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Friday, 26 August 2016

Tokyo Teppan @ Pavilion

Although I've been to the 6th floor of Pavilion many a time, I've never once walked right to the end towards Tokyo Street until recently.  I was looking for a specific costume jewellery shop in Tokyo Street to get something for a friend's birthday.

It was because of this very reason that I finally walked until the end of Tokyo Street and found that it's home to a few Japanese restaurants.  So, I returned on another day to one of them, Tokyo Teppan @ Pavilion, for dinner.

The restaurant is actually located adjacent to Tokyo Don which specialises in donburi while Tokyo Teppan focuses on teppanyaki.  As they're sister restaurants, you can choose to sit on either side since cross ordering of food is allowed which provides a wider variety for its guests.  So, it's quite a common sight to see servers bringing you food from next door since the kitchen supports each other.  Looking at both dining areas, my choice would be Tokyo Teppan as I find it more spacious and comfortable.

We had the Sushi & Teppanyaki Combo @ RM37 featuring a combination of sushi platter with chicken, salmon and squid teppanyaki.  I think their set meals are probably the way to go here for its value as it comes with an appetiser (of tofu), salad, chawan mushi, miso soup and dessert.

Sushi Platter (5 pcs sushi + tamago)

Teppanyaki Combo (of chicken, salmon & squid)
Both the sushi platter and teppanyaki combo were satisfying taste-wise.

I went with the Teppanyaki Combo @ RM31 which had the same chicken, salmon and squid teppanyaki except this one was paired with a bowl of hot udon.  It had similar side dishes of the earlier combo except without the miso soup.

Of the three, I surprisingly found the chicken teppanyaki to be the best tasting as it went very well with the sauce underneath.  The nicely seared boneless chicken had tender meat and was decently flavoured.
  
The salmon teppanyaki on the other hand, always a favourite...with crisp skin and moist flaky flesh.....no complaints about that.

The only letdown was probably the squid teppanyaki which was rather rubbery and chewy.  Judging from the size and thickness of the squid ring, it probably came from a huge squid and it might have been overcooked.

The hot udon had a piece each of tempura prawn and mushroom together with some fried tempura bits floating in the soup.  The broth had more than decent flavours and I enjoyed this bowl of hot udon very much.

Drinks:

Iced Green Tea @ RM4
Mango Juice @ RM7

My Personal Opinion

If you're in Pavilion and in the mood for some teppanyaki, Tokyo Teppan is a possible option since that's their speciality anyway...and you can't go wrong with chicken or salmon.  But what's even better is that if someone in your party prefers donburi, you can cross order from their sister restaurant (Tokyo Don) next door which opens up even more options for its diners.

Prices are fairly decent and a meal here will cost you under RM50 per person if you stick with the combo teppanyaki sets.  I'd like to return to try the beef set one day.

Tokyo Teppan
Lot 6.24.02 Level 6 Tokyo Street
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 2141 4519

16 comments:

  1. Hmmm...the food looks pretty decent and I would be very happy with the Teppanyaki Combo. It's always delightful to have a bit of everything.

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    1. That's why these set meals work for a lot of us :)

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  2. I think chicken teppanyaki tasted the best because I've tried both squid and beef in other teppanyaki restaurants, they are always being overcooked. The teppanyaki vegetables is quite good too, love the smoky flavors~

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    1. Oh, you're referring to those teppanyaki that has been 'malaysianised' with fried bean sprouts and served in a hot plate. Those are good too and some do them quite well =)

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  3. So it means pay RM 6 more to get sushi instead of udon. I think I will gladly do that.

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    1. The sushi one would probably be more filling but I usually like something with soup.

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  4. I love the photos of your food. So delicious!
    Thanks for reminding me of this interesting Tokyo Street as I was cracking my head where to bring this Canadian visitor to shop. He will like it there.

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    1. Your Canadian visitor likes to shop for Japanese stuff?

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    2. Anything Asian excites him and he is courting my niece over the moon.

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  5. tokyo teppan and tokyo don are real survivors! i remember they were among the first outlets that opened at tokyo street back in 2011. good to hear they're still doing solid business! ;)

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    1. Yeah, it's not easy to survive in Pavilion with such abundant food choices! ;)

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  6. Food looks good. I like to eat Japanese food. Fried tempura bits are known as tenkasu or agedama. Is the sauce used for teppanyaki similar in taste to terriyaki sauce?

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    1. Not 100% similar. More Japanese call it tenkasu than agedama.

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  7. We were just up in Tokyo Street today. I like wandering around there. I like the look of those fat udon noodles in your pics too.

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    1. Yes, that place has a nice vibe about it :)

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