Address: Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Last week, my husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary with a simple dinner at Komura Japanese Restaurant.
Situated at the lobby of Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the restaurant offers a variey of authentic Japanese dishes, including starter, salad, Sashimi, Sushi, Teppanyaki, Yakimono (grilled dish), Agemono (fried dish), noodles, Temaki, Sunomono (Vinegared dish), Nimono (boiled dish), Mushimono (steamed dish) and desserts for diners to choose from.
Strategically located only 5 minutes walk from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Corus Hotel is easily accessible by bus, taxis and Light Rail Transit (LRT).
The operation hours is from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and 6.30pm to 10 pm daily. For reservation, please call +60 321605921
The restaurant offers diners four dining options - set lunches, a'la Carte meals, steamboat and 'Eat-All-You-Can" buffet. For those who have limited dining time, the set lunches would be a good choice for you.
For us, we decided to have the "Eat-All-You-Can" buffet which is available on weekend only.
Upon entering the restaurant, we were warmly greeted by a waitress dressed in traditional Kimono. After confirming our reservation, we were promptly seated in a private room with menus to scan.
For drinks, we ordered Ocha, which was served in a teapot to our table. Other than Ocha, the restaurant also offers a selection of expensive Japanese liquor and Shochu for diners to choose from.
Unlike most eat-all-you-can buffet that have all the food pre-cooked and just waiting to be devoured, the offerings at Komura are cooked to order. Dishes are only prepared or cooked upon ordering to ensure its quality and freshness.
To order, simply mark your selection on an order form and wait for your food to be served fresh to your table. You may order as much as you like from its menu and reorder as many times as you wish for just one price. However, there are a few menu items that are limited to one order per person only. So, in the case where there is two of us, we are allowed to order two items from the "One Order Only" section.
Please only order what you can eat so to avoid any food wastage. Do note that an additional RM 10 will be charged to your bill for any substantial food wastage.
We did not have to wait too long for our food to arrive. One by one, delicious dishes in appropriate portions were delivered to our table. The wait staffs will politely knock on our door and greet us with a smile every time before entering our room.
Chawanmushi (Steamed Egg Custard)
The texture of this dish was silky, smooth, soft and melts instantly in your mouth. Eating it was easy due to its slippery smooth texture. Taste wise, it was light but richly flavourful. It was perfectly well-seasoned, thus no extra condiment was necessary.
If you are a fan of Chawanmushi, this steamed egg will not disappoint. It was such a delight to eat.
Sake (Salmon) Sashimi & Tako (Octopus) Sashimi
The next dish to arrive at our table were the freshly sliced Sake and Tako Sashimi. Sashimi is a delicacy from Japan, consisting of thinly sliced raw food. Seafood is most commonly eaten as Sashimi and among all, Sake (Salmon) is one of my most favorite.
The Sake Sashimi was incredibly delicious. Its bright orange flesh were fresh and thick but very smooth and tender to swallow. The Tako Sashimi, on the other hand, was thinly sliced. Its texture was firm and satisfying chewy but a little tough to bite into. The taste was fresh but a little too salty for our taste buds.
Each slice of Sashimi was delicately cut, nicely presented and served freshly raw. Portion wise, it was very generous and was more than enough to satisfy the two of us. This was undoubtedly one of the freshest Sashimi I had in Kuala Lumpur so far!
The best way to enjoy the Sashimi is to dip each slice of it into a dish of soy sauce mix with Wasabi and eat it in one bite. Every bite of it was truly a delight.
The salad was served chilled to our table. The taste was a little salty and sweet with a texture that was simultaneously creamy, crunchy and fluffy. Despite the presence of mayonnaise, the taste was not overly heavy or over-powering for my liking.
I could not get enough of the salad, so I went on to order a second bowl of it after finishing the first one. It was incredibly tasty!
Ebi (Prawn) Sushi & Kappa (Cucumber) Maki
Kappa Maki is a sushi roll consisting a small strip of cucumber wrapped up in vinegared rice and a sheet of nori (seaweed) that was cut into mini bite-sized pieces. Simple and easy to make, Kappa Maki is another one of our favorite item to order at a Japanese restaurant. The Kappa Maki were firmly wrapped and does not fall apart upon picking it up with the chopstick. Each piece of it was really refreshing and they are just right size, not too large to eat in a single bite.
Kyuri (Cucumber) Temaki & Takka (Tuna) Maki
We decided to order Takka Maki for the first time too. This is a sushi roll consisting of a small strip of raw tuna wrapped up in Vinegared rice and a sheet of nori. Although I am a huge fan of raw salmon, I did not like the taste of raw tuna very much due to its strong fishy flavor. It was not unpleasant, but I just did not like it.
Cold Soba is buckwheat noodles served chilled in a broth, topped shredded nori, finely chopped green onions and a bit of Wasabi. The soba noodles we had was chewy and absolutely delicious in a flavorsome broth.
Kake Udon is a basic udon dish served in a mildly flavored hot broth that covers the noodle. Served without any toppings and garnished only with thinly sliced green onions, the broth was tasty and flavorful, but not too salty.
The freshly made udon was cooked prefectly with a delightfully chewy and bouncy bite. You may sprinkle some red pepper powder on it for more flavour.
Ebi Tempura (Prawn Tempura)
Ebi Tempura is served hot with light and flavorful Tempura dipping sauce.
The tempura were fried to a crisp and gave a loud satisfying crunch sound each time I bit into it. Although deep fried to a light golden brown texture, it was not greasy. The prawns were incredibly fresh and well-cooked, nicely crisp in the batter, succulent and tender inside. It was
It was absolutely a delight to eat. Not overly battered or overcooked but moist and bouncy in a pleasing way. The tempura dipping sauce enhance the flavour of tempura greatly. Try dipping each piece of tempura into the sauce briefly so that it does not lose its crunchiness.
Sake Shioyaki (Salmon) & Scallop Teppan
The Salmon is grilled to perfection with delightfully crispy skin and tender and juicy meat. Its meat was wonderfully fresh and juicy with no unpleasant fishy taste. The Salmon was well-seasoned, not too bland and not too salty. The taste was just right with no extra condiments need to be added to enhance the flavour of the dish.
We ordered Scallop Teppan from the "One order only" section. The perfectly cooked scallops were incredibly tasty and fresh. Its texture were tender, moist and easy to chew. Although it was a little greasy, the Scallop Teppan is undoubtedly still my favorite dish of the night.
Enoki (Mushroom) Teppanyaki & Kaki (Oyster) Teppan
Since there were two of us, we are allowed to order another item from the "One Order Only" section. For the second item, we decided to order Kaki Teppan to try. However, unlike Scallop Teppan, the Kaki Teppan was a little disappointing. The taste was not bad, but it was just not as tasty as expected.
The Enoki Teppanyaki, on the other hand, was well-cooked and tasty. But unfortunately, it was a little way too salty for our taste. Even a salt lover like my husband found the dish too salty to consume.
Kurage Su (Jellyfish)
For dessert, we ordered Papaya, Red Bean and Peanut Butter Mochi. The papaya are well-presented and served fresh and chilled to our table.
Red Bean & Peanut Butter Mochi
Mochi is a light and sweet Japanese treat made of glutinous rice that comes in different shapes and flavor. Its texture is silky, chewy and a delight to eat. Between the two, I actually prefer the red bean ones to the peanut butter ones. The flavor of peanut butter is just too strong and creamy for my liking.
Overall, we had an extremely unique and enjoyable dining experience at Komura Japanese Restaurant. The service was excellent and serving staffs were always very polite and attentive. We were impressed by the quality of the food although the choices were somewhat limited.
Price wise, it was a little expensive but still reasonable and well worth it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a quiet and romantic dining experience.
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