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Omakase: 3 Things You Need To Know Before Trying It

What is Omakase?

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A decadent dining experience relishing and admiring Insta-worthy delights has become a norm and one could hardly resist dining out just to enjoy such eye-pleasing and palate-titillating experience. However, if you are seeking a more soul-satisfying and unique gastronomic dining experience to delight all the senses, Omakase dining would definitely be worth trying.

If you are wondering what is “omakase”, it is actually a Japanese word that simply translates to “I will leave it to you”, in this case the chef will be in charge.

Why try omakase you ask? You will be surprised that not knowing what you are eating actually heightens your senses of taste and smell! Just close your eyes and savour the complex flavours and texture of each and every dish served.

3 Things You Need To Know Before Trying It

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1. Seated facing the chef

Unlike other restaurants, diners will be seated at the sushi bar and will be able to interact directly with the chef. Omakase dining allows the chef to personalize your dining experience, hence there will be no more than 10 guests per dining session. This way, the chef can make sure each diner is given the appropriate attention and best service.

2. There will be no menu

Don’t even bother asking for the menu because you won’t be getting it. The whole idea of omakase is letting the chef decide what to be served, this way the chef can flex their culinary creativity. So, simply relax and enjoy the show!

3. Expect more attention from the chef

Ever wondered what is the chef’s inspiration behind a dish? In omakase dining, you are most welcome to ask the chef. Besides, diners might even be surprised by how much attention they will be getting from the chef. Expect small talks, dish explanation and also at time, a little instruction on how the dish should be enjoyed.

Here is a fun fact: If you notice a thick wooden ‘Geta’ plate in front of you, don’t move it! That is where the chef put your sushi.

Omakase Dining in Klang Valley

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Credit: Ishin Japanese Dining.

Undecided on what to eat or feeling a little adventurous? Well, omakase is always a great option and if you don’t know where to have it, we have got your back! Here is our hand-picked list of restaurants that offer great omakase dining that you should not forgo!

1. Nobu KL

Location: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to book a table at Nobu KL

 

2. Sushi Azabu

Location: ISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

 

>> Click here to book a table at Sushi Azabu

 

 

3. Kampachi EQ, Kampachi Plaza33 or Kampachi Pavilion

 

>> Click here to book a table at Kampachi

 

 

4. Ishin Japanese Dining

Location: No. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

 

>> Click here to book a table at Ishin Japanese Dining

5. Sou Omakase Dining

Location: G247, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

 

>> Click here to book a table at Sou Omakase Dining

 

 

6. Iketeru @ Hilton KL

Location: Level 8, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

 

>> Click here to book a table at Iketeru @ Hilton KL

 

 

7. Uroko Japanese Cuisine

Location: 2nd Floor, 22-A-1, Jalan 17/54, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

 

>> Click here to book a table at Uroko Japanese Cuisine

 

 

8. Hanaya @ Grand Millennium

Location: Lobby Floor, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

 

>> Click here to book a table at Hanaya @ Grand Millennium

 
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Wagyu Hunt: Top Restaurants That Serve Wagyu Dishes in Klang Valley!

Longing for the melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu beef yet don’t know where to get one? You have come to the right place! Dig in our comprehensive list of the top restaurants in Klang Valley that serve Wagyu dishes! 

 

1/ Sushi Azabu

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Opening HoursTue – Sun: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed on Mondays
LocationISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sushi Azabu

2/ Babe 

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Opening HoursTue – Sun: 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed on Mondays
Location11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Babe

3/ Nobu Kuala Lumpur

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Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 2:00pm; Hi-Tea: Sat & Sun: 1:00pm – 4:00pm; Dinner Daily: 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Location: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Nobu Kuala Lumpur

4/ Iketeru, Chambers Bar & Chambers Grill @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur 

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Iketeru
Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Level 8, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

Chambers Grill
Opening HoursMon – Fri: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Sat & Sun: 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Close for lunch)
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at Chambers Grill at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Chambers Bar
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 10:00am – 1:00am
Fri & Sat: 10:00am – 2:00am
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at Chambers Bar at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

5/ Horizon Grill @ Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

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Opening Hours: Daily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, Level 58, 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Horizon Grill at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

6/ Ishin Japanese Dining

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Opening Hours: Daily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: No. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Ishin Japanese Dining

7/ PAMPAS Group 

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PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya
Opening Hours: Daily: 5:00pm – 1:00am

Location: 66 – 68, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya

PAMPAS Reserve 
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 3:00pm; Daily: 5:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed on Sunday
Location: G01, Suasana Bukit Ceylon, 2, Persiaran Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at PAMPAS Reserve

PAMPAS Boutique Steakhouse
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 3:00pm – 11:30pm; Sat & Sun: 12:00pm – 11:30pm
Location: A4-1-07, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at PAMPAS Boutique Steakhouse

8/  Hanaya Japanese Dining 

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Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Location: Lobby Floor, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Hanaya Japanese Dining

9/ Soleil

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm
LocationLot 7 & 8, 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlena, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Soleil

10/ La Cucina Mediterranean Kitchen @ Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

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Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00pm – 10:30pm. Closed on Sundays & PH
Location: Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar. No.1, Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at La Cucina Mediterranean Kitchen at Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

11/ Mezze Bar & Bistro

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Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 4:00pm – 1:00am; Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 1:00am. Closed on Sundays
Location132, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Mezze Bar & Bistro

12/ Opus Bistro

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Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am; Sun: 6:00pm – 12:00am
Location: 67, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Opus Bistro

13/ Lucky Bo 

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Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Location: 65, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Lucky Bo

14/ YG Republique

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Opening Hours3Geori Butcher’s: Daily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 2:00am; K-Pub: Daily: 6:00pm – 3:00am
LocationHG-01 & HG-02 Hive, TREC, 436, Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at YG Republique

15/ Kampachi Plaza 33

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Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm; Sat, Sun & PH Buffet: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
LocationP1-02, Level 1, Podium, Plaza 33, No. 1, Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to book a table at Kampachi Plaza 33

16/ Manja 

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Opening HoursTue – Sun: 12:00pm – 2:00am. Closed on Monday
Location6, Lorong Raja Chulan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Manja

17/ Kikubari 

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Opening HoursMon – Sat: 6:30pm – 10:30pm. Closed on Sundays
LocationL3-01A, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Kikubari

18/ CÉ LA VI

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Opening HoursRestaurant: Lunch: 12:00pm – 3:00pm; Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Lounge: Daily: 12:00pm – 1:00am
LocationLevel 37, Sky Dining, Ilham Tower, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at CÉ LA VI

19/ Ebisu @  Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:30pm – 11:00pm
LocationLevel 8, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 170, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Ebisu at Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

20/ Signature at The Roof

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Opening HoursDaily: 5:00pm – 1:00am
LocationSky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 

>> Click here to book a table at Signature at The Roof

21/ Shook!

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Opening HoursDaily: 6:00am – 11:00pm
LocationFeast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Shook!

22/ Way Modern Chinois

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Opening HoursMon – Fri: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm; Sat – Sun: 10:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
LocationG-1, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Way Modern Chinois

23/ Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
LocationLevel 6, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill

24/ Grub by Ahong & Friends 

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Opening HoursTue – Fri: 6:00pm – 11:00pm; Sat – Sun: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed on Mondays
Location608, Jalan 17/10, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 

>> Click here to book a table at Grub by Ahong & Friends

25/ Savini Ristorante Italiano 

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Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 12:00am
LocationLevel 2, Lot 2-05, The Intermark, 348, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Savini Ristorante Italiano

26/ PLOY 

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Opening HoursMon – Fri:12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am; Sat: 6:00pm – 12:00am. Closed on Sunday
LocationG-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at PLOY

27/ Uroko Japanese Cuisine 

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Opening HoursDaily:11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Location2nd Floor, 22-A-1, Jalan 17/54, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to book a table at Uroko Japanese Dining

28/ Cristallo di Luna @ Pacific Regency Hotel Suites

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Opening HoursDaily: 6:30pm – 10:30pm 
LocationLevel 34, Pacific Regency Hotel Suites, Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to book a table at Cristallo di Luna

29/ Torii Yakitori & Whikey Bar

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

>> Click here to book a table at Torii Yakitori & Whiskey Bar

30/ The Tokyo Restaurant 

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Opening HoursDaily: 11:00am – 11:00pm
LocationISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at The Tokyo Restaurant

31/ Yakiniku Toraji

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

>> Click here to book a table at Yakiniku Toraji

32/ BEAST by BIG 

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Opening HoursMon – Sat: 5:00pm – 12:00am. Closed on Sundays
LocationLot 6-A & 6-1A, First Floor, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to book a table at BEAST by BIG

33/ Tangerine

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Opening HoursDaily: 6:00pm – 10:30pm
LocationTHE FACE Suites, 1020 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to book a table at Tangerine

34/ Kofuku Japanese Cuisine @ Seri Pacific Hotel

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Opening HoursMon – Sat: 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Closed: Sun & Public Holiday
LocationLevel 4, Seri Pacific Hotel, Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Kofuku Japanese Cuisine

35/ Hemisphere Restaurant & Bar

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Opening HoursDaily: 11:00am – 2:00am 
LocationLevel 37, Madison Block, Regalia Residence. No. 2, Jalan Anjung Putra, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Hemisphere Restaurant & Bar

36/ Sou Omakase Dining 

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Opening HoursDaily: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 9:30pm
LocationG247, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sou Omakase Dining

 

 

 

5 Best Restaurants for Great Quality Shabu-Shabu

5 Best Restaurants for Great Quality Shabu-Shabu in Kuala Lumpur

Shabu-shabu is a perfect option for a delicious and uniquely Japanese meal with a fun, social element to it, easy to make and even easier to eat.

Originated in Osaka during the 1950s, this mysteriously-named dish, Shabu-Shabu is a popular style of nabemono, or Japanese hot pot, featuring paper-thin slices of tender meat and fresh vegetables cooked together in a large open pot. The best thing about shabu-shabu is that the ingredients can be customized to one’s own taste and preferences, from a decadent meal of A5-ranked wagyu beef to a healthy vegetarian spread full of fresh produce.

 

Iketeru

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Iketeru at Hilton Kuala Lumpur is helmed by the affable Japanese Executive Chef Ricky Kamiishi. Using only quality produce and ingredients, Iketeru’s shabu-shabu set comes with beef strip, vegetable platter, edamame, California Maki, fruits and three choices of soup. Experience this group-dining-friendly shabu-shabu set on weekends, available from noon to 2:30pm at only RM188 nett for 2 – 4 persons. Diners who order shabu-shabu set will get their parking fees waived.

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Sou Omakase Dining

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Quietly tucked at the ground floor of The Gardens Mall, Sou Omakase Dining offers great quality Japanese cuisine which captures hearts of many including former prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir. The restaurant changes its menu seasonally. The latest menus feature 2 types of shabu-shabu courses which the Japanese Snow Crab and Wagyu Beef are respectively the highlights. Both 8-course shabu-shabu set courses are available at RM280 per set during dinner service only.

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Ishin Japanese Dining

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Ishin Japanese Dining along Old Klang Road is a Japanese restaurant serving genuine Japanese and Kaiseki style cuisines that are cooked to order. The chef team prepares the meals freshly using ingredient imported from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market with the finest ingredients of the season. At Ishin, shabu-shabu lovers will find their love in Vegetable and Beef in Clear Dashi Based Soup (Australian Beef).

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Genji Japanese Restaurant

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Known as one of the top Japanese restaurants in Petaling Jaya, Genji Japanese Restaurant at Hilton Petaling Jaya is a modern Japanese restaurant, with several sections such as a sushi bar, main restaurant, two teppanyaki counters, and six private dining rooms which focuses on providing extra privacy for diners. The Shabu-Shabu dish offered by Genji comes with slices of high quality Wagyu beef which definitely melt your hearts. From now till 23rd April 2017, diners who make a reservation via TABLEAPP are entitled a 20% off on food.

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Kofuku Japanese Cuisine

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Located at Seri Pacific Hotel, the MIGF Award winning restaurant, Kofuku Japanese Cuisine delights its guests with its wide array of Japanese cuisine including this Shabu-Shabu that features  200g of slices of thin cut beef and vegetables boiled in kombu (kelp) based soup. Kombu are used in soups to nutritionally and flavourfully enrich the soup base. What’s better? Diners who make a reservation via TABLEAPP are entitled a 20% off on total bills!

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[UPDATED] The Ultimate Guide to Pokémon Go Restaurants and Offers in KL

Pokémon Go: Gotta catch ‘em all!

 

 

What if your real-world stomach starts growling while you're looking for imaginary monsters? You'll need a restaurant that also acts as a PokéStop. Check out the best restaurants with PokéStop (and offers!) in KL & PJ!

 

 

 

Yeast Cafe Mid Valley

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Mid Valley is filled to the brim with PokéStops, especially at the boulevard area. Coupled with the fact that there’s almost always lures dropped out there, trainers could catch tons of Pokémon just by sitting at Yeast Cafe Mid Valley. What’s better? The restaurant sits among several PokéStops (and Gyms!)!

 

Opening hours: Daily 8:00am – 10:00pm

Cuisine: French

 

Location: Lot G(E)-013A, Ground External Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

 

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The Library Mid Valley

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Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? The Library Mid Valley is another hotspot to refill your Pokéballs and potions. Unlike the other restaurants, this is the perfect spot for those who crave for good drinks AND PokéStop at the same time. Reservation is highly recommended because well, you know, people have been swarming into the place.

 

Opening hours: Daily 11:00am – 12:00am

Cuisine: Western

 

Location: Lot G(E) 001 & 002, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Sou Omakase Dining

 

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PokéStop: Yuzu Japanese Restaurant


A go-to place if you are a Japanese omakase cuisine lover and of course, an ambitious trainer. Reports say that Magikarp is commonly found here. Of course you do know that Magikarp evolves into the one and only one epic water dragon Gyarados, right?

 

Opening hours: Daily 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Cuisine: Japanese

 

Location: G247, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine

 

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PokéStop: Rama V, Serene Pool at Rama V

 

The gracious Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine is set amongst a magnificent pool of lotus blossoms, quietly tucked away from the busy district of Kuala Lumpur. On top of its top-notch Thai cuisine and  serenity ambience, now we have more reasons to pay the restaurant a visit – 2 PokéStops! What say you?

 

Opening hours: Daily 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Cuisine: Thai

 

Location: No. 5, Jalan U Thant, Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Fa.Ying Thai Fare & Cafe

 

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PokéStop: Fa-Ying Thai Wall Sculpture

 

A sister restaurant of Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine, Fa.Ying Thai Fare & Cafe not only pampers your taste buds with exploding Thai flavours, but also throws a Pokemon Go lure party starting 17 August DAILY at 2.00pm – 3.00pm & 8.30pm – 9.30pm! Seems like reservation is the only way to get a seat hmph!

 

Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 11:00am – 12:00am, Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 1:00am

Cuisine: Thai

 

Location: GB-08, Ground Floor, Boulevard, Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya, Selangor.

 

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The Steakhouse

 

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PokéStop: Cow Portrait

 

Constantly rated as the top steakhouse in KL, The Steakhouse offers you more than a perfect steak! Our jaw dropped when we found out that the cow portrait on the restaurant wall is a PokéStop. In addition, they are now serving a limited time cocktail of the month – Monkey’s Blood. Very interesting.

 

Opening hours: Daily 6:00pm – 12:00am

Cuisine: Steakhouse

 

Location: 48, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Vineria.It

 

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PokéStop: BSC Indoor Fountain

 

We know that parking is hard but since we have taken the effort to beat the traffic and troubles to come to Bangsar, why not get a restaurant with PokéStop? Caught a rare Pokémon when dining? More reasons to raise a glass now!

 

Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 9:00am – 1:00am, Fri – Sat: 9:00am – 2:00am

Cuisine: Italian

 

Location: G133, Bangsar Shopping Centre. 285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.

 

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PLOY 

 

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Promotion: Pokéhunters will get to enjoy a FREE Dessert of the Day! Catch a Pokemon character at any of their outlets and show their staff to get an instant 10% off your food bill and free dessert! 

 

Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 3:00pm & 6:00pm – 12:00am, Sat: 6:00pm – 12:00am

Cuisine: Asian

 

Location: Publika & Damansara Height

 

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Momotalo Yakiniku
 

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Opening hours: Mon: 6:00pm – 11:00pm, Tue – Sun: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Cuisine: Japanese

 

Location: 20, Jalan 24/ 70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Brûlée Brasserie

 

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Opening hours: Tue – Sun: 12:00pm – 12:00am

Cuisine: Mediterranean

 

Location: B1-2, Casa Tropicana, Jalan Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana Golf and Country Resort, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

 

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Qureshi

 

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Opening hours: Daily: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Cuisine: Indian

 

Location: Ground Floor, East Wing, Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. No 10, Jalan 1/70D, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Journey to Omakase

 

Sou Omakase Dining is a classy luxury Japanese fine dining restaurant specialises exclusively in the art of omakase – a style of dining where the chef will serve you based on what he feels best. There’s no a la carte menu, so patrons will leave it to Yokohama-born executive chef Fukuchi and his team to present a gastronomical journey of Japanese cuisine.

 

This new Japanese addition is located near to the entrance of The Gardens Hotel, facing Bangsar area. I arrived at the restaurant via the mall so it was a little tricky and confusing to navigate at first. The best way to access to Sou Omakase Dining is via The Gardens Hotel side.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
You can’t miss this posh golden signage of Sou Omakase Dining.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
The interior of the well-spaced Sou Omakase Dining is designed to provide patrons adequate privacy.

Sou Omakase Dining
A peep through window on the kitchen team.

 

Lunch starts from RM98++ for a 5-course meal while dinner pricing could be up to RM320++ for a 10-course meal.

 

“Bara-Chirashi” lunch course (RM98) – inclusive of salad, chawan-mushi, mix appetiser, Bara-Chirashi sushi with miso soup, and dessert with Japanese tea

 

“Ten-Zaru” lunch course (RM98) – inclusive of salad, chawan-mushi, mix appetiser, tempura, soba or udon or inaniwa-udon, and dessert with Japanese tea

 

“Bento” lunch course (RM118) – inclusive of salad, starter, chawan-mushi, Sou Omakase bento box, rice course, and dessert with Japanese tea

 

Sou lunch course (RM148) – inclusive of starter, soup, sashimi, mix grilled and deep fried appetiser, main course, rice course with miso soup, and dessert with Japanese tea

 

Sou dinner course (RM220) – inclusive of starter, soup, Japanese appetiser, fish course, mouth wash, main course (beef or lamb), rice course with miso soup, and home made dessert with Japanese tea

 

Special dinner course (RM320) – inclusive 2 kinds of starter, special fresh oyster, special soup, special fish course, mouth wash, main course (beef or lamb or fish), grilled rice ball with scallops ankake sauce, and home made dessert with Japanese tea

 

For the purpose of our review, we went for the Sou dinner course and special dinner course.

 

As with any omakase, the menu will change according to what’s fresh and in season. The dinner started with beautiful appetisers. Take a look at the ingredients used and the generous scoop of caviar, they mean business.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
One of the appetisers served to kick-start the dinner.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Kissing the sea on the lips – a palm-sized amazingly fresh oyster from France with slightly mild yet complex homemade tabasco sauce.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Very warm and comforting.

Sou Omakase Dining
Take a sip of yuzu soda to get the taste buds afresh for the next course.

 

The sashimi served was satisfying. Every dish presents an undeniably unique dining experience – fine specimen with subtle flavours, delicate texture, fully enhanced with umami-riched soy sauce and freshly grinded wasabi. The salmon stole the limelight above all sashimi that night. A word of warning, more sashimi photos coming soon because it was almost a crime not to post these up.

 

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

 

Then it was finally the time for some hot dishes. Main course came in the form of sliced wagyu beef or lamb cutlets, or if you opt for Special dinner course, you could have another choice – tuna collar. I am usually a fan of beef but the beef was a slight let down. To be fair, I should have lift my lid earlier so my beef would’t be overcooked. 

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Sliced wagyu beef before cooked.

Sou Omakase Dining
Lamb cutlets.

 

And we proceed to the next course: rice course with miso soup. The rice course was must preferred if compared to the miso soup. The miso soup was decent but it could be better.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Rice course with miso soup

Sou Omakase Dining
Rice course with miso soup

 

The dessert platter is inclusive of jelly, pistachio ice cream, orange sorbet and yoghurt-filled raindrop cake.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Dessert platter

Sou Omakase Dining
Dessert for the dinner course

The desserts were beautifully presented of course, but other dishes stood out better. Nevertheless, it was still an adequate ending for a dinner course. Service is warm and friendly with a slightly fast-paced serving. Overall it’s a worth considering omakase dining venue. 

 

 

 

Sou Omakase Dining

 

G247, Ground Floor,

The Gardens Mall,

Mid Valley City,

Lingkaran Syed Putra,

59200 Kuala Lumpur, 

Malaysia.

 

Daily: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

 

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