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Irodori is a simple and chic-looking Japanese restaurant that promises good food at decent prices. Expect quality food – to be sure, we are excluding the leagues of Shinji and Aoki – from their a la carte buffet menu of Japanese cuisine mainstays. Conveniently located at Havelock Road, it is only a short journey to travel from school if you have cravings to satisfy.
We started with the complimentary Ebi Mentai Mayo (grilled tiger prawn). A pity this dish cannot be ordered again because it was one of the more noteworthy dishes, grilled to goodness. For a few fleeting moments of eating this, I had the sudden thought that mayo should used everywhere.
The buffet menu has a wide variety of choices and some of the dishes you have to order include the Sashimi Moriawase. The beautifully plated sashimi includes a mixture ofShake (salmon), Maguro (tuna), Hamachi (yellow tail), Mekajiki (sword fish), Tako (octopus) and Tai (snapper). They give very generous cuts of the sashimi which is fresh and smooth. Waiting time for this dish will be longer on crowded days because everyone will be ordering sashimi (which is the main point of a Japanese buffet after all). Kudos to the tako. I had many slices that were glossily tender and filled with briny sweetness while a few did fall a bit below that.
There’s no way we would pass up the chance to have a simple Chawanmushi. Intensely savory, smooth, custardy, you could pick out the use of a really rich dashi or chicken stock. All the better when it was pouring outside at that time.
Irodori japanese restaurant have over 100 dishes available for unlimited orders. All guests are served with a complimentary round of starters Green Tea Tofu and a one-time order of the Grilled Ebi Mentai Mayo dish.The sashimi was fantastic because it was clearly very fresh and sliced perfectly without being too thick. Certainly worth a visit! and the buffet price is only 36.80++ .
Had the ala carte dinner buffet here on a Friday night. Service was good with the waiters introducing each dish that was served. The menu has a huge variety of dishes, many I have not heard of before, with alot of interesting dishes to try. Good place to try something new and exciting for a change, But out of all these, I have to highlight the Sashimi. If you love Sashimi, this is the place for you. The sashimi, unlike some other places, was served in generous portions, and was one of the freshest and tastiest Sashimi I have ever tried. Definitely a good place to check out.
If you are like me, always craving for Japanese food, you need to make a trip down to Irodori Japanese Restaurant. It’s really good and be sure to make a reservation or you’ll never get to sink your teeth into those yummy perfectly Japanese buffets.
Service was lousy..i used the same plate throughout the 3 hrs buffet! Despite my reminders, did not change and clear the table. So much so that we gv up and pile the table with dirty n empty plate. The aunt pouring my green tea was rude, instead of walking to our side, she expect us to pass her the glass, which we would gladly do so if she asked nicely.
Food standard also drop, the tempura was not crispy n the soup was not hot. in terms of variety, it is also quite limited and there are still no desserts. Ice cream have to be ordered separately. Overall for a $43 meal, it is not worth. i rather go to Kiseiki