Category Archives: Location: Marina Square

Waraku Japanese Casual Dining (Marina Square)

Went to Waraku, Japanese Casual Dining. Besides the Japanese Casual Dining, Waraku also owns Pasta De Waraku, Mr Curry and Cafe De Waraku! First visited Waraku Japanese Casual Dining quite a long time ago (1-2years back) and quite like it. After that went to Paste De Waraku and its also nice.

Decided to pay this place (Waraku Japanese Casual Dining) at Marina Square a visit during weekday lunch as there is a lunch menu. Take a look at the lunch menu below. 

Ordered the Ramen Set C, $13.80. It comes with free drink and choice of soup can be pork, shoyu or shio.

Ramen Set C $13.80

Here’s the set. The bowl is way too big. The ramen and soup did not even filled 1/4 of the bowl! No idea why they used such a big bowl, as it totally make the portion look so small/little.

A close up inside the bowl. Can’t help but be disappointed. 1 piece of seaweed, 1 piece of pork the rest is all ramen and soup. Wish that more ingredients were given to accompany the ramen. The pork was lined with fat, not much meat at all. I am not an expert in ramen and japanese soup, but the ramen and soup were not bad, similar standard as Tampopo.

Sushi (comes with set)

My only comment about the sushi is that the rice is not compact. The sushi tends to break off and crumple. I wonder is it because its a set lunch, hence the items are way below the waraku’s standard that I recall. If that is the case, they should just take off the lunch set.

After adding taxes and service charge, the bill for two $13.80 ramen set add up to $32.49.

Waraku Japanese Casual Dining(Marina Square)
6 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square #01-213
Singapore 039594
Tel: 6883 1123
Website: http://www.waraku.com.sg/index.aspx
Opening hours: 11:30am – 11pm (Last order 10:30pm)

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Cafe Cartel (Marina Square)

After 9pm, there is a 50% discount for cakes, drinks and snacks at Cafe Cartel outlets. Happen to be in Marina Square and decided to go Cafe Cartel to have a bite at 915pm. It was a sat, there was a queue even though it was 915pm. Must be the 50% discount.

Had to wait about 1o to 15 minutes before getting a place. Sadly, the table was wet, not sure if the staff there cleaned the table after the previous customer left. It was obvious that they could not cope. Full house, yet there was only 4 staff serving the customers. Ordered a Tiramisu Cheese Cake and Tic-Tac-Toe Platter. Requested for two glasses of warm water which was promptly served.

50% Promo - Tiramisu Cheese Cake $2.80

The Tiramisu Cheese Cake took about 15 minutes to arrive. After tasting it, I was not won over, the cake was cut and left out in the open for sometime. It was not cold and inside, it was very moist/wet.

As for the Tic-Tac-Toe Platter. Had to ask the staff to check my order as we waited very long for it. It was served 40minutes after we ordered… It was ridiculous waiting this long for this ‘snack’

50% Promo - Tic-Tac-Toe Platter $3.10

The Tic-Tac-Toe Platter was just fries, potato wedges and waffle fries. Why did it need 40minutes to cook? Moreover, the fries were cold and soggy. Same for the wedges which were cold. Only the waffle fries were slightly warm. Disappointing, who likes cold soggy food…

There maybe a 50% offer, but if food and service standards get compromised, this offer may as well be withdrew. This is bad for the image of the brand. I wonder is this the same for other outlets.

Cafe Cartel (Marina Square)
6 Raffles Boulevard
#01-208 Marina Square Shopping Centre
Singapore 039594
Phone: 6338 9396
50% discount after 9pm for cakes, drinks and snacks