10 Best Japanese Restaurants In KL For The Most Authentic Flavours!
Cravings for some seriously yummy Japanese foods? Well, then don’t worry you’ve come to the right place. Below, we have gathered the 10 best Japanese restaurants in KL that offer sophisticated, refreshing, and varied Japanese cuisine that will really get you hooked. From hearty bowls of ramen to fresh sashimi, these places certainly worth adding to your radar! So, read on and go on a Japanese food adventure without having to splurge a trip to Japan. Who's up for it?
- Fukuya Authentic Japanese Restaurant
A perfect spot for special dates and celebrations, Fukuya is a high-end Japanese restaurant located in the heart of KL. Known for their kaiseki meals (a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner), Fukuya elegantly-present your dishes just the way it is traditionally served. Despite being on the pricer end of the spectrum, it’s definitely worth the try. All theirl sets are served with an appetizer, steamed egg custard, miso soup, rice, and even dessert to end your meal on a sweet note. That’s a proper meal, isn't it?
Address: 9, Jalan Delima, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: 03-2144 1077
- Menya Shi Shi Do
Who doesn't love a good bowl of ramen right? And this place serves just that. Co-owned by a Japanese-Malaysian couple, Menya Shi Shi Do was born out of the passion and love for Japanese ramen. As soon as you walk into the restaurants, you will be transported to Tokyo as the restaurant décor and service makes your dining experience even better. One small reminder though, this place is always packed so be sure to go during non-peak hours if you don’t wanna queue for more than 30 minutes.
Address: Lot 100 P2.039, The School Jaya One, No, 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact Number: 012-619 8980
- Hanare Japanese Restaurant
One of the most popular Japanese restaurants in KL, Hanare is the perfect spot to head to if you're looking to pamper yourself or your loved ones with some seriously exquisite Japanese meals. A super fancy spot, Hanare offers omakase courses, ala carte dishes, and even Kaiseki sets and bento meals. Pre-book a table on the website to enjoy an additional 10% off your bill.
Address: Vista Tower 182, Jln Tun Razak, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: 03-2164 2133
- Nippori Cafe
Run by a Japanese born expatriate, Nippori is a very Instagrammable cafe located in Empire Damansara mall. The owner of the cafe is an expert of Japanese cuisine with over 40 years of experience in the food scene.Their most popular fish is the Deep Fried Fish with Tartar Sauce & Sashimi and it’s definitely a must-try if you are paying a visit there. Their Unagi Hitsumabushi And Salmon Sashimi bentos are also pretty good and affordable too.
Address: 102 (First Floor), Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact Number: 011-5992 0381
- Koyaku Japanese Dining & Grill
One of the most affordable Japanese restaurants in KL, Koyaku is a simple laid-back neighbourhood Japanese restaurant located in Taman Desa. This quaint and cosy space has a wide range of soul-soothing Japanese munu that can be tailored based on your personal preferences, dietary restrictions, and budget. Our personal recommendation is freshly-shaved winter black truffles and monkfish paired with caviar, worth every penny.
Address: G9, Jalan Desa Bahagia, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact Number: 03-7984 4688
- Mitasu A La Carte Japanese Buffet
If you’re a fan of the ‘pay and eat as much as you want’ concept, then Mitasu is the place for you. It can satisfy your big appetites without compromising on quality or quantity. But honestly, the highlight of this place is the ambience. It feels very cosy and comforting, that you will feel at home. Oh, but do bear in mind that there's a time limit on the buffet so don’t relax too much, ya.
Address: Central Plaza, 2506, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: 03-2110 2833
- Cureé, Changkat
One of the most loved Japanese restaurants in KL, Curee is an adorable cafe that specializes in Hokkaido-style soup curry, Japanese curry rice, and chicken katsu. If you’re a fan of Japanese curry, this place will not disappoint you and the best part is you can fully customize your curry based on your preferred spiciness level, portion size of rice, and your choice of mains to pair your curry with (vegetables, fried chicken, prawn tempura, or even avocado).Food-aside, the cafe is perfect for your #ootd shots too.
Address: 40, Jalan 1/77A Off Jalan Imbi, Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: 011-1888 7987
- Shin Nihon
We cannot get away with the best Japanese restaurants in KL list without mentioning Shin Nihon. Founded in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Shin Nihon hails from Japan to Desa Sri Hartamas so you can expect a true Japanese traditional feast walking into their restaurant. All dishes are traditionally made and their beef are all premium wagyu cuts. If you are a fan of beef, then you’ll love this place as they have unique dishes such as beef sushi, beef bone broth ramen, and roast beef rice bowl.
Address: No:26-G, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Haratamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: 03-2856 7350
- TAKA, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
Another one of the high-end Japanese restaurants in KL, TAKA is one not to be missed. It's a 3-Michelin star restaurant that claims to serve one of the best sushi in KL. In fact, all the chefs here have been trained personally by Takashi Saito, the youngest sushi chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. But as we said, it’s pretty pricey where the dining experience starts from RM900 per pax. If you're willing to splurge a bit for a special occasion, sign yourself up for this one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Address: No. 6, Level 3A, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: 012-330 3600
- Shin Zushi
Last but not least in our best Japanese restaurants in KL, is Shin Zushi, one of our favourite sushi bars in town! Serving delicious sushi with an affordable price tag, this place is perfect for lunch and dinner time. Their extensive menu covers pretty much every single type of sushi out there. You know sushi, sashimi, tempura, hand rolls, salads, ramen, rice dishes, set meals, you name it they got it. They currently have a few branches around town while the Bukit Jalil one is their biggest branch. Head over and indulge in some good sushi.
Address: Ground Floor, No.11, Jalan Jalil Jaya 7 Jalil Link, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: 03-8999 1088