Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Todai: The International Seafood Buffet Restaurant

I've been hearing rave remarks from my office mates about the Todai Restaurant at Marinara Bay Sands that's why my husband and I decided to have our Christmas day dinner there.  So we spent our Christmas day splurging in one of Singapore’s high-end buffet restaurants -  Todai in Marina Bay Sands.  Since it’s Christmas, the dinner came with a hefty price of $ 78++ per person.  BUT that includes everything from the appetizer, to the main course, to the desserts, and drinks.  It is cheaper to go there though on a regular days.  Price for weekend dinners are more expensive than on a weekday.  Check their website for more details on their prices and menus as well - http://www.todai.com.sg/ .


Todai - I don’t quite know how to pronounce it - is it to + dai as in the word die or to + dai as in the word day.  Anyway, todai is introduced in their website as
 “An upscale “all you care to eat” international seafood and sushi buffet restaurant, TODAI offers an assortment of quality food and services. Todai restaurants are family oriented and offer a wide selection of food to appeal to a range of tasters that are considered Asian Fusion Entrees. In addition to a wide assortment of cold dishes including sushi, Todai also features signature dishes that are served year round, from snow crab legs to green mussels to cocktail shrimps. Hot entrees selections include international dishes that are commonly served in Korea, Japan, China, Singapore and many more. The dessert bar also offers a flavor of international fusion pastries, from Italian tiramisu to Japanese light cheese cake, French crème puffs & Crème brulee and many more.”

Food:  Todai is an international buffet restaurant so they offer a wide spread of dishes from a variety of cuisines that ranges from Chinese to Korean to Japanese to Malaysia to Indian to Singaporean to Western to Italian and other cuisines.  The quality and selection of the buffet is quite impressive and we'd say that the almost $80 per person we spent is worth it. 

Since it was Christmas day, they had lobsters as special dish which was served for each person.  


They also have suckling pig.  What is disappointing with it is that, the management might not have foreseen the number of people eating that day.  Otherwise, they could have serve enough suckling pig for everybody.  I only had one shot of this goodness

This is what's left of the suckling pig, yet there's still a long que


Todai offers a good selection of seafood like snow crab, oysters, crayfish, and fresh fishes cooked in different cuisine types. They have fresh and interesting-looking sushis and sashimis.

My husband enjoying his favorite salmon sashimi and seafood
Snow-crab


cray fish



fresh oysters


some kind of seafood salad

There was a pizza corner too where you can see the cook making pizza doughs, preparing the ingredients for the pizza, and actually cooking the pizza in their brick oven type.  This Fungi pizza was my favorite. It was made of black almost paper-thin pizza crust topped with cheeses and mushrooms.




See the food bar?  They offer sea food, fish, chicken, pork, beef, and mutton too. We were overwhelmed with dishes, most we even are not aware of. It's difficult to choose which one to taste first.




Me wondering around. Not sure which one to eat first.



There were steaks too and grilled food for those who do not want to explore other cuisines.

 

Desserts you ask? They have lots!  From cheesecakes to chocolates to dense cakes and sponge cakes, ice creams, sundaes, and waffles.  They were all lusciously presented. There were fruits too.






 Ambiance .  Todai is located in one of Singapore's high end commercial place so expect nothing less but grand modern and large space with ample sitting areas




Service :  There's one thing we have noticed though, the service is quite slow. The crews should clear the plates more often and not to wait for the plates to pile up before they are taken away.  Also, they should refill the dishes faster and not wait that the serving trays are completely emptied before they bring in new ones. 

Anyways, may be it was a busy day since it was Christmas and the place was packed.  So we'll let that pass. 

Indeed, Todai  offers a value for money buffet so try it :-) just make sure to call them for advance booking specially on weekends.

We'll be back again :-)





Todai Restaurant
Address: #B2-01 The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands, 
2 Bayfront Ave Singapore 018972
Phone: +65 6688 7771   Fax: +65 6688 7701 



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