Sunway Putra Hotel (formerly known as The Legend Hotel) is graded for its value for service, hence does not come cheap but certainly worth the price paid. The Japanese Restaurant (formerly known as Gen Japanese Restaurant) is certainly the place to be if you’re looking for quality Japanese food with emphasis on taste, presentation, freshness and style.
The Japanese Restaurant is a great location; being situated on the 10th floor of Sunway Putra Hotel, it provides a stunning view of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline in its avant-garde restaurant setting. Sushi and sashimi were plated beautifully, the hot dishes were pretty much fusion-nisque as I don’t think they’re all Japanese cuisine, Teppanyaki section was good as you get to pick out the ingredients you want and let the chef do the ‘dirty’ work for you, and they have pretty good selection of fruits, cakes and ice-cream at the dessert section. I didn’t try the cold section though, with the cold soba, udon n other cold dishes, not really a fan of it.
Just give you a taster of what to expect, here is a shortened list on what is offered:
Freshly cut salmon, maguro (tuna), hamachi (yellowtail), cuttlefish, butterfish, oysters, tiger prawns and half shell scallops
Seafood on Ice and Salads
Marinated jellyfish, baby octopus, salmon carpaccio and edamame
Unagi Roll, California Temaki, Prawn and Avocado Maki, Inari Sushi, Kanimaki, Salmon Mayo Maki, Ebikko Maki, Spider Roll, Vietnamese Temaki, Angry Roll, Caterpillar Roll, Dynamite Roll and Volcano Roll
Soups and Hot Sides
Miso soup, gobo supu, chawan mushi
Seafood and vegetables
Tiger prawns, mussels, chicken, beef strip loin, fish fillets and assorted mushrooms and vegetables
Sanma, saba, oysters, shisamo, quail eggs, sweet corn, unagi, bacon rolls, shiitake and cocktail sausages
Seafood and vegetables
Garlic Fried Rice, Chicken Katsu, Chicken Teriyaki, Stir-fried Black Pepper Udon, Cabbage Rolls, Stuffed Mushrooms, Grilled Stingray with Miso Paste, Stuffed Crabs, Japanese Style Braised Beef with Radish, Grilled Squid with Cheese Sauce, Lamb with Miso Sauce, Braised Beef Balls and Seafood Gyoza, in addition to Yaki Ramen, Yaki Udon (fried noodles) and Yaki Gohan (fried rice)
Pumpkin Pudding, Warabi Mochi, Soybean Cheesecake, Green Tea Ice Cream with Red Bean Paste, Assorted Jellies and Fruit Custards, fresh cut mixed fruits, assortment of French Pastries and oriental-inspired sweets such as the thirst-quenching Longan with Honey Sea Coconut and Snow Fungus andLotus Paste Pancakes.
Green Tea – Hot or Cold
If you’re living in KL, The Japanese Restaurant would be one of the quality places where you can partake their Japanese Buffet Dinner, available every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at RM82++ (adult) and RM41++ (child). From tempting appetizers to satisfying desserts from the Land of the Rising Sun, I’m sure the sixty over dishes at The Japanese Restaurant will entice your palate. With a seating capacity of 150 guests and 5 private tatami rooms overlooking a landscaped garden, the place is also popular with Japanese food lovers who would like to have their private occasions/events to be held at The Japanese Restaurant.
Operation hours are from 12 noon – 2.30pm for lunch and 6.30pm – 10.30pm for dinner. The restaurant is closed on Mondays and for lunch on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. If you’d like to make a reservation, kindly call 03-4042 9888 (ext. 1011) OR email firstname.lastname@example.org
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