Toridoki 鶏鬨 @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Before I flew off to Turkey, I had my first dining experience at a brand new Japanese Yakitori restaurant which just opened in July this year.
Toridoki located at Desa Sri Hartamas which is the first branch in Malaysia brought all the way from Japan.
Excited huh!

The exterior looks more like a Chinese restaurant rather than a Japanese restaurant, probably because of it's wooden furniture, plus the shop sign has a Chinese word of 鶏鬨. #lol

Upon entering the restaurant, I was greeted with the welcome face and smile by the staffs.
The space is not very big inside the restaurant, but has pretty good arrangement with it's open kitchen as well as 3 different sitting options.

You can choose sitting at the bar, where allowing you to sit comfortably while watching the chef prepare the meal on the grill in front of you.

Perhaps have the booth seating if you come with 4 people?

They even have the common Japanese sitting with the low traditional tables where you sit on pillows on the floor.

After you are seated, a small bowl of Otoshi (appetizer of the day) will be served.
This appetizer is free of charge and will change from time to time so that the customer will not get bored each time they visit.
The Otoshi of that day was Yasai Shirae which cover a bit of mushroom, spinach and broccoli along with their homemade peanut dressing.

I personally like this Konsai Salad @ RM18 very much!
It's a mixed root vegetables salad with roasted lotus root, sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots, broccoli and topped with mayonnaise and shredded cheese!
Yummylicious overloaded!

Do you like Yam? If you do, then Nagaimo Garlic Butter @ RM12 is for you!
It is a deep fried Japanese Yam with garlic and butter which has a very crispy and crunchy texture.

They named this deep fried chicken wing as Teba Age @ RM10
A set includes 2 piece of chicken wings with the well marinated sweet and spicy sauce and sprinkled in sesame seeds.

Toridoki is specialized in Yakitori.
Yakitori means grilled chicken skewers made in bite sized pieces of meat from all different parts of chickens such as chicken breast, thigh, skin, liver and other innards.
Toridoki (from left) @ RM8, is the chicken thigh and breast wrapped in skin, which is their most popular dish.
Negima @ RM5, is the chicken thigh and Japanese leek.
Tsukune @ RM11. is one of my favourite. They blend different parts of chicken meat and marinated with sweet sauce which makes it like a sausage.

Sunagimo Ahijyo @ RM18 is chicken gizzard that served on hot plate with different kinds of vegetables like lady fingers, tomatoes, garlic and onions.
It also served with toasted french loaf as a side dish for you to dip with the olive oil from the hot plate.
If you do not enjoy the innards, you probably can consider to skip this from your order list.

Another signature from Toridoki is the Maruyaki @ RM45, which is a grilled whole chicken.
You can dip the meat with 3 different sauces which are ponzu sauce, chili sauce, and salt.
One of the greatest point about this dish is all chicken are served in fresh as they will not keep the chicken overnight, and therefore they only roast about 6-8 chicken everyday to avoid any wastage.

If you have the same worry like me, not sure how to cut the whole chicken?
No worries, the staff will solve your concern right away!
Oh ya, please do allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for the cooking time, or you can also consider to book it in advance by phone call to save your time.

Cheese Yaki Onigiri @ RM12 is a grilled rice ball that stuffed with Camembert cheese and topped with bonito flakes.
Well, I personally think it is a bit dry compare to the other onigiri that I had before, probably it caused by the hot melted cheese inside.

Couldn't express how happy I was when I know Toridoki do have Tamago.
Dashimaki Tamago @ RM14 is a Japanese omelette which is always my top favourite everywhere.
One good thing about the Tamago at Toridoki is they served it fresh upon your ordering!

Want to end your meal with dessert?
Houjicha Pudding @ RM10 is a must try!
Not so sweet and not so heavy, which is just right for your after meal delight!

At last, if you are looking for some special drink at Toridoki, you probably can go with Hoppy which is a non-alcoholic beverage in Japan that tastes like beer.

Generally speaking, it is a worth try Japanese restaurant for me, especially their special snacks and appetizers like Konsai Salad, Nagaimo Garlic Butter and it's signature of Yakitori!

Hope you enjoy my sharing for today! #withlove

No 40, Jalan 24/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603 6206 4676 / 6012 937 3754
Website: Toridoki
FB: Toridokikl
Opening hours: Daily 530pm - 12am


Miriam said...

Oh wow! The food looks amazing and I love the traditional Japanese vibe too.


hiphippopo said...

Hi Miriam!
Thanks for dropping by. You should try it out before you head over to UK!