Yuzen Japanese Restaurant @ Damansara Perdana


Tucked away at the back of Damansara Perdana's many rows of shoplots and eateries, Yuzen Japanese Restaurant beckons softly with its zen looking inviting entrance. We were here on a quiet Saturday afternoon and it was indeed an afternoon of pure indulgence. Omakase Sashimi Special (RM 180) An omakase ( chef selection) of only the freshest fish, crustaceans, and specialty seafood is … [Read more...]

Rocku Yakiniku Buffet @ Pavilion KL


Have you ever heard of “restaurantainment”, a new F&B trend where dining and modern entertainment go hand in hand? I was intrigued by this new concept, so we found ourselves at the newly opened Rocku Yakiniku Buffet @ Pavilion KL that spreads over 3,500 sq. ft at the new Dining Loft on Level 7 of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Apart from that, Rocku Yakiniku Buffet @ Pavilion KL offers buffet … [Read more...]

Japanese Inspired Burger @ Kiss Burger, Desa Park City


Don’t think for a second that the burger craze is dying down as there are a few more new burger joints opening to spike the trend. One of our latest burger ventures is Kiss Burger @ Desa Park City. The establishment has a fun and casual vibe, with a huge Mount Fuji mural and cute illustration listing down the things to do in Japan taking the centre stage. Kiss Burger is the newest baby of the … [Read more...]

Custom-Make Your Own Sushi @ Okonomi in Solaris Dutamas


“What’s your roll?” - Okonomi’s catchy slogan got our attention. Serving “sushi as you like it”, patrons can create their own maki rolls by mixing and matching from 40 different fillings, 16 types of toppings, and 20 sauces. Okonomi’s interior is bright and cosy, with plenty of glass within the restaurant and an open kitchen to boot. You'll be so close to the sushi action you can … [Read more...]

Robata Monkey @ Jaya One


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...]