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It was the day before Chinese New Year and we arrived at Mid Valley Gardens with growling stomachs. Amy had suggested “this place with very nice char siu” that turned out to be the Canton-i that was closed for the new year. We moved to Fong Lye for Taiwanese food but met with the same fate again.

Yuzu Japanese Restaurant
very classy interior, illustrated menu

Just when we were running low on ideas and high on hungriness, we walked by Yuzu and decided to go for it.

The restaurant was quite a bit bigger than it looked from outside the entrance. The interior is classy, comfortable, and best of all, their tables for four are actually big enough to hold 4 set meals. I get pretty irritated when the trays have to be slightly off the edge of table.

Yuzu Japanese Restaurant
the three sets we ordered, sushi, udon, unagi, chawanmushi, tempura, etc

We sat down and after spending some 5 minutes on the pretty big and well illustrated menu, I decided to go for the Nigri Sushi & Inaniwa Udon set. Horng ordered a set that includes unagi, kamameshi (iron pot rice), and tempura. Amy went for unagi bento, miso soup, and a chawanmushi (steamed egg).

And then Horny’s eye was captivated by this particular entry on the menu. Sliced kobe beef with stone grill. It took some 5 seconds before temptation took over and we decided to give this a go to welcome the year of Cow.

Yuzu Japanese Restaurant
kobe beef, YUMS

Food did not take long to arrive. The inaniwa noodle is a type of cold noodle that is served with soba tsuyu (noodle sauce) with some condiments such as wasabi, spring onion, and seaweed. It was smooth and has a very subtle taste that I like, very refreshing.

My set also came with the teapot mushroom soup (like the one i had at Ninja Jones) that I really liked. The sushi though, while very fresh, had just a bit too much rice for my liking.

The kamameshi from the other set was very surprisingly very good, tasting almost like a cross between very good fried rice and lotus leaf rice but yet different. The unagi too, received very good reviews from Amy and Horny.

Yuzu Japanese Restaurant
Horng, KY, and Amy

However, the most memorable dish has got to be the Kobe beef. RM 88 for a dozen thin slices of raw marbled beef. The alternating layer of fats and lean meat looked so good sitting right next to the stone grill with hot burning charcoals.

We grilled it just ever so slightly. With a dip in the sauce and down it went into the mouth. The texture was so tender and yet so rich and succulent. This was the best beef I’ve had so far. Amy was supposed to try only one piece since she “believes in kwan yin” and all but she ended up having 1/3 of everything. It was really very good and I would certainly have it again.

Map to Mid Valley Gardens
Yuzu is on the 3rd floor at Mid Valley Gardens

The bill came to be a bit over RM 200 for three of us. The sets were around RM 30-50 and the excellent kobe beef was RM 88. A very satisfying meal and I believe I would return to this place.

Yuzu Japanese Restaurant
T236, 3rd Floor
The Gardens
Mid Valley City
Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.118675, 101.676085
Tel: 03-2284 7663

Discuss : KY eats – Yuzu Japanese Restaurant at Mid Valley Gardens

  1. KOBE is GOOD~

  2. the wagyu beef saikoro cubes are also very excellent, so if you dont feel like it you dont have to pay so much for kobe. try the sashimi too next time, very fresh and they give real grated wasabi. try more of the individual dishes, i feel as if the set stuff and the individual dishes at yuzu are made by 2 different quality standards, so it gets even better!

  3. lotsofcravings

    there r the same ppl as ninja jones isnt?

  4. Precious Pea

    Was the Kobe on special promo?? RM88 for the serving you had definitely cheap. I remember paying rm100++ for 5-6 miserable tiny pieces.

  5. great deal on the kobe beef! nice one πŸ™‚

  6. Ooo…might be going tmr if my clan wanna go too^^

    Cold noodle is Nice!! I tried before at Sushi ZanMai

  7. Myhorng,

    Paul Tan,
    Good suggestions, will do that. πŸ˜‰

    I doubt it.

    Precious Pea,
    I think it’s on the permanent menu. πŸ˜€

    Yah it was very good.

    Make it happen! πŸ˜€

  8. The presentation of the kobe beef is awesome!

    You can see the marbling effect very well. RM 88. Nice.

  9. RM 88 for a dozen thin slices of raw marbled beef = so so MEMORABLE!!! will definitely go there too. Geee… thanks! πŸ˜€

  10. Wow such an auspicious pricing for the Kobe beef. They should put a warning in the menu that the Kobe beef can make you ditch one’s religion restriction. Lol…

  11. Hmm looks good, definitely worth a try.

  12. thenomadGourmand

    Jap restaurants in KL are really upping their quality in terms of ingredients n food served. Gd for us makan kakis!

  13. I think we’ll kill (and eat) alot of cows this Year of the Cow.

  14. believe in Kwan Yin, one CAN definitely eat beef, ONLY if you are at home..when you are outside, it’s always fine to have cheezeburger BEEF~!!

  15. yatz] yea!!! cheeseburger beef best!! LOL =D hahahahah… futsal!!!

  16. never ajak!!! :@

  17. foodcrazee

    while KOBE is good think Paul made a real good suggestion . . . .wagyu is quite the same bro. . . . .

  18. Mmmmmmmmm damn it, it’s making me hungry and it’s like 2 plus hours to lunch time! πŸ™

  19. Huai Bin,
    As with the taste! πŸ˜€

    Jade Zheng,
    Bring me, spend me! πŸ˜›

    Hahhaha yeah I agree!

    Yeah, was good!

    True, true. πŸ™‚

    Oh yes, especially those Jap cows πŸ˜›

    oOoo I’m not familiar with the rules. :/

    Hahahha come!

    You were already back in penang!

    Yah, that’s true. I read up quite a bit about those (which might not be a good thing)

    So poor thing, come I feed you! πŸ˜€

  20. Went to Yuzu b4 too… It was really good!! the miso soup, cold soba etc. were all equally good =)
    I’m very hungry now! 1 more hour to Lou Sang Lunch! Can’t wait!!

  21. damn it! it;s lunch time now and i’m freaking hungry. nicholas asked us to wait for him for lunch!! god damn it!! ur post didn’t help!!! wuwuwuwu

  22. would love to spend u but not i am a penganggur marr~ nak petik anggur pijak ngan kaki pun takder anggur profit ilek. hahaha! get the subtext? i’m waiting 4 u to spend me!!! lolz~

  23. hahaha I like your map.. πŸ˜€

  24. yuzu is run by the same people behind ninja jones..thus one can alwiz be assured of the food quality..the sashimi is awesome but comes with an exorbitant price..sigh $$$$$$$$$$

  25. Wah! Yum yum.

    can eat wif lenglui summore..

    more yum yum. hahah

  26. Rachying,
    Wahh lou sang is nice!

    Hahahha, ditch him πŸ˜›

    Jade Zheng,
    Oh nooooo! :X

    Thank you πŸ˜›

    OoOo, thanks for the tips! πŸ™‚

    Hahhaa Amy will be very happy if when she finds out!

  27. paul told me abt this place since aages ago but i still haven’t visited it.. argh wagyu here i come!

  28. Fwah! Awesome setting and the food looks uberly good. And from the review, i guess they taster uber good too. Thanks for the tip KY. Will definitely go one day.

  29. tell you the truth, I went there once, and I wasn’t satisfied with the food there.

    Though the staffs were polite. Ahh right, I went there when they first opened with those special deals.. darn…

  30. aeroplane1234

    how come yu zu δΉ³ηŒͺ dont have zu ηŒͺ one?

  31. Chriso,
    Make it happen! πŸ˜€

    You’re welcome, do it! πŸ˜‰

    Oh well, maybe it’s time to do it again. πŸ˜›

    HAHAHAHAH teruk!

  32. reading your blog makes me damn hungry…

  33. Kobe beef. So tempting. I was said to be god son of Guan Di but I still eat beef. Who can resists such a good meat.

  34. jolene,

    Simon Seow,
    Make it happen!

  35. good.>very nice must go back and eat again,becouse i get a member card already have 10%dis oh>> ha ha ha:>

  36. angie,
    wah you’re hardcore!

  37. You only talked about those good foods. Do you know that the trays the waitress have to carry are so heavy and they are paid only around 1000 RM per month and their working hour is from 10 am to 11 pm. Can you deliciously taste the food carried with the sweat of poor foreign girls , put into the servitude by Malaysian Business Men. Think Think

    • TT: this blog’s about diner’s point of view, and if you think these waitresses are paid very low, you should also think when going to KFC/McD, or buying anything made in China.

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