Konnichiwa! In this list of 6 Popular Japanese Places in Sri Petaling, we’ll be sharing our favourite Japanese places to help out with your sushi cravings. We get it! We love Japanese food as much as you do, and Sri Petaling has the best to offer.
1. Warakuya Japanese Restaurant
First on the list is a place called Warakuya Japanese Restaurant. This Japanese restaurant does it all! From raw cut fresh sushi to grilled meats marinated in heavy sauces. For starters, we suggest getting the California Temaki, a rice roll assembled in front of customers filled with sushi rice, crabstick, tobiko and tamago. Unlike those pesky to-go ones you’d get, this temaki doesn’t cheat you with a rice-only bottom. You get your money’s worth!
While you’re here, try the Sashimi & Sushi Bento that comes with some salmon maki, tuna mayo sushi, sashimi slices (salmon, ika and butterfish), chawanmushi, miso soup and white rice. This place doesn’t skimp out on the portions, so order a hot tea to help you pack away these tasty delights.
A must-try here is the Tonkotsu Ramen Gozen, a large and steaming bowl set of pork bone ramen, salmon mayo sushi, tofu, chawanmushi and a tempura set. This bowl of ramen is the real deal!
Address: 1, Jalan Radin Tengah, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 11.30 AM – 10.00 PM
2. Maiu Japanese Restaurant
If you’re looking to binge eat, head on over to Maui! The concept behind this restaurant is an ala carte style Japanese cuisine buffet- this means you can order as much as you want at a set price you pay upfront. And what’s better is that they have an unlimited free flow of sashimi salmon. Paradise!
No, you won’t see the food resting over ice for you to pick and choose. Instead, you choose from the menu, and every menu item is made upon order to maintain freshness. Some must-have appetisers are the Kaki Tofu Fried, great for tofu lovers.
The smooth and silky tofu is fried with tempura batter, creating a crispy exterior that pairs perfectly with the sauces served. Also, try the Salmon Skin Salad, its excellent!
Address: Ground Floor, 39-1, Jalan Radin Anum 2, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 11.30 AM – 6.30 PM
3. Niko Niko Onigiri
Next, Niko Niko Onigiri. Onigiris are a traditional Japanese dish where portions of white rice are formed into triangular or sometimes cylindrical shapes- wrapped in nori (seaweed). These rice cakes can be filled with just about anything. We suggest you try the Fried Chicken for a Japanese take on this world-favourite. They have nearly 30 types of onigiri from Salmon Roe to Baby Octopus. Have a go at it!
Moreover, this place opens fairly early, so stop by for a healthy breakfast set, a highlight of this store. You’ll get a filling serving of rice, miso soup and a salad with onigiri. For lunch, try the tempura sets and tuck into a silky bowl of udon that will have you come back for more.
Address: 67, Jalan Radin Tengah, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 8.00 AM – 10.00 PM
4. Menya Hanabi
This restaurant specialises in Dry Ramen. Instead of a soupy dish, all your favourite flavours are packed into a glaze. We promise, this dry rames has converted even the strongest of ramen enthusiasts.
We suggest you try the Nagoya Mazesoba for a serving of springy ramen topped with chopped green onions, garlic, seaweed, spicy minced meat, fish powder and a raw egg yolk. The heavily seasoned meat is spicy, so expect a kick. A mix of everything gives an explosive bursting flavour like fireworks, living up to its name “hanabi”.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for authentic ramen, try the Shio Ramen. This soup based ramen comes in Shio and Shoyu flavour of your choice. The noodles are thinner in this option, to better the hot piping essence from the soup. Slurp!
Address: No 16, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 11.30 AM – 10.00 PM
5. GINZA SUSHI
Be wowed as the chef at Ginza cooks up your meals right in front of you! That’s right, if there’s one element that eclipses the taste of Japanese food, it’s the art behind it. If you’re good with just about anything served to you and are in for a surprise, order the Omakase-the chef’s selection. You won’t be disappointed.
If you’re not in the mood for the unexpected, try the Maguro no zuke don for a plate of seasoned raw natural pacific Bluefin tuna on sushi rice, steamed egg custard, soup and dessert. It’s a whole meal!
Address: 93, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 11.30 AM – 8.00 PM
6. Nishiki Japanese Noodles
Last but not least, Nishiki Japanese Noodles. Teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using a teppan- a flat hot surface used to cook meats. At Nishiki, they make some of the Beef Teppanyaki. Expect a heaty plate of juicy prime cut beef with a wide variety of sides to choose from.
Another dish we highly recommend is the Deep Fried Salmon Omelette Curry Rice for a taste of Japanese curry which is own version of the Indian dish. The salmon used are always fresh as you’ll find out when you bite into a creamy fillet of the fish! The omelette pairs perfectly with this dish.
Address: 13, Jln Radin Bagus 3, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 11.00 AM – 10.00 PM
There you have it! A guide of some of the best Japanese Places in Sri Petaling. A little heads up- all these places are full during peak hours, and reservations are preferred. Besides in Sri Petaling, check out these popular Japanese places in Subang Jaya and Desa ParkCity as well!
If you couldn’t be bothered with calling ahead, head on over to the foodpanda app and have your favourite meals delivered to you.