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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

 

 

 

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.

>> Click here to book a table at Sushi Azabu

 

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.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Torii Yakitori and Whiskey Bar

 

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.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Toriden

 

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.

>> Click here to book a table at Hanare

 

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL

In Season: 5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL

It’s creamy, subtly sweet, albeit briny. It can be rich gold in colour, or light yellow as well. Whether you call it sea urchin or uni, you won't be able to resist these standout dishes.

Special Uni Menu at Ishin Japanese Dining

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_Ishin Japanese DiningIshin Japanese Dining along Old Klang Road serves genuine Japanese and Kaiseki style cuisines that are cooked to order. Meals are prepared freshly using ingredient imported from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market with the finest ingredients of the season. For this season, Ishin imported Hokkaido sea urchin from Japan to prepare several new dishes that highlight the versatility of this highly prized ingredient. On the menu, we spot Hokkaido Uni Ohitashi, Hokkaido Uni Sashimi, Hokkaido Uni King Crab Teppanyaki and a few more tempting dishes.

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5-Course Seasonal Uni Menu at The Point

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_The PointBeing the only non-Japanese restaurant in this list, The Point in Damansara Height goes full blast with its extensive 5-course Uni Menu which will definitely spoil sea urchin lovers. In the photo is part of the mains in the seasonal Uni Menu – Grain Fed Australian Black Angus Tenderloin, Black Garlic, Mesclum Salad, Barolo Reduction and Uni Steak Butter. Taste as majestic as you see.

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Uni Sushi at Sushi Azabu

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_Sushi AzabuSushi Azabu, a Michelin starred sushi establishment in New York City, loved by Hollywood celebrities is now opening at Isetan Lot 10. The traditional house specialty sushi is crafted from freshly imported fish from Japan, prepared by chefs who refined their skills in Japan to execute elegant cooking and Omotenashi – selfless service with a spirit of warmth and respect, which you have to savour for yourself. Prepare to savour the sweet and creamy Uni sushi which priced at RM50 per piece.

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Uni Sushi at Nobu Kuala Lumpur

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_Nobu Kuala LumpurNobu is a Michelin-starred titan in the world of sushi, sashimi and tempura. Nobu Kuala Lumpur is Southeast Asia’s first branch with dramatic 360 degree views of the KL city skyline. Nestled on the 56th floor of Menara Petronas 3, diners are treated with amazing view of the KL city and of course, over 40 old and hot dishes on the menu. Expect signature Black Cod with Miso, Octopus Carpaccio, Uni Sushi, Whole Lobster Wasabi Pepper and more.

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Uni Sushi at Hanaya Japanese Dining

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_Hanaya Japanese DiningConstantly rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor by patrons, Hanaya Japanese Dining serves an array of fresh sashimi, Japanese Wagyu, Hanaya’s unique courses, hot pots, and varieties of a la carte specialities which are prepared by highly skilled Japanese chefs yet with reasonable price. Patrons will find themselves enjoying the serene ambience of the restaurant in warm inviting earthen tones, amazed by the over 350-year-old cypress sushi counter, and traditional icebox used to maintain the exact temperature to protect the taste of fresh seafood. 

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ISETAN The Table

5 Must-Try Dishes at ISETAN The Table Restaurants

Japanese delights all under one roof – the new restaurants at ISETAN Lot 10 offers sophisticated cuisine representative of Washoku (Japanese food). Check out what are the must-try dishes.

Omakase at Sushi Azabu

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For six years in a row, Sushi Azabu in New York has been awarded a Michelin star. Now, this establish is heading its way to Kuala Lumpur. This 40-seater restaurant, headed by Chef Toshihide Terado, serves traditional Edo-mae (Tokyo-style) sushi. You have a choice of three types of courses to choose from; Koi, Azabu and the chef’s specialty choice (Omakase). The fish is air-flown twice a week from Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Osaka and Kōka. The restaurant uses Akitakomachi rice sourced from the Akita prefecture in Northern Japan. If you prefer dining while watching how your sushi is made, the sushi counter sits up to 12 persons. There is also a private dining room with a sushi counter for 7 persons. A reservation is required at Sushi Azabu.

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6th Avenue Cheesecake at The Tokyo Restaurant

ISETAN The Table_The Tokyo RestaurantStep into the all-day dining The Tokyo Restaurant and be enveloped in generous leather booths with a view of the kitchen and a spacious, stylish bar serving classic cocktails and wine – a destination for contemporary flavours with a Tokyo essence. The menus featuring foie gras sushi, freshly shucked oysters, grilled lamb cajun style, truffle cheese fries, and more. However, it is the 6th Avenue Cheesecake that steals the limelight. The rich creamy cheesecake with a caramelised topping is definitely a must-try.

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Prime Beef Cuts at Yakiniku Toraji

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After opening 76 outlets in Japan alone, Yakiniku Toraji has finally set foot in Malaysia. The BBQ-style cuisine promotes healthy living through its carefully selected meat that is guaranteed to be fresh and succulent to the bite. The restaurant uses Australian wagyu beef for their yakiniku items. Seafood lovers may choose lobsters, prawns and scallops. Its magical BBQ sauce that comes with the thick cuts of meat is loved by many Japanese people, and us at TABLEAPP (of course!). A variety of sauces are offered – original sauce, special salt, black miso sauce, garlic butter and more.

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Chicken Hot Pot at Toriden

ISETAN The Table_ToridenMizutaki (chicken hot pot) is a simple local dish, but with the Toriden touch, it becomes a memorable experience. Toriden makes its own seasonings—a mild yuzu gosho paste and a mellow ponzu sauce—that you can either enjoy with each bite of chicken or mix into the soup. Take a sip of the delicious yet subtle chicken broth which has been slowly boiled for more than six hours with fresh whole chicken to extract its flavour and natural collagen. End the satisfying meal with desserts which the matcha used is sourced from the Hoshino Tea Gardens in Fukuoka.

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Heavenly Tender Pork Cutlet at Tonkatsu Anzu

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The 40-seater restaurant prides itself for using premium, aged pork sourced from Kyushu to ensure the pork cutlet achieves perfect flavour and tenderness. Its name Anzu or apricot in Japanese is inspired by the apricot trees in Fukutsu in Fukuoka prefecture. The pork cutlets are marinated for 7seven days and the limited Katsu sets are prepared with Gin-Jo-Pork which is handpicked by the Chief Chef himself.

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