If you are foodie, might realise there are a lot of Japanese grill and bars that have been popping up across the Klang Valley in this year, specialising in skewers/ Yakitori etc.Izakaya Kushi Raku specializes in kushikatsu, a Japanese dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat and vegetables. It is the latest hangouts in TTDI, located besides of Pickle & Fig because Izakaya Kushi Raku owned and operated by the same owner of Pickle & Fig. =) That is a huge different between Pickle & Fig and Izak
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If you are foodie, might realise there are a lot of Japanese grill and bars that have been popping up across the Klang Valley in this year, specialising in skewers/ Yakitori etc.
Izakaya Kushi Raku specializes in kushikatsu, a Japanese dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat and vegetables. It is the latest hangouts in TTDI, located besides of Pickle & Fig because Izakaya Kushi Raku owned and operated by the same owner of Pickle & Fig. =) That is a huge different between Pickle & Fig and Izakaya Kushi Raku, Pickle & Fig is to offer healthy fresh handcrafted panini, sandwiches and smoothies. However, Izakaya Kushi Raku is serving the flavourful skewers and beers. There are lack of parking space during working hours, but ample of parking space after working hour.
Izakaya Kushi Raku setup as a modern, hassle-free and fun Japanese grilled bar. Adding a Japanese touch to interior design, hang up the red lenterns and bamboo at the entrance, Sake bottles can be seen on top of the rack and even the furniture is mostly custom made to bring cohesiveness to the whole ambience.
There are some unique dish in Izakaya Kushi Raku worth to gorge on, according to the owner, humbly offers skewers of chicken wings, pork meat ball, pork belly, bacon wrapped rice, beef ribeye, scallop, prawn, mushroom, cherry tomato... which you can't really find it in Japanese grill bars.
So sorry that i didn't take a proper photo of it, it is actually behind of the sake. ><!!! This is an appetizer made from snail meat. Marinated in special sauce so i don't know this is snail meat until they told me, it is chewy in texture and flavourful, but a bit salty and i think it will be best paired with ice cold Japanese beer or a sparkling sake.
Eihire (Skate Fin, left in picture) RM10
It's a delicacy! The longer you chew Eihire, the more flavorsome it. I just can't stop to eat it before the food serve.
Gekkeikan Sake RM19 (per jar)
Gekkeikan is one of the world's leading sake brands and naturally brewed with contains no added sulfites.
Definitely this is my favourite! Indulged me with this juicy, tender and mouthwatering skewers, absolutely delicious!
Other than that, some comfort udon, soba, Japanese curry rice and tempura is also available as well as their signature appetizers as well. Seasonal special menu is available such as fresh seashells, do not hesitate to check with the owner or staffs.
Grilled Riceball with Salmon (Salmon Yakionigiri) RM7
As a Japanese grill bar, Izakaya Kushi Raku serve a range of awesome beers and sake of course! Recommended the Sparkling Sake which is very good to go with the skewers. Izakaya Kushi Raku is also one of the few bars that serves Kirin Ichiban (Oh My! i love this beer!!! it is kinda gentle and smooth). It must be a wonderful place for sake lovers. =)
Izakaya Kushi Raku is a fun place to catch up with friends and stay chill for the evening with some good foods and nice beer.
Izakaya Kushi Raku
28, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur.
Mon-Fri : 12.00pm-1.00am
Sat : 4.00pm-1.00am
* Sunday Closed
Tel : 03-28569200
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
Cloudy Saturday evening , the sky looks slightly dark and don't know when it's gonna rain but I Don't care ! , because I having a food review In a restaurant and not out of the restaurant , HaHa . Thanks again for the Invite from foodInk .Izakaya Kushi Raku is located at TTDI serving yakitori kushiyaki foods , Izakaya Kushi Raku started their operation since December 2014 last year . meanwhile In Japan , Izakaya is a drinking place after everyone finish their work , what we called here happy hou
Cloudy Saturday evening , the sky looks slightly dark and don't know when it's gonna rain but I Don't care ! , because I having a food review In a restaurant and not out of the restaurant , HaHa . Thanks again for the Invite from foodInk .
Izakaya Kushi Raku is located at TTDI serving yakitori kushiyaki foods , Izakaya Kushi Raku started their operation since December 2014 last year . meanwhile In Japan , Izakaya is a drinking place after everyone finish their work , what we called here happy hour and this Izakaya Kushi Raku in TTDI wanted malaysian to exprience a place where they can hang out after work while enjoying yakitori kushiyaki foods and get some imported Sake .
Looks like The owners had put in a lot of effort on the interior design and a huge amount of japanese wall paintting hanging on the wall , as research , the wooden tables and chairs are Customize by their own .
A nice palce for sake lovers to hang out too , Izakaya Kushi Raku offerring four different types of sake and they served it in traditional Japanese ways . they served us two kind warn and cold sake that soak in a container .
Head Chef(Kim) on the left and Owner(Ken) on the right of Izakaya Kushi Raku preparing our Grill Yakitori kushiyaki in patience . I spot a little secret recipe on their crispy Chicken Wings , hehe . Wanna know about their little secret recipe ??
Bara Pork Belly Special - Rm7 per stick , pork belly skewers Perfectly caramelized , smoky-sweet, tender, heavenly morsels of pork belly made each bite a superb . pork is valued for its juiciness, taste and tenderness .
Squid Stuffed with Ika Meshi - Rm 27 , Ika meshi is a simple dish in which a whole squid is stuffed with seasoned rice and cooked . The stuffed squid comes with grilled , the squid is simply sliced and then tare (thickened sweet shoyu) is drizzled over the top . ika meshi is another yummy treat that could make a taste good .
Run by the sameowner of Pickle & Fig, Kushi Rakupresents you a laid-back yet cozy Izakaya-styled restaurant where you couldbask in the scrumptious array of kushiyaki freshly grilled by Ken himself,together with the assistance of Chef Kim, who has just joined the bandwagon recentlyas the business expand further that dictates more resources are needed toensure guests’ comfort dining.Words about perfectlywell done Kushi Raku’s skewered meats got around since its humble operation inDec 2014, making
Run by the same owner of Pickle & Fig, Kushi Raku presents you a laid-back yet cozy Izakaya-styled restaurant where you could bask in the scrumptious array of kushiyaki freshly grilled by Ken himself, together with the assistance of Chef Kim, who has just joined the bandwagon recently as the business expand further that dictates more resources are needed to ensure guests’ comfort dining.
Words about perfectly well done Kushi Raku’s skewered meats got around since its humble operation in Dec 2014, making it a popular hangouts among TTDI folks and foodies of Klang Valley, who are looking for that vintage and casual place to wind down over awesome food, coupled with swigs of premium Kirin draught. I mean, who don’t love this simply hearty and fuss-free Japanese street food?
Not only are the kushiyaki treats are lusciously served here, but also come at truly affordable price. Riding on a skewered-centric theme, your palate would be amusingly tickled by the relatively large variety of kushiyaki choice, such as grilled chicken meat, pork, beef and many more. Wanna go easy on the meat perhaps? Then udons would be a good option too.
Grilled by Ken adeptly over Japanese imported machine that uses infra-red heating system to ensure even heat dispersion so each kushiyaki is done to perfection. Not overly cooked but just nice to retain the succulence and tenderness.
You just can’t go wrong with this grilled skewered chicken wings with salt. Its natural sweetness and meat tenderness are well retained rendering very delightful bites encased within a crispy skin on the outside. Oishii!
Barbequed deep fried Bacon roll with Japanese spiced rice to attain that caramelized texture. It’s quite filling after bite or two, so never think that skewer grubs will never feed your tummy to the brim (=
Tempura prawn is one commendable dish here as it’s brilliantly breaded and deep fried till golden brown and yet no too greasy. Bouncy prawns to be dipped with tempura sauce that have been added with some grated radish. Would be better if the tempura batter used is slightly brinier, just a personal preference by the way.
“Where is the Japanese prime brew?”, you might be asking.
Here you go, the much anticipated draught Kirin.
DRAUGHT BEER-KIRIN (MYR 22- HALF PINT)
True enough, it’s so much smoother and remember to have it quickly- to get the very foamy sip upon served. You’ll definitely be captivated by the silken nuance of the Japanese premium beer, and this all thanks to Gary for his in time headups to this novice when comes to drinking, haha……
First sip renders a pretty stronger yeast taste near to mirin, round up cleanly and refreshingly light with a sparkling sweet hint. Seems like now I have better ‘sparkling’ choice other than sparkling champagne of FürstenfassPheromon 750 or sparkling water of San Pellegrino (=
All in all, it was definitely a great and delightful Izakaya session, sampling the deliciously grilled kushiyaki that are ideally paired with Japanese beers. If you’re are looking for some quiet place to spend your lazy day leisurely, Kushi Raku might be one pit stop you’d like to stop by, chilling out and catching up with like-minded camaraderie.
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