One of the good Japanese food places which opened until late in KL is Yakitori Do, a place where me and my colleagues frequent after work.
Located in Solaris Mont Kiara, the restaurant operates from 6pm to 2.30am from Monday to Saturday. The restaurant was stylishly designed and dimly lit, very comfortable to hang out for a drink.
Patrons were served with this complimentary snack of raw cabbage with mayonnaise. Simple and healthy, I enjoyed snacking on it!
For drinks, I had a glass of Lemon Sour Cocktail. Mixed with Shochu (焼酎), lemonade and soda, it was light and nice, one of my favourite Shochu cocktails of all time.
As the name of the restaurant suggests, Yakitori Do serves Yakitori, Japanese skewered food. Priced at RM4.90 per stick, the Negima (ねぎま) and Sunagimo (砂肝) was delicious. The Negima, chicken and leek skewer, in my opinion, is not to be missed, it was grilled to perfection coupled with crunchy skin, a must try in Yakitori Do!
Their pork skewer is also worth trying out if you’re a pork lover. Also priced at RM4.90 per stick, the Butakushi Muroran Yakitori (豚串室蘭風焼き鳥タレ) was absolutely delicious. The sweet sauce complemented the juicy pork very well, I loved it!
Also one of my favourites, the Tsukimi Tsukune (月見つくね) was highly recommended. Priced at RM5.90, the chicken meatball was served with a half boiled egg. The egg gave the meatball a smoother texture, very tasty indeed.
The Mune Wasabi (わさび焼き) wasn’t my favourite though, simple reason being that I’m not a fan of wasabi.
Other than meat skeweres, Yakitori Do also offers a selection of grilled vegetables. My favourite would be the Zucchini with Butter (ズッキーニ). Priced at RM3.90, it was simple, moist and delicious.
Similarly priced at RM3.90 per skewer, the Tomato with Cheese (トマトチーズ焼き) skewer was simple but at its best. Juicy and slightly sour with cheese flakes on top, it was excellent.
Served in a similar method as the Tomato with Cheese skewer, the Eggplant with Cheese (なす) was very good as well, check it out if you like aubergine as much as I do!
Priced at RM3.90, the Eringi Mushroom (エリンギ焼き) was also very nice and simple.
Also worth mentioning was the Grilled Potato with Mentaiko (ジャガイモ明太子焼き) which was priced at RM3.90. The potato was nicely grilled, extremely tasty when eaten with their Mentaiko (cod fish roe) sauce. I would highly recommend my readers to try this out!
By now I’m pretty sure my readers would know that I am a big eater. Since the skewers can’t fill my tummy up, I ordered a Mentaiko Cream Udon (明太子クリームうどん) to share. The pasta sauce was similar to the one used in the Grilled Potato with Mentaiko above, very rich and creamy, every bite was so sinful but delicious, best eaten when it was served warm!
I tried their Omusubi (おむすび) as well. Priced at RM4.90, there were three selections for the filling of this rice ball wrapped in Nori – Salmon, Mentaiko and Japanese Plum. I had the Mentaiko Omusubi. Yup, there’s no mistake that I like Mentaiko a lot. The Mentaiko Omusubi was simple and nice and it was what I called comfort food.
I really enjoy dining in this place, it’s an extra advantage that it opens until late everyday. As for drinks, Yakitori Do serves a variety of Sake, Shochu and Japanese beers. One of my favourite beers would be their Sapporo beer. Look out for their seasonal menu for more good food. For more information, please check out their Facebook page here!
19-1, First Floor
Jalan Solaris 4
Solaris Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur.