Now that our government has allowed dine-in for quite some time, some of us might miss the experience of grilling their own meat on a tabletop grill. Or more specifically, Japanese/Korean BBQ. But let’s talk about Japanese BBQ instead, specifically the premium types such as A5 Wagyu Beef and Wagyu Ribeye. Well, long story short, here are the 6 Recommended Places For Premium Japanese BBQ in Klang Valley.
Gyukingu Japanese BBQ, which has two outlets available in Desa Sri Hartamas and Kota Damansara, serves both premium wagyu beef imported from Japan and Australia. Depending on your choice of cuts, they have Saga Sirloin A5, Saga Rib Roast and Beef Short Ribs (bone-in/boneless), just to name a few. Each type of meat is calculated per 100g and comes with side servings of signature BBQ and Sanchu Miso sauces. According to most customer reviews, Gyukingu Japanese BBQ is praised for its quality meat as well as its service and overall cosy ambience.
(Desa Sri Hartamas) 42, Jalan 28/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
(Kota Damansara) Jalan PJU 5/17, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Kannichikan Yakiniku or KNK specialises in fusion Japanese and Korean-style BBQ, all of which allows you to charcoal-grill them on your own. Customers who patronise the restaurant enjoy the overall quality and freshness of the meat. And speaking of meat, their menu includes different types of imported meat, covering premium choices like Japanese/Australian Wagyu Ribeye (Tokusen/Tokuzyo Rosu) and Prime Short Ribs (Zyo-Bara). If possible, do try their beef tongue, which comes highly recommended. Kannichikan Yakiniku is currently doing limited-time KNK VIP promotion from November 2021 until January 2022, where VIP members can enjoy numerous benefits. Among them includes a VIP Promo Menu, 10% Reward Point Of Total Bill and Free Corkage Charges for Non-In-House Liquors.
Address: 14, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Yet another recommended spot located in Desa Sri Hartamas to enjoy premium Japanese BBQ, you can bring your Malay friend(s) along since the beef is sourced from a halal supplier. Among their premium meat options that you can find on the menu includes Kobe Beef, Thick-Cut Superior Wagyu and Supreme Harami Ox Short Ribs (Boneless). Expect quality meat all around while the restaurant’s overall cosy interior is another major plus. For reservations, simply contact them via WhatsApp at 011-2331 2080. Momotalo Yakiniku opens for lunch (12 pm-2.30 pm) and dinner (6 pm-10 pm) every day, with the exception of Monday, which only serves dinner.
Address: 20, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
4) Shin Nihon
The Tokyo-based Shin Nihon, which made its Malaysian debut over three years ago, is famous for its Japanese-style charcoal-grilled beef. If you happen to be a first-timer, Shin Nihon recommends ordering their Omakase Style, which turns out to be the restaurant’s signature dish. They offer Japanese and Australian Wagyu, which comes in different portions (100g, 200g or 400g) served either in homemade sauce or just salt. Fancy for bigger portions (600g/1,000g)? Well, you can go for their Assorted Wagyu Bridge or Boat, each of which includes 5 or 7 types of omakase-type premium wagyu cuts. Shin Nihon can accommodate up to 191 seats and if you prefer privacy, they have designated rooms available as well. Do make a reservation beforehand (you can contact them at 03-2856 7350 or 012-373 9554) to avoid disappointment.
Address: No 26, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
A favourite among many Japanese customers, here’s a small (Japanese) family-run restaurant known for its authentic Japanese BBQ. They have plenty of quality premium cuts available, namely melt-in-the-mouth Tokushima Wagyu Side Skirt and Miyazaki F1 Chuck Flap. You can go for their 2-person set menu too including Premium Set and Satisfaction Set. The former includes the likes of Thick Slice Special Beef Tongue, Premium Beef Tongue (100g) and Premium Beef Short Rib (100g) with kimchi & wrapping vege sets.
Address: 16, Jalan 28/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
6) Yakiniku Yui
If you fancy different parts of wagyu cuts, Yakiniku Yui has them all available right here. And the most interesting part is that they actually buy whole cattle straight from Japan. They keep their meat properly chilled to maintain quality and freshness. Even most customers who dine at Yakiniku Yui agree too! Among their menu options include Yakiniku Yui’s popular A5 Wagyu Premium Yui Mori Set and various exclusive cuts ranging from Chuck Rib to Short rib, Tri-Tip and Chuck Flap. To book a dine-in reservation, simply contact them via WhatsApp at 019-414 8929.
Address: D4-G4-7, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas 1, Jalan Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.