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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
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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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• 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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• 04 Apr 2015 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Great Japanese Buffet :)

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I visited Irodori Japanese restaurant pomo last weekend for ala carte buffet lunch with my friends. It's good that we choose to go here because some of my friends don't like raw fish but then I was surprised that they have over 100 food items in the menu. Sashimi, sushi, maki, hand roll, tempura, grilled , teppan yaki and more! My favorite is the complimentary Ebi mentai mayo i wish they can give me more :) because it's really tasty and yummy!   We also tried dishes such as pork with ginger sauce, tea pot soup, chawan mushi , tempura,  sashimi , irodori maki , shitake teri , sishamo etc..    And I really love the idea of this buffet because you don't have to stand up to take your food just seat down and enjoy your dish they will serve you and its really good that all the staff are willing to explain the food when you ask them! -dishes portion are served accordingly to the number of pax.   I will highly recommend this to family and friends! For $36.80++ you'll enjoy the unlimited sashimi and more!
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• 28 Mar 2015 • 1 review • 9 followers

Extremely poor service by the lady manager.

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We arrived 30 mins before last order and decided to carry on with the buffet. The lady manager was rude and impatient, saying that they will have to vacate us in 45 mins as they needed to close. We agreed to the limited time frame. At last order, we ordered sashimi and she blatantly told us that the sashimi balance would be charged in excess. We accepted the terms. When the plate of sashimi came, the portions more than doubled our order, as if they were hopefully wanting us to have excess unfinished food. We finished our plate. When we asked for the bill, the server serving us was stopped by her and we could clearly hear her reprimanding him for not charging us for 3 unfinished shiitake mushrooms. He then told us that so I ate one in front of him. He then decided to ignore the lady and proceeded with our bill payment. She was clearly reprimanding him as we left in silence. We were upset because here we are, paying full price for a mediocre buffet, having to rush our dinner but were subjected to cheap tactics and bad service. There was a lot more wastage on other tables, but sadly we were the table to be picked on. We were occasional patrons but will certainly never return to this branch.
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The management of Irodori Japanese Restaurant responded to this review:
15 Apr 2015
Dear Cory Chong,

Thank you for taking time to write us your dining experience with Irodori Japanese Restaurant.

We sincerely apologize for the quality of service that you encountered. Please allow us to look into this matter as we really hope to improve on our service standard and have you dining with us again.


Yours sincerely,
The Management
Irodori Japanese Restaurant (POMO)

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