5 Japanese Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur worth your Money.
Ever wondered which Japanese restaurants to visit in Kuala Lumpur? Well we invited Dale and Yana from DYFOODIESONTHEGO to recommend five of their favourites!
(come here for Value for Money All you can eat Ala Carte Buffet)
" All you can eat Japanese Ala Carte Buffet for only RM 64.50 ++ "
Imagine free flow of Fresh Salmon Sashimi, Oysters, Tempura, Soba, Sushi, Karage, Shisamo, Tamago and the lists goes on.
We were astonished not just by the variety of food to chose from but also by the speed of the service here. In less than 5 minutes from our order it was already on our table. Mind you that it was a full house on that day for dinner. Please make prior reservations at least a day before to secure yourself a place here as it is always fully booked. Definitely a must try.
Awesome Rating : 9/10
Location : Central Plaza, B-01, no 34, 50250, 2506, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours : Monday to Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday and Sunday 12PM-3PM/ 6PM-10PM
(come here for a healthy twist on the usual Japanese dishes)
" A twist on Japanese Cuisine right here at Mei by Fat Spoon "
Nestled at the corner of shoplots at Sri Hartamas is this hidden gem of fusion goodness. We had a hard time selecting our dish for our review this time as everything sounds uniquely creative off their menu. We highly recommend their OX Tongue Rice as well as their Salmon Sashimi and Apple Salad to share. Portions were generous and the bowls of Japanese goodness just simply satisfying.
Awesome Rating : 8/10
Location : 22-G, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours : Daily from 11AM-10PM Close on Mondays
(Come here for authentic 'robatayaki,' cooking with 'bincho-tan' traditional oak charcoal)
" This little mischiveous Monkey called Robata is located at Jaya One Mall, Petaling Jaya "
It's not all monkey business here as the restaurant food reminds us of our time in Japan.
As the saying goes once you tried Japanese food in Japan it doesn't compare with the rest of the world. However with proper skills and training it's possible to have great Japanese food out of Japan. For example here in Robata Monkey. Thumbs up for their Kushiyaki Section and also their Saba Grilled Fish. A must try.
Awesome Rating : 8.5 / 10
Location : L-12A-G, Palm Square, JAYA One, 72A, Jln University, Petaling Jaya, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours : Daily from 12PM-3PM 5PM-12AM
(come here for their bucket of salmon sashimi)
An authentic Izakaya Japanese Restaurant at Solaris, Mont Kiara
We thought the name Ittan Izakaya was familiar. Coincidentally it's the restaurant we came across on instagram as one of the venues we would like to have a review on.
A bucket full of salmon sashimi rings a bell of our Izakaya experience in Namba, Osaka. This could be it we said. Something close to Japan. Mr. Chen the server greeted us with all smiles and was giving us an introduction on what's good to have. Chef is Malaysian with an 18 years kitchen experience in Japan. Seafood produce is air flown directly from Tsukiji Market, Tokyo. Sounds good to me.
There was an interesting choice of Dons, Sushi, Grilled Seafood and Yakitori. Main highlight was the sashimi and Yakitori dishes which was close to Japan standard. We will surely be back for more.
Awesome Rating : 8/10
Location : 9 Solaris Mont Kiara, Jalan Solaris 4, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours : Daily from 4PM-2AM
(come here for affordable freshlymade Donburi by Japanese Chef)
Ichiro Sushi Bar offers fresh, good value and delicious Japanese Sushi
We had their Salmon Don, Chicken Karage, Shishamo, and some Sushi Rolls to start of with. It was umami good. Service was excellent. From the time we sent the order with the tablet to the kitchen it took less than 5minutes for it to reach the table. The Japanese chefs must have excellent knife skills. Will definitely be back for more. Please note that early reservations is highly recommended as it gets pretty packed at most times. Tables are limited.
Awesome Rating : 8.5 / 10
Location : Bandar Utama F101, First Floor, Isetan One Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, 47800, Malaysia
Opening Hours : Monday to Sundays from 11AM–9:30PM except for Friday and Saturday closes at 10.00PM
Dale and Yana felt in love more than a decade ago over culinary differences and their love for travel. Their passion soon bloomed into their very own Blog on Instagram and recently just launched Facebook account, Dyfoodiesonthego. DY (Dale and Yana) as the Blog’s name represents; both Cooks, Photographs and write individual reviews of Food, Hotels and Restaurants for the local and international scene cohesively. Dale and Yana’s background extends to a multiracial blend of Portuguese, French, Chinese, Malay and Thai descent. Making each and every of that review a more indebt one.
The idea of Dyfoodiesonthego initially came about to relief each other’s pain in deciding where to eat for the day. Which they bet most of us can relate to this. Sometimes even creating unnecessary arguments during the decision making process. That ultimately made them take on the food blogosphere together to give a helping hand back to society. It was a tool for their friends, family and fellow travellers to source for an easier alternative into the best food around the city and the globe. They have travelled extensively around the Asian region and even to further places like America and Europe to bring you their awesome reviews which is most importantly unbiased. If the food sucks they will say that it is.
As an interesting fact, The Asian Food Channel and the Food Network channel played a major role in their food and travelling blogs start up. It was love at first watch, and they became addicted.
Back then in 2007, before the start of their social media influence. Dale and Yana were actively finding ways on how to up the ante on their cooking skills while exchanging views on new recipes. They soon discovered that writing a food blog could help them further showcase their talents. Soon enough the Malaysia food scene was booming and there was so much to try and discover. Dyfoodiesonthego never turned back since then.
You can visit them via their Instagram account or Facebook
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