Ishin Japanese Dining at Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur offers Japanese fine dining experience, serving premium quality dishes with freshness guaranteed. Get your palate ready and enjoy myriad of authentic Japanese flavours, prepared by Chef Q who has over a decade of culinary experience.
Special Sashimi RM250.00
We had our second visit to Ishin last week for dinner, savoring some their signature ala-carte items. A switch from last time Kaiseiki meal, which is also another famous dining option in Ishin Japanese Restuarant, whereby diners will be served with full-course meal that incorporates the best seasonal ingredients imported from Japan.
Asari Miso Shiru
Ishin Japanese Dining menu covers wide variety of Japanese dishes, both traditional and with a touch of creativity. Appetizers, salads, temaki sushi, maki sushi, sashimi, soup, agemono, yakimono, shokuji, menrui, teppanyaki, deserts, course dinner, tempura and so forth, there’s surely something that suit your palate.
Mini Chawan Mushi
Inshinyaki Unagi Don Hitsumabushi RM88.00
Inshinyaki Unagi Don Hitsumabushi, our highly recommended dish on promotional menu. Don’t step back because of the price, it definitely worth every penny you pay for. A huge pot of unagi don, generously topped with fat, moist grilled unagi basted with a layer of sweet kabayaki sauce. Looks just like any other unagi rice? More than that.
Hitsumabushi style adds a little more formulas to the basic unagi don. In fact, enjoy it in 3 different ways. To start, scoop a portion of the rice and have it the original way. After finish, scoop out another helping, add with condiments served along – dried seaweed, chopped scallions and wasabi. Yeap, you are giving more flavours to your rice now.
For third portion, add the remaining rice, unagi and condiments together, filled the bowl with dashi soup served along. Like Chazuke, but more flavourful with rice soaking up sweetness of dashi!
But of course, there’s no special restriction saying that you must divide your rice in excatly 3 portions but these are the suggestions on how you can enjoy Unagi Don Hitsumabushi. Personally, Summergirl likes adding scallion and wasabi to unagi rice as it gives pungent kick, while Summerkid prefer soaking his rice with dashi.
Miyazaki Beef Stone Grill RM250.00
Miyazaki Beef Stone Grill – have this in Ishin Japanese Dining if you couldn’t keep this till your Japan trip. Beautiful cherry red colour, snowflake-like even fat distribution wagyu beef from Miyazaki Japan. Grilled to medium rare, luscious tenderness in every bite, but not greasy. Needless to say, this easily becomes Summerkid’s favourite. Have it original way, or dip with chef special sauce. We like the former more
Hokkaido King Crab with Duck Liver RM146.00
Hokkaido King Crab with Duck Liver goes a little fine dining in portion, serving pan-seared duck liver over king crab stick meat. An interesting combination comparing to the rest, better if the duck liver could have slightly more burnt crispiness at the outer layer.
Caterpillar Roll RM38.00
Back to more general dishes, we had Caterpillar Roll – Softshell crab wrapped with avocado roll. Hawaiian Roll – Fried Prawn Wrapped with Mango (RM40), Spicy Tuna Roll – Chopped Tuna with Chilli Padi Roll (RM32), Malaysian Roll – Unagi and Mango Reverse Roll (RM42), and Unagi Avocado Oshizushi – Unagi Box Sushi with Avocado (RM51) are worth trying too.
Tempura Udon RM40.00
Added an order on Tempura Udon, because Summergirl was craving for something hot, tummy warming on that rainy night. Pretty decent and huge in portion, sided with mixed tempura.
Yubari Melon RM68.00
Whopping expensive at RM68 for a slice of fruit, but trust me, this is whole lot more difference with our local melon. It is packed with sweetness, plump and fleshy, not just plain crunchy juiciness.
Raindrop Cake RM8.00
Raindrop Cake, a big hit in Ishin Japanese Dining Restauarant once launched. The noteworthy part for Ishin raindrop cakes – they are directly imported from Japan, smaller in size, very round like ping pong ball. Definitely more authentic and tastes better, despite not made in house. Brown sugar sauce and soybean powder to pair with, simple condiments is enough to make this this transparent, raindrop-shape jelly dessert becoming crowd favourite.
Ishin Japanese Dining Restaurant
No. 202, Persiaran Klang Batu 3,
3/4 Off Jalan Kelang Lama,
Old Klang Road,
58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact : +603 – 7980 8228
Fax: +603 – 7981 0011
Parking: Free valet services available.
Operating hours: Lunch 12PM–3PM; Dinner 6PM–1AM