Dining Hotel

Japanese Premium Beef Returns to Genji, Hilton Petaling Jaya

[Hotel/ Dining]


Runy and I headed over to Hilton Petaling Jaya recently for a preview of the Japanese Premium Beef promotion at the hotel’s award-winning Japanese restaurant – Genji. The Japanese Premium Beef promotion is back for the third time, by popular demand, and will feature an all-new selection of halal high-end cuts of beef.

The promotion will run from 3 September to 31 October 2019, offering a selection of four different types of premium beef imported from Japan starting from RM360 nett. Miyazaki is 100% purebred Wagyu that comes from the “Japanese Black” cow. It gained fame when it won first place at the Wagyu Olympics three consecutive times.

Widely known as Japan’s finest and most expensive steak, Matsusaka is famous for its high fat content and unique marbling pattern. The exclusive beef boasts rich flavour, a melt-in-your-mouth sensation and extremely tender texture. Nishiawa beef comes from various local Japanese farms and the first halal dedicated slaughter house in Tokushima.

You can also opt for the general Wagyu as in introduction to Japanese beef – the beef is really tender with its generous amount of marbling and distinct flavour.

Apart from the doneness of the steak, you can also choose from four different authentic flavours and methods of cooking. Shioyaki is one of the most popular and simple methods where the meat is grilled with salt to bring out the natural flavours of the dish. Teriyaki is a familiar choice to many, where a sweet flavour is concocted from soy and sugar. Misoyaki uses soybean paste as a marinade, creating a light and mellow flavour. Suitable for those who prefer more flavour and moisture in their steak, Teppanyaki tastes sweet and salty from ingredients like pepper and butter.


The interior of the restaurant looks even classier after the sun down (but I shot these photos early before other diners arrived)
From the reverse angle

You can also opt to sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs in action

If you prefer some privacy, book the private rooms in advance!
There are multiple private rooms that cater for 4 to 10 pax

Some salt bae action?
Cooked to a beautiful medium rare, this was like eating butter – super tender and melt in the mouth!

This one was rather well done (for our Malay media friends) but to my huge surprise – it still maintained it’s juicy tenderness and had a lovely and very flavourful crust. In fact, I think this is better for those on a diet (like me) as you’re not consuming so much fat (a lot was rendered off during the cooking process).

A very fresh sashimi platter with freshly grated (real) wasabi!
Unagi roll presented to resemble a dragon!


I really enjoyed the premium cuts of beef, while the non-beef dishes were pretty good as well. In my book Genji definitely ranks as one of the best Japanese restaurants in Malaysia outside Kuala Lumpur city.

Located on level 1 of the East Wing, Genji is open daily from 12pm – 2:30pm for lunch on weekdays and Saturdays. Dinner is from 6:30pm – 10:30pm on weekdays and Sundays, and 6pm – 10:30pm on Saturdays.

A special 25% discount is available for Hilton Dining APAC members and a 15% discount for selected credit cardholders.

For more information or reservations, call +603 7955 9122 or visit http://www.zestpj.com


Thanks for having us!

Photos shot with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.



Oktoberfest at Hilton Hotels and Properties in Malaysia

I always used to look forward to Oktoberfest. The whole fun and jovial atmosphere, the live band, the dancing and the beers always made it quite a special occasion. Although there are no large Oktoberfest celebrations this year (due to pressure from extremist groups – read more about that in my editor’s note), there are a few promotions at Hilton properties in Malaysia.


Cellar Door, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur – Oktoberfest

Promo run from 21 September to 6 October 2019 – RM128 Heineken Beer & Guinness Stout bucket, RM70 Anchor Beer bucket, RM138 Tiger Beer Tower, and RM60 for 2-pint Tiger beer

For reservations, call +603 2172 7272 or email KULDT_FBReservations@hilton.com


Waterfront Cafe, Hilton Kuching – Oktoberfest Fiesta

RM110 nett Dinner Buffet inclusive free flow of Tiger Draught (RM88 nett for dinner buffet only) on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

For reservations, call +608 2223 888 or email KUCHI_FB@hilton.com


Senso Bar, Hilton Kuching – Save Water Drink Beer

From 29 October – 2 November 2019 – RM12 nett for 1-mug of Tiger Draught, RM9 nett for Tiger Draught refill from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

RM12 nett for 1-mug of Tiger Draught, RM30 nett for 3-mug of Tiger Draught from 8:00pm – 12:30am

For reservations, call +608 2223 888 or email KUCHI_FB@hilton.com


Axis Lounge, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Melaka

Combo Bucket Beer with German Snack from 3.00pm onwards from 1 October to 31 October 2019. RM98 nett for per combo set | Choice of beer: Tiger, Carlsberg, Heineken and Corona.

For reservations, call +60 6 222 3333 or email MKZMM_FB@hilton.com



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