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

 

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

 

1/ Ishin Japanese Dining

Click here to view Sushi Deluxe at Ishin Japanese Dining

Should you want to experience what melt-in-the-mouth is like, don’t hesitate to head to Ishin Japanese Dining and get this mesmerizing Sushi Deluxe. 8 beautiful pieces of seasonal sushi – namely kikin, tuna, butterfish, salmon roe, sea urchin, prawns, salmon belly and egg sushi, are skilfully curated to tantalise the taste buds. Garnished on top of the sushi are fine condiments such as kinome leaf, black roe, yuzu skin which are hand-picked to pair perfectly with each sushi and to enhance its flavours. A ravishing dish for sushi lovers!

If you are scampering for sashimi, prepare to whet your appetite with this Chef Special Sashimi which includes 7 kinds of freshest and finest air-flown seasonal sashimi from Japan’s famous Tsukiji market. Be overwhelmed with skilfully and meticulously cuts of gorgeous pieces of sashimi – including Kampachi, shimaaji, scallop, amaebi, salmon belly and chu-toro, which recline seductively on a bowl of ice. Find yourself kissing the sea with each piece of sashimi and satiate your taste buds with its natural sweetness, freshness, and creaminess. Splendid!

Click here to view Wagyu Stone Grill

Warm up your palate with the Wagyu Stone Grill and you will crave forever more. 100gm of A5 Wagyu beef – the highest grade of the delectable Wagyu beef, is cooked in front of diners to entice all the senses. One who tried the dish would not forget its heavenly delicious taste as well as the juiciness and smoothness of the meat which might make you feel flabbergasted. Rich, fat-friendly and melt-in-the-mouth, the premium quality beef has everything you could ask for.

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

Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm.
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

 

2/ Hana Dining + Sake Bar

Click here to view Hamaguri Aglio Olio with Grilled Salmon

The Hamaguri Aglio Olio with Grilled Salmon is a quintessential pasta dish packed with flavour without being overpowering. Slightly seasoned, the pasta will make you in awe with its smooth texture and its bit of garlicky flavor is a match for the sweet and briny taste of the clam. The grilled salmon, with no doubt, is a perfect addition which compliments the pasta with its subtle and refreshing taste. 

Click here to view Kaisen Aburi Salad

The Kaisen Aburi Salad is a dish of unpretentious look yet bursting flavor. The salmon aburi has a melt-in-your-mouth goodness and exudes a slight sweet taste which is simply divine. The prawn aburi will tempt your appetite with its aroma and the vegetable is a great companion which balances the taste of the aburi with its fresh and crunchy texture. An extraordinary way to pamper your taste buds. 

Click here to view Hana Premium Sashimi 6 Kinds

Finally, don’t miss out Hana Premium Sashimi 6 Kinds – an angelic beauty and sublime indulgence. Specially curated with pieces of the freshest melt-in-the-mouth sashimi, the dish is hard to resist. 6 kinds of fresh roe and subtle cuts – including salmon, maguro (tuna), toro (tuna belly), amaebi (sweet prawns), kanpachi (amberjack) and salmon roe, are plated uncomplicatedly yet sophisticatedly to honor the simplicity of Japanese cuisine. A luscious delight!  

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

Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1am.
Location: OB2.G.U1, Oasis Boulevard, Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to book a table at Hana Dining + Sake Bar

 

3/ Babe

Click here to view Charcoal Grilled Alaskan King Crab

Alaskan King Crab has always been an all-time favorite of any seafood lovers and if you are someone who are into this highly sought-after crustacean, you would totally fall in love with the Charcoal Grilled Alaskan King Crab at Babe. Served on a charcoal stone box, the King Crab absorbs a unique smoky aroma which helps enhance its umami flavour. The natural sweetness, juiciness and health benefits from the Alaskan air-flown crab make it an irresistible delight that you should not miss out when you come to the restaurant.

Click here to view Babe's Ootoro Spring Roll

If you have a penchant for something that is not complicated, the Ootoro Spring Roll is exactly what you need! The dish – including two pieces of eye-pleasing Ootoro spring rolls lying on top of bamboo twigs, is an epitome of what finest simplicity should be. Take a bite and you will be stunned by the satisfying crunch of the shells, following by a superb fresh and soft texture from the beautifully chopped fatty Ootoro, a hint of spiciness from the wasabi, the tangy flavour from Myouga and a savoury taste from the soy sauce gelée. This simple dish is a perfect combination of flavours and a dream come true!

Click here to view Truffle A4 Wagyu Sukiyaki

The Truffle A4 Wagyu Sukiyaki might make you pause for a moment to admire the gorgeously marbled strips of the A4 Wagyu beef. Served hot on a wooden chafing box warmer, the dish truly honors Babe‘s concept of using fresh produce and seasonal discoveries. The high-quality beef blends well in the sukiyaki sauce and its healthy fatness mingles nicely with the fresh Japanese vegetables – which are grown on the chef’s rooftop garden. Dip the Wagyu beef into the truffle-infused egg yolk and you are in for a lip-smackingly gastronomic treat!

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

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 6pm – 11pm. Closed on Mondays.
Location: 11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Babe

 

4/ Kouzu

Click here to view Kouzu's Signature Yakiniku Set

Longing for succulent yakitori to pair with a bottle of sake? The Signature Yakitori Set at Kouzu will satisfy you with skewers of mouth-watering charcoal-grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Rock Lobster, and Chicken Wings. The skewers will make you in awe with its crusty skin outside yet totally juicy inside – the New Zealand rack of lamb is a tender delight which is grilled to perfection, the rock lobster immerses in a mix of fine condiments which make it a flavourful indulgence while the chicken wings are luscious down to the bones.

Click here to view Kouzu's Japanese Escargot Pizza

If you are quite an adventurous person, this unusual pizza is something you should not miss out. The 4-inch Japanese Escargot Pizza is a crunchy delicacy made from sushi rice instead of dough! This unique creation is topped with crunchy escargot smothered in sweet teriyaki sauce – an exciting dish and of course, a sweet treat, for anyone who are willing to go for something new!

This Signature Japas Set is everything you could ask for! The Pan Seared Tuna & Foie Gras is a scrumptious delight which is perfectly balanced in taste and the cinnamon apple compote that comes along will trigger your involuntary salivation. The Creamy Baked Oyster, served on a bed of salt crystals and grantinéed with cheese, wins the hearts of patrons for its creamy and velvety texture. Finally, the Stone Grilled Sirloin is a must-try signature japas for igniting all the senses – the mouth-watering smell of freshly charred beef, the sizzling sound of sirloin on the hot stone and the mysterious tin foil wrap, a pure pleasure!

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

Opening Hours: Daily: 4pm – 1am.
Location: 18, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Kouzu

 

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