The final stop! This famous grill house first started in December 1995 at the backstreet in Ebisu and currently has over 70 outlets worldwide, making its first South East Asia debut at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Especially for those who fancy a good barbecue session, this restaurant is well known for its use of Australian Wagyu beef and signature diamond cut which guarantees freshness and succulent bites.
Standard course (RM200 per pax)
While it was stated that the course was designed for one person, I personally felt that it was more than sufficient for two as it came with an array of appetisers, main dish, meal and dessert of the day. Here is a quick breakdown…
Assorted kimchi, assorted Korean ‘namul’ seasonal vegetables, salad and sirloin sushi.
(Salt) Toraji beef tounge seasoned with welsh onion, prawn, scallop
(Side dish) Vegetable sticks
(Original sauce) “Kalbi” boneless ribs, “Harami” outside skirt, “Hirekaku” Toraji filet, chicken
A Korean foodie at heart, the Korean influences in the course received nods of approval. Cooking of the raw meat is usually done by the customers but if you are not confident with your skills (like I was), the helpful staffs there are more than happy to assist.
Each meat was gently placed on the hot metal grill which has crystallised marbles fitted under for even heat distribution. The meat was then flipped over a few times till medium rare and grill marks were visible before serving.
The end product? A one of kind meaty affair that is further enhanced by their magaical house-made marinade and sauce (the cloudy lemon dip is too die for!). Every juicy sliced beef was quickly finished just as it was removed from the grill, much to my dismay. Seafood lovers will be glad to find that their scallops were especially plump and juicy.
“Ishiyaki bibimbap” stone pot fried rice bowl
Served in a blazing hot stone bowl, a server took it upon herself to mix the colorful vegetables and runny egg together with a bed of steaming hot rice. What I got was a fusion of flavours and textures, making it a well-executed and flavoursome Korean dish.
Dessert – Almond pudding (RM12)
Despite filling full in the stomach, I refused to give in until I finished with dessert. With that, almond pudding was suggested. The smooth white dessert was lightly sweet with a hint of nuttiness, just the way I like it. Top it off with some sweet berries for a sweet finish to a savoury meal.
Opening hours: 11am – 3pm (last order 2.30pm), 6pm – 11pm (last order 10pm)
Closed on Thursday