Robata Monkey @ Jaya One

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Its serious monkey business in Robata Monkey, a robatayaki style izakaya. Robatayaki is a technique in Japanese cuisine where food is grilled over an open sandpit hearth in front of the customer. Coupled with its wide array of local & imported Japanese fresh seafood, juicy meats & seasonal vegetables grilled; Robaya Monkey is definitely a heaven for seafood lovers. Upon stepping … [Read more...]

Uokatsu @ Plaza Damas 3

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Sometimes we discover the greatest foods in the most unexpected places. Uokatsu, a tiny Japanese restaurant-cum-fish supermarket located at Plaza Damas 3 is a classic example. Loosely translated to “fish victory”, Uokatsu is here to offer you a taste of what you have been missing from normal Japanese restaurants. Manned by a husband-and-wife team, Uokatsu started off as a fish supermarket, … [Read more...]

Sakae Sushi’s New Menu

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Honey Jujube Genmai Tea (RM 8.98-cold) When it comes to Japanese food, Sakae Sushi is a familiar household name. From their first outlet in The Curve, up till 26 outlets spreading across East Malaysia and West Malaysia; this kaiten sushi-concept restaurant with a green frog mascot continues to bring us good and affordable Japanese food. Honey Jujube Genmai Tea (RM 7.98-hot) From time to … [Read more...]

Okayama Fair @ Kampachi

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Okayama prefecture, located in the southern part of Japan, is famous for its white peaches and grapes. Apart from being closely associated with the famous folk legend Momotaro, it is also well known as the Kingdom of Fruits in Japan where high-quality agricultural products are produced and known worldwide for its quality and superior tastes. The mild climate here is conducive for the cultivation … [Read more...]

Bangoya Japanese BBQ @ Jaya One, PJ

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We have sushi joints and ramen houses everywhere in KL these days. So what’s next? Izakayas, of course. These casual Japanese restaurants have been mushrooming in the Klang Valley of late, and a few Japanese restaurants have also started adding an izakaya section to their menus. Bangoya in Jaya One is my favourite izakaya outlet so far. Located on Kissaten’s rooftop, Bangoya brings us a … [Read more...]

Gyukingu Japanese BBQ @ Kota Damansara

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Gyukingu Japanese BBQ claims itself as the best Yakiniku BBQ restaurant in Malaysia and it is probably true! We were here once and we got to say that Gyukingu serves the juiciest, highest-quality grilled meat in town. Located above Al-Rajhi bank next to Sunway Giza, the restaurant interior design is classy, refined, comfortable and clean. I liked the use of dark wood, dark coloured bar … [Read more...]

Yuu-jo Japanese Restaurant @ Kiara Designer Suite, Mont Kiara

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Located on the ground level of Kiara Designer's Suite, Yuu-jo is a fairly new kid on the block along Jalan Kiara 3.  It is a wonderful little under-the-radar Japanese restaurant where I can find an interesting selection of good, not-crazy-expensive udon or soba, a bargain bowl of don for lunch and some nice grilled seafood. A warm welcome by the gorgeous looking lady boss is definitely an icing … [Read more...]

Bankara Ramen @ Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur

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Japanese ramen has been experiencing steaming popularity and taking the spotlight at dedicated ramen shops and bubbling up at various locations across the Klang Valley. The latest ramen player in town is Tokyo-based Bankara that has made its way into the newly renovated Avenue K mall. I briefly remembered seeing Bankara Ramen in Bangkok and how the long queue put us off. Hence, we were excited … [Read more...]

Takumi Japanese Fine Dining @ Grand Millennium Hotel KL

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For travelers and foodies, there are plenty of dining options along Jalan Bukit Bintang. From international cuisine to authentic local flavors, there is something to suit everyone's palate and budget. However, when it comes to Japanese fine dining, Takumi @ Grand Millennium Hotel stands out. Takumi's interior is simple but modern with lots of wood elements used with natural themed … [Read more...]

Sushi Kame @ Desa Sri Hartamas

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The concept of omakase dining is slowly gaining popularity in Malaysia. The concept comes from Japan and what it means is to leave it to the chef to surprise and excite your palate rather than ordering from the a la carte menu. One of the pioneers of omakase dining in Klang Valley has to be Sushi Kame. We have heard so many rave reviews of Sushi Kame and the person behind it – Chef Kame. Kame … [Read more...]

All Kansai Festival @ Kampachi, Pavilion KL

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Japan is one of our dream destinations. We do not know why until now we have not been to this beautiful country but hopefully a trip to Japan will happen this year. Most friends and families recommended us to go to the Kansai region instead of Tokyo for it's rich culture, beautiful scenery and wonderful cuisine. The region includes the prefectures of Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, and … [Read more...]

Shuraku Izakaya @ Solaris Mont Kiara

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We have sushi joints and ramen houses everywhere in KL these days. So what’s next? Izakaya. These casual Japanese restaurants have been mushrooming in the Klang Valley and a few Japanese restaurants have also started adding izakaya sections to their menus. Izakaya, according to Wikipedia, is “a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks.” Sounds … [Read more...]

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