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(Closed) Hanabi Japanese Restaurant (Odeon Towers)

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Hanabi Japanese Restaurant (Odeon Towers) is located at Odeon Towers and serves Japanese Food.

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

+65 63386626
$38 based on 50 submissions
Buffet (21 votes), Dinner (20 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (17 votes)
Eliza Lee

My humble opinion of an amazing restaurant

I had first come across Hanabi after caving into the continuous pleas of my friends to give this place a try about 3 years ago. And I'm glad to say that ever since then, it has become my favourite joint whenever I've had the urge to pig out and treat myself to delicious sashimi. I'm pretty disappointed at the closure of the King's Arcade outlet but nonetheless, the extra 30 minutes travel I make to Odeon Towers has never left me unsatisfied. So, one can only imagine my horror at the previous review of the Odeon Towers outlet. And that brings me to this review, I have decided to defend my favourite buffet outlet. So here goes. Heads up, this might be a tat bit lengthy.

I've noticed a change in the management over the last 3 years. There used to be a chinese lady with long hair whom I believe was the manager at Odeon Towers but to be honest, her service always struck me as a little insincere. However, I think that in the last year of so, the new manager (a chinese man, I believe) has really changed things up in the restaurant. Maybe it's upper management decision but the restaurant has really improved its service and increased promotions which Hanabi fanatics like myself thoroughly enjoy.

The food is to-die-for. Let's face it, with buffets, we as customers are normally made to walk around and take what we want from a table filled with dishes that might have been left there for too long to be appetizing. However, what I LOVE about Hanabi is the fact that we get to order the dishes we desire and best of all, it's served piping hot (grilled items) or freshly cut (sashimi). Talking about Sashimi, anyone who is a Sashimi fan NEEDS to pick up the phone and give the restaurant a call now. The salmon is extremely fresh and it is to my understanding that they get it from Norway? Well, I'm not too sure about the Norway thing. Might have to check the next time I'm there.

In essence, for the rate Hanabi offers for their wide spread of buffet dishes, I'd make a sweeping statement and just say that it is one of the best offers for great quality Japanese food in Singapore, especially in the city area. At $33++ for dinner, my friends and I take every opportunity to visit this wonderful establishment and enjoy the high quality food and an affordable price. So really, coming from a regular customer who has been a loyal follower of Hanabi for 3 years, if you love Japanese food or if you are a buffet person, Hanabi sure is the place you will want to visit.

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06 Jul 2011 • 1 review • 16 followers

Worst then sakae sushi

akae sushi seem to have better food then this restaurant.Seriously its not worth the money...
Maguro with Fats
31 May 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Worst Japanese Buffet

Worst Japanese Buffet i ever eaten..

Chef got no basic knowledge of sashimi. They serve me and my friend the sashimi on a hot plate that just finish washing. its not warm but hot... Asked them why do they serve me on this hot plate, they never say anything and just take the sashimi away to the counter and move the sashimi from the hot plate to another warm plate.Maguro is cut into cube shape with full of unchewable fats.

Food selection very limited.Seats are limited.Sashimi totally not fresh.Place is Dark.Waitress keep on asking us to order more at the same time as they dont have time for us.

Will never go back again.
30 May 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

My humble opinion of an amazing restaurant

I had first come across Hanabi after caving into the continuous pleas of my friends to give this place a try about 3 years ago. And I'm glad to say that ever since then, it has become my favourite joint whenever I've had the urge to pig out and treat myself to delicious sashimi. I'm pretty disappointed at the closure of the King's Arcade outlet but nonetheless, the extra 30 minutes travel I make to Odeon Towers has never left me unsatisfied. So, one can only imagine my horror at the previous review of the Odeon Towers outlet. And that brings me to this review, I have decided to defend my favourite buffet outlet. So here goes. Heads up, this might be a tat bit lengthy.

I've noticed a change in the management over the last 3 years. There used to be a chinese lady with long hair whom I believe was the manager at Odeon Towers but to be honest, her service always struck me as a little insincere. However, I think that in the last year of so, the new manager (a chinese man, I believe) has really changed things up in the restaurant. Maybe it's upper management decision but the restaurant has really improved its service and increased promotions which Hanabi fanatics like myself thoroughly enjoy.

The food is to-die-for. Let's face it, with buffets, we as customers are normally made to walk around and take what we want from a table filled with dishes that might have been left there for too long to be appetizing. However, what I LOVE about Hanabi is the fact that we get to order the dishes we desire and best of all, it's served piping hot (grilled items) or freshly cut (sashimi). Talking about Sashimi, anyone who is a Sashimi fan NEEDS to pick up the phone and give the restaurant a call now. The salmon is extremely fresh and it is to my understanding that they get it from Norway? Well, I'm not too sure about the Norway thing. Might have to check the next time I'm there.

In essence, for the rate Hanabi offers for their wide spread of buffet dishes, I'd make a sweeping statement and just say that it is one of the best offers for great quality Japanese food in Singapore, especially in the city area. At $33++ for dinner, my friends and I take every opportunity to visit this wonderful establishment and enjoy the high quality food and an affordable price. So really, coming from a regular customer who has been a loyal follower of Hanabi for 3 years, if you love Japanese food or if you are a buffet person, Hanabi sure is the place you will want to visit.

04 May 2011 • 85 reviews • 5 followers

Disappointed...will never step into that place again.

Saw a good deal via a website and thot...hey, since husband like Jap food...why not. However, after getting the coupon, I received a call from the organization (that should had warn me that things were going bad from then on) asking if I printed the coupon and told me some T&Cs were left OUT of the initial ad. I was busy in a meeting, so I said whatever and hung up.

Anyway, back to the place. When we reached, we were the only 3 pax (including daughter) in the restaurant. Not surprising cos we took the 6pm slot.

Sashimi - Husband said it was okay but quality sucks big time. I noticed it was cut too thinly (actually the tinest I had been to any Jap buffet!)

Cooked Salmon - one of the only nice thing

Ramen - lack of taste in the soup

teppayaki beef - okay but portion was too big for 2 pax

Tempura - the first set of tempura was actually not too bad. The flour wasn't thick. So we ordered again and was totally disappointed, the flour was so thick and it was tasteless

Yakitori & grilled - chicken skin (nice), chicken mid-wings (horrid), Shitake mushroom (tastelss), etc

Chawamushi - daughter ate it...so not sure if it's nice

Handroll - the rice itself cannot do justice to anything. The quality isn't there.

Others - so-so or not nice

Service wise - There wasn't any other table except ours. The captain and chefs were busy talking to each other. Their chattery was louder than ours. The girl that was "assigned" to our table wasn't bad. She was attentive. I cannot fault her.

Food wise - avoid this place if you want good sushi. I rather go to River View Place for their lunch buffet. The price you pay gives u unlimited time frame too. I would had thot since we were the only 2 patrons till after 7pm...our food quality (i.e. cooking) would be good. But it was definately a NO-NO

 

15 Feb 2011 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Service seems to had improved

Read the bad reviews in the past, but so far did not encounter any. Maybe their service improved? The lady manager was very nice. Did not spot the waitress who like to stare at people.

Come near to last order can feel their tension, almost like hoping you won't order more, but if you 'zi dong'/automatic things are fine.

Food is great, standard good. Ambience I usually go weekdays, not much people, so I like the quietness for talk about work with my associates and partners.

Great value of course, as I big eater, so buffet always good value for me.