Izakaya Kushi Raku Japanese Grill Bar @ TTDI , KL [CLOSED DOWN]

Update as of May 2017: Izakaya Kishu Raku has been closed down.

Izakaya Kushi Raku at TTDI pays a total contrast in concept compared to Pickle & Fig Cafe located next door. While the later focuses on healthy food, nutritious smoothies, juices, coffee in cozy environment; the former on the other hand, calls for Japanese Izakaya-style ambiance best for drinking, tucking into freshly prepared kushiyaki.

A very classic design of Izakaya at Kushi Raku – bamboo walls, red lanterns make way at the storefront; customized wooden chairs and tables, sake bottles on shelves and opened-kitchen. Not a knick-knack overloaded place that will twist the restaurant ‘s concept. You roughly know what they have to offer by looking at the shop name and interior. Come for sake, whisky, beer, stay for delicious Japanese grilled skewers.

Chicken Wing RM7

Chicken Wing Stuffed with Rice RM7

Love Izakaya Kushi Raku skewers. As usual, chicken wing is our must have but we discovered something better than just chicken wing here- Chicken Wing Stuffed with Rice. The flame, the heat allow gracious sweetness and juicy fat of meat to lend into the rice, making it a flavourful “wrap”.

Get a twist with this chewy, bouncy snail meat thickly dressed with cold, creamy sauce. Great munching off with beer as eating this alone can be cloying, the-very-mayo-feeling.

Chicken with Mentai Mayo RM6

If rubbing only salt or yakitori sauce is too mainstream for you, try Chicken Breast Meat with Wasabi Mayo, Breast Meat with Mentai Mayo, Thigh Meat with Wasabi Mayo for creamy twist.

Pork Meatball RM6

Bacon Wrap Leek RM6

Mixed Vegetable + Prawn Tempura RM16

Shitake Mushroom RM4

Grilled lady ‘s finger, chili pepper, cheery tomato, shitake mushroom, shimeji mushroom with butter, sweet potato with butter, Izakaya Kushi Raku also offers vegetables skewers to go with your meaty goodness.

Pork Curry Cutlet with Rice RM18

Even though hearty plate hot dishes aren’t the highlight in Kushi Raku but our try on Pork Curry Cutlet With Rice is surprisingly satisfying. Juicy, meaty pork cutlet jacketed with crispy breaded outer layer, laid on a bed of Japanese curry in mild spiciness and huge portion of rice.

Cold Soba RM13

Need noodles too? Izakaya Kushi Raku hears you. Not a long list, simple combination but good overall. Choose from Clear Soup Udon, Clear Soup Soba, Curry Udon with Chicken, Curry Soba with Chicken and Cold Soba.

Photography: Summerkid

Izakaya Kushi Raku TTDI (Beside Pickle & Fig TTDI)
28, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact: 03-2856 9200
Instagram: https://instagram.com/kushiraku
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kushiraku