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SS15 in Subang is seriously shaping up as the premier one stop center for Japanese food. Years ago, there was Rakuzen, and now, the number of restaurants at this little area has blossomed to double digit. One of the latest installment being Yamada.

Having blogged about Rakuzen, Hyotan, Jyu Raku, and Sumi Ka, I guess it make sense to pay a visit to Yamada as well.

Yamada Japanese restuarant at Subang SS15
Yamada Japanese restuarant at Subang SS15

Yamada is located right across the road from SJMC, just a few doors down from Jyu Raku and Rakuzen. Whenever a restaurant opens among the more established and still able to attract customers, you know they must be at least decent.

The crowd at weekend night when we were there mainly consists of Japanese expats, and the chef himself is an old Japanese guy, that’s always a good start.

Yamada Bento
Yamada Bento – fried chicken, sashimi, tempura, unagi, and more

I went for Yamada Bento (RM 60) that came with quite a lot of stuff, chicken karaage (fried chicken), tempura, sashimi, unagi, potato salad, saba, and miso soup.

The sashimi tasted pretty awesome, with hotate (scallop), salmon, surf clam, yellow tail, and one of the better cuts of tuna. Chicken was pretty good if not slightly oily. I don’t have any negative feedbacks for the tempura, unagi, or potato salad, but I thought the saba (i think it was saba fish) was a little over cooked to be honest.

potato salad, california handroll, saba, torikara bento
potato salad, california handroll, saba, torikara bento

Haze ordered a serving of potato salad (RM 12), a california handroll (RM 8), and the saba, torikara bento (RM 48). That was of course, a bit too much food. The bento came with saba that tasted nicer than mine, the same chicken, and a bowl of ramen that I thought tasted rather good. Instead of avocado, the california roll curiously had mango in it, a little strange but it worked.

map to Yamada Japanese restaurant

Compared to some the competitors, the price at Yamada seems a bit steeper. As for food wise, the quality is there but I didn’t think it was always spot on. Next time I’m gonna spy on the Japanese customers to see what they order. I suspect most of their raw stuff must be very good, as I can attest with the serving of sashimi in my bento.

There’re still a handful of Japanese restaurants at the area I haven’t been too, next time then!

Yamada Japanese Restaurant
No. 5, Jalan SS15/5A,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

GPS: 3.078895, 101.592711
Tel: 03-5635-2574

Discuss : Yamada Japanese restaurant at Subang SS15

  1. Pertama!!!~!!!!Satusatusatu :mrgreen:

  2. wow! You have practically covered all Japanese restaurants in SS15 😛

  3. Maybe there’s a big Japanese community there, so that’s why there’s so many restaurants? Or maybe to cater the student community there as well. Looks good though.

    • JD: not so sure, students can’t afford to eat Japanese food everyday I guess, and I’m not so sure if there’s any big Japanese community outside Hartamas area.

  4. Hmm.. stuff here is pretty simple. You should try Edo Jo in Hartamas. 🙂

  5. wah…abit expensivce

  6. wah a new jap joint again?!! SS15 is turning into a jap restaurant strip!

  7. I’m surprised you didn’t go to the Tomoe which is at the corner shop same row as Yamada

  8. Quay Po Cooks

    I have not tried the food at Yamada but they have great sake there. The boss is very friendly and knowledgeable. I am going to try their food this evening. The food at Tomoe is only good at dinner time. Never go there for lunch. The taste and service is day and night and the price is expensive.

  9. The sushi chef looks startled. Classic photo. =D

  10. Hi anyone have the contact number for Yamada japanese restaurant. I tried their no. 03-5635 2574 but not in use. thanks.

  11. It given me a best dinner Yesterday 02/06/2012.

  12. The taste never had before… 😉

  13. unknown

    nice?*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)’・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

  14. good food in the melaysia

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