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Saboten

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80 Airport Boulevard Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Check-in Hall Level 3 # 031 004, Singapore 819642, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yesterday afternoon visited the restaurant at airport T1 branch for dinner with family of 6; was extremely disappointed by both the service staff (consists mainily Filipino staff) and the standard of the food ordered. I was impressed by the previous visits to the restaurant, one for breakfast and another for lunch; both visits was pleasant and food quality was good... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite the rather hefty price, I thought the food was good, and the service good too. The salad and green tea are free flow if you order the set meal. Bound to make you full! Overall a nice restaurant to try if you like deep fried tempura style Japanese food.

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Thank eteo232
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to eat here, was so addicted to their cabbage although I don't like eating vegetables but the cabbage and sauce woah so addicted to it.

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Thank ghies
Bali, Indonesia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

every time I go to Singapore, i will go to Saboten, Tonkatsu is so yummy and serving with plenty cutting cabbage is very japanese.

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Thank Makiko O
Makati, Philippines
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298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Located near the check in area terminal of terminal 1. The three of us ordered the Katsudon, Loin Katsu and Saba. The Katsudon and Service were both good and everything else was average. Nothing to fuzz about.

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Thank Bent G
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Tonkatsu was great, with free flow of rice, miso soup and cabbage. But the queue was super long. And some tables were empty and some were not cleared yet. Poor eating environment and poor service too.

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Thank Allison K
Singapore
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We visited on a weekday to beat the line and avoid the crowd on weekends. It is extremely crowded everytime we passed it. Taste: one of the best Japanese fried food for Singaporean standards; although good but not worth a daily visit. Would return probably every quarter or bi yearly. The taste is so rich that the food will repeat... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Nothing like some fried food with curry gravy or egg sauce. For a decent price, there is an entire set menu including free flow cabbage. However, if you do not eat tonkatsu, there is absolutely NOTIHNG else on the menu - so be warned. Children's menu a bit uninspiring. Service was good even though they were very busy.

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Thank youke_worldwide
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

I ordered the special "snowcrab and pork tenderloin". In terms of crispness, nothing to complain. But in terms of flavor, I could barely taste any crab -it could have as easily been surimi-. Same story for the pork loin, which was fairly insipid and served with a tartar-like sauce, picture the McDonald filet o fish one. Add a staff, full... More 

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Thank FedwardHyde
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

A bit expensive but food is good. Service is not so good as expected because there are some untrained staffs working.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Airport Boulevard Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Check-in Hall Level 3 # 031 004, Singapore 819642, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • This restaurant is at Changi Airport
Description
http://www.changiairport.com/shopping-and-dining/dining/saboten

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?