Hama Japanese Dining Plaza Arkadia – a new ala-carte Japanese buffet restaurant in Desa Park City, KL.
Have been hearing a lot about Hama Japanese Dining lately. Decided to give it a try last weekend. Reached around 6PM, and the restaurant was already seen half filled. Mostly visited in group, with friends or as families. We were given the buffet menu once seated, along with order sheets and pen. How to order: Browse through the menu, write down the code number of the dishes you would like to have, and pass to the staff. Drinks are free-flow, and you can help yourself with appetizers from the buffet counter while waiting for your ala-carte dishes.
There are over 100 dishes on Hama Japanese Buffet menu, covering from nigiri to yakimono, itamemono, agemono, mini ramen, mini udon, mini soba, mini donburi, tameki, nabe pot, ochazuke, oden, miso soup and mochi. For price, it is less than RM100 per pax before tax (*as of November 2022),. If you are a big eater and love Japanese food, go for the variety, eat your heart out. Avoid wastage as there will be additional charges for leftover food. You may order all your favorites, but make sure you can finish them.
What we had:
– Maki Vegetable
– Maki Unagi
– Marinated Shiro Maguro
-Spicy Hotte Yaki Meshi
-Fuahire Chawan Mushi
-Kaisen Miso Shiru
-Shake Toro Teriyaki
-Ika Butter Yaki
-Hamaguri Butter Yaki
-Hama Tori Tebasaki
-Ika Goso Karrage
-Deep Fried Popcorn Chicken
-Horenso To Buta Butter Itame
There have over 15 types of nigiri – maguro, salmon, ika, Marinated Shiro Maguro, Shiro Maguro, Tuna Mayo, Aburi Shake, Aburi Maguro, Ebi Mentai, Tamago, Inari Tuna Mayo, Inari Kani Mayo, Inari Tomorokoshi, Kani, Tako, Inari.
Personally feel that dishes from their Teppan and Itamemono (stir-fry) section are pretty good, especially Horenso To Buta Butter Itame, or stir-fried spinach, bean sprout, pork belly with garlic butter. Shake Toro Teriyaki, which is pan fried salmon belly with teriyaki sauce is equally delicious too. Tender, fattier part of salmon, flavourful.
Another must-have from Hama Japanese ala-carte buffet is chawanmushi. Jilly soft, silky smooth, melt in mouth. You can choose to have Unagi, hotae, fukahire, ebi, tobiko for topping.
Hama Japanese Dining offers a wide range of deep fried items too. Fried Hotate, Tori Karaage, Ebi Tempura, Kaki Furai, Popocrn Tori, Deep Fried Squid, Potato Croquette, Deep Fried Anchovies Fish, Deep Fried Chicken Wings with Garlic Pepper Seasoning, and more. While we know that noodles or rice will fill up our tummy quickly, we couldn’t help ordering few. Curry Katsu Don, Unagi Don, Teriyaki Chicken Don, Tempura Udon, Tenzaru Soba, Yaki Udon, Jigoku Ramen, Hama Ramen all sound tasty!
End the meal sweet with dessert like Haagen-Dazs ice cream! Yes, you read it right. More scoops for us because we love Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Ice cream. The buffet counter also have miso soup, bara chirashi, oden, pastry, mochi, fruits.
Hama Japanese Dining
Unit F-G-7, Plaza Arkadia,
3, Jalan Intisari, Desa Parkcity,
52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sat-Sun 12PM-3PM, 5.30PM-11PM