Japanese delicacies have long been among Malaysian food lovers’ favourites. There’s just something about having the freshest and most delectable sushi and sashimi choices laid out in front of you.
Japanese buffets are where you can find a huge array of delicious selections, and there are plenty of renowned and affordable eateries throughout the Klang Valley.
Japanese buffets have a place in the hearts of many Malaysians, especially since indulging in that healthy and scrumptious fare means that you don’t have to worry too much about being stuffed with unhealthy food lacking in nutrition.
If you’re in KL and on the lookout for a good Japanese buffet, here are just a few top-notch restaurants available in the Klang Valley.
Try to ask a Japanese food aficionado where Malaysia ‘s best Japanese buffet is and we’d guess he or she would most likely mention Hanare.
This reputable Japanese eatery offers food at premium quality.
Expect to have your mind blown, especially when you take into account the affordable prices.
If you’re on the lookout for free-flow Wagyu beef and a wide variety of fresh seafood flown in from Tsujiki Market in Tokyo, Japan, then you’ll probably be making the right choice here.
Image Source: Hanare Japanese Restaurant Facebook Page
Aside from the food, Hanare is known for its captivating interiors – featuring a serene ambience, comfortable seating, and great service.
Address: Vista Tower 182, Jalan Tun Razak, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2164 2133
Opening Hours: 12 pm – 2:30 pm, 6 pm – 10:30 pm
Image Credits: Maiu Japanese Restaurant Facebook Page
There’s a traditional approach to interior design here and a cosy ambience in the restaurant.
You might just find the best buffet experience you’ve ever had right here and get to share it with your loved ones.
Address: Damansara Perdana G-3A, The Place, Bandar Jaya, Selangor Damansara Perdana, Jalan PJU 8/5e, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Image Credits: Kampachi Official Website & Facebook Page
There are four main stations that include teppanyaki and tempura variations, and a host of other favourites like freshly grilled seafood and juicy beef cubes.
There are even seasonal specials like snow crab and sweet treats like peaches that you might just catch if you get the opportunity.
Address: No. 1, Petaling Jaya (North) P1-02, 1st Floor, Plaza @ Jaya 33, Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13, 46000 Petaling Jaya,
If you’re a foodie and absolutely adore Japanese delicacies, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Mitasu before.
If so, you probably also know how hard it can be to get into this restaurant. Its fairly cheap price and delicious
Image Credits: Mitasu Facebook Page
You can also stay here for as long as you would like (or until the shop closes) to enjoy your food without having to rush.
Just remember to call in early and book your seats because this spot is hot stuff!
Address: B-01, Central Plaza, No. 34, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11:30 am – 3 pm, 6 – 10 pm (Weekends: 12 – 3 pm, 6 – 10 pm)
Contact: 03-2110 2833
Japanese food may be great, but what if you’re feeling a little greedy and want a huge selection of other styles such as those found in Western and Chinese delicacies?
You’re in luck because Jogoya is a good choice for foodies who love variation.
Image Source: Jogoya Official Website
They offer a significant buffet selection, ranging from teppanyaki to sushi. You should try their fantastic seafood too!
Here, you can expect plenty of non-Japanese choices for those who are feeling a little adventurous.
Prices might differ depending on the time of day. It doesn’t matter though, because the food is all great whether you plan to drop by for lunch or dinner.
Address: Starhill Gallery, T3, Relish Floor (Level 3, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 11:30 am- 4:30 pm, 5 pm -12 am (Daily)
For some, this spot is considered KL ‘s best Japanese buffet restaurant. Ryoshi is a great place to satisfy your desire for Japanese cuisine.
The Japanese buffet here boasts an extensive collection of cooked and raw fare, from appetizers to sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura, seafood, dessert and more.
Image Source: Ryoshi Izakaya Facebook Page
The food isn’t all Ryoshi is known for either, as they also feature a big beverage menu with a thoughtfully curated list of incredible choices including Japanese-inspired beverages that complement the incredible meals.
Address: LOT G26, Ground Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6010-2020 200
Opening hours: 12 – 2:30 pm, 6 pm – 12 am
If you’re a fan of the all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet, ROCKU Yakiniku is the place for you! Visitors can get many kinds of ingredients here, and these range from different types of meat to seafood and vegetables.
The selection here is considered one of the best in KL for sure. With a barbecue grill in front of you and charcoal below it, you get to grill your own ingredients, which is probably part and parcel of any great buffet experience.
Image Credits: wackybecks3 via Flickr.com
All you have to do is drop by, order from a large array of meat and seafood options from the staff members, then head over to the open bar where all the ready-cooked dishes like vegetable salads and fried rice are available before moving on to your table to get started.
Address: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, F.355, F.356 & F.357, First Floor, Rainforest, No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7710 9884
Opening hours: 11 am – 11 pm
Sure, Eyuzu might cost a little more than the average buffet establishment, but you’re probably going to find that it’s worth it!
For one, they provide a luxurious hotel setting for you to dine in every weekend.
Secondly, the Japanese buffet includes a carefully curated array of beautifully crafted delicacies like cuts of sashimi and top-notch sushi that are air-flown directly from Japan twice a week.
With a process like that, you know you’re getting your money’s worth with the very best quality that Japanese cuisine has to offer.
Address: 13, Jalan 16/11, Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 12 pm – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Contact Number: 03-7628 7368
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