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When it comes to Japanese food, you can’t really find a higher concentration of restaurants than Hartamas and Subang SS15. With the former, there’s at least quite a big community of Japanese expats living around Mont Kiara area, but with Subang, well, there isn’t an easy explanation.

It just seems like there are more and more new Japanese restaurants opening at the area every year, Jyu Raku being one of the newest kids on the block that already packed no less than some half a dozen outlets.

Jyu Raku, with classy deco and a rather extensive menu

Incidentally, the first Japanese restaurant I blogged about all the way back in 2005 was Rakuzen, situated right next door to Jyu Raku. In fact, it was the former Japanese head chef from Rakuzen that opened this restaurant.

an extensive sushi bar with grilling area at Jyu Raku

You can really see theΒ resemblanceΒ in the menu as well as the restaurant layout between Ryu Raku and Rakuzen. An extensive sushi bar with grilling area connected to the kitchen, about half a dozen tables on the ground floor, and bigger dining area on first floor as well as a couple private rooms.

Photos you see from this blog post were taken from two separate visits, but I have been to Jyu Raku probably at least half a dozen time since. Quality of food has been pretty excellent, and there is a wide selection of dishes to choose from.

sashimi, jyu raku roll, Sheryl

The sashimi (kame, RM 48) has always been very fresh and served with grated wasabi. Wasabi makes a heck of a difference when it comes to enjoying sashimi, and once you had freshly grated wasabi to go with the raw fish, there’s no turning back.

Their signature Jyu Raku roll (RM 28) is something not to be missed too, unagi, prawn, and sashimi and lettuce wrapped with a very thin piece of cucumber and topped with salmon roe. Really luxurious and positively delicious.

ebi maki, cha soba, gyu tan, and that grated wasabi

The cha soba (cold green tea noodle) here is as good as anywhere, smooth silky, and absolutely delightful especially on a hot day.

One of my favorite parts of cow – the tongue, is served at Jyu Raku too. The tongue has a slightly firmer but smoother texture compared to meat, and carries a slightly different taste to it that to me, equals some of the best cuts of meat. A place for cheapΒ gyu tan is at Daidomon (buffet style), but quality aren’t as good as Jyu Raku.

Cheesie with her mentaiko (marinated pollock roe)

Mentaiko, or marinated pollock roe, is available on the menu but somehow aren’t available most of the time. The Ebi Mentai goes for RM 15, but when Cheesie asked for a bowl of mentai without the prawn, the restaurant obliged too. Mentaiko is quite a lot smoother than the more common ebiko (shrimp roe), and usually has a bit of a spicy kick to it. I love it.

cold inaniwa udon, beef with shimeji mushroom, green tea ice cream

Other dishes I’ve tried here include the inaniwa udon that is consumed much like cha soba, but a lot more subtle in taste (doesn’t come with wasabi). Beef with shimeji mushroom was pretty delicious too, but I’d imagine if we had ordered wagyu instead, it’d be even better, but alas, I don’t have a limitless wallet.

Jyu Raku is located right across from SJMC

Since the menu is rather extensive, there’s quite a lot more that I haven’t tried from Jyu Raku, yakimono, kushiyaki (skewed grill) wagyu, salad, and so forth. Those that I tried hasn’t been disappointing, but according to masak-masak, the tempura should be avoided though.

Jyu Raku
13, Jln SS15/5A
47500 Subang Jaya

GPS: 3.074770, 101.586370
Tel: 03-5633 3819

Discuss : Jyu Raku Japanese Restaurant at SS15

  1. The cold inaniwa udon and cha soba sounds good to be right about now. Hot weather today, or maybe it’s just me. πŸ™‚

  2. hahaha…
    This one of my favorite Japanese restaurant.. cheap and tasty!!! yummy yummy i feeling going nao~~~ >.<

  3. u betrayed Sushi Teiiiii~ hahaha… xD

  4. Huai Bin,
    yesss, so hot, I want some!

    yaa, jom πŸ˜›

    Cindy Crawfish,
    hahaha don’t tey me! πŸ˜›


  6. that reminds me.. i feel like Jap 2nite.. (not like a japanese, .. like japanese:P)

  7. Lyrical Lemongrass

    I guess one can’t go wrong with Japanese food. Soon it will be declared our national cuisine. πŸ˜€ Looks good. I need to explore Subang more. Ta!

  8. i thk is expensive lor..

  9. Cheesie,
    Hehehe slow and steady ok πŸ˜›

    Oh really? heahehahe

    Lyrical Lemongrass,
    Yes, do it, make it happen mah dear!

    I think you need to make more money.

  10. WTF the inside looks so similar to Rakuzen. Was at Rakuzen a few weeks ago so I got confused when I saw your photos!

  11. Mellissa,
    Yah cheat one, all same. lol, but I find Jyu Raku actually offering more variety than Rakuzen and at least equally as good.

  12. near my haus! i really like it also the variety quite good! its my parents fav restaurant. but aircon very cold wtf

  13. aud,
    not as cold as hokkaido!

  14. I think Rakuzen (the one in KL) quality’s have deteriotes, or maybe it’s only during their Sunday buffet. But no harm trying something new.

  15. foodcrazee

    hmmm . . .looks good and reasonable price. . thx for the tips!

  16. JD,
    I think you shouldn’t judge a place by it’s buffet. Restaurants usually serve slightly lower quality ingredients on their buffet spread.

    You’re welcome buddy!

  17. Yeah I’ve been there last year. Food not too bad and slightly cheaper than Rakuzen.

  18. eiling,
    Go there again this year! πŸ˜›

  19. TummyRumble

    nonono, the corner shop is the latest addition not jyu raku πŸ™‚

  20. TummyRumble,
    Which was why I said “one of the latests” πŸ˜›

  21. Coincidentally i was at ss15 yesterday, but i went to Tomoe at the corner and walked to Hyotan for some good sake.
    Why didnt see youu? πŸ˜›

  22. Augustdiners,
    ooO cos I wasn’t there yesterday, these pictures were taken quite a while ago πŸ˜›

  23. japanese…. yums!!

  24. KY, noted. Will try their ala-carte again to see if there’s any difference.

  25. winsern,
    Indeed πŸ˜€

    Yah, make it happen πŸ˜‰

  26. omg. forget about bkt we go for jap food the next time i manage to get my ass over to kl!

  27. Oh, so Rakuzen also nearby. Damn, I kept thinking of Rakuzen only at the Chulan Square, notorious for the lack of parking lots.
    Now I know better.

  28. irene,
    yah get ur ass here first

    Haha they have quite a few branches, including Kura at One World too.

  29. Ah, Sheryl’s hair is so long already. Should call her out for a drink lol.

  30. Simon Seow,
    Short hair again liao

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  33. πŸ˜‰ one of my fav japanese restaurant in Malaysia. :mrgreen:

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