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“Very tasty food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bugis Street Brasserie

Bugis Street Brasserie
501 S. Olive St., Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1006 (Central L.A)
213-624-1100
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Ranked #1,496 of 8,660 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian, Singaporean
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: 5th Steet
Transit: Pershing Square on the Red Line
Description: Millennium Biltmore Hotel's Singaporean-Chinese restaurant represents the first Bugis Street Brasserie in the U.S. and the fifth restaurant of its kind globally. The enticing menu features signature Singaporean and Malaysian specialties such as Singaporean Laksa, Hainanese Chicken and Rice, and Penang Char Kway Teow. 150-seat split-level restaurant also offers private dining rooms for 6-30 people.
Farmingville, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Had a really nice lunch here. The food had a great unique flavor, maybe because it was Singaporean. The won ton soup was very flavorful, as was the duck 'tacos' and sweet n sour chicken. Nice atmosphere too. Would recommend this place.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Westlake Village, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Outrageously pricey for the disappointing food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Don't let the Bugis Street name fool you. This restaurant doesn't serve anything authentically Singaporean at all. There was only 4 items on the menu that are remotely Singaporean. We ordered the chicken satay which is made with chicken breast meat. It was dry and tasteless. Basically it is chicken yakitori with curry powder for color. The peanut sauce is NOTHING like any peanut sauce I know.
I ordered the penang char kuey teow. It looked and tasted quite authentic. After leaving the restaurant I started to feel the effects of MSG. Only a chef with no talent need to use that much MSG. It left me thirsty and cotton mouthed the rest of the afternoon.
The worst part is that the hostess came by to ask how we liked the food and told her what I thought was wrong with the chicken satay. Later I saw her talking to a male manager. He looked our and sort of waved his hand like he was dismissing what I had said. Don't ask if you don't want to know.
It is suppose to be a Brasserie and yet the beer list is dismal. the happy hour menu is sad!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Szechwan Beef was very flavorful, but a little too spicy for my taste. The beef was very tender and flavorful. Still, I thought the food was just ok. I guess expectations run high for downtown LA. The service was good. The place appeared to be clean and had nice decor.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
“Good and authentic but only so so value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

This place offers a nice and calm environment for simple and authentic Asian food. It is not expensive for downtown but the noodle house cuisine should be cheaper. It is the location that is responsible for the higher prices. The wonton soup noodles were completely authentic down to the texture of the noodles to the broth. The udon with tempura was also authentic with a large portion of tempura served on the side to not get soggy. A bowl of Asian noodles at $13 - $14 is not the best deal but it is downtown LA.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Love cheap Japanese noodles?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

While staying at the Biltmore I had an opportunity to eat lunch at Sai Sai. I had the tuna sashimi app with a bowl of chicken curry udon. It was exactly what I expected, quick service, good food, and a great value. If you like cheap Japanese noodles I would recommend Sai Sai.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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