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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

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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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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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26 Mar 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Poor service and do not have a lot of food on menu.

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I went after a week from Chinese new year. Wanted to intro my friends to the resturant. 

After i went in, food was slow to served but i waited. then the waiter told me the chef had said there were no more soba... so i said nvm. then after a while, they said there were no more salmon... but opposited table was still serving salmon after 20 mins later...

After i tried to order more sashimi, no order came. When it was the last order, i asked the waitess what was available?! She said i must ask her and she will check with chef... So i ordered swordfish sashimi. But the item that came was Salmon sashimi! Talk about irony!!!

When i tried to look towards the chef direction to see if there was any sashimi left, the chef gave me a snigger. As a frequent customer of resturant, i have never seen such a behaviour except in hojin resturant!!!

Ever since then, i stopped going to Irodori. I doubt losing a customer like me really matters to them anyway. their business seems good.


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07 Mar 2015 • 1 review • 31 followers

Poor service and below average food

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Went to Irodori with a group of friends today. The service was bad. We ordered sashimi and my friend had to repeatedly ask the waiter to check our order over half an hour before it was served. The restaurant was not even full or crowded at that time. The waiters were just standing around most of the time and chatting among themselves. We had to ask a few times for a green tea refill before my friend gave up and helped himself to the pot and filled the up our cups himself. All these happened while 2 to 3 of the waiters looked on, standing there and did nothing. The food was below average if you compare to Ikoi at Mirama hotel which has the same price range and ala-carte buffet. The menus of Ikoi and Irodori are quite similar to begin with and this outlet just pales in comparison. The sashimi was quite thin and is quite comparable to what you get at Sakae sushi. And the slices of sashimi just gets worse with each subsequent order. Towards the end we were staring at sashimi strips. I do not know how did it get 100% with several votes because it definitely did not deserve it. This is my honest review and all my friends were disappointed with the experience. If the standard do not improve, I am sure many more poor reviews are going to follow.
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The management of Irodori Japanese Restaurant responded to this review:
18 Mar 2015
Dear Damien Pe,

Thank you for your feedback.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere apologies for your encounter.
We will take your feedback seriously and will definitely bring these up to the team for further improvements.

With that, we hope to serve you better when you visit us again.


Yours Sincerely,
The Management
Irodori (POMO)
21 Dec 2014 • 3 reviews • 1 follower

First Visit To Irodori Japanese Restaurant

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For full review, please visit http://yulenewang.blogspot.sg/2014/12/irodori-japanese-restaurant.html
 
 Visited Irodori Japanese Restaurant for lunch a la carte Japanese buffet! You will be spoiled with almost 100 food items in the menu! The most excited dishes include Mixed Sashimi and Ebi Mentai Mayo! But sadly, Ebi Mentai Mayo is only for one-time serving. (T_T)
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24 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

3 years ago I patronised the restaurant in RiverView, was mad about the ala carte buffet with service that was not in order

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3 years ago I patronised the restaurant in RiverView, was mad about the ala carte buffet with service that was not in order. On Deepavali day, my son encouraged me to try again, saying that this branch is different. Worst experience I ever had. Placed an order for 4 pots of tea soup, they took their initative that it was too much for us, gave us two pots. Placed orders for 2 sets of Beef and Pork (kind of stir fry) and mixed Tempura. I kept checking with the waitress that took the order and replied that there were too many orders, waited patiently still did not come in half an hour, asked another waitress to check, never come back with answer. Did not dare to order again, worried that it would come twice. Order other dishes, this order came instead. Went back to the same waitress to check the order again, then finally asked us to order again, therefore one hour later then we got to try those dishes. Will never step into this restaurant ever! The restaurant can confirmed that I made reservation for 4 adult at 12noon, Table 2 and left at 2.30pm due to that order.
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The management of Irodori Japanese Restaurant responded to this review:
14 Jan 2015
Dear LookforGoodFood,

Thank you for taking time to review on your experience with us at Irodori Japanese Restaurant @ POMO.

We would like to apologize on the quality of service that you encountered. Please be assured that we will look into this matter seriously as we look forward to serve you better when you return in the near future.


Yours sincerely,
The Management
Irodori Japanese Restaurant

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