Restoran Yakiniku @ Pandan Indah, KL

On 9/14/2010 04:32:00 PM
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If you're looking for budget yet satisfying meal of yakiniku (Japanese barbecue), then you must head to Restoran Yakiniku which is located in the heart of Pandan Indah.

I've actually been to Restoran Yakiniku more than 5 times throughout the years but never really gotten the chance to review it yet. So, I'm experienced enough to guide you on what's good and what's worth every single cents for you.

Subtle traditional Japanese influences are apparent in the decor here with bamboo blinds partitions, wooden tables and chairs - well it has your typical yakiniku fare.

On every table, you'll have a huge kitchen hood to suck up the smoke and odour. Sure it works well in keeping the restaurant clean and not smoky, but you'll still leave this place smelling like yakiniku. No matter what, top ventilation with a small exhaust fan will never suck it up completely, unlike the high-tech Daidomon that has an in-built exhaust fan within the charcoal pit that sucks inwards.

Back to the basic by using the old-school charcoal stove for the smoky charcoal-flavored yakiniku experience.

Pork bacon (RM 5.90), a must-order and superbly value for money! At times, we ordered 2-3 plates of pork bacon only and nothing else. Apparently, the owner hasn't increase the price at all since the opening of the restaurant 6 years ago - kudos to such restaurant owners!

Lamb shoulder (RM 6.90), one of the cheapest cut from their menu for lamb (lamb leg RM 9.90 or lamb loin RM 12.90) - nevertheless, it still tasted great and tender!

Taupok (deep fried tofu, RM 2.30), I don't think taupok existed in Japanese yakiniku but who cares if it tasted great after grilling.

Most of the meat are thinly sliced to ensure that they're cooked thoroughly and easily.

Restoran Yakiniku's meats are all marinated with a specialty sauce that makes them taste incredibly delicious.

Yakiniku is best served with a bowl of steaming hot white rice (RM 1), one bowl is never enough here.

The dipping sauce for their yakiniku is definitely a secret recipe of their own - it had a combined taste of sweet and salty which would perfectly complement the grilled meats.

It's time to savor the sweet, juicy and smoky flavor of grilled pork bacon. Itadakimas!

They do burnt quite fast especially the fatty bits and taupok, just got to keep a close eye to the stove while busy eating.

Well, they do have other yakiniku selections like shisamo, New Zealand mussels, squid, Australian strip loin, chicken gizzard, tiger prawns, etc. and non-yakiniku dishes like kimchi fried rice, katsu udon, Japanese chasu don, sushi, etc. But if you're into a budget yet satisfying yakiniku experience, just go for the pork bacon, lamb shoulder, taupok and bowls of white rice.

Verdict: Value for money yet satisfying pork bacon yakiniku! On the flip side, you end up smelling like yakiniku. But to me, it's totally worth it! Hopefully, the owner can maintain the price and quality over the coming years.

20G, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/8,
Pandan Indah,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4295 4833
Business Hours: Opens daily from 12pm - 11pm
Pork Free: No
GPS: 3.131116, 101.753392

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14 Response to 'Restoran Yakiniku @ Pandan Indah, KL'

  1. J2Kfm Said,'> September 15, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    YES! One of the better and cheaper (cheapest?) place for Yakiniku in KL. Or anywhere at all for that matter. The pork bacon's good!
    Esp with lots of the sauce and side dishes.


  2. russel Said,'> September 15, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Not sure whether it's the cheapest but it's considerably value for money for such quality! Most yakiniku place would probably bleed your wallet :P


  3. taufulou Said,'> September 20, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    alamak~ see also hungry with the pork bacon!


  4.'> September 30, 2010 at 5:49 AM

    Nice info


  5. Angie Said,'> March 19, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Hi there, how far is this from Bukit Bintang area?
    Just wondering, I will be visiting from Australia in April 2011.


  6. russel Said,'> March 21, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    It'll be far, probably about 20-25 mins drive away considering the traffic and jam. You can refer to the Google Map above to get the directions from Bukit Bintang ;)


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