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“Well done!”
Review of 21 On Rajah

21 On Rajah
Ranked #108 of 11,275 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Asian, Mediterranean, Singaporean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the midst of the Days Hotel, 21 on Rajah marries the best of nature and modern architecture with a menu showcasing Mediterranean cuisine and local favourites alike. This bright and spacious restaurant overlooks the verdant Zhongshan Park is open continuously from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on all days. Dining options include our daily buffets and an a la carte menu featuring Mediterranean and local flavours. A private dining area at the back of the restaurant provides an ideal event space for cozy functions. We are certified Halal by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) and therefore, we do not serve pork, lard or alcoholic beverages.
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Great budget dinner when staying in this hotel. Functional and slightly basic. Chef happy to prepare fruit platter for desert although not on the menu. Superb staff.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I don't know why some reviewers have said the choices are not extensive. I have no idea how big these people tummies can be, for there was more than enough variety here. I was so full I couldn't even try a few items!

So don't be put off by people who say there isn't much extensive variety, there's plenty here at their Sunday Brunch. First off, their cold meats (esp the peperoni) and prawns (and oysters which i avoid because i don't like the taste) are just succulent beyond belief! They offer a range of breads for you to cut yourself like foccaccia and wheat, and rolls too (the breads were sooooooooooooo fresh and flavourful, you'd be hard pressed to stop and not fill up on them!) - and olive oil that make an excellent dip for the bread, coupled with the fresh and huge jumbo prawns - and the accompanying sauces such as thousand island and ranch - I was in complete heaven!

The seafood lasagne was so delicious, and so was the roasted lamb - although i love having lamb with mint jelly but they had gravy instead. It was still delicious. The seafood tossed in wine sauce was also wonderful. The beef goulash was simply captivating in taste, and I liked the different cheeses and crackers available there too.

There was a live pasta and egg station, but I was already so full I had to skip the pasta station, and I ordered an egg but only had a two mouths of it before I had to call it quits - my tummy can only take so much food! LOL!

Other dishes there that I only took a bite of include chicken in tomato base, roasted chicken, sea bass, and butter rice, - all were not bad. Also, I don't like salmon but my sister had both the fresh one and smoked one and said both were delightful - the salmon actually is presented as the whole fish! I also didn't take any veggies except for one grilled tomato, as I had to save room in my stomach, so can't comment on those but my friend enjoyed the salad/veggie stuff a lot. My friend also had the mushroom soup and said it was divine - i had no more space by that time for anything else so didn't try!

The only dish that was a bit disappointing was the dry cous cous that wasn't flavourful at all.

As for dessert, the chocolate cake stole the show! Rich and creamy, I wish i wasn't so full for i could only afford a small sliver of this by the end, but it was simply great! The panna cotta shots were also tasty - light and refreshing, it was the perfect dessert after a heavy meal. There is also a chocolate fountain with accompaniments such as marshmallows, biscuit fingers, waffles, etc - I only dipped one biscuit finger into the choc fountain and didn't find this very tasty, sadly. But my sister and friend had the small cakes and custard protiferoles and said they were very good. I loved the mini chocolate eclair! I had only one cos by this stage nothing else could enter my tum-tum, but it was absolutely amazing!

Drinks wise, there is coffee, tea, two types of juices - all of which I didn't have. I instead had cold water and plenty PLENTY servings of the alcoholic sangria - they have free flow of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic sangria. My sister and friend said the alcoholic one was so watered down they wondered if they labelled it wrongly and maybe it was non-alcoholic. Maybe I haven't drunk in a long time - (I had one glass of wine in March 2013 and before that the last time i drank was in March 2012!) - but the alcoholic sangria was working on me!!! It was so refreshing and i drank a lot, and my head was starting to feel ozzy. So to me the sangria was working fine! LOL!

In the light of me going to other restaurants that had excellent food all the way, I would say 21 on Rajah had quite a lot of excellent food, such as those I described above (can't stop thinking of the bread and jumbo prawns and peperoni, plus the beef goulash and seafood lasagne), however some dishes were not bad, but didn't blow me away. So it wasn't exactly a 100% hit for me, but I would rate it as say 80%, so for me i rated it 4 stars out of 5 for this reason. So whilst some would say 80% is worth 5 stars, to me the math says 4 stars, so thought i better give it a grade/percentage so you know what I really mean. This restaurant certainly is an A-, about 80% or 80/100 in grade/marks. And that's good enough for me to say i will certainly be back, and will try the dishes i had no room for the last time.

Also, at 40 bucks, this is really a value for money buffet on Sunday, when most restaurants that serve weekend buffets are extravagantly priced! The ambiance of the restaurant is also great - there is air con, plenty of seating, and the seating is spaced far enough that you're not elbowing the other table. The sun shines in as it's on the ground floor, and the white walls with paintings and bright turqoise bowls stuck on the walls make it a very relaxing place to dine.

In addition, the service is excellent! The wait staff is polite, smiling, friendly, warm and always ready to get you what you need - excellent indeed!!

So for this price, ambiance and great food, 21 on Rajah is simply an excellent choice!

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Ate here two nights on a recent stay at the Days Hotel - was my last resort option as there wasn't really anything in the surrounding area convenient...but it was great!

Excellent food and service both occasions, love the free bread too it is amazing!

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We ate breakfast at 21 on Rajah, there was great variety and all of the food was hot fresh and tasty!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great service and clean, new restaurant. Good views of the activities outside and likely eventual development of the park area next door.

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