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“worth coming again”
Review of Open House - CLOSED

Open House
Cuisines: Asian, Pizza
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Called 2 weeks ago wanting to book our Chinese New Year Reunion dinner here, but it was fully booked. We walked in for lunch today instead, and the place wasn’t too busy. The buffet lunch is priced at S$25.00++ per pax and we were pleasantly surprised to be given a discount for using a POSB credit card for payment.

There are several live cooking stations serving much loved local dishes.

Meat - Roast pork (lip smacking with the right proportion of crispy fat and lean meat), roast chicken and duck (crisp and crackling skin). These are real good that we forgo our usual chili.

Noodles - Wanton Mee, Laksa (soup is too mild and bland for our taste), Mee Siam, Fried Fish Soup with Bee Hoon as well as Sichuan Noodle (lack the sour and spicy punch), all prepared ala minute.

Dim Sum - Har Gao (shrimp dumpling), Siew Mai (chicken and shrimp dumpling), Char Siew Bao (barbeque pork bun), and Glutinous Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf and fried carrot cake. I don’t really like Har Gao, but I ate 6 pieces here. Well, it’s good, fresh and served piping hot.

Clay Pot Favorites - Braised Chicken with Chestnut and Clay Pot Rice (another winner with its crispy aromatic rice mixed with the chicken and Chinese sausage)

Assorted Pizzas such as Hawaiian, Margarita, Fruitti Di Marei. We were too full by then, so only tried our usual Hawaiian which is good too with its thin crust.

Besides these live stations, there are the usual salad and desserts station serving cakes, pastries, the humble green bean soup (but cooked to perfection), plus coffee and tea.

I read of other reviews that said the variety is not much, but for S$25.00++ in Orchard area, I think this is quite a spread.
The ambiance is chic and service is attentive. This is a restaurant I will recommend.

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1  Thank StarDipper
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

All different varieities & service is excellent. I enjoy the late night food available & knowledgeable Chefs standing by on the kind of food I wanted to eat on that particular time.

Thank MARIENewYork_Usa
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Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

Interesting buffet concept of ordering at counter and brings to ur table. The cuisine is more or less Chinese with pizza. Extreme wonderful if u go with ur family and have a massive Chinese dinner together not worrying what to order and what not to. The dishes can be taken individual or shared so it makes it interesting. Because of the cost I guess there isn't much choice for drinks. For those who expect a typical buffet festa, this will not be ur typical experience. Makes u wondered did u have Buffet or ordered some dishes for ur meal. Food is reasonable with the price.

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Thank Danny170000
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

We were invited there as part of the singapore restaurant week, and looked forward to it as the restaurant has an interesting concept of four live stations serving local food - You place your order, provide your table number and the dishes are sent to our table. The Dimsum was not bad, though the carrot cake turned out to be oily and not crispy enough. The noodles station, featuring laksa ( the best dish for me that day), mee Siam and prawn noodles proved to be popular with the diners, while the roast meats were a little bland. We ordered Kung Poa chicken and beef clay pots and were a little surprised when the clay pots turned up without rice, which is not the norm. There was a little unpleasant taste at the end - though our family member had booked under restaurant week, where prices are 25+++ per pax, the restaurant charged each diner 33+++, stating that they were using dining city.com only for reservations purposes. We felt that was a little dubious but let it go. The service was good and the waiters were attentive in clearing plates etc.

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Thank Orator11
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

I quite like this place as the serves are small enough that you can try everything
the pork buns and har kow are really good and the claypot rice is very good too!
service is good and the decor is nice

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Thank EmilyFS
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