I've been to this place twice.
The first time was medicore. The second time was horrendous.
The second time, I made the long drive out here through traffic on a Friday night. My friend and I were in the mood for Laksa.
We reached the restaurant at 6:15pm expecting them to have food to serve us, what greeted us wasn't food, AND they weren't closed, they were open. It was bizarre.
They advertise their buffet all the time, and the owner offered to sell us curry puffs and bubble tea and said that was all the food she had on a FRIDAY NIGHT. And it was early even, what if other customers showed up.
Needless to say, we declined the curry puff and bubble tea offer. (I had had the curry puff before there and it wasn't even good!)
Basically, if you trek out to this restaurant, call them beforehand because they may not even have food! Or best of all avoid this place at all costs.
Now onto my first experience here. I came here for dinner with family, and we had their buffet. The restaurant owners are very strange. They have no menu, and they won't cook anything for you as they only sell food from their buffet. I'm not exactly sure how a restaurant can survive when they aren't willing to cook for you... Because I asked if they could prepare a fried rice dish that we would pay extra for, as I love Malaysian fried rice, and the owner said they couldn't. Paradoxically before this when we were seated and asked about the menu the owner just vaugly said, oh Google Malaysian food on the Internet and we can make anything you find that you want to try...
Onto the food, on the telephone the restaurant owners had mentioned numerous dishes, when we got there, the buffet was small, it consisted of a few dishes and most were lukewarm. The owners explained this away as a misunderstanding and that on the weekend's the buffet is larger. The best part of the meal was the satay skewers they brought to the table, but they've stopped doing this now and they were oven baked not grilled. The sambal sauce was pretty good as well. They serve strange brown rice with coconut milk, it was too heavy and they didn't have plain white rice. Some family members liked the curry chicken. The curry puff was greasy, the pastry was hard and the filling wasn't flavourful. I liked the Cantonese style mixed veggies with seafood. The day I went there was pineapple everywhere, in the green salad, in some dishes and in the sambal sauce. It was odd. It was a very small buffet with small selection and most of the food was lukewarm.
What was really annoying was how the owner would claim that some dishes were authentic when they were anything but authentic. Some non-spicy plain noodles with ground chicken were called Singaporean Noodles... now this is nothing like the actual dish. I've travelled through Malaysia/Singapore and have friends from that area, so I'm really familar with the foods there.
My family didn't like the place because the food overall wasn't tasty and the selection was so small, but upon leaving the owner invited us to return on a weekend when they would have Laksa as well as Rendang and other dishes. Needless to say, I did return on a Friday when they had no food... Basically be wary when you go to this place because it is so far, and it's not worth the drive for such inconsistent food and bizarre restaurant pratices. Also, this restaurant is not suitable for vegetarians, as it was mainly meat dishes.
It's a shame really because overall the concept of this place is decent, and even if they have fewer dishes they should focus on making the food tasty and not just season things so blandly. The restaurant itself looked fairly nice and it's new. Needless to say, I'm never returning to this place.
I recommend Tamarind Hill in New West instead for an authentic, gracious and delicious Malaysian dining experience.