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“Interesting AYCE”
Review of Hanamasa

Hanamasa
Ranked #277 of 8,753 Restaurants in Jakarta
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Hanamasa is well known for it's AYCE package. It's about shabu and suki, and the food choices are pretty much complete along with the salad and kimchi, dessert like pudding and cake, and fruit.

Thank Desti P
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a cook yourself establishment. Were seated quickly in a very sparsely populated venue. This should have set the alarm bells ringing. Many options for frying on your hotplate, or boil in your soup. Choices were extensive, but of poor quality with little or no flavour. The seafood all tasted the same - zero. The meats were mostly cold meat options of pulverised flesh that no longer resemble their original state. There were some marinated chicken options that were OK. Sweets option was no option as the offerings were surrounded in a cloud of fleas. I have never liked cook yourself options for dining, and this place confirmed my opinion. With so many other options available in then Margo mall, many of which are far superior to Hanamasa, it is unlikely I would return.

Thank Cooker850
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Hanamasa is all you can eat japanese restaurant where you can take and eat anything you want. It's a self service restaurant where you have to cook your meal by yourself before eating it. They have lots variety of meat. The taste is okay and kind of pricey.

Thank Fandra2206
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Really love this Japanese AYCE buffet since they maximize the dining experience with various choices of food and no time limit. The price are very reasonable, compared to another AYCE. At Hanamasa with around 200K rupiah, you could get complete meal of shabu-shabu, yakiniku, robatayaki, drinks, and desserts.
Various things you can choose for your yakiniku/shabu-shabu; meat slices, meatballs, veggies, salad, fruits, desserts. Drink have lots of varieties such as soda, orange juice, teh tarik, iced tea, and sugarcane juice.
I really liked their thinly sliced meats since it is so tender, but i found their beef ribs are somewhat tough. The rest of their meat are good enough; chicken meat slices are juicy and tender, nice quality of fish fillet. Salad bar is satisfying too. I love how their arrange their salad bar to have many varieties of "salad menu", not just regular salad but there is kimchi, marinated mushroom, spinach with sesame, etc. Their robatayaki and sides dish like tempura, chicken wing, and fried rice are good but robatayaki service takes a long time to be served.
The waiters here are very helpful and regularly clean our tables from used plates. They regularly checked their buffet to maintain no stock out for their menu. For improvement , Ii think they should provide choices of unsweetened drinks, like mineral water or unsweetened tea.

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Thank exander02
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Hanamasa is all you can eat restaurant where you can cook by yourselves and various ready to eat food. It provides:
1. Shabu-shabu with 2 choices of soup base: chicken and tomyam (spicy) - cook by yourselves. Soup can be refilled.
2.Yakiniku for grill - cook by yourselves
There are lots of selection from beef, chicken, fish, squid, sausages, meatball, vegetables, etc for shabu-shabu and yakiniku.
3. Grill section which serves beef, satay, sausages, fish, garlic, squid, onigiri, etc. You just choose and they will grill it for you.
4. Various of fruits including for rujak (mixed fruits with sweet peanut chilli sauce)
5. Various of drinks from soft drink, milk tea, ice coffee, orange juice (not fresh), etc
6. Dessert from traditional cake, cendol, thai cassava, and also es campur in which you can choose and mixed by yourselves (kolang kaling, coconut, jackfruit, etc with red syrup, brown sugar, coconut milk, chocolate sauce)
7. Fried side dish such as tempura, spring rolls, etc
8. Rice
9. Egg - you need to ask for the eggs.
10. Salad.
I will recommend Hanamasa for those who want to eat a lot or for gathering as there are lot of choices. Taste of food is quite good but not superb.
I have visited many branches. From my opinion, FX Sudirman is the best as it is clean and bright.
It says that time to eat is only 2 hours during peak time, however from my experience, there is never a time limitation. We celebrated birthday and I think we chit chat for more than half an hour before we started to eat. After ate, we still stayed for chit chat, sang and slice the birthday cake. However none of the staff that remind us about the time.
Sometimes it took so long before the waiter took away your dirty dishes.
You can buy book of vouchers which consists of 10 vouchers that can be used next day. If I am not mistaken, it is cheaper for around IDR 20k per voucher.

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