Friday, July 6, 2018

Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant @ Avantas Residences, Old Klang Road

Konnichiwa!
Are you a Japanese food lover?
Lik loves Japanese food, and always on the hunt to find a good Japanese restaurant in town.
There are tons of Japanese restaurants in Klang Valley, from affordable to mid-ranged price and then right up to the fanciest restaurants that will break your wallet for some bites.
Over the weekend, we came across Kimi-Ya by chance, an eye-catching Japanese restaurant with a superb interior, nice furnishings and great seating options for both inside and out.
We both thought that it was a great find because the quality of foods were very satisfying.
If you are looking for good Japanese food in Klang Valley, you must carry on reading this post to find out more about Kimi-Ya Japanese restaurant.





Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant located under the luxury apartment, Avantas Residences at Old Klang Road.
Parking will not be a hassle at here; for Kimi-Ya customers, you can enjoy complimentary valet parking for up to 90 minutes, otherwise you can also park your vehicle at the basement (I paid RM3 for 3 hours parking).







Kimi-Ya, means "Your Home", whereby the restaurant was created in a relaxing atmosphere which consumers feel as if they've just returned home.
The restaurant has a tasteful elegance to it and a very comfortable home-style dining ambiance that the consumers can gather with their family and friends.
I believe the unique dining experience at Kimi-Ya is suitable to young and old.



Also, private rooms are available at both corners inside the restaurant too.



In the spacious restaurant area, you can enjoy their sushi bar with their creative chef's making sushi for you!



Kimi-Ya offers a great variety of dishes, which categorized into Sashimi, Zensai, kaisen Don, Sushi, Nabe Mono, Tempura, Yakimono, Gyu Special, Donburi, Japanese Curry, Udon Soba, Ramen, Bento, Teishoku and Japanese desserts.
One important highlight about the restaurant is their self-made soy sauce and wasabi; the soy sauce is so light and has a pleasant taste compared to the others, and also the wasabi is not harsh, but taste smoother, cleaner, and also fresher!







We first tried out their Take Sashimi Moriawase which is prepared by 6 types of sashimi.
Their sashimi are really fresh and juicy as well, featuring premium thick cuts of salmon, white tuna, amberjack, tuna, scallop and salmon roe.
If you are looking for a high quality sashimi, this is the place to be at.





Kimi-Ya Soft Shell Crab Salad is the best seller salad in the menu.
It's a flavour salad comes with a deep fried soft shell crab, fish skin, a pile of assorted vegetables, and also flying fish roe on top of the salad.
The portion is pretty big, a plate of salad can share with 2-3 people.





We also had the taste of another style of salad, Kaisen Salad that are light yet filling, leaving you thoroughly satisfied without overeating.
It's a fresh salad comes with fresh salmon, crab meat, and topped with brilliant orange pearls of fish roe.
Absolutely a highlight on the table!



The salad platters come with three different dressings and all these dressings are made by the chefs.
The 3 different dressings include sesame, wafu and yuzu.
If you asked me what's my favourite, I will say the wafu dressing because that sweet and sour miso taste boost my appetite so well!





Taraba Gami (150g) is a grilled king crab dish that made with salt.
They do not serve the whole crab but mainly the long fat legs of the crabs.
The taste is so fresh, light succulent, and fine.



Hamaguri Sake Mushi, is a giant clams soup that prepared with Japanese sake and bonito soup.
I like the clear broth very much because of it's strong sweetness taste from the sake, and also it is really best to enjoy it while it's warm.





Asari Hoiru Butter Yaki which consists of clams and shimeji mushrooms in Dashi soup with unsalted butter.
The Dashi soup is such a good clear soup, not so heavy in taste, but have a great tasting over the fresh clams without spoiling the real taste of it.





Gyu Garlic Rice Ishiyaki is a kind of garlic fried rice topped with stir-fried sliced marinated beef, white sesame, fried garlic, seaweed and spring onion.
When everything is mingling together in one bowl, it is wonderful, especially the meats were flavourful and good!





Oh! Unagi Bara Chirashi Don is my top favourite among the others and will definitely come back again for this signature don.
It's such a satisfying meal and I was indulge in the bowl of rice crowned with mix cube assorted sashimi, such as tuna, white tuna, salmon and Eel.
Also, I find the tender texture and vivid colours of the sashimi had make an unique eating experience with the don.





Wagyu Steak (120g) is the pan grilled premium wagyu beef steak with grilled mix vegetables on the side.
The steak is juicy, and the meat texture is super finer, very rich feel in the mouth, which resulting in a flavoursome eating experience!





In addition, Kimi-Ya also offers different seasonal limited-time promotions every month.
For example, June and July are the Uni season in Japan, therefore Kimi-Ya is serving Hokkaido Uni @ RM38 (Sea Urchin) all the way from Japan.
The promotion is valid from 1st June 2018 until further notice, probably by July 2018.



It's my first time eating the uni and it's hard to explain how it taste like.
For me, it's almost like a custard, but with lighter taste.
And, the texture is a little bit slimy, and melts in your mouth very fast with it's rich and creamy sweetness.



Cold noodle is another special highlight at Kimi-Ya because their different types of noodles such as udon and soba are all handmade by themselves.
And, this Zaru Inaniwa Udon is a kind of cold thin wheat noodles served with dipping sauce.



There are few ways to enjoy the cold noodles:
#1 Take a portion of the noodle, then dip it in the properly made sauce to taste the freshness.
#2 Pick up some wasabi, dip in the dipping sauce, and slurp the noodles up.
#3 Mix the finely cut green onions, wasabi, and quail egg into the dipping sauce, then take a few strands of soba noodles and dip them into the sauce before eating them.



For goodness's sake, make as much slurping noise as you can when you eat the soba noodles.
No kidding! :)



I can actually tasted the fresh handmade noodles are with smooth but resilient texture.



Last, but not least, it's time for the dessert!
Matcha Shiratama Zenzai, comes with green tea ice-cream, red bean paste and glutinous rice balls.



Mizu Shingen Mochi is sooo cute!
It's a Japanese raindrop cake served with brown sugar syrup and soybean powder.



Abekawa Mochi is my top favourite among the other desserts.
It's their homemade rice cake that paired with red bean paste and soybean powder.



After my first visit at Kimi-Ya, I would said this is a mid-high end Japanese restaurant that offers good quality Japanese food at affordable price, without compromise the quantity and quality of their food and beverages, as well as their services.
Most of the sauces and ingredients are self-made and also imported all the way from Japan.
Though there are some expensive dishes on their menu, but that doesn't mean you have to break your wallet for a bite. :)
Me and Lik are very happy with everything at Kimi-Ya and we look forward to our next visit to give a try on some other foods again!



Kimi-Ya
Add: G-2, Avantas Residences,
162, Jalan Klang Lama, KL
Tel: +6013 239 3406
Opening hours: Mon - Thurs 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 1030pm, Fri - Sun 1130am -3pm, 6pm - 11pm
FB: https://www.facebook.com/KimiYa.Malaysia/








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