We came here on Friday night intending to have a fairly light Japanese dinner, because my throat still isn’t faring too well. Instead, we were informed that their a la carte buffet, which usually costs $33++, was going at a very reasonable $29.90 nett. We figured our bill would amount to something close to that per person if we ordered off the regular menu anyway, so decided to go for the buffet (argh).
The buffet includes sushi, sashimi, yakitori and tempura items so it’s pretty good value for money. But the quality is pretty basic, so don’t expect premium ingredients for that price. The grilled yellow tail head on the buffet menu was also too good to be true – it was the head, not the collar (cheek), so the meat isn’t as meltingly soft.
Still, the food is decent and service is good. They were apologetic that the food took so long, and when we called for the bill after we were stuffed, they thought it was because we were unhappy with the service/the wait, because in their opinion we didn’t eat much at all. Imagine that!
The food’s pretty standard but takes very long to prepare. This might be because of the two large groups taking advantage of the buffet deal though. It’s a very good deal after all.
The service is friendly although a bit blur. A note of caution, the place doesn’t have great ventilation so prepare to smell of the place if you sit near the open kitchen.
Hana Hana Japanese Restaurant
223 River Valley Road Tel: 6738-5858
Lunch: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm
Dinner: 5.30 pm to 2.30 am