Text and Photos by Fan Wei Sin Joyce
Searching for the best washoku (Japanese food) in town? Well, look no further as the recent opening of The Table at Isetan The Japan Store in Lot 10 Shopping Mall will be bringing the taste of Japan to you!
Located on the fourth floor, The Table features five premium dining venues (a sixth opening on a later date) which include Sushi Azabu, The Tokyo Restaurant, Tonkatsu Anzu, Toriden and Yakiniku Toraji. Using the highest quality of ingredients prepared by experienced chefs, one can look forward to a variety of authentic Japanese delights all under one space!
Marie Claire had the opportunity to sample specialty dishes from four of the five restaurants. Meanwhile, here are some of my favourite picks from each restaurant. Bear in mind that no takeaways are allowed at all outlets due to their policy to serve your food fresh so avoid over ordering.
The Tokyo Restaurant
For those who enjoy indulging in fine dining and contemporary Japanese cuisine, this place delivers the best of both. From comfortable leather sofas, cozy lounge areas, an open kitchen to a fancy bar, this modern restaurant’s sleek design most definitely sets the mood for a lovely dining experience.
Arriving just in time for lunch, I was presented with their lunch menu (11am – 2.30pm) before being served their set meal, each from Set A and B.
SET A (with soup) – Tokyo Sushi Roll Plate (RM38)
Appetisers came in the form of a piping hot bowl of shiitake mushroom with egg miso soup which smells absolutely divine just as its taste. Not too thick or runny, the soup warmed me up for the main course that came shortly after.
This colourful sushi platter consists of three assorted rolls (two pieces each), which are the California roll, unagi eel roll, salmon ikura roll. Made fresh from the kitchen, the generous size of each sushi made it a little difficult to consume in one bite. I particularly enjoyed the salmon ikura roll as I was gleefully bursting fat pearls of fresh and salty bright orange salmon roes against my tongue.
SET B (soup and rice) – Sautéed Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce (RM50)
A thick slice of salmon fillet drenched in lemon butter sauce served with a side of romaine lettuce and papaya salad. While the lemon butter sauce could do with less salt, the tangy lemon zest sprinkled on top of the fillet managed to further enhanced the overall flavor of the fork-tender salmon.
Drinks – Virgin Passion Mojito (set +RM6 or ala carte RM 16)
Made with mango syrup, soda and fresh mint, be sure to give this mocktail a good stir before sipping for a minty drink that is both refreshing and cooling.
Dessert – 6th Avenue Cheese Cake (RM16)
To end things off, this decadent cheese cake came highly recommended. This rich dessert was incredibly creamy and soft. Eat it together with its fluffy whipped cream, too good for words! Quite possibly the best cheese cake I have ever tasted, I might even make a return soon just for the cake alone.
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm (last order 10pm)
Closed on Tuesday