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Address: #03-01, River View Hotel, 382 Havelock Road, 17955
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14 Mar 2013
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For the full review with photos, visit :http://www.smugourmetclub.com/articles/irodori-riverview-hotel/

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.




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Good if you like buffets.

Not excellent like most Japanese buffets, but good enough if you have a soft spot for buffets. The complimentary mentaiko grilled prawns and cold tofu were very good! Try the sashimi, shisamos and irodori maki! I thought that service was quite slow and the waitresses sometimes mix up orders. I would advise making a reservation for dinner as this place is crowded on most of the nights.
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nice food

book through hungry go where. Hear alot about this restaurant so i try with my friend was nice the sashimi was great and overall the food there is good thanks to the chef . The service was good even is full house . thank you for give me a wonderful dinner .... wil certainly recommend my friends to go there . 
Management response from Irodori Japanese Restaurant, published 20 Jun 2014
Dear Lawrence Tay, Thank you for dining with us at Irodori Japanese Restaurant. We are delighted to know you had an enjoyable dinner with us. We look forward to seeing you and your friends at Irodori Japanese Restaurant soon! Once again, appreciate the recommendation to your friends. Yours sincerely, The Management Irodori Japanese Restaurant
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nice spread of Japanese food

Tried the buffet lunch here. Servings are relatively small so u can eat more different varieties. Sashimi definitely not to be missed. The chawanmushi is only averaged. Kinda worth the money here. Place is a little cramp so I prefer to sit at the bar counter
Management response from Irodori Japanese Restaurant, published 28 May 2014
Dear Gerald Ang, Thank you for writing Irodori Japanese Restaurant. We are delighted to know you had a good experience when dining with us. Do join us for dinner as well. We look forward to serve you again soon. Yours sincerely, The Management Irodori Japanese Restaurant
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Irodori never fails me

If anyone needs a recommendation to any Jap buffet, this one would be on my priority list. 

I've been patronising this place several times and each time I'm always delighted by the endless supply of fresh sashimi, the small food portions and the decent selection of buffet items to choose from. 

The place is always packed so do place advance bookings to avoid disappointments. 

The ambience is great for gatherings and more people means I get to try out more food!

It may not be the cheapest place to have a jap buffet, but I would always bet my 2 cents worth on the fresh sashimi and the spider handroll. 

The sashimi is cut into decent thickness and you can order can much as your stomach can take. The spider handroll is a soft shell crab handroll that is crispy yet made to perfection. 

So yes, I look forward to my next visit there. 


Management response from Irodori Japanese Restaurant, published 02 May 2014
Dear Goh Yue Lin, Thank you for dining with us at Irodori Japanese Restaurant. We appreciate your positive response and we are glad that the sashimi and spider handroll were good for you. Once again, we are grateful for your high recommendation on our restaurant and we hope to have you dining with us again soon. Best Regards, The Management Irodori Japanese Restaurant
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*Pris and I decided to meet for lunch at Irodori Japanese Restaurant, since she mentioned that the Japanese food here was good, and I have yet to try it for myself. Irodori Japanese Restaurant is located at 382 Havelock Road #03-01 Riverview Hotel, Singapore 169629 and the number for reservations is 6737 2002.   The open concept dining area was already filled with diners when we met up before noon. We were seated and served the Cold Tofu starter - with some salted vegetables and Japanese soy sauce, a tantalising appetite-teaser while we browsed the menus to order from this ala carte buffet setting.   Next, the Beef Slices - succulent and tasty, especially with the sweet flavor of onions infused into the flesh and gravy.    And the Lobster with roe - we were only allowed to have one each of this item. For the lobster lovers, this was definitely a favorite with us - springy fresh lobster meat, tinged with natural sweetness and the crunchiness / crinkling bursts of roe atop added a unique texture to the dish.   Moving on, the platter of Sashimi platter that we could not do without. Fresh, succulent and tasty, the tuna, swordfish, snapper and salmon slices were devoured rather quickly with squeezes of lemon and wasabi. We had another platter of this item, especially the Salmon and Swordfish sashimi.   For more detailed information and photos, please do visit: http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/03/lunch-at-irodori-riverview-hotel.html

Management response from Irodori Japanese Restaurant, published 11 Apr 2014
Dear ArcticStar, Thank you for dining with us at Irodori Japanese Restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to know that both of you were satisfied with our food. We will convey your compliments to our chef. We are happy to know that you had an enjoyable dining experience. Looking forward to have you dining with us again soon. Best Regards, The Management Irodori Japanese Restaurant