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Irodori Japanese Restaurant (Pomo)

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Irodori Japanese Restaurant has the widest selection of Ala carte Menu and Ala carte menu with all our dishes prepared by experienced chefs using only the freshest seafood and ingredients from Australia, New Zealand, Norway & Europe are used in our restaurant.
We specialize in preparing luxurious lunch and dinners will it be on a buffet or ala-carte.

With a wide range of sake and shochu, it is the perfect place for the Japanese food connoisseurs.

Mon - Sun: 11:30 - 14:30

Mon - Sun: 18:00 - 22:00

+65 63377230
$34 based on 13 submissions
Buffet (4 votes), Ala Carte (3 votes)
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Still A Pretty Good Japanese Buffet

Full Irodori review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/07/irodori-tasting-session.html


Since its founding in 2008, Irodori Japanese Buffet Restaurant in Riverview Hotel has been consistently drawing in the crowds with their delicious food made from fresh ingredients, wide variety of Japanese dishes, and very affordable pricing.

Ambience at Irodori combines the traditional zen with minimalist. Oriental touches, clean lines, warm lighting, and wooden panelling in shades of brown and black set a homely tone. Being an ala-carte style buffet also means that Irodori has less furniture clutter around, as well as less wastage of food.

Service at Irodori is very good, and relatively consistent after all these years. The most important service element at an ala-carte buffet is speed; the speed at which orders are fulfilled, and the speed at which empty plates are cleared, both of which are performed very efficiently at Irodori. Staff are unobstrusive, quickly and neatly arranging food that is served, and also quick to clear away dirty plates, both of which require observation and a good amount of courtesy.

Irodori specialises in serving authentic Japanese dishes, mostly small bites, made using only the freshest of ingredients. For about SGD $40 or so per person, prices at Irodori are reasonable for a decent buffet. Here are several dishes I felt most people should sample at Irodori.

You MUST get the Sashimi Moriawase / Mix Sashimi Platter, with its mix of only the freshest fish! Comprising salmon, salmon belly, tuna, yellowtail, mackerel, and octopus, this is the dish you cannot miss! For most value for money, get at least 2 or 3 rounds of this!

A rather unique signature dish, the Green Tea Tofu features a soft, wobbly, cold tofu cube infused with green tea essence, lending a fragrant, fresh aroma. Garnished with fresh cucumber, the contrast of crunchy and smooth textures work very well.

The Ebi Mentai Mayo / Grilled Prawn With Mayonnaise is a signature dish here, being outstanding because of its grilled to perfection texture, with the prawn being savoury and smoky but still slightly moist. The mayonnaise seems to be a seafood infused mayonnaise, with a delightfully umami taste.

The unique Dobin Mushi / Tea Pot Soup isn't a drink, or even a type of tea. Instead, it's a traditional Japanese seafood soup / broth, steamed with shrimp, chicken, soy sauce, lime juice, and matsutake mushroom, then strained. The result is an incredibly tasty and potent clear thin broth that tastes of the land and sea (surf and turf), earthy, fragrant, light, savoury, all at once. A must try for me!

Overall, Irodori Japanese Buffet Restaurant is still the place to go for an affordable Japanese buffet with a wide range of authentic dishes, without breaking the bank. Communal dining is most encouraged, as are advance reservations because Irodori Japanese Buffet Restaurant can get very crowded during peak periods.

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• 21 Apr 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Overall great experience at Irodori Pomo!

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Have always heard of good reviews about the Eat All You Can Ala-Carte Buffet at Irodori Japanese Restaurant from my colleagues and friends, therefore I've decided to head down with my parents to finally give it a try in conjunction with my the celebration of my dad's birthday at their Pomo outlet. 

Upon reaching I've realized that the restaurant was already 3/4 filled up with people, thank god I made a reservation in advance! Friendly staffs greeted us and brought us to our table and very politely checked with us if it's our first time there and yes, we were showered with detailed recommendations of the food they have. Very thoughtful!    First up, Sashimi! Fresh and thick, my parents and myself enjoyed it so much we ordered a second time for that! Slowly, the food started to come after and at a point of time we were even being offered with complimentary king prawns and VERY DELICIOUS fish head soup! The king prawns were amazingly fresh, topped with generous amount of mayo and egg roe put to grill, I wished they serve that in their menu! My parents on the other hand enjoyed the fish head soup a lot, the broth was so good we could really taste the freshness of the fish! On the other hand, I was pretty sad at the fact that Irodori don't serve desserts as part of their buffet items.    Generally, the overall experience at Irodori Pomo was pretty good. My parents enjoyed the food and so did I, would definitely put it down now as one of my Japanese buffet stop to go :) 
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The management of Irodori Japanese Restaurant responded to this review:
20 May 2015
Dear JapFoodLover,

Thank you for taking the time to review Irodori Japanese Restaurant (POMO).

We are pleased to know that you and your parents had an enjoyable experience with us. At Irodori, we aim to deliver quality foods and service to all our valued customers. We had noted your feedback on desserts and will do a feedback to our restaurant team.

Thanks again, and we hope to have you dining with us in the near future.


Yours sincerely,
The Management
Irodori Japanese Restaurant (POMO)
• 19 Apr 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Not up to standard, poor hygiene

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First time going to the pomo outlet on a Saturday night due to the good location, reservation lady was friendly, but food standard may not be up to par with the hotel's standard. Food was served slow and sometimes not warm and uncooked such as the beef dishes ,it was the only meal I ate for the entire, day 2 hours later I started vomiting and have bad runs to the toilet. Have to be aware of their food preparation. 
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The management of Irodori Japanese Restaurant responded to this review:
05 May 2015
Dear PETERCJL,

Thank you for visiting Irodori Japanese Restaurant (POMO).

We would like to apologize for your what you had encountered. We strive to maintain high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in our restaurant at all times. Please allow me to feedback this to our restaurant team. We certainly hope to have you dining with us again.


Yours sincerely,
The Management
Irodori Japanese Restaurant (POMO)
• 18 Apr 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good Service but a Extremly Poor Hygiene from the manager.

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I visited Irodori Pomo outlet today for Ala cart dinner buffet with my parents. The moment we enter the restaurant and sit down one of the service staff "i forgot to ask the name" approach us nicely and he started to take our order. While placing our orders he politely explained all the dishes since its our first time here, I had so much question but still he manage to smile and answer in a nice way. After 5-10mins our foods arrived and freshly prepared whereas sashimi comes in a thick cuts. My parents and I enjoyed all the dishes specially the tepanyaki, deep frieds and grilled, after an hour having our dinner, the restaurant started to get busy and crowded. Reason why some of our order were being serve late. Despite of the busyness of all the staff I choose to call the first staff who served us to check our orders. Wherein evrytine he check, after few mins later our foods are being serve and he also recommend the fish soup which part of their complimentary items, And my dad loved The soup. My mom noticed that the manager is being preassured and started to run inside the restaurant just to pick up some food attend the entrance, phone calls and etc. because of the crowd, reason also why the girl who pour hot tea, accidentally pour it on the floor. And showing un-professionalism, by scolding some of the staff in front of all the customers. Then, the lady manager wipe the floor using the white cloth that they're using to clean a tray. Afterwards my mom saw the manager that she hang back the dirty cloth from the floor on the cart and use it to clean and wipe her hands.
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The management of Irodori Japanese Restaurant responded to this review:
30 Apr 2015
Dear JANELLETAN,

Thank you for dining with us at Irodori Japanese Restaurant (POMO).

We are glad to know that you and your parents enjoyed the tepanyaki, grilled items and complimentary fish soup.

We had also heard your concern on the hygiene of our staffs. Please be assured that we take your concern very seriously and will definitely look into to this matter as we wish to serve you better on your next visit.

Once again, we really appreciate that you took time to review your dining experience with us.


Yours sincerely,
The Management
Irodori Japanese Restaurant (POMO)

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