The Best 16 Japanese Restaurants In KL 2022

Japanese cuisine is known to be healthy yet delicious cuisine. Hence, the demand for Japanese Restaurants in Malaysia keeps increasing. There are more and more Japanese Restaurants being set up to provide different varieties of Japanese cuisine to Malaysians. For example, there are restaurants focusing on sushi, shabu shabu, buffet or omakase. 

The Japanese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur are always the most creative and unique ones. This is due to the spending power of the residents in Kuala Lumpur is usually higher than other states or cities. Therefore, let’s see which are the best 16 Japanese restaurants around Kuala Lumpur.

What are the popular foods in Japan?

In Japanese cuisine, there are a few dishes that are significantly popular and delicious. Those kinds of food become the signatures on some of the Japanese restaurant menus or the must-haves for some people that are visiting Japanese restaurants. The first one would be sushi as most of us are introduced to Japanese cuisine through sushi. 

Next, ramen is must-try too for Japanese cuisine lovers. There are a few types of ramen that offer different styles of broth. What about sashimi? It refers to raw seafood or meat. Usually, uni, salmon and beef sashimi are popular items in a Japanese restaurant. If you prefer cooked dish, then fried gyoza is a good choice for you.

The Best 16 Japanese Restaurants In KL 2022

1. Hanare

Hanare
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Hanare
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Hanare do not only focus on a way to present their menu. Instead, they are offering different options to their customers, such as omakase, lunch menu, dinner menu and even ala carte buffet. Most importantly, they insist on providing the freshest food to their customers. Hence, you do not need to worry about their food quality.

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm daily

Address: The Intermark Mall, Ground Floor, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

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2. Sushi Oribe

Sushi Oribe
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Sushi Oribe
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Sushi Oribe is always rated as one of the best Japanese restaurants and they are even honoured as the best omakase restaurant. Their omakase changes seasonally, so that you could stimulate your taste buds based on the different seasons. This is because the taste and the availability of the ingredients are changed from time to time. Hence, they adjust the menu to provide the best experience to their customers.

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday), 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm; 8:30 pm – 11:00pm (Friday and Saturday)

Address: Vipod Residences, Ground Floor Block C-1, No 6, Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

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3. TAKA

TAKA
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TAKA
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If you are a beef lover, you should definitely visit TAKA. Their executive chef, Chef Satoshi is well-known as the master of beef. In addition, he is also a Michelin-starred chef. Hence, there is obviously no doubt about the quality of service and food in TAKA. Because of the guaranteed quality, their price is at a higher end, which can cost up to RM 1,400.

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm; 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Mondays

Address: The St. Regis, TAKA , Level 3A, 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

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4. Sushi Azabu

Sushi Azabu
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Sushi Azabu
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The best ingredients of Japanese cuisine are always the ones imported directly from Japan. Sushi Azabu has been practicing this all the time, where they fly seafood from Japan twice a week. They offer the most common seafood like salmon and tuna, as well as the less common ones like amberjack fish and big-eyed snappers.

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm; 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm daily

Address: 4F Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jln Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

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5. Sushi Hara

Sushi Hara
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Sushi Hara
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Sushi Hara believes that the quality of ingredients and environment are as important to create a superb dining experience for the customers. Thus, they have a few spacious yet comfortable spaces to serve their customers. In addition, if you are a fan of wagyu, you should not miss out on their A4 and A5 wagyu.

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm; 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm daily

Address: No. 360, Level 2-12 & 13, The Linc, Jln Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.

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6. Sushi Kazu

Sushi Kazu
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Sushi Kazu
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As for Sushi Kazu, you may have a wonderful omakase experience here by the friendly Executive Masterchef called Norikazu Shibata. The chef always believes that simplicity is the best of quality. Hence, if this is your first time tasting omakase, here will be a good point for you to start. You may enjoy your food with some great Japanese whiskies and cocktails here too. 

Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, closed on Mondays and every first Tuesday

Address: Lot 8-A, Plaza Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

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7. ed.ju 

ed.ju
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ed.ju
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Compared to other omakase restaurants which insist on tradition, ed.ju focuses more on the contemporary omakase. They provide a precious yet unique omakase experience to their customers. To make sure that all the customers are engaged in the whole process with the chef, there are only 10 seats available for each session. This enables the customers to enjoy the process to its fullest.

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am daily

Address: G-19 Ground Floor, Damansara City Mall, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, Damansara City, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

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8. SOU Omakase Dining

SOU Omakase Dining
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SOU Omakase Dining
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Different from other omakase restaurants which enable the customers to sit at the counter, SOU Omakase Dining lets the customers enjoy their meal in a more private space. The dishes are served from the lightest taste to the heaviest taste. At the same time, there is a sake specialist who will recommend you the best sake that goes with your meal.

Operating Hours: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm; 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm daily

Address: G247, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 58000, Kuala Lumpur.

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9. TSUKIJI No. 8

TSUKIJI No.
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TSUKIJI No.
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Just like its name, TSUKIJI No. 8 gets their ingredients directly from the most famous market in Japan, called Tsukiji Market. Hence, you can always have high expectations of their menu. All the seafood is fresh enough with no fishiness at all. Even if you are not a big fan of Japanese cuisine, you would eventually fall in love with their food.

Operating Hours: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm daily

Address: Lot 136/8, First Floor, Wisma Lim Foo Yong, 86, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

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10. Mitasu

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Mitasu
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If you prefer ordinary Japanese restaurants that offer ala carte or set menu choices more, Mitasu is a good choice for you. Although they do not have omakase, they do have a fantastic ala carte menu that you can order from. Meanwhile, they also provide buffet option for their customers to enjoy a wide range of Japanese cuisine. 

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm daily

Address: Central Plaza, 2506, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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11. Ozeki

Ozeki
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Ozeki
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If you are looking for a cosy Japanese restaurant, here’s a hidden gem for you. Ozeki has been awarded Good Presentation Award at The KL International Gourmet Festival. Since the executive chef, Chef Hitoshi Kimijima has the experience of working in French and Italian restaurants, you can have some unique fusion Japanese cuisine over here. 

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm; 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm daily

Address: Menara Ta One, 22, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

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12. Fukuya

Fukuya
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Fukuya
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Fukuya means house of happiness in Japanese. You will definitely have a happy dining experience here as they prepare the greatest kaiseki in Kuala Lumpur. Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner that is presented in a fine dining way. Besides, they also offer set meals which are at an affordable price.

Operating Hours: 11:45 am – 2:45 pm; 5:45 pm – 10:00 pm daily

Address: 9, Jalan Delima, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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13. Hinode Bento

Hinode Bento
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Hinode Bento
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For bento fans, Hinode Bento is a bento restaurant that you should visit. They have a wide range of bento, including those with no rice. Hence, do not worry if you are on a diet. Besides, their salmon sashimi mini salad is something must try too, especially for those who are cutting out carbohydrates.

Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 11:00 am – 8:30 pm (Friday to Sunday), closed on Mondays

Address: F-5-1, Pusat Perdagangan Bandar, Persiaran Jalil 1, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.

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14. Papasan Canteen

Yamatatsu
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Yamatatsu
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For Papasan Canteen, they are selling fusion Japanese cuisine. They present Japanese cuisine in a special way, where they use local ingredients in their Japanese dishes recipe. Moreover, they also use Malaysian-style bowls, plates and even chopping boards to present their food. This is very creative and interesting for their customers.

Operating Hours: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm; 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Thursday to Tuesday), closed on Wednesdays

Address: 18-G, Jalan 2/114, Off, Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuchai Business Centre, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.

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15. Yamatatsu

Yamatatsu
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Yamatatsu
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Yamatatsu is a restaurant that sells Taiwanese-Japanese-style cuisine. 

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm; 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Friday to Tuesday), closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Address: 30, Jalan 2/131A Project Jaya Industrial Estate,  58200 Kuala Lumpur.

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16. Tonkatsu by Ma Maison

Tonkatsu by Ma Maison
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Tonkatsu by Ma Maison
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Don’t you think that there is only a type of tonkatsu, Tonkatsu by Ma Maison will show you what are the real tonkatsu. It is founded in Tokyo in 1976, thus the tonkatsu is authentic. There is a big variety of katsu (fried food) in the restaurant as they specialise in this area. Therefore, this will be a good place for your cheat day!

Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm daily

Address: Lot 56 & 57, Level UG, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

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