Sushi Kinmedai @ Solaris Dutamas, KL
Before bidding goodbye to year 2017, I decided to splurge a little on a good meal. And so, together with my partner-in-crime, we headed to one that is recommended by Citygal for a self-pampering dinner.
A very humble Japanese restaurant that is tucked at Solaris Dutamas. It is originated from Tokyo, serving authentic sushi and fresh sashimi sourced in Tsukiji fish market and air flown from Japan.
The interior of the restaurant is pretty much elaborated; kinmedai decorative on the wall, cosy tatami flooring, bamboo plants. There is also a small bridge made of wood from the entrance, which reminded me of many bridges in Japan, such Shinkyo bridge in Nikko even though it is not in red colour. Very zen-ish, I feel. Once entering the restaurant, guests will have to take off the shoes and put into the locker.
I chose to be seated at the sushi counter where I can observe the sushi chef – Tanaka San’s making in action. Oshibori (wet towel) was given once we were seated.
We went for the Special Sushi Nigiri course of 10 pieces for Rm 168. This set comes with Kobachi, Chawan Mushi, chef’s selection of 10 pieces premium sushi, maki, Miso Soup and ended with a dessert. I must say, this set is very value for money. Though the fish slices were thinner as compared to many other places I have tried, but you get what you pay for. At Rm 168, we were served with many kinds of premium fish such as tai, buri, chutoro, toro, uni… and ended up with a swarm of fish (in variety) swimming in our tummies.
Alternatively, you may go for Aburi Sushi Course, or if you have a better budget, you can opt for higher range omakase experience.
Started up with Kobachi
Light and silky smooth. Love it.
Tai-madai with shio – Red Seabream with salt
Chef Tanaka san showed and explained to us on what fish he was serving with this mini encyclopaedia of his. So cute!
Shima Aji – Striped Jack/ Trevally
With red rice
ika – with yuzu salt
Akami – Tuna, touched with yuzu scent
Buri – Japanese Amberjack
Shirako – milt/ sperm sac
Served warm and it was super creamy!
Unagi – Japanese eel
Mini cholesterol bowl with ikura (fish roe) and uni (sea urchin) on a bed of rice. It was a super super mini one but I had to say, the sea urchin was very sweet.
Finally, the chef made us delicious maki to end our rice course.
On dessert, you will be given few options of ice cream to choose from. We had the Goma ice cream and Kuromitsu Sorbet as sweet endings.
A2-G2-09 Solaris Dutamas,
No,1 Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-6211 3711
Opening hours :
Lunch: 11:30 am –3 pm,
Dinner: 17:30 pm – 10.30 pm