By Adam Wei
Looking for Japanese food in Malaysia? If you can’t get enough of Japanese cuisine, here are the best Japanese buffets in Malaysia for your next food trip!
In this post, we’ve put together a list of some of the best Japanese buffets in Malaysia that you might want to consider trying out.
|BEST FOR||Wagyu beef|
|ADDRESS||Vista Tower 182, Jalan Tun Razak, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur|
|CONTACT DETAILS||03-2164 2133|
|OPERATING HOURS||12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm|
Try asking a Japanese food fan where the best Japanese buffet in Malaysia is, and we would guess most of them would mention Hanare.
For the price they ask, they’ll deliver on premium food quality that will blow your mind. By that we simply mean free-flowing Wagyu beef and a large variety of fresh seafood that flew all the way from Tsujiki Market in Tokyo, Japan.
Not to mention, Hanare is also known for its character—ambience, service, and food quality.
- Wagyu on the menu!
Here are a few words from a Hanare patron:
“Staff were attentive and obliging. Our party of 7 had a great time and more than enough food!!! Totally recommend their wagyu beef. Visited Hanare on a Friday for lunch. Restaurant has nice ambience and service was within expectation.”
And here’s some more:
“Totally satisfying and authentic Japanese lunch sets. Sushi and sashimi were fresh, tempura lightly fried and side dishes were enjoyable. The sushi vinaigrette rice was acceptable Paid about S$30 (MYR95) for my lunch set. There are obviously higher quality Japanese restaurant within KL but for you’ll probably have to pay more for the same and or better quality. I would certainly return again to the restaurant and perhaps try their weekend buffets.
2. MO-MO paradise
|BEST FOR||Sukiyaki, Shabu-shabu|
|WEBSITE||MO-MO Paradise’s Facebook|
|ADDRESS||Lot P1 Unit P1-10 P1-11 Level 4 Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+60 3-2110 3588|
|OPERATING HOURS||11 am-11 pm (Daily)|
Curled up in J’s Gate Dining, MO-MO Paradise is a great buffet that offers Japanese shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. With unlimited meat and vegetables, you can have infinite hotpot floaters for your tummy’s satisfaction.
With free flowing green tea, MO-MO sounds like the perfect place for your next meal. This is definitely one of the best Japanese buffets in Malaysia.
- Sukiyaki and shabu-shabu
Here’s a review from a MO-MO customer:
This is a must stop when in KL. They offer an unlimited seating for their hot pot that allows you to eat for 100 minutes. Unlimited meat and vegetables for MYR68. Unbelievable service. The staff is so friendly and so patient explaining the best way to create a dining experience. Can’t wait to return. Thank you!
And another one:
The fact that a restaurant pretty much averages a score of 5 Star speaks for itself. It’s a buffet style restaurant where they offer Japanese hotspots with choices like sukiyaki and shabu shabu among others.
We opted for the sukiyaki course. You help yourself to vegetables, drinks and rice and meat is served to you as you request it.
There was nothing I could fault. The food quality was excellent with new plates of meat appearing almost as soon as you ordered it. Vegetables were good quality with loads of different types of mushrooms and overall, service was really outstanding.
A great restaurant – highly recommended.
3. Jogoya Japanese Buffet
|BEST FOR||Sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, seafood|
|ADDRESS||Starhill Gallery, T3, Relish Floor (Level 3, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+603-2142 1268|
|OPERATING HOURS||11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)|
Aside from Japanese, do you also happen to like Chinese and Western? Jogoya is a good choice for the foodie who loves lots of options.
They offer a huge buffet, from sushi to teppanyaki. You should also try their amazing seafood!
Prices are different depending on what time of the day it is, but whether you’re going for lunch or dinner, you’d love the food just the same!
Here’s a review from a Jogoya customer:
“Dined on the dinner during Christmas eve. There’s a lot of food and it is quite overwhelming. Food was great especially the ice cream. It is just that we were seated quite far from the buffet tables so taking food takes a while. Overall experience is good though. Will want to come back.”
And another one:
“Worth to go with friends during promotion. Variety of cuisine inside. The sushi or shashimi is fresh! The atmosphere was good. It feel like 1 stop to other countries cuisine. I believe everyone have different judges on food taste good or not but for me, it was decent but some was really really good!”
|BEST FOR||Black sesame, green tea ice creams|
|ADDRESS||Central Plaza, 2506, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.|
|CONTACT DETAILS||03-2110 2833|
|OPERATING HOURS||(Mon-Fri) 11:30am-3 pm, 6-10 pm; (Sat&Sun) 12-3 pm, 6-10 pm|
Mitasu, one of the most unique Japanese buffets in Malaysia, strays a bit from the normal buffet trend. Instead of wandering around with a plate looking for your next food adventure, you order from the menu.
An a la carte system is used—a more complex and refined way of eating in a buffet.
At a decent price, you will get your hands on some fresh and delicious Japanese food. This, knowing that your food wasn’t touched by strangers already before you got there!
- A la carte order system
Here’s a review from a Mitasu customer:
“The sashimi is really fresh & serve on ice to us. Compare to the sashimi, I personally like the tuna better. It’s thicker cut compare to the sashimi. Their maki rolls are good – unlike some buffet places that serve with rice only. Their grilled scallop mentai was great, but I’m not a fan of mayonnaise . Overall it’s a great meal for RM75. 11/10 I would return again!”
And another one:
“My forever buffet in kl for Japanese cuisine and fresh oysters buffet. They quality control are always on point, their food taste was really pleasant, couldn’t think anything wrong about this place, the staff was really friendly. Always happy to go back here”
5. Komura Japanese Restaurant
|ADDRESS||Corus hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.|
|CONTACT DETAILS||03-2161 8888|
|OPERATING HOURS||12-2:30 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Daily)|
Why is this one of the best Japanese buffets in Malaysia? Because even though you’re in Malaysia, the food transports you to the Japanese city of Tokyo.
If you’re the type of person who just wants to enjoy a little Japanese treat and don’t want to break your bank, we suggest heading to Komura. Plus, everyone loves how the place is designed with little Japanese rooms for a little privacy.
- Small, private Japanese-style rooms
“I love it here! You’ll feel like you’re in Japan when you eat here. You can have your own privacy since they have small rooms for a group. Food is superb and the service is also excellent! Highly recommended.”
6. ROCKU Yakiniku @ Pavilion
|BEST FOR||Seafood, ramen|
|ADDRESS||7.01.03,, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.|
|CONTACT DETAILS||03-2148 8884|
|OPERATING HOURS||Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-12 a.m|
At ROCKU, you can choose from an extensive range of meats and free flow shell-on mussels and scallops for your meal. You can also grill all you want!
At this place, it’s all about being casual, upbeat, and edgy. A concept of traditional Japanese cuisine plus modern entertainment equals the perfect place to dine after work, or during the weekends.
- Their special sauces!
- Restaurant entertainment
Here is a review from a ROCKU patron:
“Rocku Yakiniku @ Pavilion KL is the place to be! It’s located at the Dining Loft on the newly extended 7th floor of Pavilion KL (on the other end near GSC). The latest crave in town is this new concept restaurant that focuses on 3 important factors to note :
2. Their special homemade sauces (Total 4 sauces)
3. Smoke-free BBQ system
Each buffet session lasts for 100mins including 20 additional dishes from their delectable buffet spread. You can even choose to extend at RM9.90 for each additional 20 minutes.
(100mins is more than enough if you’re there without kids, however, in our case it took us a lil longer)
This restaurant is very affordable, food is nice, place is so cool with good ambiance, staffs are very friendly and professional namely Grace and Chris.. so happy to celebrate my birthday here!!!”
Now you’ve seen the best Japanese buffets in Malaysia, why don’t you treat yourself to an experience full of taste and flavour at one of these places listed above?
Don’t think twice and just head on and taste the gastronomic expertise of Japan, while in Malaysia.
If you’re not a fan of buffets, you can check out the best Japanese restaurants in Malaysia too!
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