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10 Mar, 2013

Kura Japanese Restaurant (蔵)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Japanese Food

Not too long ago, I visited Kura Japanese Restaurant with my parents to celebrate my belated birthday.

Entrance, Kura Japanese Restaurant
Kura is a fine dining Japanese restaurant located in One World Hotel, the hotel connected to One Utama Shopping Mall.

Interior, Kura Japanese Restaurant
Kura, Rakuzen, Zen, Hokkaido Ichiba, Sushi Zanmai and Pasta Zanmai are all under the same management of Super Dining, offering different range of Japanese food. Kura, being the most exquisite and expensive outlet, brought our expectations up.

Sushi Counter, Kura Japanese Restaurant
Since we went for lunch that day, some sections of the restaurant were not open yet. The restaurant was quiet and pleasant. We were seated near the window, overlooking the highway leading to One Utama.

Fresh Sea Urchin, Kura Japanese Restaurant
We started our lunch with one of my favourite sashimi, fresh sea urchin (生ウニ). Priced at RM80 for half tray, it was very delicious, very fresh and it gave us a melt-in-your-mouth sensation. I loved it!

Live Ark Shell and Ootoro, Kura Japanese Restaurant
Next up was also one of my favourites. On the far left was the Live Ark Shell (活赤貝) priced at RM40. We were quite delighted to find this item on the menu as it was quite rare to be found in Malaysia. On the right was the Fatty Tuna Belly (本まぐろ大トロ) priced at RM75. Both sashimi were delicious, we enjoyed the starters a lot!

Anago Oshizushi, Kura Japanese Restaurant
We ordered a Boiled See Eel Pressed Sushi (穴子押し寿司) to share. Priced at RM28, the Anago Oshizushi was nicely presented and tasted fresh and tasty.

Hokke Shioyaki, Kura Japanese Restaurant
Priced at RM38, the Grilled Atka Mackerel (ほっけ塩焼き) was mediocre. The Hokke Shioyaki was not too fresh and we were hoping that it could be served hotter. Nonetheless, the grilled fish would be a nice accompaniment for beer or Sake.

Braised Cod Fish, Kura Japanese Restaurant
The Braised Cod Fish (ぎんだら煮付) was a dish that I really enjoyed. Priced at RM32, the cod fish was healthily braised with tofu and mushroom, it was simple and delicious.

Asari Sakamushi, Kura Japanese Restaurant
We also shared a bowl of Asari Sakamushi (あさり酒蒸し) for RM20. This was my first time trying this soup. The short-neck clam were steamed with Japanese Sake and served hot. The clear soup had a slight tinge of Sake taste, which was quite nice.

Curry Rice, Kura Japanese Restaurant
For our mains, my father had his all-time favourite, Curry Rice (カレライス). He was very satisfied with his order.

Nama Yuba Don, Kura Japanese Restaurant
My mother tried the Nama Yuba Don (生湯葉丼) for RM10. Served with Miso Soup, this rice dish was topped with Tofu Skin with Special Sauce garnished with Wasabi. I tried a bit as well, albeit a little plain, it was delectable in its own way.

Sansai Nameko Udon, Kura Japanese Restaurant
Last but not least was my bowl of Sansai Nameko Udon (山菜なめこうどん). Priced at RM22, this has been one of my favourite orders since I was young. The bowl of hot udon was served with Sansai (Japanese wild vegetables) and Nameko Mushrooms. It is always a heart warming dish to me and I will order it again!

It was our first visit to Kura and we were very pleased to discover a good and authentic Japanese restaurant in One World Hotel. The restaurant surely satisfied our high expectations. As the name of the restaurant suggests, the place was a treasure and we will visit again in the future! For more information, please visit their website here.

Restaurant Information
One World Hotel
First Avenue
Bandar Utama City Center
47800 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7726 9660

2 Responses to "Kura Japanese Restaurant (蔵)"

1 | sycookies

March 12th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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Asari Sakamushi looks warm and comforting. Every dish has really fresh looking ingredient in it. Impressive.

2 | Wen Ching

March 14th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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Sycookies, my family and I thought this restaurant served very good Japanese food. The soup is very heart warming indeed, do check this place out!

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