MHB’s Kelly Siew, Jiayeen, Sarah, Andy and I headed over to try the newly opened Takumi Fine Dining Japanese Restaurant in the Grand Millennium Hotel in Kuala Lumpur which is right next to Pavilion KL. I quite rarely do Japanese reviews so I was quite looking forward to this one as on the menu for the night was wagyu beef!
Takumi Fine Dining Japanese Restaurant is located in the Grand Millennium Hotel. The restaurant has no links to the previous Japanese restaurant in the hotel which was notoriously pricey.
MHB’s Jiayeen and Sarah with Andy Kho
First up to get the engine started was some sake! There’s a whole list for you to choose from so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
There’s also Sapporo Beer which is a favourite of mine!
First up was the appetizer platter which consisted of Ika Karaage, Edamame, Koebi Karaage, Shishamo – RM60.00 – this was a specially prepared platter for us. You can order the items individually. I thought the items on this platter went fantastically well with my beer!
Salmon O-Toro Tai Braised Duck -RM38.00
Beautiful thick slices of salmon!
Dragon Maki – RM28.00 – topped with fish roe. Can’t go wrong with this one.
A5 Grade Wagyu Shabu-Shabu set – RM288.00 for 2 pax – I always regard shabu-shabu as comfort food and so do the Japanese as they mostly have this during winter. It’s nice, hearty and warming. The plate in the middle contains scallops with the star of this dish being the wagyu beef of course.
Wagyu is classified by grades with A being the highest. This is coupled with a number that indicates the marbling of the beef – the higher the number the more fat.
Enjoying the fresh ingredients with the clear broth which got more flavourful as more and more ingredients went in.
Then this little pot appeared and we wondered what was in it
Kinoko Tamago Toji – RM48.00 – it turned out to be more wagyu beef this time braised together with egg! We didn’t leave the wagyu in for long as we didn’t want it to be overcooked. The beef was flavourful, super tender and absolutely delicious!
Takumi’s wagyu beef is certified from Japan
Lobsters! Yes Takumi serves lobsters however you will need to book in advance so that the restaurant can order these in for you.
Apart from beer there are wines and liquors to go along with your meal. Pictured here is Louis 13 which is the top of the range of Remy Martin cognac!
A fine whisky by Chivas and a popular XO by Martell.
Or if you’d like an even higher range of fine liquors you could opt for these.
There are even a couple of limited edition bottles such as this cognac. Be prepared to fork out some dosh for it though!
Takumi is a nice place to bring your date for some good Japanese food!
Watch the chefs in action at the sushi bar
There are even private rooms where you can enjoy more privacy
Takumi has some affordable lunch sets for those who are looking for a good meal.
If you’re in the area during lunchtime and don’t want to fight with a 1,000 other people for a spot in a Japanese restaurant you could head over to Takumi for one of their affordable lunch sets.
For dinner I do recommend this restaurant as a place to bring your date for your monthsary or special occasion or simply to have a really good Japanese meal. It’s also good for small gatherings and should you want to use one of the private rooms do call and book in advance.
Takumi Fine Dining Japanese Restaurant is located in the
Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur (next to Pavilion KL)
160, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
More info at https://www.facebook.com/takumi.kl
Photo credits: Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com) and author’s own