Kurata Restaurant Kuala Lumpur is an exquisite fine dining establishment that’s set within Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur. Well-frequented for its Zen-like ambience, first-class service, extensive range of imported whiskies and sakes, this modern and simple eatery serves an extensive range of authentic Japanese delicacies prepared by passionate Japanese chefs with more than 15 years of experience.
Tucked away from the bustling heart of the Bukit Bintang district, the restaurant features warm lighting, pale wooden décor and furnishing, a sushi bar that faces the open kitchen, and Japanese-style sliding doors which lead to four private rooms. Kurata Restaurant Kuala Lumpur is also decorated with elements that resonate with the four seasons of Japan (at the time of this review, Kurata is adorned with beautiful cherry blossoms to celebrate Japan’s annual Hanami or ‘flower viewing’festival).
Headed by sushi chef Saito Makoto and executive chef Fujiwara Toru, Kurata Restaurant Kuala Lumpur delivers the finest Japanese cuisine in the city by importingseafood of the highest quality from Hokkaido, Tsukiji and Kyushu. Catering to an elite clientele, each dish is painstakingly made from scratch without any additivesand artificial flavourings.
We were first presented with Kurata’s best-selling sukiyaki (RM165), which comes with Australian Wagyu beef slices, mushrooms, tofu, onions and vegetables. The dish is expertly prepared right at the table and arranged into individual bowls to ensure optimal hygiene and authenticity. Needless to say, we were impressed by the overall presentation and result –we love how the beef and vegetables are perfectly cooked without compromising their natural textureand taste.
Next, we indulged in the grilled salmon and salmon roe steamed rice (RM90), a traditional Japanese kettle rice dish. This technique involves cooking both rice and salmon in a kama (iron pot) or Japanese kettle until the rice is slightly burned at the bottom, resulting in a smoky yet fragrant flavour to the ensemble.
Offering a diverse sushi and tempura menu, we highly recommend KurataRestaurant Kuala Lumpur’s assorted tempura (RM93) and omakase sushi platter (RM300). With a healthy serving of thinly-battered sweet potatoes, asparagus, juicy shrimps, and mushroom deep fried in light vegetable oil, the tempura dish is significantly healthier than most Japanese eateries in KL – great for health-conscious diners.
The omakase sushi platter is a diverse mix of fresh seafood, such as Botan shrimp, salmon and sea urchin (uni) with a small dash of wasabi hidden underneath. As omakase caters to individual preferences, patrons are encouraged to discuss with Chef Saito so that he can tailor each sushi to best suit their taste.
Serving the most genuine Japanese cuisinein KL since its inception in November 2014, Kurata Restaurant Kuala Lumpur is a definite must-visit if you’re a die-hard sushi lover. Located within the lower ground of Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur Hotel, it is a mere three-minute walk from the Bukit Bintang monorail station.
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PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur
Set on the corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail, the 21-storey PARKROYAL Hotel KL shines because of its great location; the citys prime shopping and nightlife strip, Bintang Walk is just around the corner and the Bukit Bintang monorail station is a two-minute walk away.The hotel is just a stoneâ€™s throw away from Lot 10 and Berjaya Times Square shopping centres.One of its standout features is its award-winning restaurant, Si Chuan Dou Hua, listed as one of Malaysia Tatlers 100 Best Restaurants in KL.The hotel has six different room types, with oversized beds, wooden panelling, separate work and sitting areas and marble bathrooms with bathtubs and separate shower facilities. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Lower Ground, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail
- Tel: +603 21100226