Monday, 31 October 2011

Z'en - UE Square

Hello again! (:  How was your Halloween weekend? My mum's birthday falls on Halloween, so we went to dinner at a Japanese restaurant to celebrate her birthday!

My dad brought us to Z'en - A Japanese restaurant at UE Square, for a Shabu Shabu buffet, and I LOVED IT!!!! (Can't wait to introduce it to you!) 

But first, here are some photos of the restaurant!

I didn't manage to take more photos of the interior of the restaurant, but I assure you that it's bigger than what you see in the photos. There is also some seating on the second and third level. However, I suggest you make a reservation before heading down to Z'en because it can get quite packed.

They also have an alfresco area, which is very nice, but I feel that it's not ideal for Shabu Shabu because you will feel damn warm!

We were all famished by the time we arrived at Z'en, so we started to order start away! First, I will explain how the buffet works:

What you see here is the buffet menu. So basically, you can order anything you want within this menu as everything in this menu is included in the buffet. Once you've decided what you want, just place your orders with the waiter and they will serve you your food! (Awesome!)

Drinks cost $5 but it's free flow. You can choose between regular soft drinks, green tea, juice, and calpis! 
Btw, more than the hot green tea comes in a pot, and multiple cups can be issued with 1 pot of green tea. So if you want to make you money worth, you can just order 1 pot of green tea and share it among 5 people or something! haha!

The buffet costs $52++ for adults on weekdays and $18 for children aged 6-12. Now check this out: On weekends, adults only have to pay $42++ for the buffet! (:

Alright, so here's the food!

Tempura Veg and Prawn! I love Tempura! 

Beef and Mushroom Roll - Very delicious because I love golden mushroom!

The must-have Salmon Sashimi! I'm actually not a sashimi eater, but GD and my dad's friends enjoyed it! 

Soft Shell Crab Maki! A must have for me whenever I have sushi! I just love soft shell crab in/with anything!

You MUST MUST MUST order this Sirloin Steak - It's DELICIOUS!!!
It's soft, tender and juicy!
Totally melts in your mouth!
We order multiple portions of this (getting hungry thinking about it now!)


Grilled Squid - My mum loves this! It's really good - the sauce is flavourful, and the squid is nice and tender.

Baked Pumpkin with Butter - A light and simple dish, but very yummy at the same time!

Fried Osyters 

Garlic Fried Rice - love love love love love!

And now the Beef for Shabu Shabu - It was so good, I ate so much until I was so full! 

The beef made the soup taste so flavourful as well!

The Veg for the shabu shabu!

After that we ordered desserts (included in the buffet)

This is the Tofu Cheesecake! It's sooooooooo light and soft! 
Initially, I was skeptical about a Tofu cheesecake but I was pleasantly surprised after I tried it!

Coconut Creme Brulee - 2 thumbs up! My dad ate 2 and a half bowls of this.

After dinner, I felt so full until I couldn't move!

Alright, that's all for the food, I hope you had fun looking at them! (:

Here's a photo of GD and I, just for fun! LOL!

Weekdays: Adults $52++, Children: $18++
Weekends: Adults $42++, Children $18++
*I think its very worth it for the quality of food they serve!

The Meal:
Absolutely delightful! Try it, I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed! 

The Ambience:
Very nice place, we sat on the second level which had quite some privacy, and privacy is always a good thing! (:

The Service:
The staff was quite helpful but service was pretty slow. We had to wait quite long for our food to be served. GD said that it's their tactic to discourage us from eating too much! haha

FOUR DONUTS because the food is good and absolutely value for money! 
I'm so glad that I'm able to share this fantastic place with you guys, so please visit Zen and try their shabu shabu buffet!
If you are not in the mood for buffet, you can always order from the ala carte menu! 

205 River Valley Road, #01-75 UE Square 
Singapore 235275

6732 3110

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 12am
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 6pm to 12am


That's all for Zen, have a good week ahead! (:

Lots of Love,


  1. Everything which you ordered in your photographs are included in the $42++ buffet?!?!?!

  2. Yup! Everything was included! We ordered it from the buffet menu! (:

  3. That is amazingly worth the money man. That much food for 42++ is pretty hard to find these days. Will definitely be visting Z'en this weekend or next! Thanks for the recommendation! Great web btw, lotsa potential! :D

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  5. babe, price on weekends is cheaper? Carol

  6. Yes babe! It's cheaper on weekends! Good right? (:


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