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Jake's Charbroil Steaks has been a well-kept secret nestled in the leafy enclaves of Damansara for the past 28 years. Located at Medan Damansara, along the highway from PJ to Damansara Heights and ironically next to the first Victoria Station branch in Malaysia.

In the 80s to early 90s, whenever we talked about steaks, it had to be either The Ship or Victoria Station. I had fond memory of my first steak experience at The Ship in the early 90s. During that time, it was like the best steak ever. It was humongous with really thick slab of juicy and tender steak. Somehow, over the years, their steaks became thinner, more expensive and less enjoyable.

Jake's brings diners back to an old cowboy town atmosphere with the old Wild West decor of brass cooking utensils, saddles and cowboy-themed staffs. The interior space is rather small and claustrophobic with bandwagon style seating arrangements.

Known to many from near and afar as a place relied upon for a memorable treat, Jake's has been serving top quality steaks to generations of royalties, ministers, dignitaries, captain of industries, leader of men and is still going strong. Ministers like Tun Mahathir, Abdullah Badawi, Anwar Ibrahim and their families, all have dined here before.

Honestly, I didn't expect such run-down, dark and cramp steakhouse to offer premium steaks like Angus, Kobe and Wagyu. Jake's is definitely oozing with character! If you don't fancy dining in such a run-down rustic restaurant, you can go for Jake's new branch at Starhill Gallery.

For appetizers, crispy potato skin (RM 9.90), with crunchy capsicum, onions, beef bacon and topped with cheese. Didn't really like it, the skin was too thin, overly dry crispy and the vegetables were too lightly cooked.

Chili beef (RM 20.90) with corn chips and hot dips. The chili beef was warming and amazing but a little expensive.

Australia wagyu rump steak (RM 98), perfectly and beautifully grilled with its seared criss-cross griddle marks. The rump steak is a full-flavored steak that is considered to be the cheapest of all premium steak. In true Jake's fashion, these steaks were subject to minimal preparation and marination in order to allow the natural flavours of the meat to emerge.

Every mouthful was consistently flavourful, tender and juicy even without any sauce and minimal marination. It was perfect with slightly charred exterior and warm juicy pink center.

All the steaks are served with boiled vegetables, corn on a cob and baked potato with sour cream and bacon bits. Just like the good old days, it was such a nostalgic fondness. Also, ask for the mustard, it was one of the best mustard I've ever had! Bitterly sourish and it will kick you through the nose.

BBQ spare rib (RM 98), a meaty, more textured cut with BBQ glaze and rich in flavors.

Jake's Texan beef burger (RM 28), charbroiled medium well beef burger served with french fries and boiled vegetables.

Really thick and rich beef patty that worked best with hot wasabi-esque mustard.

Verdict: Premium steaks can be fairly expensive these days. For the price paid for, Jake's is definitely far better than The Ship and Victoria Station. But how will this old Jake's stand against the age of time with the new rising and cheaper competitions?

21, Jalan Setiapuspa,
Medan Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2094 5677
Business Hours: Opens Mon - Sat from 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 11pm. Sun from 6.30pm - 10:15pm only
Pork Free: Yes
GPS: 3.139884, 101.657942

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2 Response to 'Jake's Charbroil Steaks @ Medan Damansara, KL'

  1. Anonymous Said,'> May 13, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    This place can be very crowded especially on weekends & holidays!


  2. russel Said,'> May 29, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    We were there on weekdays and they do have a pretty decent crowd too ;)


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