Home Food Reviews All You Can Eat @ Nagomi Shabu-Shabu, Plaza Damas

I’m a sucker for all-you-can-eat deals. So when I found out about Nagomi’s All You Can Eat promotion at Plaza Damas, I was game. My visit to the outlet was about a month ago, and they recently changed the promo.

Old Promo

New Promo

Above is the old promo and the new one for comparison. While the new promo is still reasonable, I reckon the old promotion was better value for money. For greedy people like me, at least. I ordered the Himawari set (RM48++), and rif had the Hinagiku set (RM28++). Currently, the Hinagiku set is RM38++.

Free flow of soft drinks

Chili, ponzu and goma sauce

Assorted vegetable platter

Beef & duck shabu-shabu

My bowl of shabu-shabu. I was craving spicy things, so I got the spicy broth. rif had the Nagomi broth, which was clearer and less robust in flavour. I liked mine better, but the Nagomi broth paired better with the duck slices.

Assorted sushi. These were not bad — the fish slices were fresh.

Ika Ring. The chewy squid rings were nicely coated with crispy batter. Very moreish.

Chicken Gyoza — nothing great, but it was a good munch.

Handroll sushi, with a ridiculous amount of rice!
Bland tasting and sticky, rif and I struggled to finish these.

Assorted tempura. The batter was thicker than I liked it to be, but all in, it was decent.

Chicken Kaarage — one of my favourites. Crisply fried, I found this very addictive!

Chawanmushi — it was cold and tasteless. I didn’t finish this. The agedashi tofu (first picture) was really good. It had a light, crispy exterior and a soft wobbly centre. One of the best I’ve eaten — I had two rounds of this.

Mini cut rolls. Nothing to shout about. Frankly, I I found it a waste of stomach space.

Chicken Kushiage (meatball). I didn’t like this. It was too dry and salty from the sauce.

Chicken teriyaki — epic fail. It wasted mushy and powdery, and the sauce didn’t taste anything like teriyaki sauce. Don’t bother with this.

Vanilla ice cream — rich, creamy and full of vanilla bean seeds. I loved this!

Macha ice cream — this was just alright in my books. It wasn’t as fragrant as I liked it to be.

Belgian Chocolate ice cream

Fresh fruits

On a whole, the food was decent and service could have been better. Some dishes were quite good, like the agedashi tofu, Ika ring, chicken kaarage and of course, the shabu-shabu. And some were not worth ordering, like the chicken teriyaki. I didn’t like how they added SO much rice into the handroll.

Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 6/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: A few hits and misses, and service lacked warmth. If you’re a big eater, try this.

Lot G11A & G11B,
Ground Floor,
Hartamas Shopping Centre
03 6201 7130

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