Affordably priced from $22.99 for dinner and conveniently located in malls like Suntec City, Causeway Point and Orchard Central, this chain restaurant specializing in Japanese shabu is the one to head to when your soup craving strikes. Unless you intend to chow down on unlimited servings of sushi, skip the Orchard Central outlet (dinner from $24.99) and save the extra bucks to add on $1.99 for free flow soft drinks and ice cream. Choose two out of six soup bases β€” play it safe with sukiyaki, tonkotsu shoyu or yuzu collagen stock, or try the monthly specials like assam curry or herbal chicken and barley. Every broth is flavourful and not watered down, and the refills are the same as the soup stock you get in the beginning. The catch? You only have 90 minutes to eat, so act fast. We recommend ordering more of the thinly shaved beef β€” it cooks fast and tastes similar to the one from Yoshinoya (you know which ones we're talking about). Then, head straight for the mussels, clams and DIY meat balls on bamboo sticks β€” much like the ones from Tsukada Nojo, except you get to make your own here! There is a large variety of dipping sauces at Shabu Sai, with plenty of condiments to complement.
Avg Price: $30 per person
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