ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Japanese Restaurants in Klang Valley (P3)


1/ Sushi Azabu

Well-known for its Michelin-starred establishment in New York which is much frequented by Japanese food lovers and Hollywood celebrities, Sushi Azabu heads its way to Malaysia and sets its journey at the Japanese food heaven – ISETAN The Japan Store. Sushi Azabu houses fresh-from-Japan seafood which are then carefully crafted into delectable delights by skilful chefs.

This premium Rice Bowl of Luxurious Gift from Sea will entice your palate right from the first glance. Resting on a bed of warm rice are melt-in-the-mouth sea urchins, high-quality tuna and refreshing salmon roe served with freshly-grated wasabi. The bowl is a well-thought-out combination of the best of the sea which would charm any diners’ hearts with its umami taste and smooth texture.

The 3 Kinds of Tuna echoes the serenity of the surroundings with its unpretentious yet attractive presentation. Using bluefin tuna air-flown from the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, the dish boasts 3 different types of hard-to-resist tuna nigiri sushi, namely Akami, Chutoro and Otoro. Take a bite and you will feel rejuvenated by the fresh taste of the high-quality tuna blending well with the freshly-grated wasabi and the perfectly-cooked sushi rice.

Only the freshest sea urchins of the season are hand-picked to be crafted into this 3 Kinds of Sea Urchin. The air-flown sea urchins are presented in a simple yet elegant look that is tempting enough to secretly trigger your salivation. Extraordinary creamy and rich in umami flavor, this worth-dreaming-for miniature of the sea’s gift will drift you to the sea with its lip-smacking taste.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
Location: ISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

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2/ Torii Yakitori & Whiskey Bar

Looking for divine whisky to pair with sumptuous grilled skewers? The Japanese-accented gastro-bar Torii Yakitori & Whiskey Bar will gratify your craving! Located in a friendly neighborhood, this sanctuary is where you can indulge yourself in a wide range of Japanese-inspired delights while relishing the finest single-malt spirits.

The Signature Delicacies Set is a must-order dish including one Bonded Unagi & Foie Gras and one Wagyu Sliders. The Bonded Unagi & Foie Gras is a sublime combination of the grilled-to-perfection river eel (unagi), the foie gras which is pan-seared skilfully to maintain its moisture and the omelette to balance its rich flavor. The wondrous home-made Wagyu Sliders is lip-smacking with melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu patty with spinach, caramelised onions and scones. A true indulgence!

This bowl of Beef Donburi would be everything you could ask for! Lying on a bed of rice is a concoction of delights with different nuances, namely foie gras, beef, caviar, truffle and onsen tamago. The delectable foie gras mingles perfectly with the slices of beef, resulting in an unforgettable satisfaction. If you are a fervent caviar lover, there is no reason why you should not opt for extra foie gras which is always available with additional charge.

Here comes something that can pair perfectly with your single-malt whisky – the Signature Skewers Set. The dish includes 4 piping hot bite-sized skewers – Beef Enoki, Sirloin, Wings and Smoked Duck, which can immediately whet your appetite with their aroma. The Beef Enoki and the Sirloin skewers are tender to the bite while the Wings have delectable crispy airy skin. The Smoked Duck is well-marinated with sea salt and welsh onion which give it a flavorful and succulent taste. A wonderful treat!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm till late; Sat & Sun: 5:00pm till late.
Location: Lot 8-6, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

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3/ Toriden

Originated from Fukuoka prefecture which is famous for its fresh produce, Toriden opens its door at the 4th floor of ISETAN The Japan Store which features only authentic Japanese cuisine. With a traditional menu of farm-fresh items and unique cooking technique that can only be found on the Kyushu Island, the restaurant is where Japanese connoisseurs often pay their visit.   

The Mizutaki TAKE Course is a perfect combination of Goma sashi-sashimi, assorted chicken parts, vegetables, chicken tempura, porridge or noodles and dessert of the day. To enjoy this mizutaki, one should firstly take a sip of the luscious chicken broth soup which is cooked from fresh whole chicken daily and boiled for more than 6 hours. Indulge yourself in other delights like juicy chicken meat balls with free flow of tofu, noodles and vegetables, crunchy chicken tempura and don’t forget to pair the assorted boiled chicken parts with the tangy citrus Ponzu sauce.

The 3 Kinds of Sashimi will delight your palate with its fresh goodness. The sashimi are air-flown from Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan and only the freshest seafood are hand-picked to make chef’s special sashimi of the day. The melt-in-the-mouth sashimi has a delectable creamy taste which is then accentuated by a touch of the freshly-grated wasabi.

If you are searching for some bite-sized morsels to savor at the restaurant, don’t forget to opt for the Chicken Tempura which is absolutely luscious. The chicken is slightly seasoned before being fried until it has a light and crispy texture. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top, dip the tempura in the mustard that comes along and the combination would make you rave with love!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
Location: ISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

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4/ HANARE

Catering authentic Japanese cuisine with an emphasis on fresh and high-quality seafood air-flown directly from Japan, HANARE has long been a decent restaurant where Japanese food devotees and discerning critics often come to savour season’s specialty offering like the Hon Maguro (Fresh Blue Fin Tuna) or the rare cut of Tai (Fresh Red Snapper). The restaurant vows to bring a unique experience with authentic Japanese cuisine for its diners.

A visit to HANARE wouldn’t be complete without the all-time favorite A5 Premium Wagyu Sushi. The slice of gorgeous marbled A5 Wagyu beef is ingeniously crafted with a dab of fresh wasabi under the beef. Using the highest-graded Wagyu beef, the sushi has a unique melt-in-the-mouth texture and rich flavor that you would not want to end!

This Grilled Fish Head has a humble look to let its flavor do all the talking! The fresh fish head is grilled to perfection which gives it an irresistible aroma and distinct smoky smell. Its light crackling charred skin is a joy in the mouth while the flesh has a tender goodness. Did you know the salmon head is high in Omega-3 fatness, vitamin A, zinc and iron? A scrumptious and healthy delight!

The Maguro Yukke or Tuna Tartare is a true show-stopper for a delightful gastronomic journey at Hanare. The fresh and high-quality tuna are hand-picked and skilfully cut into small cubes then placed together with assorted vegetables, egg yolk and dressing. The melt-in-the-mouth tuna has a characteristic umami flavor which is then accentuated by the smooth egg yolk and fresh vegetables. A simple yet luscious dish. 

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 2:30pm; 6:00pm – 10:30pm.
Location: The Intermark Mall, Ground Floor, 348, Jalan Tun Razak,50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Ramadan Festive Menus and Promotions in Klang Valley 2018

Selamat Hari Raya

 

FESTIVE BUFFET & PROMOS – RAMADAN 2018

 

 KUALA LUMPUR 

 

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Kampung Warisan Buffet
@ Bijan Restaurant & Bar

Price: RM110+ (early bird at RM100 nett by 20 May).
Time:  21 May – 13 June, 2018; 7pm – 9.30pm.
What’s Special: 4 specially rotating tailored menus         featuring over 70 dishes per menu with perfect renditions of old-school tastes and innovative flavors.
Location: 3, Jalan Ceylon.

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Jöm Mäkän
@ Vasco’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM94 nett/adult from 11 June onwards (RM112 nett for reservations via TABLEAPP on 9 and 10, June).
Time: 17 May – 17 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Featuring an assortment of local delights from states in West Malaysia. Gather your loved ones and break fast together at ‘Kenduri-Kendara’.
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral.
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Selera Kampung
@ Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Price: From RM98 nett/adult, buy 5 free 1 (T&Cs apply).
Time: 15 May – 14 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: International flavours with traditional recipes from the Malay heartlands. Other culinary highlights include apam balik, tempe kelapa & more.
Location: Level 5, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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“Ramadhan Chefs Out”
@ Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM158 nett (early bird at RM111 nett by 15 May).
Time: 17 May – 12 June, 2018, 6.30pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: A feast for family and friends with authentic local taste along with Western stations and fresh seafood with special chef’s sauce.
Location: Level 1, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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Kampong Festive Dining
@ Shook!, Feast Village Starhill Gallery

Price: RM98 nett/adult; RM58 nett/child.
Time: 15 May – 12 June, 2018; 7.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: The buffet menu showcases 138 traditional Malay cuisine creations.
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Mariott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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‘Selera Malaysia’ Festive Buffet Dinner
@ The Mill Café, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM158 nett/adult (early bird at RM118 nett).
Time: 16 May – 14 June, 2018; 7pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: Delight in the authentic taste of local favourites such as gulai daging salai, kawah kari kepala ikan, ayam golek, nasi hujan panas and more!
Location: Level 1, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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Sajian Selera Desa Buffet Dinner
@ LINK – All Day Dining, Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

Price: From RM168 nett/adult.
Time: 15 May – 10 June, 2018; 6pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: 150 kinds of authentic local food with whole roasted lamb, succulent durians, grills from Mongolia, fresh seafood and more!
Location: Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar. No. 1, Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3.

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JP teres, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM178 nett/adult.
Time: From 17 May – 13 June; 7pm – 11pm
What’s Special:
 More than 100 types of authentic Malaysian favorites in a culinary journey at the top luxurious 5-star hotel with stunning views.
Location: Ground Floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang.

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Price: From RM150+/adult.
Time: 30 May, 2018; 7pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: A special Buka Puasa Buffet for 1 night only with scrumptious traditional flavors made into innovative dishes.
Location: Lot 7 & 8, 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlena.

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Rama V Fine Thai Dining

Price: RM89 Nett/pax.
Time: 16 May – 15 June, 2018; 6pm – 10pm daily.
What’s Special: Celebrate this holy month with a new taste from Rama V with their gastronomic Thai Dinner Buffet. Buy 10 get 1 for Free!
Location: No. 5, Jalan U Thant.

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The Steakhouse

Time: 15 May – 14 June, 2018.
What’s Special: Muslim diners who break fast at the restaurant will get complimentary fruit punch and dates and 10% off on total food & beverage bill.
Location: 48, Changkat Bukit Bintang.

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Opium

Time: 15 May – 14 June, 2018.
What’s Special: Dine at the restaurant this holy month and you can get 10% off total food & beverage bill for orders made between 7pm to 8.30pm. Complimentary dates for all Muslim patrons.
Location: 50, Changkat Bukit Bintang.

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Songket Restaurant

Price: RM110 nett per pax; 50% off for kids (age 3 – 11).
Time:
21 May – 11 June, 2018, 6pm – 9.30pm.
What’s Special: 3 selected menus including Northern, Southern and East Coast Cuisine will be served including a wide selection of items from appetizers to live-grill section and desserts.
Location: 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.

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Ploy Damansara

Price: RM325+ for 4 – 6 pax.
Time:
14 May – 14 June, 2018; 6pm – 11pm.
What’s Special: Feast your eyes and stomach with 12 courses of food featuring Japa-Thai food such as rainbow chips, torched pink salmon, crispy chicken, Malaysian kuihs and a whole lot more.
Location: G-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights.

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Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM98+ per pax.
Time:
17 May – 14 June, 2018; from 6pm – 10.15pm.
What’s Special: An extensive Dulang Set featuring hearty dishes like Beef Green Curry, Tiger Prawn Sambal, Chicken Spring Rolls, Thai-Style Cendol and more.
Location: 19A, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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La Bodega

Price: RM55+ per dish.
Time:
17 May – 14 June, 2018; from 8am – 2am.
What’s Special: Enjoy hearty delights like Braised Lamb Shank, Grilled Beef Striploin, Roasted Chicken Masala, Nasi Lemak Paella at a special price.
Location: All Outlets.

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Megaview Banquet Hall KL Tower

Price: RM128 per adult.
Time:
21 May – 12 June, 2018.
What’s Special: A buffet with spectacular view & various choices including Kambing Pangang, Sate, Vietnam Pho, “Oxtail Stew” Asam Pedas, Serawa Durian and more.
Location: TH02, KL Tower, No.2, Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee.

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Hanare

Price: RM170+.
Time: 16 May – 30 June, 2018; from 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: A special set menu curated with sumptuous and fresh sashimi and the choice of Teppanyaki Style Salmon, Bara Chirashi and more.
Location: The Intermark Mall, Ground Floor, 348, Jalan Tun Razak.

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Komura Japanese Restaurant @ Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM108 nett per adult.
Time:
17 May – 14 June, 2018, from 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: A Indulge in Komura’s Finest Japanese cuisines with over 75 choices such as Kobachi (starter), Yakimono (grilled dish), Agemono (fried dish) and more!
Location: Ground Floor, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ampang.

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Bazaar Ramadan
@ Dondang Sayang Coffee House, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM138 nett/adult (early bird at RM98 nett).
Time: 17 May – 14 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Treat yourself to sumptuous offers including continental and local specialties carefully curated for this holy month.
Location: Lobby Level, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ampang.

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Nikmati Makanan Nostalgia Dulu-Dulu
@ The Spread, The Gardens Hotel & Residences

Price: From RM135 nett.
Time: 18 May – 11 June, 2018; 7pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Indulge in tantalizing selections of local authentic buffet spread. Explore and enjoy cuisines that are crafted to your personal taste.
Location: Level 6, The Gardens Hotel & Residences, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra.

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Buffet Promo
@ Sakura Kristal

Price: From RM45.25 nett/adult; RM29 nett/child.
Time: From 18 May – 14 June, 2018; 6pm – 9pm. 
What’s Special: Enjoy over 50 reinventing traditional dishes to grilled creations at a special price during this Ramadan.
Location: No. 301, Jalan Bandar 11, Taman Melawati.

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Selera Ramadan Buffet Dinner
@ Spices @ Furama

Price: RM105 nett/adult (early bird at RM80 nett).
Time: 18 May – 14 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: A delightful array of mouth-watering Malay cuisine awaits you. Be entertained by Zali’s Quartet & stand a chance to win daily lucky draw prizes.
Location: Furama Bukit Bintang, 136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah.

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East Meets West Fusion Buffet
@ Savini Ristorante Italiano & Lounge

Price: RM80 nett/adult; kids eat for free (T&Cs apply).
Time: 18 May – 13 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 11pm.
What’s Special: Dine in a serene ambiance with no mad rushes to the buffet line and experience classic Italian cuisine through a repertoire of fresh ingredients.
Location: Level 2, Lot 2-05, The Intermark, 348, Jalan Tun Razak.

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PETALING JAYA & NEARBY

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“Juadah Nusantara” Buffet
@ Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel

Price: RM140 nett/adult.
Time: 07 May – 14 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Featuring authentic local flavours prepared by Executive Sous Chef, Saiful Baharin and his culinary team.
Location: Level C, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya.

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Jöm Mäkän
@ Paya Serai Restaurant

Price: From RM169 nett/adult (RM145/adult from 27 – 30 May).
Time: 17 May – 14 June, 2018; 7pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: The restaurant offers an extensive buffet spread with special food trucks lined up outside to give you a complete Buka Puasa experience.
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2, Jalan Barat, PJS 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya.

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Tamarind Springs

Price: RM98+ per pax.
Time:
17 May – 14 June, 2018; 6pm – 11pm.
What’s Special: A traditional take on Indo-Chinese dishes such as Perch in Tamarind Springs Spicy Sauce, Stir-Fried Chicken with Lemongrass and Cashew Nuts, Cambodia Beef Curry and more!
Location: Upper Level, Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak.

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“Semarak Berbuka Puasa”
@ Kites Restaurant, Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Price: From RM100 nett/adult.
Time: 17 May – 13 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
What’s Special: Come and treat your friends and family to a lavish spread of local ‘break-fast’ favourites.
Location: Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, 1, Jalan Usahawan U1/8, Seksyen U1, 40250 Shah Alam.

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OTHERS

 

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Jöm Mäkän
@ Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

Price: RM158 nett/adult.
Time: 17 May – 07 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: Be spoilt with an assortment of local delights and exquisite Mediterranean, Arabic fare when you dine at the restaurant.
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng.

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Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Price: RM88 nett/pax.
Time: 19 May – 14 June, 2018.
What’s Special: Savour the world-famous Peranakan Cuisine with especially selected authentic dishes prepared by true nyonya chefs while the dining room revolves 360 degrees.
Location: Level 16, Bayview Hotel Georgetown, 25A, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 George Town, Penang

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TOP View Restaurant & Lounge 

Price: RM98 nett/adult; RM78 nett/child.
Time: 15 May – 15 June, 2018; 6.30pm – 10pm.
What’s Special: Indulge in a best-in-class international buffet by award-winning chef. Gastronomic experience with 360 degree view of Penang.
Location: 59 Dining Room, Level 59, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town.

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Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL

5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL

For all Japanese cuisine lovers!

Succulent sushi, light-as-air tempura, super-fresh sashimi, handmade soba… it's hard to describe Japanese food without using elegant terms. If you want to immerse yourself in the Japanese food culture, check out this selection of 5 best Japanese restaurants in KL! An opportunity to know more about Japan for the Bon Odori festival!

Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_NobuKL

World-famous contemporary Japanese cuisine in a legendary restaurant that has been delighting diners since the opening of its first restaurant in New York in 1994 – it could be no other than Nobu. The reason that has allowed the restaurant to gain notoriety is the way the dishes are done and thought. The concept is to bring a creative modern touch to the traditional Japanese dishes while keeping the authentic flavours.  Nobu’s menu includes plenty of sushi, sashimi and tempura options, hot and cold appetisers like Tuna Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing, and Local Jidori Chicken Toban Yaki. For a refreshing dessert try Nobu’s interpretation of a classic Japanese dish – Green Tea Shaved Ice, made with organic soy milk ice, green tea syrup, red bean paste, green tea mochi and green tea tuile.

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Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_IshinJapaneseDining

Ishin Japanese Dining is the place to discover the genuine Japanese fares and Kaiseki style cuisines that are cooked to order. Ishin uses fresh and the finest ingredients imported directly from the famous Tsukiji Market located in the city center of Tokyo. Ishin's interior design and lighting will set the mood right to get you started on an exquisite Japanese culinary journey. Ishin’s oval sushi counter will give you first-hand experience to witness the chef’ meal preparations and it also encourages face-to-face interaction with the chefs. So fasten your seat belts and get ready to be taken to the city center of Japan!

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Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_Hanare

Find elegance on a plate as Hanare dishes up contemporary and traditional Japanese fares with a bomb. Food is meticulously prepared by their Japanese chef, who has transformed the best and freshest seafood air flown from Japan into delectable dishes. We recommend you to taste the signature dishes such as the divine fresh blue fin tuna (Hon Maguro), the rare cut of Tai that is made with fresh red snapper, and the fresh abalone-based Nama Awabi. It’s time to pamper yourself with serves great Japanese food at Hanare! 

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Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_Kaihomaru

If you can’t get enough of Japanese food, pay a visit to Kaihomaru at Federal Hotel. You will discover authentic Japanese food in a quiet, elegant and chic atmosphere. Specialising in seafood, the menu offers a wide variety of sushi and sashimi options. The food is so well designed that it melts in the mouth and leaves a lasting flavour and impression. It’s maybe the reason why the restaurant is claimed to be No.1 Sashimi and Sushi in Malaysia. We suggest you dwell on the brilliant tuna varieties directly imported from a Japanese fish market. You should definitely give it a try!

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Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_KinNoUma

Located at the 5-starred Palace of the Golden Horses, offering only the freshest and most premium of ingredients, Kin No Uma Japanese Restaurant seeks perfection in every roll of sushi. Famed for its Sashimi and Bento boxes, you will be impressed by the ingredients and taste of those delicious sets. The dining area offers two possibilities – you can either choose the Japanese floor-sitting for a more traditional and authentic atmosphere or the modern chair dining concept for a more contemporary ambiance. Kin No Uma Japanese Restaurant is undeniably a favourite spot for Japanese food lovers!

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5 Best Japanese Haute Cuisine Omakase (and Kaiseki!) Course in KL

5 Best Japanese Haute Cuisine Omakase (and Kaiseki!) Course in KL

Meet the Chanel and Christian Dior of Japanese cuisine.

 

 

We have heard of Chanel, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani in haute fashion.. but how much do you know about Japanese haute cuisine Omakase and Kaiseki course? For those who start scratching your head wondering what omakase and kaiseki are, this post is for you. For those who are familiar with these terms, read on to find out where to get these hard-to-find cuisines!

 

  

Omakase

 

 

Omakase means "I'll leave it up to you” in Japanese. It differs from ordering à la carte; you are entrusting the chef to serve you the best he could offer. Customers ordering omakase style expect the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes, and the meal can be likened to an artistic performance by the chef. Ordering omakase can be a gamble (well, life is always a gamble!), but the customer typically receives the highest-quality fish available at a lower cost than if it had been ordered à la carte.

 

 

Kaiseki

 

 

Kaiseki, on the other hand, is equivalent to a multi-course Western haute cuisine. It is an appreciation and collection of chef’s skills and techniques that allow the preparation of such meals, even the dining ware and vessels are part of the kaiseki experience! In the present day, kaiseki is a type of art form that balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colours of food. Only fresh seasonal ingredients are used and are prepared in ways that aim to enhance their flavour. Finished dishes are carefully presented on plates that are chosen to enhance both the appearance and the seasonal theme of the meal. Dishes are beautifully arranged and garnished, often with real leaves and flowers, as well as edible garnishes designed to resemble natural plants and animals.
 


Omakase and Kaiseki style Japanese cuisine are rare to find in Malaysia, as locals are yet to appreciate the haute cuisine and also, the pricing factor. However, if you are keen to try (YOLO, perhaps?), here’re the top restaurants that offer the best Omakase and Kaiseki.

 

 

Hanare


Hanare prides themselves in offering quality authentic Japanese cuisine. They provide some of the best and freshest seafood air flown direct from Japan depending on the season's specialty offering. Favourites such as the divine Hon Maguro (Fresh Blue Fin Tuna), the rare cut of Tai (Fresh Red Snapper), Nama Awabi ( Fresh Abalone ) and other choice seafood depending on its season will be imported direct from Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market to give you that unique flavour and dining experience.
 


Hanare is well known for its 9-course Dinner Omakase. The restaurant offers Kaiseki set as well – 7-course Hiru Kaiseki available during lunch hour and 8-course Dinner Kaiseki available at night.

 

 

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Oribe Sushi

 

Oribe Sushi’s elegant atmosphere provides the perfect place for a fine dining experience. The warm interior tones laced with ambient lighting exude quiet relaxation. Stylish and contemporary décor set the mood for dining with a difference.

 

 

Amid this calm atmosphere, diners will delight at discovering a menu refined in quality and rich in tradition. Oribe Sushi do not use sugar for sushi rice, and provide hand-made ginger, wasabi selected by master chef and aims to redefine the sushi dining encounter, transforming quality raw ingredients into distinctive tastes while remaining culturally true to its origins.

 

 

Oribe Sushi offers Omakase course, for both lunch and dinner. Free car parks are available for customers at first-come-first-served basis. 

 

 

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TEN Japanese Fine Dining

 

In Japanese, "TEN" translate to heaven. A name that aptly describes the exclusive fine dining experience reserve for the select few. Since opening doors in Kuala Lumpur, Ten Japanese Fine Dining has earned multiple awards and rave reviews among VIP guests and discerning dinners for the exquisite dining experience they offer. They ensure that seasonal ingredients from Japan retain the tradition of Japanese cuisine, and international and fresh local ingredients help to accentuate a contemporary style.

 

 

Have a supreme authentic Japanese fare at Ten’s 8-course Dinner Omakase, for it will bring you the very essence of Japanese Fine Dining.

 

 

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Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar

 

A culinary destination where modern Japanese cuisine is elevated and fused with Italian flavours and touches. Explore the Omakase, a daily special, tastefully selected and created specially for diners. All the fishes at Manmaru Robatayaki are air flown in from Japan weekly and once sold out, you will need to book them ahead to secure your catch. 

 

 

The Omakase Course at Manmaru Robatayaki is designed for 2 pax. It is recommended to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

 

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Ishin Japanese Dining

 

Ishin is well known for its genuine Japanese and Kaiseki style cuisines that are cooked to order. The meals are prepared freshly using ingredient imported from Japan's famous Tsukiji fish market with the finest ingredients of the season.

 

 

Ishin's Kaiseki cuisines reflect the four seasons of Japan using imported seasonal ingredients aimed to enrich the final taste using a harmonious blend. They are also intricately decorated to perfection to reflect the seasonal theme of the meal. Using sheer craftsmanship and skill set, Ishin's chefs will arrange and prepare sublime Kaiseki six to twelve multi-course meal.

 


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