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Back in 2008, Shiang and I had a little year long bet. The exact details aren’t important, but due to some luck and a lot of cheating, I emerged the victor. We then decided that the appropriate winning prize would be a nice dinner, and Diadomon Japanese BBQ restaurant was chosen.

Horng and Jeff were the two lucky dudes who happened to leech this meal off Shiang for absolutely zero effort, risk, and monetary contribution.

Daidomon Japanese BBQ Restaurant
Diadomon Japanese BBQ restaurant, buffet style

Diadomon is located at Great Eastern Mall, which is in turn situated on Jalan Ampang, roughly half way between Ampang Point and KLCC. Getting there during rush hour can be a bit daunting, but with the liberal usage of the newly opened DUKE highway or our super advanced SMART tunnel (depending on where you’re from), it shouldn’t be too tough.

Parking isn’t a problem either if you are willing to part with RM2 to go into the basement. If you’re willing to spend a good chunk of money on food anyway, why not a couple bucks to park your car?

seafood at daidomon japanese restaurant
sashimi, grilled fish, prawns, and chicken.

Daidomon is one of those buffet places where you get to order the dishes, or in this case, raw and marinated ingredients so they are served fresh. However, an extensive line up of ready-to-eat dishes are available too, and of course, you don’t have to wait for those. There’s sushi roles, fried chicken, snail meat (very delicious!), edamame, kimchi, sashimi, and more.

From the ocean, we had sashimi (salmon, tuna, butterfish, mackeral), oyster and scallop (limited to one serving only), prawns, and marinated seafood. The sashimi were pretty decent, but honestly speaking not something to shout about. The grilled seafood though, were quite good, but it takes a bit of practise to get it just right.

Prawns were quite large and fresh, and I particularly love the big scallops, but too bad it was only 2 pieces per person.

grilled beef, oysters, scallops at Daidomon
ox tongue, beef sashimi, marinated beef

From the farm, we had plenty of beef with some chicken and lamb too (Jeff doesn’t eat beef). The marinated beef belly was really awesome and are ready to eat after minimal grilling time. I suggest asking for a serving of raw garlic and fry them on the grill first before starting to grill actual food, that’ll add an extra hint of aroma to the grilled food.

Ox tongue is one of my favorite part of cow to eat, and it’s great that Diadomon allows unlimited order, somewhere in an Australian farm, a deft cow hates me.

raw beef, KY, Shiang, Jeff, and Horng at Diadomon
yukke sashi, KY, Shiang, Jeff, Horng

For the braver souls, Daidomon also serves several types of raw beef. The gyu sashimi (thinly sliced raw beef) is probably the easiest to swallow, while the yukke sashi (marinated beef with egg) can be a bit too much especially for a first timer. I love the gyu sashimi but to be frank, I think the yukke sashi was a bit too raw and maybe slightly too rich for my liking. It’s no wagyu tartar at Cilantro that’s for sure, but Shiang loves it.

Map to Great Eastern Mall, Ampang, KL

Over all it was a very satisfying dinner that left all of us barely able to walk back to the carpark. With their ever long lasting promotion, the price came to over RM60  per person after service charge and tax. Pretty good deal if you ask me, I have no doubt this won’t be my last visit.

Check out their promotion on the website.

Address:
Diadomon
Lot 4, Level 3, Great Eastern Mall
No. 303, Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.16027,101.736746
Tel: 03-4252 8155

Discuss : Daidomon Japanese BBQ Restaurant

  1. I LOVE yukke sashi, so gooood <3

  2. looks very very tempting. but i’m pulling back from splurging on meals.

  3. Mellissa,
    Very Jelak though, especially after you have about 2000 pieces of beef. lol

    Robb,
    Don’t pull backkk

  4. Looks nice and i wanna go… but before me go, wanna place my bet with shiang first… tee-hee-hee :D :P :D

  5. YUKKEOMGYUKKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. *gulp*… I IS ENVIOUS… -____-‘

  7. arghh…. look at those beef……….:P~~~~~

  8. i like the marinated chicken !! and enjoy the masak-masak feeling

    i have blogged this few months , if you dont mind me sharing :)

    http://jessying.blogspot.com/2009/06/restaurant-review-daidomon-korean-bbq.html

  9. sotong,
    Hhahaha good luck!

    cheesie,
    SLURPS!

    dreckker,
    Just go only :P

    saikua,
    Jom lets go again!

    Jess,
    Hahha sure, awesome right? :D

  10. why all the pics so red one?!!

  11. eiling,
    cos the lights were reddish, white balance not so accurate but I’ve already fixed them as much as I can :D

  12. yalah, masak masak with friends very happy! nanged u! No NUDE in Malaysia? nang this to read more, thanks! nang me!

  13. Do one smell like korean BBQ once masuk this place ah?

  14. iniemailgue

    I agree with you. This place had their up and down, at one time last year, their food quality went down the hill and after that, they quit doing the buffet. Customer basis when to the ground. Just the the last few months they offer the buffet and better food quality, then customer start coming back. I’m consider a regular customer in this place. Everytime I go there, always make sure to spend at least 2 hours to enjoy the bbq, meaning order a lot of food until can’t walk.
    hahahahaha

  15. I’m all for the raw beef! Looks like a nice place, if not for the 2 scallops per person. At least there’s unlimited ox tongue but the biggest question for RM 60 is…is there unlimited wine like the other Japanese buffets e.g. Jogoya? :)

  16. shiang can afford . . . .no worries. . . .

  17. yakke suki + sake = ok

  18. if i rmbr correctly, there was once they slashed 50% off the price (like so many other Japanese buffet restaurants in KL), and only came to less than RM50 i think.
    definitely worth the price paid.

  19. WHY U SO PROLIFIC UPDATE 3 TIMES A DAY I HAVE BEEN COUNTING KY

  20. iyouwe.info,
    O.o

    JD,
    Hahah smells like Japanese BBQ instead!

    iniemailgue,
    Interesting, this was the first time I went there. 2 hours is too short la :P

    Huai Bin,
    Well Jogoya and others charge over RM100 after you factor in service & tax though.

    foodcrazee,
    LOL yah

    myhorng,
    Stim!

    J2Kfm,
    Yah, the current promotion works out to be around RM60 or so. ;)

  21. yum yum! GEM so far :(

  22. unless want to wait for jogoya 50% promo and be in the waiting list… here is definitely a good place to go and chat while playing masak2

  23. aahh buffet..the bestest deal for big eater like me XD

  24. Yiling,
    Where got far!

    Jess,
    Actually I’d still choose this place over Jogoya these days. :D

    Yatz,
    Hahah yah

  25. ox tongue sounds nasty wei! anyway what was it like to chew on it..i mean, imagine…tongue eating tongue…

  26. damn that’s not going to be cheap at all…

  27. lb,
    But some of the nastiest stuff are the yummiest!

    christock,
    Hahaha cheap already ok!

  28. Tried it today with Hubby. Not that great though. The place remind me of Saisaki.

  29. jo,
    but the ox tongue!! :D

  30. Interested in trying it out but I’m not into beef. Is the seafood selection alone worth the price e.g. salmon, cod?

  31. GW,
    My friend Jeff didn’t eat beef too and he liked the place. ;)

  32. […] taste to it that to me, equals some of the best cuts of meat. A place for cheap gyu tan is at Daidomon (buffet style), but quality aren’t as good as Jyu […]

  33. been there 1 time only. company spend us, foods is ok…but not much choices

  34. agnes sim,
    we had a great time tho :D

  35. I felt that you have recommended a wrong place. The food quality sucks. Never going back there again.

  36. joan,
    I guess our experiences were different. :)

  37. please do not go during using groupon .. their food quality really sucks..the management simply give the low quality food to customer during got promotion… really disappointed those food in this japan buffet..this can be said first worst japan buffet in malaysia ..

  38. i wonder how does the ox tongue taste? something new

    thanks for the info adwin. normally in my opinion those buffet purchase online all have negative feedback..hope those merchant improved on the food quality and service

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