Had buffet here 3 times since last year. Place is a bit small & better to reserve before you go. Sashimi (salmon, tai, prawn & tuna) is my favourite though noticed 1st order is quite general, subsequent orders will be lesser. 'Chawanmushi' & Handroll with seaweed wrap tasted good as well.
I discovered this place a few years ago and have been going back regularly since. I visit this place probably once every 3 - 4 months. It can be a crowded in the evenings so i usually try to go during lunch when i'm on leave or during the weekends. Lunch buffet is also cheaper for the same menu, so better value anyway.
I feel this is a japanese buffet that is quite value for money. They are generous with their sashimi and for their mixed platter, they give you thick cuts of various fishes. Presentation of the sashimi is good. Sometimes when i specifically order just salmon and swordfish sashimi, my personal favourite, quantity is also generous (they fill up the plate with the same amount as a mixed platter would). I would consider the sashimi quality to be good for the price.
Other dishes i like are the grilled mushroom, chanwanmushi, salmon hand roll, tempura, butter fried mushrooms and various pork and beef dishes. I appreciate how they serve these in smaller quantities so i can have a larger variety, Definitely, definitely order their salmon aburi (flame grilled salmon with rice sushi), this is delicious. I can eat a lot of this and not get tired! Their teapot soup is unique, so order it when you're getting a little full. Maybe try the ramen too, it's a small portion. Their garlic rice is tasty. I don't usually get to order garlic rice at normal japanese restaurants and since this is a buffet, do order it anyway!
After everything, i occasionally order the green tea ice cream with red bean. It's smooth, with the flavour just right
Overall, a good place to go every now and then when you're hungry and craving jap food.
When i book more than 1 week in advance for V day they didnt notice me that our table will be shared with other couple untill the day before V day then they call and tell me.. ridiculous. Somemore is V day menu, cancel and let me left with no much choice for reselecting other place as too near to V day le.
I dinned in this restaurant for the first time and it was recommended by my friends to go to, the atmosphere is nice. The food was good; but I had a much better Japanes food than this place with less luxury style and much better food... Not only their food was good, but service was excellent too. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Looking for a Japanese fix, I decided to come by Riverview Hotel after a getting the recommendation from another fellow reviewer.
A colourful sign board greets the entrance of this rather popular eatery and upon entry, one gets squeezed into a section that is designed to pack as many people as possible.
Despite being only half full when I arrived, getting orders was a difficult as not all the staff can take orders. Interestingly, it got more efficient as the night went on despite an increasing amount of inflow customers.
I started with the sashimi platter, as I do in any Japanese buffet which was alright but nothing stood out. The mekajiki, or swordfish sashimi, was a little too wet and the maguro, or tuna sashimi, had too many tendons, making it a difficult eat. Some of the fish was a little warm, which I suspect had to do with the waiting time from when it was prepared and when the dish was served.
Other items, like the chicken karaage and the Tsubaki (fried chicken wing) came out as expected.
The stronger items were its fried items, like the shishamo (pregnant capelin) and the prawn tempura, which when done fresh had a nice crunchy bite. Also, unlike most Japanese eateries, the freebie here (which is a grilled prawn with its roe in mayonnaise) is actually quite good. However, these by itself are not sufficient enough to garner a return visit from me.
It is my 1st time dining at here. The sashimi were fresh and on and off the staffs would serve complimentary dishes (super yummy) that are not inside the menu. The fried dishes were also very crunchy.