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Last Friday we braved the traffic and traveled to Solaris Mont Kiara for a lovely dinner at Shuraku thanks to the invitation from Mei.

The quaint Japanese restaurant is located just above Maybank on level 2, with the ambiance that is only made possible by the inclusion of Japanese diners in addition to Japanese magazines, old clocks, hanging ropes, and the sound and smell of a yakitori bar.

Shuraku at Solaris Mont Kiara
Shuraku at Solaris Mont Kiara

The dishes for the night were already chosen for us so the six of us just sat back and relax. We started the night with some Asahi beer and a couple glasses of Japanese cocktails that were served from this portable carbonated dispenser, we had a pear flavored cocktail, it was lovely.

salmon tamago, beef steak salad, unagi
salmon tamago, beef steak salad, unagi

Appetizer, if you would, were seared salmon on tamago (sweet egg omelet), the sweet and savory unagi on tofu, and some tasty beef steak salad.

pork belly, chicken wings, chicken gizzards, chicken thigh and leek yakitori
pork belly, chicken wings, chicken gizzards, chicken thigh and leek yakitori

What we really came here for though, were the yakitori. While yakitori literally meant grilled fowl, at Shuraku, they also serve it with yummy pork belly too.

Of course, we also had  chicken thigh with leek, chicken wings (I must say the way Japanese grill their chicken wings is a lot better than our Malaysian style, much easier to eat and much less messy), and my favorite – chicken gizzards.

soba, roast eggplants
soba salad, roast eggplants

Soba salad was refreshing but slightly awkward, I still prefer the good old cha soba, this is a bit too fusion for me.

The roast eggplants however, was super awesome. There’s a type of sweet (peanut/mayo?) sauce they add to it that made it so rich and really made my taste buds happy. Kim and I devoured the whole thing, including skin!

salmon maki
salmon and tuna  maki

We shared a salmon and tuna maki too, so yah, they do have raw fish and do a very fine job preparing the maki. Great in both presentation and taste, I must say.

kimchi, okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake/pizza), mushroom
kimchi, okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake/pizza), mushroom

Curiously, Shuraku also serve up a pretty good kimchi dish, and with pork belly in it of course.

Okonomiyaki was rich and quite filling with all the mayo and sweet sauce, I just realised last I had this was in 2005, documented in this post, at Lowyat plaza.

sake, teriyaki, ciki!
sake, teriyaki, ciki!

Ah, there’s also this meatball skewer that was served with half boiled egg. Interesting combination that somehow worked.

the girls and the guys
Haze, Kim, Ciki, Cumi, Gareth, KY

We ordered several more yakitori of various flavored and had an awesome night. Prices at Shuraku are reasonable and doesn’t vary much from other similar Japanese outfit. Do check the place out if you love authentic Japanese food that isn’t just confined to sushi and sashimi

map to Solaris Mont Kiara

13-2, Jalan Solaris Mont Kiara 1,
Solaris Mont Kiara, off Jalan Duta
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6203 0561

Discuss : KY eats – Shuraku, Solaris Mont Kiara

  1. a sinful spread! hope u guys all skipped breakfast the next morning! 😀

  2. i am already awed over the yaki pork belly….

  3. HUNGRY!

  4. Michelle

    Despite loving japanese food, i am yet to try yakitori. i must remember to do this when i get back to kl!

    • Michelle: aiyoh that’s very tragic, do it already, them japanese satey is good!

  5. Must add some red wines to go along with it. :mrgreen:

  6. wat is de average price for the food there? looks so yum yum

  7. Christine diansuri

    Went Shuraku last night for dinner with 2 of my friends. Ordered yakitoris and fried squid. It cost us 120rm and we left with half full tummy. Yakitoris were tinnyy and fried squid tentacle was pathetically small portion. For 100+ meal, I can get better jap food somewhere else. Not recommended. Honest opinion.

    • Christine: well usually you will almost never get full from consuming just yakitori, they are more like beer food and require other dishes for fillers, like udon, sushi, ramen, etc. 🙂

  8. the food looks nice! will try it one day! 😀 thanks for the review 😛

  9. Really enjoyed the Yakitori!

  10. Hey KY, I enjoyed reading your blogs, especially on the Japanese food section!
    Am a big fan of ramen and I would like to recommend you this hidden gem near Saujana Hotel which offers one of the best ramen and chicken wing I had so far~

    The restaurant is small but nice and has been operated there for more than 10 years. Feel free to check it out, if you love spicy genkikara ramen (that’s my favorite!)

    Chuka Cafe (Inside Saujana Villa Condominium), opposite Amaya Condominium (after Saujana Resort Hotel)

    • junie: thanks! and that looks like an interesting place to visit, will have to try that one day. 😀

  11. thetrystero

    This sounds like the sort of place where there are lots of heavy smokers indoors. Correct?

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