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“Nice place for sashimi buffet!”

Ikoi Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #562 of 11,865 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $15 - $25
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: The Quays
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went there for the 1st time, tried to make reservations several times but always fully booked...

The place is kinda cramp, especially if u are seated at the sushi bar another point to note is that the restaurant is not very pram friendly due to the limited space & huge crowd.

All those aside, they serve very good sashimi. The sashimi is fresh & the chef cuts pretty thick slices for you. Other than that, the rest of the food is pretty nice, but for me, i mostly eat just sashimi...

Definitely a must go for family/friends gathering. If your body is on the heavy side (like me), try not to take the sushi bar seats coz u will feel cramp!

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

One of my favourite Japanese restaurants - a reasonably priced eat-all-you-want Japanese buffet is a dream come true! the salmon and tuna sashimi is my favourite, always fresh - no restrictions on how much you can eat! their special soup is fantastic. This is a restaurant i love coming back to

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

My family & I have always enjoyed dining at IKOI but never thought of reviewing it.

The restaurant is in Miramar Hotel, an old but decent hotel dating back to the 1970s (or even older). The restaurant itself is not very big but always crowded, especially on weekends. Reservations is a must (average waiting time is about a week!)

Ambiance is that of a rather traditional good Japanese eatery - small & cramped. Don't expect posh settings. Instead the focus is on its food - always fresh & value for money. At SG$38 ++ per head for al a carte buffet of shashimi (tuna, yellow tail, salmon, squid & all the normal selection), tempura, soba, rolls, etc., it does not get any better than that.

There is an a la carte menu for more dishes, but we have never tried it.

The staff is pleasant but normally quite busy.

If you enjoy simple Japanese fare, you HAVE to try this.

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1  Thank HCWPSL
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a la carte buffet and not expensive, so it's good for big appetites, and children

Managed to snag the 8pm seating on a saturday (the earlier one is 6pm) and they said only counter seats are available. Actually the counter seats are better, for small groups, as i like to chat with the chefs. The staff just don't know what's better

The menu is extensive, minus the expensive items like uni , beef and ikura, hence the lowish $38 price. Another reason is most of the fish don't come from japan. The sashimi is indeed quite good and fresh, but not excellent, which is within expectations. The handrolls, chawamunshi, prawn tempura and other small items average. They have some items like chicken skewer, chicken wings etc. that just comes with 1 pc per serving, so remember to tell them how many you want, otherwise only 1 person gets to eat it

You'll probably have to order as much as you can during the 1st order. It is very difficult to get their attention as they start serving and running around. We told 4 times before we had our 2nd order taken. This under normal circumstances border on rude service but here, they are just super busy

If they add the really good stuff and maybe $20 extra if they have to, i may return to try it

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I finally managed to book seats after few tries on various occasions...
purely went for sashimi n sushi...sashimi was fresh and sushi portion very well made...
when full house expect to wait very long for your food to come...
another value for money Japanese restaurant...

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