kiseki japanese buffet restaurant review

Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant can be found on the 8th Floor of Orchard Central mall and provides an outstanding deal for weekday lunch. Offering over 200 buffet items across 29 categories, this Japanese-themed eatery provides something deliciously authentic for everyone’s palate!

Attractive pricing with an excellent selection of Japanese food. Call ahead for reservations; the sashimi here is fresh, plus there is also a hotpot section!


Kiseki Buffet Restaurant stands out as one of the few buffet restaurants still doing brisk business on weekdays, boasting reasonable pricing and offering an abundance of Japanese fare. I recommend calling ahead two to three days in advance to reserve your table as they tend to become packed quickly (even on weekdays!).

There’s a wide variety of delicious food to choose from here, such as sushi, sashimi, yakitori, robatayaki, teppanyaki, chawanmushi and cold buckwheat noodles. In addition, they feature a western grill where you can indulge in sizzling tender meats such as their mouthwatering Garlic Ribeye steak or steaming Pork collar with ginger sauce on their western grill – delicious! Sashimi selection including fresh salmon, Tuna belly Octopus Surf Clam are musts while their Ebi tempura should not be missed as this place makes for great lunch time options! I highly recommend this place for lunch!


Kiseki offers over 200 buffet items across 9 food categories, such as sashimi, sushi, tempura, yakitori (skewers), robatayaki, teppanyaki, Japanese hot pot and cold seafood – plus there is also a dessert station!

Sashimi is a Japanese dish consisting of thinly sliced raw meats or vegetables served with soy sauce and wasabi for flavoring. The name derives from “pierced body,” though pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems should refrain from eating this cuisine. Sashimi should generally be safe; however pregnant women and those who may suffer from compromised immunity systems should refrain from eating this delicacy.

Some may mistake sashimi for sushi, which refers to vinegared rice mixed with raw fish or other ingredients. Sashimi always excludes rice while sushi can include raw or cooked fish and vegetables as well. Nigiri sushi bites are popular forms of sushi with slices of raw meat on top for an interesting twist.

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KISEKI is an Orchard Central’s latest Japanese buffet restaurant to open, boasting over 200 buffet items divided into ten food categories such as fresh sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki, yakitori (skewers), agedashi tofu, agedashi nabemono hot pot items chawanmushi (steamed egg) and cold seafood.

Cold seafood selection includes clams, mussels and crab claws; while their delicious grilled salmon fish heads dipped in their signature sauce made with minced radish are truly unforgettable!

Though some items did not meet my expectations – such as overly battered ebi tempura and soft shell crabs which are too meaty – overall it was an enjoyable carnival-esque dining experience worth trying, especially considering their reasonable pricing structure!


Robata (pronounced Rob-ata) refers to fireside cooking, an authentic Japanese izakaya style in which food such as meats, seafood and vegetables skewered onto sticks is cooked over binchotan charcoal fire pits.

Robata cuisine is prepared over an open flame and then presented to customers using a long serving stick by their chef. Robata differs from Yakitori by serving different kinds of meat as well as veggies on one grilling plate, rather than exclusively chicken as is the case with Yakitori.

Ingredients used in robata are always fresh and may change seasonally depending on your region, such as fresh fatty salmon appearing in April; shimba-ebi shrimp at their prime between June and August; Pacific saury and shima-ebi coming alive starting September; while the best time for venison to be enjoyed would be November. Robata originated in Sendai City before spreading to Kushiro City of Hokkaido where seafood abundance exists.


Yakitori is a beloved street food, found at many izakayas and enjoyed by both young children and older businesspeople alike. At its core lies chicken on skewers for grilling; you can customize its taste using different spices. Most commonly served thighs and breasts but wings, skin, livers and gizzards may also be included!

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These dishes are typically presented on bamboo skewers known as Teppogushi that feature a flat tab at one end for easier holding and turning over the grill. You can purchase Teppogushi at Japanese supermarkets or online (regular bamboo skewers also work just fine!). Chicken Tsukune is one of the more unusual forms of Yakitori, featuring different meats such as tongue, heart and liver!


Kiseki is a mega Japanese buffet restaurant offering an assortment of food such as sashimi and sushi, robatayaki (Japanese grilling), yakitori (skewers), cold seafood dishes, nabemono (hot pot items) as well as dessert stations offering sweet red bean paste mochi, ice cream cakes and other delicacies.

Hotpot, originally popular among Chinese cuisine lovers, has now spread to other Asian countries and regions, known by various names (for instance in Thailand it is called mu kratha) with many variations and names.

Hotpot is a delicious traditional Japanese stew in which meat, vegetables and noodles are simmered together with hot broth in an enclosed pot. A variety of dipping sauces is provided alongside this hotpot–you can even order additional side dishes like yam noodle bundles and shirataki noodles as an added treat!


Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant features over 200 buffet items across 10 food categories including sashimi, sushi, tempura, yakitori and robatayaki as well as cold buckwheat noodles in Japanese hot pot and cold buckwheat noodles. There’s even a seasonal specialty every month and an impressive array of desserts!

At the dessert counter, one standout item for me was their silky tofu cheesecake and its accompanying pomelo sorbet sorbet – something typical of most dessert tables but something which stood out was their silky tofu cheesecake topped with fresh fruits from their chocolate fountain!