We were planning to go to Sushi Zanmai but suddenly we found a hidden gem called Hana Dining and Sake Bar. I peeped into the private enclosed bar and my friend exclaimed that probably there was no business since there was no one at the bar. Then I put my nose closer to the dark black window and realized there was a hidden restaurant inside for dining. We went in with my friend's apprehension but later after the meal, we realized we have discovered a gem hidden within a busy place like Sunway Pyramid.
The price of food is similar to the one at Kinpachi or the Japanese restaurants in Subang Jaya but not as expensive as Kampachi. We ended up ordering the Signature Meal for 2 Pax for RM 130.
Included was an appetizer of Cod Fish Red Miso which came in 4 slices of rich fresh cod fish on a raw salad vegetable. The cod fish is a definite must for any cod fish lover.
The second fish was the unique Squid with Cucumber and Fake Crabstick Filamen. The crabstick is again very rich in taste but thank god they did not mix any mayonaise inside that would have caused me not to like it. The squid is not rubbery though it is very big. The squid is of the giant type which makes it so worth the money paid.
The Salmon Roll on Fire is simply again very rich in taste. Any salmon lover will agree with me that this is THE STAR! The waiter actually put this salmon rolls on fire in front of your very eyes! It was an amazing sight and makes you feel like having fine dining.
The Teriyaki Mackerel is the finest I have ever seen and even better than the one at Kampachi! The mackerel is so soft, fresh and delicious. Can I say I have entered mackerel heaven at every taste?
The Kaiso To Seaweed Boletus Pasta has the finest and top notch mushrooms. It is cooked with the Boletus Edulis also known as porcini mushroom. When you taste it you can feel a deep forest fragrance, we use to say that the spirit of the forest lives in this mushroom. The sauce is creamy and tasty and there are 3 types of mushrooms including straw mushrooms and shimeji that cling to every strand of pasta. If this doesn't gets you Mushroom lovers wild, I wonder whether any other will?
The Miso Soup is just nice, not as salty as the ones in the market and served at other cafes. There are seaweed and small tofu inside the clear soup. If I weren't too full, I would have finished it.
The Hana Sesame ice-cream brings one to Japan instantly. Teh ice-cream is frozen on the outside and when it melts in the mouth, at the every end, the sesame taste is very strong and lingers in your mouth.
The only thing I did not like was the Berry Iced Tea (RM 9) which tasted like cough mixture. The hospitable waitress even gave me that as complimentary when I said I did not like the taste! When she saw we had some leftover, she was concerned but we told her it was because we were too full from the big portions.
Eating here is like fine dining but at a much more affordable cost of merely RM 130 for a 7 course meal. This is the place to go for a romantic meal or even a meal with the family without burning your pocket. Yet you can never fail to impress with Hana Dining and Sake. The wide array of food and cocktail and alcohol at reasonable price would bode well with any middle incomed person. The private enclosure and sophisticated elegance makes one feel like you are in a 5 star hotel, when in fact, you are inside a mall. An icing to the cake is the slow jazzy music that brings me memories of the past. If you have about 3 pax, then you can consider this 7 course meal as the portions are too big for 2 pax unless you are a big eater. BTW it is more worth it if you eat it as a course as it cost about RM 25-30 plus for each item mentioned above.
We are definitely coming again to try the other items in the menu.
cod fish red miso,squid with cucumber,salmon roll on fire,teriyaki mackerel,boletus pasta,sesame ice cream
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Sep 27, 2015
Spending per head: Approximately RM139.90Other Ratings:
Value for Money 5