Best Japanese Restaurants in KL

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We all aim to see different cultures around the world, and one of those ways is to eat! With food, we can gain a sense of discovery through tasting and learning about the culinary traditions of a certain country. With the boom in the number of Japanese restaurants over the past few years, many people have been exposed to all sorts of Japanese cuisine from ramen to sashimi and even the notorious fugu. In this post, we hope to present to you some of the best Japanese restaurants in KL that you should head over to.

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    Rising SonPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    The sizzling prawns here at Rising Son are beyond delectable and definitely worth a try. The prawns are deep fried beforehand to retain its juiciness and is served in a sizzling pan topped with creamy sauce that somewhat highlights the dish altogether as the herbs and spices taking up the creams would make a little dance on your tongue and in turn, it will make you dance as well. Jokes aside, this dish is worth every sweat there is on getting your hands on this beauty. 

    Tips

    Wait for the heat to tone down a little bit to get a better taste of the cream sauce.

    Things to expect

    Fitting amount of prawns on a hot sizzling pan.

    Best with

    Sodas would enhance the taste of the dish - or any light beverage would do.

    Price

    RM33.00

    Rising Son View restaurant

    22, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan of Kuala Lumpur
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    0322800072

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    04:00PM—02:00AM
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    04:00PM—03:00AM
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    IzumiHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    The teriyaki chicken at Izumi certainly looks the way teriyaki chicken should; dark and rich with the right amount of caramelisation on the chicken pieces. The taste of the chicken certainly matches its visual appeal. The chicken is very succulent. This, coupled with the sweet and salty flavour of the teriyaki marinade, as well as the smokiness from the chicken, all add up to a plate of teriyaki chicken that can't fail to satisfy your taste buds. Adding salad together with this helps to add freshness to the dish and helps to cut through some of the richness in the dish.

    Tips

    Eat the dish slowly as it will fill you up slowly over time.

    Things to expect

    Other bento sets such as chicken katsu or saba are also available.

    Best with

    Take the complimentary miso soup to wash down this dish.

    Price

    RM13.70

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    Izumi View restaurant

    L3.14, No. 201 Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    012-6165558

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Kamikura

    Kamikura is one restaurant serving japanese cuisine whose regular customers come from the many offices surrounding it at Menara Weld Shopping Centre on the 2nd floor within Kuala Lumpur. The authenticity and originality in this place reflects exactly those of Japan, and many visiting from japan enjoy visiting this place as it replicates what is at home so well. The price range here is about middle, between the most bang for your buck and premium. 

    Tips

    Make a reservation

    Things to expect

    Crowded during peak hours

    Best with

    Set meals. Pork Cutlet

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM69.00

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    Kamimura View restaurant

    The Weld, 76, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321668928

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    06:30PM—11:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    06:30PM—11:30PM
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    Ishin Japanese DiningPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    The one thing that would make a dish even better is if cheese is incorporated into it somehow. That is the case with Ishin’s Kaki Cheese Yaki. The name literally means Cheese Grilled Oysters, and it is a creamy heaven in a shell. The dish is served in the oyster shell itself of fresh chewy oysters with a concoction of cream, cheese, onions and mushrooms. More than a generous portion, having one is enough to sample its exquisite taste. Another popular dish is the Sakura Soba; soba noodles served on a bed of ice to stay fresh and a cup filled with soba with spring onions and wasabi served separately, for patrons to dunk the noodles in. The amount of spring onions and wasabi is according to individual preference. This refreshingly cold dish is just a joy to eat on a hot day.

    Tips

    The jockey parking is free of charge, courtesy of the restaurant.

    Things to expect

    An aesthetically pleasing presentation on a plate, and the fun of dunking noodles into soba.

    Best with

    Any of the tempura dish available; soba is always better when eaten with tempura.

    Price

    RM38.00 to RM59.00

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    Ishin Japanese Dining View restaurant

    4 off, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3, 202, Jalan Kelang Lama, Taman Shanghai, 58000, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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    0379808228

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    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Sushi Zanmai @ Nu Sentral

    A restaurant situated at perhaps one of the busiest places in Kuala Lumpur; Nu Sentral, a mall that is directly linked to the hub of travel where almost every foreign traveler or daily commuter would pass through coming into the city. Sushi Zanmai has been praised for their consistent quality in food and service when dining in, and also how convenient it is to reach a place that satisfies anyone's craving for delicious japanese cuisine while on the go. 

    Tips

    Things to expect

    Serving slows down a little during Peak hours.

    Best with

    Sashimi

    Price

    RM4.80 to RM75.00

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    Sushi Zanmai @ Nu Sentral View restaurant

    5, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur,
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    0322762750

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Taka by Sushi Saito

    Taka by Sushi Saito, once highly anticipated to come over to the shores of Malaysia, this high end and prestigious restaurant that was awarded (3) Three Michelin Stars can be reach at the luxurious St Regis Hotel. Best known for the extravagant quality and top notched taste of each dish they serve, the staff service is equally exemplary. All this praise, however, is expected given the premium prices that comes along with a reputable high quality restaurant. Though the general public might not find the trade off between price and value worth while, you cannot deny that if someone ever walks into Taka, they would be served royally.

    Tips

    Make a Reservation

    Things to expect

    Best with

    Omakase

    Price

    RM200.00 to RM1000.00

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    Taka by Sushi Saito View restaurant

    Jalan Stesen Sentral 5 & Jalan Damansara & Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0123303600

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    Every day
    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    Aragan Yokocho

    Aragan Yokocho, located at the Quill Cuty Mall in Kuala Lumpur, is the first largest Japanese restaurant in Malaysia with different dining areas, each section is themed after the four seasons that Japan experiences throughout the year. The restaurant focuses on Japanese Boutique Cuisine. The restaurant boasts to introduce and have more than 200 types of dishes. Every week, fresh seafood is continuously imported from Japan directly from all of the different districts and prefectures to truly present what japanese cuisine has to offer as a whole. So you can expect a high standard of quality in the ingredients and taste the dishes the way they were made to be tasted; thus emphasising on Authenticity.

    Tips

    Try on a Yukata or Kimono to truly immerse yourself in the authentic Japanese theme.

    Things to expect

    Best with

    Kaki Kamanashi. Syouyu Hiyashi Chuka - Cold Soba. Ebi Moriawase. Teriyaki Chicken.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM70.00

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    Aragan Yokocho View restaurant

    LG-20, Quill City Mall, 1018 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0328560259

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    11:00AM—03:00PM
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    05:00PM—10:00PM
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    Tabe TomoPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Tabe Tomo is the in place for those who are always looking for the latest. Stepping up into the restaurant reveals a space where fine cuisine meets a Yakitori bar. This means you're up for imported beer, whiskey and refined Japanese dishes off the honed skills of the chefs. Speaking of which, Tabe Tomo boasts an open kitchen concept where customers and wow in the presence of flames and silverware that sculpts the very meal they're having. 

    Tips

    It's on the second floor.

    Things to expect

    Parking bays that are well prepared.

    Best with

    Beer

    Price

    RM6.50 to RM40.00

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    Tabe Tomo View restaurant

    1, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50490 , Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320115005

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:00PM—01:00AM
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    Ozeki Tokyo CuisinePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Ozeki offers a variety of Japanese cuisine ranging from fresh seafood imported from Japan’s famous Tsukiji fish market to Japanese household staples such as sukiyaki hot pot and chicken katsu curry rice. Even with variety, Ozeki presents the dishes with their own flair for a sense of distinctiveness. 

    Tips

    Take note of the operating hours before visiting!

    Things to expect

    Fusion japanese food

    Best with

    Kimijima Wagyu Roll

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM395.00

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    Ozeki Tokyo Cuisine View restaurant

    Menara Ta One, 22, Jalan P Ramlee, 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0321664263

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    Every day
    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    06:30PM—11:00PM
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    Enoshima Japanese RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    With it’s cosy and casual ambience, this place offers a wide array of authentic Japanese food native to Enoshima, Japan in KL. The restaurant is themed accordingly to Enoshima, a small island off the coast of Japan. The interior is provides an atmosphere of a beach bar perfect for casual social gatherings so all you need is good company and a cup of beer to go along with servings of okonomiyaki, various sauteed vegetables and nabe hot pots. 

    Tips

    Pair it with some beer!

    Things to expect

    Regional Japanese food

    Best with

    Signature curry nabe

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM120.00

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    Enoshima Japanese Restaurant View restaurant

    Wisma Cosway, Groud Floor,Lot G22-24, 88, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0321489390

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    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Tatsu Japanese Cuisine

    Tucked away cosily inside Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur, Tatsu Japanese cuisine is the epitome of Japanese fine dining with it’s dark timber interior which includes a sushi and sake bar alongside several private rooms to complete the experience. Tatsu aims to put a sophisticated twist to the traditional cuisine for a contemporary yet conventional blend.

    Tips

    It's inside Intercontinental KL!

    Things to expect

    premium prices

    Best with

    seafood platter

    Price

    RM23.00 to RM408.00

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    Tatsu Japanese Cuisine View restaurant

    165, Jalan Ampang, 55000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0327826118

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    11:30AM—02:30PM
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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Sushi AzabuPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Situated in Kuala Lumpur’s Japanese food haven in Lot 10 is a traditional fine dining sushi bar. Michelin starred in it’s New York City joint, Sushi Azabu is bringing it’s unique and authentic taste to Kuala Lumpur. It’s light wooden interior complete with Japanese shoji walls maximizes the traditional sushi bar experience! 

    Tips

    It's on the 4th floor in Lot 10.

    Things to expect

    Premium prices

    Best with

    Omakase

    Price

    RM120.00 to RM420.00

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    Sushi Azabu View restaurant

    4F Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0321192624

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    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Sai Sai Japanese Restaurant

    If you’re intrigued by what a typical Japanese household eats in a day, Saisai is the place to go! For a casual and relaxing dining experience, Saisai is making a statement with their home styled cooking as they bring comfort with their food such as ramen,oden, grilled fishes and many more.

    Tips

    Be sure to try out their daily recommendations!

    Things to expect

    Casual home cooked style dining

    Best with

    Akashiyaki

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM35.00

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    Sai Sai Japanese Restaurant View restaurant

    Plaza Damas 3, f-0-9, 40580, 63, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0362115131

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—02:30AM
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    Sushi Jiro

    If you’re on a budget and you’re craving for some Japanese food, Sushi Jiro is the place for you! Sushi Jiro offers over a hundred choices of sushi flavours with affordable price. From sushi to garlic rice, crab meat to octopus, your plates will be stacked at the end of your meal! 

    Tips

    Affordable price

    Things to expect

    Japanese cuisine

    Best with

    Unagi & Salmon sashimi

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM21.00

    Sushi Jiro View restaurant

    Mid Valley Megamall, LG-012A, Lower Ground Floor, 37, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 , Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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    03-22022110

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Ri YakitoriPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    As the name suggest, Ri-Yakitori is known to serve Japanese’s grilled chicken on skewers, which is called Yakitori. Located inside Gardens Mall, the tenderness and the flavour of the chicken skewers will make your mouth-water. Besides chicken, beef and vegetables skewers, Ri-Yakitori serves classic Japanese dishes to satisfy your Japanese food cravings! What are you waiting for? Stop by at Ri-Yakitori to try out their famous Yakitori!

    Tips

    Indoor seating

    Things to expect

    Japanese cuisine

    Best with

    Chicken Yakitori

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM88.00

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    Ri Yakitori View restaurant

    Level 6, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra , 59200, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322681188

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    05:00PM—01:00AM
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    12:00PM—01:00AM
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    12:00PM—08:00PM
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    Hanaya Japanese Dining

    Located in Grand Millenium Kuala Lumpur, Hanaya offers authentic Japanese experience when it comes to their dishes and atmosphere. The food selections on their menu are such as Japanese Premium Wagyu Steak, Sukiyaki, Sashimi and more that will make you drool! The interior of the restaurant is designed in earthen tones that will make guests feel welcomed and comfortable. 

    Tips

    Accepts card & cash

    Things to expect

    Japanese cuisine

    Best with

    Sukiyaki

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM40.00

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    HANAYA Japanese Dining View restaurant

    Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur 160 Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 51100 Malaysia, 51100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321105499

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—02:30PM
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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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