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20 Aug, 2008

Xenri Japanese Restaurant

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Japanese Food

Though we’ve been to this restaurant many times but we still haven’t post about this yet. Anyway, it’s time to introduce you all to this fantastic Japanese restaurant.

Xenri is located in Wisma Elken which is right across Pearl Point Hotel. We like the ambience here. The exterior and the interior of the restaurant were very nicely designed and decorated.

The interior was bright and clean, a very comfortable place for a soft chat if there weren’t many customers.

We had a mini kaiseki set for RM68 which our food is selected and prepared by the chef. The traditional Japanese course dinner include an appetiser, a selection of sashimi, soup, baked scallops, a simmered dish, a cold noodle and finally a dessert. We started with our appetiser, they were quite good, no complaints about it. Perhaps we were too hungry that night, we even finished the natto beans that we previously don’t eat.

They served the soup after the appetiser. They served clear soup instead of miso soup. The soup was on the salty side but it was quite flavourful overall.

What we’re anticipating for when we have Japanese food have arrived finally, their sashimi was served in a very special presentation. It looks so cute, especially from behind. Anyway, what’s inside the little igloo were very fresh and delicious. We finished every thing inside including the seaweed.

Here’s a closer look of the sashimi.

Next, we were served with these 2 baked scallops. The scallops were very large and juicy and it tasted fantastic with the mayonnaise and cheese dressing. We enjoyed every bite of it.

The unagi was simmered instead of the usual kabayaki style. The simmered unagi was served with egg and mushroom, it tasted quite delicious. The soup was very flavourful too.

For the last main course of the mini kaiseki set, we had this somen cold noodles. It was served very cold, simply nice and delicious.

Other than the mini kaiseki set, we also ordered a kinoko kame meshi aka mushroom with rice cooked in special pot for RM35. Since we have yet to try this before, we decided to give it a try. However, it wasn’t as good as we expected it to be. Even though the amount of ingredients served was generous, the rice wasn’t fragrant. But when eaten with pickles, it was better.

The dessert included in the mini kaiseki set is the mochi ice-cream. It wasn’t very sweet but very rich in flavour. The ice-cream melted slowly as you chewed the outer layer of the mochi. We enjoyed this dessert a lot.

One dessert simply just can’t satisfy me. After looking at their dessert menu, I simply can’t resist ordering this ice-cream pancake for RM13. Originally, vanilla ice-cream was served. But for an additional RM5, we requested the chef to change the vanilla ice-cream to green tea ice-cream. We were delighted when the dessert was served. The serving was large, the ice-cream tasted fantastic and the pancake was absolutely delicious! The warm and slightly crispy pancake and the green tea ice-cream made a perfect match. Do check this dessert out if you visit this restaurant!

Xenri also offers buffet lunch on every Sunday for RM50 plus per person if we’re not mistaken. We have yet to try it out but would try it out some time later. The price for this restaurant was quite reasonable and they serve quality food. Do check it out if you can!

Restaurant Information
No. 20, Wisma Elken,
Jalan 1/147C, Batu 5,
Jalan Kelang Lama,
58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-77838118

20 Responses to "Xenri Japanese Restaurant"

1 | squall

August 21st, 2008 at 12:26 am


i try their buffet before…but more prefer their dinner set~~really not bad…

2 | mimid3vils

August 21st, 2008 at 4:54 am


tried the Sunday buffet, not much choices~~

3 | kampungboycitygal

August 21st, 2008 at 2:19 pm


everything look so good!would u prefer this or fukuya?

4 | ling239

August 21st, 2008 at 3:20 pm


wow, the presentation of the sashimi is really cool ~ ^_^

5 | ai wei

August 23rd, 2008 at 4:09 am


i need a jap meal!!!! yerrr…

wonder how is the buffet like?!

6 | ~Christine~Leng

August 23rd, 2008 at 6:49 pm


Jap food, another craving…. miss ’em so much! Jap food here r limited :(

7 | Little Inbox

August 24th, 2008 at 2:49 pm


Here in Penang, the famous spot is at Auto-City, Tao cuisine. Buffet style as well. RM50++ order as much as you can.

8 | Simon Seow

August 24th, 2008 at 10:11 pm


Elken member get discount lol, and they are very proud that they use RO water in the drinks and food. Of course, the RO water filter is from Elken.

9 | Shell (貝殼)

August 27th, 2008 at 10:31 am


wah,the presentation of the sashimi really nice~~~have to try^^

10 | Jackson

August 31st, 2008 at 3:36 am


wuuu…. non-stop of Japanese food

11 | ♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥

August 31st, 2008 at 3:24 pm


i tried their buffet before! really worthy! hehee…. dunno their ala carter also good quality! *claps *claps

12 | Christy

September 5th, 2008 at 12:55 am


Hmm…is it me or you simply love Jap food? :)
I noticed that there were a lot of Jap food posting on your site…hahaha! Anyway, nice sharing of yours…and really missed your blog;)

13 | wmw

September 7th, 2008 at 9:21 am


Eh, the Xenri I went to looks different??? The one I went to have a stream of water flowing through the path to the private rooms. Is this the same one, I know it’s at Wisma Xenri that’s for sure. I haven’t blog about it yet. :o)

14 | Kaier

September 8th, 2008 at 3:40 am


Xenri has got a new wing.It’s very nice!There is a new Xenri in KL, I think it’s a new branch.Try it out!

15 | Simon Seow

September 8th, 2008 at 4:22 am


Congrats. Your Xenri post made it to Sunday Star Metro.

16 | jasmine

September 10th, 2008 at 4:22 am


congrats on making the metro post! i love this jap place. been there a couple of times but never reviewed it coz forgot my camera both times.

looks like it’s time i drag people there again. Lol.

17 | jason

September 17th, 2008 at 2:42 am


Congrats for making it to Star Metro! My friend also told me that Xenri’s good and the sashimi’s presentation is really cool.

18 | Anonymous

June 26th, 2009 at 6:20 am


No doubt Shashimi in Igloo is Xenri's specialty.
But it is very pricy.
A boat for 3 person cost me RM200 before 15% tax n service

19 | Japanese Food Lover

October 27th, 2011 at 3:42 pm


The worst Japenese I have ever eaten. The tuna was not fresh, the portions too small and worst of ALL the workers including manager don’t smile. Such a disappointment.

The place looks nice – thats about it. Hence was very taken aback by the level of service and standard of food.

20 | Brian

July 23rd, 2014 at 11:12 pm


Just been to Xenri tonight with my 4 years old daughter. Order food, waited 40 minutes, ask the waiter and they forgot to
Key in our order. Worst of all
We are sitting next to the cashier. Waited another 7 minutes, and decided to leave. My worst Japanese restaurant experience ever in my life. Bad service, don’t even bother if my child is hungry, worst of all. I heard its own by elken boss.

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