gatherings with friends, seats are spacious and comfortable. And not forgetting about the free flow drinks! They serve free flow ice tea, lime juice, and a few hot beverages etc. How awesome?

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Average Spent Per Person:
35
Best Part:
Food
Recommend to Friend:
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Great food and definitely an ideal place to catch up with friends

First of all, make sure you do make an appointment in advance! Otherwise, it's going to be very very difficult to get seats when you walk-in. First of all, there is a wide variety of Japanese food to choose from. I had such a hard time trying to decide where to begin! Overall, the food tasted alright - above average I would say. One of the slightly better Japanese buffets I've tried so far! I like the fact that this buffet is very complete - not only do they have a wide variety of Japanese food, they also have a rather good dessert counter.

I went with my family for a weekday dinner at Kiseki and I have got to say I think it is worth it and we had a pretty good meal.

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