20 May, 2012

Shogun Japanese Buffet @ Fahrenheit88, KL

Disclaimer: HUGE Disappointment with Shogun!

Last few months, I've bought this coupon @ RM 29.90 from everyday.com.my just because of the 50% discount despite of the numerous bad reviews regarding the freshness of the food at Shogun. When the deal is opened during the first day, it already hits more than 500 buyers! 

And during the last day before the deal ends, it reaches a number of  over 2000 people buying it!
I bet Malaysians are really very convinced by DISCOUNTS rather than QUALITY. Well, I bought it due to my curiosity. So this is my first time trying out Shogun, after many times of paying a visit to its close competitor, Jogoya.

What I found from Shogun website: 
"All Shogun outlets serve more than 200 variety of fusion food ranging from Chinese, Thai and Western Cuisine. Come and taste the fresh oyster, tuna, abalone and to add on, the Chinese Herbal soup like the Chef Special Chicken Essence Soup, Shark fin Soup and “Fatt Tiew Cheong” (Buddha Jump Over the Wall)."
To my disappointment, there's no tuna, oyster or abalone. 
And not to mention, the 200 varieties is the greatest lie among all. 

#1 "Fatt Tiew Cheong" (Shark fin soup in Cantonese and Fujian cuisine)

This seems to be one of the most expensive food stuff available for this buffet. 
It is supposed to be of rich taste, but it turns out to be quite bland.

#2 Raw Salmon Slices

Out of all varieties, I only fancy salmon the most. 
The only thing that makes me feel happy is that this raw salmon is freshly cut and taste good.

#3 Another plate of salmon, which I have to eliminate the layer of skin before eating them.

#4 Salmon Bone Teriyaki

I personally like the teriyaki sauce 
but the salmon seems to be overcooked as the texture becomes very difficult to be chewed.

#5 70% Cooked Salmon with Garlic, specially requested from the chef. 
This dish eliminates the taste of freshness of the salmon, but it still tastes great.

#6 Now you can see the interior part of the salmon is still raw, 
while the exterior is enriched with the scent of garlic.

#7 Assorted Sushi, made of 80% rice, enough to make you get bloated.

#9 I love colours, but I don't really fancy the sushi. 

I'd wish I can find sushi rolls there! 

#11 Huge Steamed Prawns, but they aren't as fresh as I've expected. 

#12 Tempura Prawns, which turn out to be quite oily and meatless.

#13 Chinese-styled Crabs; Looks unappetizing so I didn't try any.
I was searching for some fresh crabs, but sadly none is available there.

#14 Shark fin soup and Miso soup, which taste normal.

#15 Pudding in Avocado. With Mochi as the background.

Now it's dessert time although I'm not quite satisfied with the main courses. Honestly, the desserts fulfill my gastronomical needs more! Love the avocado and mochi to the max!

#16 Assorted Ice Cream

Only 7 flavours available: Green tea, honeydew with sago, vanilla coffee,
chocolate mint, raspberry, sweet corn and mango.  

#17 Colorful Puddings which cheat kids -______-

#18 I'm a lil excited to see my fave Takoyaki Balls there, 
but to my disappointment, it is a plain ball made of flour with no fillings.  
Even those from night market taste better than these!

#19 Assorted Cakes and Salad, as if you're strolling at some food fair or night market =.="

#20 Chawan Mushi --- Half cup empty, and it's plain egg without mushroom.

To sum up, here's my verdict for Shogun Japanese Buffet:
#1 Very limited choices
#2 Poor taste
#3 Don't revisit next time!

For my next choice of Japanese buffet, I'd certainly love to try Tao and Tenji. 
:D Any other recommendations there? 


  1. I seldom eat buffer now....
    Long time never been to shogun n jogoya...
    I always see the shogun in 1 u is always full...
    What happen to another jap buffer tenji?

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  3. I am so sorry it was such a bad buffet for you - I love a good one myself!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Price is reasonable...but I'm not into Japanese and all those crustaceans would bring about a gout attack. No, thank you.

  5. So sorry this was a huge disappointment.

  6. Hello Fish,
    Old Uncle Rain is back once more
    Thanks for your kind words before
    Now a trip to Shogun Japanese Buffet
    Ask me to go, I may say "Nay"
    No liking so far for Japanese food
    Are they also finger-licking good?
    Should I try the sushi,yes or no?
    Never try never know better go
    So sorry for the disappointment
    I better go to another establishment

    Bye-bye for now

  7. Tenji would be good choice :) but better go on weekend plus non-discount period, the choices of food will be more.

    1. Thank you SuFang for the tip.

      Uncle Rain

  8. Hello there, I seldom spend my money on buffet cuz I have small appetite but duno why still that big size. lol. Out of all Japanese buffet in Klang Valley, Shogun is basically the less preferred choice, based on my friends and family. I would recommend Sagano recent promotion, authentic Japanese buffet at Renaissance Hotel. :p

    1. Uncle Rain says,

      "Another Japanese buffet choice
      To Nicole Sim I thank you
      Will go with friends to rejoice
      Best wishes to all of you"

  9. where got i super love shogun >.< is nice buffets

  10. yikes, thanks for the advice about shogun. i think it used to be quite OK a few years ago, at other shopping malls, including 1 utama...

  11. every time i visit your blog it 's making me hungry hahahaha...
    have a great weekend


  12. I agree with you...Shogun buffet is kinda bad..>_<

  13. Every time I come here I get hungry but today I won't put on any extra pounds. :)

    Shogun - off the list.

  14. Omg, don't revisit? No wonder they had to try hard to get new customers by offering a 50% discount. I would also pass the crab... the photo doesn't look appetizing at all. I would love to try the fresh salmon so much. I would have a lot if they were not so expensive hehe.

    BTW, I made better Takoyakis with real sliced octopus meat at the Japanese culture day I attended last Sunday hehe. I would share them with you!

  15. em yummy food, Japanese food is my favourite. Too bad the voucher only for weekday.

  16. I've visited Shogun once and never visited it again LOL! Horrible food and not even fresh!

  17. Oh wait! I think I visited it twice, the first time to try out and the second time to see whether the quality had improved. Both times were equally bad! LOL

  18. Thanks for sharing it so that I won't fall into the trap.

  19. Oh my! So tempting. I must go to Shogun.

  20. i heard a lot of good stuff about this place too

  21. is it a pork free restaurant??? :D btw i love the prawns..

    I'm back to tell ya... my blog has been updates...

  22. I had Shogun Japanese buffet once and that's it. No more revisit because the quality of the food is bad, enough said.

  23. I usually don't trust "buffet", especially Japanese. Unfortunately Japanese food really requires fresh food (since we have raw fish and all) and there is no way you can "do well" in business having Japanese buffet. We don't have Japanese buffet in Japan too. It's kind of strange...and we know it can't be good. I'm quite disappointed of all the dishes here to tell you the truth. Not authentic at all and I really appreciate your honest opinion of each dish. I totally believe you!!!

  24. * Crab = Cannibalism
    * Prawn = So Dead
    * Pudding = too much coloring would cost cancer in beginning stage
    * takoyaki balls = Pasar Malam is better? I agree hahaha
    * tempura = lol *shake head* so thin sia lol

    RM 29.90 with this kind of food + your post is enough to kill them! I will share it on FB XD


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