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I invited 2 friends for their first dining experience at The Scholar. My 2 guests were very pleased with the quality of food, the service and the general ambience. We will certainly come again.
Great food. Good value. Service not bad. Good variety. Happy
Best place to try Chinese food close to the NUS
Very good as usual. They have a wide variety of selections
Food was great and the service was excellent. The waitress who took our order realised that we had over-ordered. Without our knowing, she held the order of one of the dishes. When most of the dishes were served, she came to check with us if we still wanted the last dish which was the coffee pork ribs. By then we were all stuffed! We thanked her for her thoughtfulness and cancelled the dish. Such great service!!! We were impressed!
Manager was attentive even though restaurant was crowded. The sea bass served tasted “too muddy” for our liking and informed the manager about it. He was swift in responding that he would cancel that dish for us and not charge us for it. Roasted meat “shio ba” was tender, juicy with the skin retaining its awesome crunch. Quality of food is consistently good over the years we have been patronising.
The last time that I've visited is about 2 years ago, and I felt that the food isn't as great as it used to be. Back then I had felt it was one of the best Chinese cuisine restaurant in Singapore , but now it is average. Still a great value for money restaurant, with nice service staff and a "quiet" enough Chinese cuisine restaurant. Kitchen is a little too slow for my liking, dishes in my opinion that should be quick to served e.g. soup, dim sum, roasted pork, took a long time to be served, nothing short of 30 minutes, and it came out a dish at a time. I sincerely hopes that the restaurant improves, it used to serve really good roasted meats.
The Manager, Sebastian Chia was most helpful and pleasant. He allowed our bill to be charged to 4 different membership cards and made us feel so welcome. The menu chosen with his help was very good, and as we brought a small cake to celebrate our sister’s birthday, he happily helped us with the candle, the cutting and the provision of plates and cutlery for our distribution of the cake pieces.
Service efficient, professionally courteous could be a bit more personable. Food quality is good, portion size decent. Salted egg yolk custard buns could have had more molten centres. Tea stopped being topped up voluntarily after 1.30pm, and one had to summon waiter. Nose levels high -but overall experience, pleasant and satisfying.
The food and service was good. They are pushy about reservations even when there are available tables and occasionally will put small groups at larger tables with other people even if there are available smaller tables. But other than that, the restaurant is fine if you know what you want and you make reservations in advance.