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Daikanyama Kuala Lumpur is a stylish Japanese fusion restobar that is well-frequented for its relaxing ambience and tantalising menu of innovative Asian-inspired cocktails and sumptuous Japanese fusion delicacies. Situated within the Changkat Bukit Bintang nightlife strip, this two-storey establishment is a far cry from the overcrowded (not to mention loud!) bars and clubs commonin the vicinity.
Featuring an eclectic mix of Asian and western décor, Daikanyama’s interior is fitted with a row of black pendant down-lighting lamps, potted bamboo plants, light wooden furnishings with plush cushionsinthe dining area, and an impressive-looking bar filled with a multitude of different sakes and Japanese liquor. Combined withsoothing music and low lighting, the restaurant exudes a Zen-like dining ambiencethat’s ideal for intimate dinner affairs.
Food-wise, Daikanyama Kuala Lumpur offers an array of well-loved Japanese delicacies with a twist. Taking inspiration from an intricate Japanese rail map, the menu is categorised into several sections, such as rice and noodle, yaki and tempura, salad, yakitori, as well as maki and sashimi.
One of its signature dishes is the soft-shell crab salad; a bowl of deep-fried soft shell crabs atop crisp green lettuce and homemade dressing. Daikanyama’s sushi offerings are undoubtedly diverse, fresh and innovative - we truly enjoy the salmon truffle oil tataki, which consists of seared salmon with truffle oil drizzling, served on a bed of creamy potato. Another crowd favourite here is the sake bomb maki; a subtle yet flavourful sushi roll made with fresh salmon, crispy soft-shell crab and avocado.
To complement its inventive delicacies, Daikanyama’s alcoholic offerings include range of sake, beers, as well as shooters and cocktails with quirky names. Some of the must-try bombers include the Ikebukuro Kamikaze, Kabuchiko Slammer, Odaiba Haemorrhage, and Ryogoku Incredible Hulk. There is also a vast range of cocktails available here for the sophisticated drinkers. Highly recommended are the Cassis Kisses (blackcurrant jam, Cream de Cassis, sake and lime), bikkuri (choya, shochu and mango syrup), and the mojito-like Kansai No.1 (sake, gin, mango, lemon and mint).
Daikanyama Kuala Lumpur is accessible within a seven-minute walk from the Bukit Bintangmonorail station. Just head north along Jalan Ismail towards Changkat Bukit Bintand and the restobar is situated on your right.
Daikanyama Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday 18:00 – 02:30, Sunday – Thursday 18:00 – 00:30
- Address: 42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur