Nippori @ Heritage Lane, Empire Damansara
When Nippori just came up on space, I knew I have to be here…
Located right beside Haraju Cube Dessert Cafe at the Heritage Lane, this is a cosy Japanese style café that serves home-cooked fares. The café itself is very cosy and inviting, very instagrammable too; especially during the day time where it is very bright when the sunlight shines in. Furnished with wooden tables and chairs, also there are this tatami area that is equipped with cheerful watermelon cushion. The ambience is very pleasant and relaxing that I think I could stay in for one long afternoon, just like home. Be prepared for the huge lunch crowd over here. One may need to spare some waiting time for seats.
There is also an al fresco area for the diners who love sitting out and enjoy their meal or a bowl of chilling kakigori. Simply comfortable but this shall applicable to me during rainy chilling day.
This Japanese home café serves Tenshoku (set meal that comes with main dish, rice, fresh salad with sesame dressing, vegetables, miso soup and fruits). Also, Donburi (steamed rice bowl topped with ingredients) and Udon.
Tofu with Minced Chicken Donburi (Rm 25)
Minced chicken breast meat blended with Japanese tofu, topped with sweet soy sauce. The meat patty was very moist, touched with a sweep of sweet soy sauce. Just nice.
Juicy Chicken Katsu with Miso Sauce (Rm 35)
Thick-cut chicken breast and marinated overnight for extra juicy sensation. Deep fried to crispy and topped with Japanese Panko, served with homemade sweet miso sauce. My order was amazing. The chicken breast was succulent and very well flavoured after marinated overnight. Deep fried into perfection and that homemade sweet miso sauce
Mentai Udon with Mini Karaage (Rm 35)
Nippori’s signature udon. Dry sanuki udon with fish roe, eggs yolk, seaweed, spring onions and homemade sauce. Served hot and comes with kobochi, fruits, miso soup and salad. That abundance of fish roe gave an umaminess flavour to the smooth and bouncy udon. Not to mention, that side dish karaage was so ohmp! They were tender and juicy, coated with crispy skin.
Saba with Yasai Oroshi (Rm 38)
Fatty mackerel fish topped with sea-salt grilled to perfection.
Deep fried Hiroshima Oyster (Rm 38)
Deep fried oyster from Hiroshima served with homemade tartar sauce. See, the ingredients are carefully selected here, using oyster カキ air flown from Hiroshima and made them into dish.
F-02(102), Heritage Lane,
Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8,
Tel: +603 7733 8592
Tues to Thurs & Sun | 12pm til 2.30pm & 6pm til 10pm
Fri & Sat | 12pm til 2.30pm & 6pm til 10.30pm
closed on Mondays