Yakiniku YUI, a hidden gem in Publika Solaris Dutamas that you should go to when comes to Japanese Yakiniku.
When the sun goes down, the beautiful, smoky aroma of Yakiniku filled the air of this restaurant, accompanied by sizzles of meat over charcoal grill, along with sake that completes a wonderful Japanese grilled meat session – mesmerizing vibes just like what we had back in Japan.
What’s more worthwhile is, Yakiniku YUI orders a whole cattle of wagyu from Japan. That’s why you can savour different wagyu part on different visit. Meat is kept chilled, trimmed and sliced in house daily, to ensure freshness and quality. Moreover, they offer sashimi (*raw beef) for a week after the wagyu arrives – real good stuff that you must not miss out! Always stay close to their Facebook and Instagram for updates.
Despite its location in Publika Solaris Dutamas with less foot traffic, Yakiniku YUI has managed to gain popularity over the time, standing strong as one of the best Yakiniku restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. All this thanks to their carefully sourced, premium quality wagyu – good meat speaks for itself, and says it all.
Yakiniku YUI offers 4 wagyu beef set options on the menu, namely – Japanese Beef Set Large 500g (RM310), Japanese Beef Set Medium 300g (RM190), Japanese Beef Set Small 150g (RM100) and Premium Yu Mori 300g (RM260). All imported Japanese wagyu beef, A5 grade for your ultimate Japanese Yakiniku experience.
Had a small Japanese Beef Set (150g) platter. Meat cuts served are not fixed. You might be getting different parts on every visit. And this gives us more reasons to re-visit Yakiniku YUI! If your budget allowed, go for Premium Yu Mori. Savour special, finely cut, rare parts of wagyu slices, which are not offered in the other three standard wagyu set.
We got a combo of Loin, Prime Loin and Short Rib this time.
Meats are lightly marinated, following the traditional Japanese way.
Look at that amazing marbling! Can’t wait to tuck in!
Place a slice of wagyu beef over the heated charcoal grill, watch it, flip over and grill for another seconds. Do not leave it for too long, so that you get a really nice piece of buttery, juicy, almost-melt-in-the-mouth wagyu beef.
Wagyu beef is packed with good proportion of fat. Try not to over-crowd the grill to avoid too much fat from dripping into the charcoal stove. Two or three slices at one time makes a good round. Go slow, and enjoy with sips of sake – a great company with yakiniku, as it elevates the overall flavours of the meat.
Each table is outfitted with smoke exhaust ventilation, so that you don’t come out smelling the same like smoky grill.
Appetizer of bean sprout, pickled cucumber and kimchi (non-refillable).
Must-try this Yakiniku YUI’s very own housemade sambal dipping! Unique and not as spicy as our sambal, goes well with our wagyu beef.
If you would like to try out more exclusive cuts, check-out Yakiniku YUI ala-carte beef section. Their chuck rib, tenderloin, ramp, chuck tender, rib loin and super prime short rib would surely put more WOW to your Yakiniku session. Personally, we recommend rib loin. It is soooo delicious!
Other than Japanese grilled beef, Yakiniku YUI’s menu also offers hot food like Ishiyaki Bibimbap, Wagyu Beef Fried Rice, Spicy Ramen, Spicy Tofu Stew, Egg Drop Soup, Non-Spicy Soup and Mapo Tofu. Had Mapo Tofu with rich, mildly spicy gravy. Best to enjoy with a bowl of rice. Comfort food that both young and adult alike will love.
Added another Spicy Ramen to our dinner for more substantial meal.
Hearty portion, with springy, slurpy ramen immersed in bowlful of flavouful, pipping hot soup. Further top with minced meat, hijiki, bean sprouts, egg and green onion. If you prefer rice, their all-time-favourite Wagyu Beef Fried Rice would not disappoint.
Overall, we have a superb dinner at Yakiniku YUI. We all know that A5 Japanese Wagyu beef doesn’t come cheap, but Yakiniku YUI makes it affordable for those who have soft spot for this high quality meat. Will be back again!
D4-G4-7, Publika Shopping Gallery, N
o.1, Jalan Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Wed – Fri (12:00pm–2:30pm; 6pm–10pm)
Sat – Sun (12:00pm–2:30pm; 5:30pm–10pm)
Closed on Mondays