All-you-can-eat Sushi...and good quality you say? Must be Ikoi!

Ikoi

401 Havelock Road, Hotel Miramar, Lobby Level, Main Wing, Singapore, 169631

Telephone Number: 6887 3788

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday: 11.30am – 2pm, 6pm – 11pm

There are a few concepts which will always be popular in Singapore. One of these is the irresistible combo of Sushi and the magic words 'all-you-can'eat'...challenge accepted!

There are not many places on our sunny isle which offer this deal at rather reasonable prices, so when a good Japanese friend of mine recommended Ikoi at the Miramar Hotel, I couldn't resist... After getting together a healthy group of 10 us, we arrived at Ikoi late on a Saturday evening with ravenous bellies, only grabbing the table thanks to a last minute cancellation.

First thing to say is that I totally loved the decor of the place! It's a bit kitsch with posters of celebrity diners covering much of the walls, but the atmosphere and feel of the place was surprisingly....well, Japanese!

So here's the deal peeps, it costs $35++ per person and this effectively entitles you to a-la-carte freeflow of an enormous selection of sushi, sashimi, tempura, udon and soba dishes, soups and much, much more.

However to start the evening, we thought we'd try something a little out of the ordinary...frozen sake! Effectively they bring you a carton filled of semi-frozen sake slush retrievable by squeezing it out of the box. Super cool. I can't say that the sake was fabulous quality, however very refreshing and did have enormous novelty value.

As for the food, please forgive the photos as I foolishly left home without my trusty Canon. However, I hope you can see clearly how lush the portions are....nothing worse than ordering a plate of sashimi so small you end up eating two pieces at a time just to get a reasonable bite. Thankfully this is not the case at Ikoi. The orders come out fat and generous.

What massively impressed me was actually the quality of the fish. Despite being a 'freeflow' restaurant, their fish is genuinely good. The sashimi was tender and quite delectable.

The same went for the nigiri, of which we ordered a ridiculous amount. Well-cooked rice and good fish/rice ratio. None of this 'fill up on rice nonsense'.

Whilst we did try many of the other dishes such as the curry udon, the tempura, miso soup, chawanmushi - all of which were decent - pride of place must go to the sushi.

On a side note, despite being practically full house, the service was decent, with orders flying out and someone always at hand to help with a smile. Well done.

So, if you are a sushi fanatic like us Nomads, grab a few friends and head over to Ikoi. It's not somewhere I'd recommend for a date per say, but get a group of guys or gals together and it'll be the start of a great night!


Written by The City Nomad

Posted in: Restaurants Japanese

Call 6887 3788 for reservations

401 Havelock Road, Hotel Miramar, Lobby Level, Main Wing, Singapore, 169631.
Opening hours Monday - Sunday: 11.30am – 2pm, 6pm – 11pm

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