Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Suki-Ya @ Marina Square - Revamped All-You-Can-Eat Premium Shabu-Shabu Buffet


Suki-Ya, a Japanese Sukiyaki and Shabu-Shabu restaurant, has established itself in our local F&B scene, most known for its all-you-can-eat hotpot options. The family-friendly atmosphere of the restaurant is complemented by a range of promotions, ranging from Lunch Sets and Student Promotions to Exclusive Treats for Senior Citizens and Special Birthday Offers.


Elevating from its Regular Buffet Lunch/Dinner, the restaurant now offers a Premium Menu which provides a broader range of premium ingredients, including Wagyu Beef, Iberico Pork, Duroc Pork Collar and more. The pricing of their buffet is as follows:

Regular Buffet
Lunch $22.90++
Dinner $27.90++

Premium Buffet
Lunch $34.90++
Dinner $39.90++

Premium Hotpot Bases

In addition to the premium ingredients, the Premium Menu also offers newly introduced soup bases, such as Chicken Collagen Soup and Truffle Mushroom Soup. Alongside these, the classic options include Shabu-Shabu, Butaniko, Sukiyaki, Tomato, Kimuchi and Fresh Soy Miso (+$2).

Premium Seafood

While the Regular Buffet’s items are available on self-service, the Premium items are served upon order. The Premium seafood items available were Seafood Meat Ball, Half-Shell Scallops, Tiger Prawns, Black Mussels and Salmon.

Premium Seafood

We were pleasantly surprised by the freshness of their seafood, especially the plump scallops, firm prawns and salmon, that we all had additional portions of.

Premium Ready-to-eat Items

Aside from the fresh ingredients, we had a sample of their Premium Ready-to-eat Items, such as the California Maki, Kanpyo Inari Maki, Tempura Maki, and assorted Tempura. While the Maki were just average, my favourite was the Shishamo Tempura, filled with roe and served hot and crunchy.


Moving on to the Regular Buffet Bar, we went first for their trio of Appetisers - chilled bean sprouts, kimchi and radish.

Regular Buffet Bar

Next to the Appetisers was a wide range of frozen ingredients of many different types of seafood and meat balls, otah patty, sausages, fishcakes and more.

Regular Buffet Bar

On the opposite end of the bar, you will find a variety of fresh items. There were eggs, noodles, many vegetables, and at least 3 types of mushrooms available to add to your hotpot.

Hotpot Ingredients

My dining companion and I particularly appreciated the amount of fresh ingredients available. Our favourites from their range include the seaweed, radish, lotus root, mushrooms and noodles. All of these were great in soaking up the flavourful broth.


Depending on your choice of soup base, you can select a mix of condiments to enhance flavours further. Some highlights include the restaurant's signature Sukiyaki Sauce, Ponzu Sauce and Sesame Sauce.

Regular Ready-to-eat Items

The Regular buffet also includes a number of ready-to-eat items such as chawanmushi, Tori Karaage, Seaweed Chicken, Takoyaki and rice. While the Seaweed Chicken were unfortunately over-fried, their crispy Tori Karaage, Japanese Curry and fragrant Garlic Rice are worth a try.


To wrap up your meal, you can enjoy Desserts of fresh fruits, dessert cups and ice cream cups in various flavours.

Suki-Ya has two other outlets in Plaza Singapura and Heartland Mall Kovan, each with slightly different menus.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6337 9969
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line), Promenade (CC, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 1130am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
Fri-Sun: 1130am - 10pm

1) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit B and D. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Promenade MRT station. Take Exit A. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

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