Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Prepare to drooool...

Someone's turning 9 soon and I've been telling/raving to his mum about this Japanese restaurant all the way in the west that has truly value-for-money ala-carte buffet. So she's thinking of taking him there for his birthday.

I first went there for dinner in early July, and then for lunch twice in August. The quality of food here is definitely better than those you find in sushi chains, even better than Sushi Tei, I dare say. Of course, don't compare to places like Tatsuya or Inagiku lah, those cost a bomb. But for the price, I think the quality and variety can't be beat.

The place is Hoshi and the location is IMM 3rd floor. For now, prices for dinner and lunch are the same (about $25++ for adult and $15++ for child) but call up first to make sure this promotion is still on. And I'd suggest going for lunch as they are less busy. Also, do order all that you want right at the start, seriously, 2nd orders take forever to arrive. Don't be shy, order LOTS, as much as you think you can eat, that is! We did.

Prepare to drool...pictures here.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woman, how do you stay looking so good after all the food you eat huh?? Not fair leh......

Chris

monlim said...

Hahaha, I wonder who's the soon-to-be birthday boy looking at the banner on the next page!!

Very very yummy lah, showed Andre the pics, he was drooling over the sashimi!

Thanks for the rec :)

Lilian said...

Aiyoh Chris ah, am really tuapuipo now after a few months in Singapore. The price to pay for these frequent indulgences. Hope the harsh winter in Moscow will make my body burn more fat haha...wishful thinking!

Mon: Hee hee, let me know what you think of the place. But go with moderate expectations lah, else will always be disappointed. I'm not sure if I'm imagining it, but on my latest visit there, the sashimi seemed to be sliced a little thinner :(

breve1970 said...

Better than sushi teh... then I must go too since I am living in the west.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a gastronomical spread! My child loves Japanese food too but not the raw ones yet. Hoshi has been around for years? I recall going there for a date before and also once with my hubby many years back and the experience was good. Will take my child there one of these days to try.

The other Japanese places we like is Sun with Moon at Wheelock Place and Ministry of Food at Marina Square...have you been there?

qx

Lilian said...

Hoshi has been around a long time, but I think in the past they only had Teppanyaki Buffet. The place has been renovated, you won't recognise it now, more spacious and brighter.

Been to Sun & Moon but not Ministry of Food. Sun & Moon is okay for lunch but dinner prices are not worth it (I made the mistake of having dinner at their Chijmes outlet). Their presentation is better than their food I feel.

Alcovelet said...

Wah, faint. Looks goood! This one is recommended by Hsien - Rakuichi at Dempsey Hill. It's not buffet -its an upclass joint but with lower prices. The fish is a different class, seriously! It's quite a trek, but after that, can go looksee at Jones the Grocer (very exp), try the fromagerie there, or go Culina - oddly, I've had good bargains there, like industrial size cans of olive oil.

Lilian said...

I thought Hsien said you were the one who recommended Rakuichi -- too inaccessible without car lah. But I do like those higher-standard sashimi though :) Droool...

In Fareast Plaza, there's a small joint called Wasabi-Tei, the food is pretty good there, but the chef is quite the Nazi. Very fierce. Only seats 16, so queue starts forming at 1140am. 16 dine at 12 noon, and the rest wait outside till seats become available. I've seen people waiting for more than an hour!

Alcovelet said...

Nolah. She was the one that came out with that picture spread on a blog -

http://ieatishootipost.sg/2009/07/rakuichi-japanese-restaurant-i-am-now.html

If you mention this website, you get a 10% off the bill. Not sure how long this goes on for, but I certainly invoked it 2 weeks ago, keke.

Wasabi-tei, wasabi-tei ...

Lilian said...

Ouch...so pretty! But unless the set lunch is a lot cheaper, I'm not going...not gonna pay $200 pp for a meal, no way!

Alcovelet said...

Nolah! $200, I peng!

It's about $50 pp for lunch. The most expensive set is this super duper sushi plus sashimi etc at $49. With the 10% plus taxes, probably around $50. It's huge, so I end up sharing with RK (BH's been away quite a bit, so guess where Mr Atas wants to go for Sunday lunch??), who takes a smaller set.

Lilian said...

Ohhh, so they have sets even for weekends? $50 isn't too bad for the quality, I must try before I head back to Moscow.