Be it American or Japanese BBQ style, grilled meat is no doubt one of the best comfort food one could ever ask for. For the latter, Japanese grilled meat or BBQ is commonly known as yakiniku, offering different cuts of meat (notably beef) to choose from. Typically grilled over charcoal fire, here are 8 Yakiniku Spots Worth Visiting In Klang Valley in alphabetical order!
Old but gold, as Gyukingu Japanese BBQ approaches its fifth year since opening. The restaurant boasts a wide choice of quality meats, beginning with its premium Australian Wagyu beef. They have other parts of beef as well, namely short ribs (bone/boneless), cube and sirloin. Their menu also includes Japanese Saga beef along with others including lamb, pork and chicken meat. Customers get to grill the meat atop a BBQ wire mesh on a charcoal stove and enjoy them with a dipping sauce.
Address: 42, Jalan 28/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Here’s another yakiniku spot in the vicinity of Desa Sri Hartamas, offering a variety of meat to choose from. The star of their dishes is, of course, the beef selection including the likes of Omi Hime Wagyu and Kuroge Wagyu cuts. Whichever choices of Wagyu beef you end up ordering, expect flavourful melt-in-your-mouth texture with great marbling. Also, do check out Kannichikan Yakiniku’s Facebook page for their value-for-money sets and other promotions.
Address: No. 14, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Craving for some yummy Japanese BBQ around the Subang Jaya area? Consider stopping by Kiwami Yakiniku at SS18. Using only the most authentic and freshest ingredients available, they offer customers reasonably-priced yakiniku meat selections on the menu. However, if you don’t mind splurging a little more, they have premium beef cuts like Tan Shio, Wagyu Harami and Wagyu Karabi.
Address: No. 5, Jalan SS18/1B, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Beyond its cosy, family-friendly environment lies a menu filled with good food, specifically their yakiniku meat varieties. Expect choices of pork, chicken and beef, with the latter including the likes of Prime Beef Ribeye, Green Onion Salt Tongue and Japanese Wagyu Karubi. Their yakiniku sets varies from reasonable to premium prices, depending on your respective budget.
Address: 103 Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Believe it or not, Momotalo Yakiniku has been around for over a decade, making it among the oldest yakiniku spots in Desa Sri Hartamas. Their secret of longevity in the business? It has to be the quality of their meat — all of which are imported from Japan, Australia and New Zealand. And best of all, they happen to be one of those pork-free yakiniku restaurants where you can bring your Muslim friend(s) along. Some of their must-try yakiniku dishes include the boneless Supreme Harami Ox Short Ribs and Thick-Cut Superior Wagyu beef. For the latter, expect beautiful marbling and juicy texture. For an added flavourful boost, don’t forget to dip your grilled meat with their in-house special sauce.
Address: 20, Jalan 24/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Originated from Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Shin Nihon made its Malaysian debut back in 2017. They pride themselves in offering authentic Japanese charcoal-grilled beef as much as possible, just like the one served in Japan. Their fresh meat selections are carefully sourced to ensure you’ll get what you pay for. They have plenty of beef cuts you can pick from the menu, namely the juicy Thick Cut Special Beef Tongue and Premium Wagyu Sirloin Steak. But if you are unsure which to get, consider trying their signature “Omakase Style” dish. Specially prepared daily by Shin Nihon’s head chef, you get your chance to sample assorted cuts of Wagyu beef — each of which come in a portion of four, five or seven varieties. No doubt an ideal choice, particularly if you are a first-timer.
Address: No. 26, Jalan 24/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Let’s face it, craving for yakiniku can be a pricey indulgence. But you’ll be glad that Taisyu Yakiniku offers the kind of yakiniku delights where you don’t have to dig deep into your pockets. In other words, their prices are mostly reasonable. Just don’t expect cosy interiors typically found in most yakiniku spots. Instead, Taisyu Yakiniku keeps things pretty basic and simple using open-air dining concept. Here, you’ll get to enjoy grilling your own meat (Taisyu’s beef tongue happens to be a must-try!) over the charcoal fire and under the night sky, of course.
Address: Seputeh Center Court, Plaza Faber, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Wrapping up the recommended yakiniku spots is SS15’s Tokyo Bijin Yakiniku. Selections are aplenty, covering everything from beef to pork and chicken. For large groups (up to 6 pax), you can order their value-for-money Bijin Party Set from RM 348 onwards. Alternatively, level up your ultimate yakiniku experience with their Bijin Wagyu Party Set, which includes the likes of Japanese Wagyu Sirloin and Wagyu Rib Finger. Just so you know, both Tokyo Bijin Yakiniku and Kyoto Bijin Yakiniku (see no. 4) are under the same company from Bijin Group.
Address: No. 115G, Jalan SS15/5A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
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