Whenever my friends asked me to recommend a place for Japanese buffet, I would always suggest Irodori Japanese Restaurant at Riverview Hotel for its reasonable priced a la carte Japanese buffet. Fans of Irodori will be glad that it has opened a second outlet at Pomo Selegie. Probably many is not aware of it as the second outlet compared to the Riverview hotel branch is much quieter. It will be a good alternative if you wish to avoid the crowd at Riverview hotel branch.
Sashimi Moriawase 4.2/5
One reason why I like to go for Japanese buffet is the unlimited servicing of sashimi. As usual I started off with the Sashimi Moriawase allowing me to try the different selection of raw fish available for the day. On my plate, I had the octopus, snapper, salmon, tuna, yellow tail and sword fish. The sashimi was pretty fresh and good that I went for another round.
Green Tea Cold Tofu 3/5
The Cold Tofu was pretty interesting with its silky smooth texture and green tea flavour.
Nigiri Sushi 3.5/5
Maki Mono 3.5/5
For sushi lover there is a good varieties of Nigiri Sushi and Maki on the menu. There are 11 different Nigiri Sushi available on the menu. I tired the Salmon finger pressed sushi which was nicely balanced with the right ratio of the rice and fish.
Beef Roll with Golden Mushroom 4/5
From the Teppan Yaki section of the menu, there are all together 12 different selections of items. I tried both the Salmon and Beef Roll with Golden Mushroom which are nicely done and paired with a delightful sauce.
Age Dashi Tofu 3.5/5
The Age Mono or deep fried section of the menu offers an eclectic selection of 24 different items. Among the couple I tried, my favourites were the Deep Fried Marinated Chicken, Age Dashi Tofu and Tempura. The tori karaage was very well marinated with the flavours being absorbed by the meat. The tempura has a light batter giving it the crunch while still allowing one to appreciate the ingredient itself.
Grilled Salmon Neck 4.2/5
Besides the sashimi moriawase, not to be missed is the grilled seafood. I tried the Shishamo, Grilled Salmon Neck and Grilled Prawn. I love having Shishamo as I enjoyed biting into the roe inside grilled capelin. The Grilled Salmon Neck is another delicacy with the sweet and moist flesh of the salmon perfectly grilled with some light seasoning giving it a smoky flavour. The bed of roe mayonnaise blanketed over the Grilled Prawn further enhanced the whole enjoyment.
Grilled Prawn 4/5
Overall I have enjoyed my experience at the Irodori Japanese Restaurant. The extensive selections of items on the menu plus the price of $36.80++ for adult and $23++ for children under 10 years old is considered reasonable and value for money.
Irodori Japanese Restaurant
1 Selegie Road
Tel: +65 63377230
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah (CC Line), Dhoby Ghuat (CC Line, NE Line, NS Line)
Mon-Sat: 1130am - 230pm, 6pm - 10pm
(Closed on Sun)
1) Alight at Bras Basah MRT station. Take Exit D or E. Walk down Bras Basah Road to the junction of Bras Basah Road and Prinsep Street. Cross the road and turn right onto Prinsep Street. Walk down Prinsep Street and continue onto Selegie Road. Continue walking down Selegie Road until destination. Journey time about 12 mins. [Map]
2) Alight at Dhoby Ghuat MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk down Orchard Road to the junction of Orchard Road and Prinsep Street. Turn left onto Prinsep Street. Walk down Prinsep Street and continue onto Selegie Road. Continue walking down Selegie Road until destination. Journey time about 12 mins. [Map]