Helming the kitchen at Tatsu is the affable and knowledgable Chef Tadashi Inose. Tadashi-san believes in serving authentic Japanese cuisine made with the freshest ingredients available and is constantly offering seasonal promotions to guests as he wants to bring the best of Japan's cuisine to KL gourmands.
The restaurant has a Sushi Bar, Teppanyaki Counter, main dining room, lounge and four private dining rooms.
We started our meal on a high note, with the shake to hotate no usutsukuri goma abura ponzu (RM97), whereby thinly sliced salmon and scallops are marinated with sesame oil and Japanese lime (sudachi). Pop each slice of salmon + scallop with the ikura and micro shiso - so good! Tastes fresh and light and the tart ponzu dressing awakened our palates.
Sashimi is one of my biggest food love, so imagine my delight when we were served this exquisite assorted sashimi platter. This beautiful platter features 5 types of sashimi, namely tuna (maguro akami) served in a teapot, aori ika (cuttlefish), tako (boiled octopus), flash-cooked tuna belly (toro) and salmon belly (shake harasu). There is also a beautifully crafted radish flower with tobiko in the centre.
We were told that seafood is flown in twice a week from Japan to ensure the freshness. Served with hand-grated fresh wasabi. Everything tasted so good, in particular the salmon belly (I'm in heaven) and usually I do not like cuttlefish, but this was so fresh and good, Hubby had to concede the last piece to me. :P
Freshly grated wasabi :)
Salmon belly sashimi
For the kids, we ordered a bowl of udon for them to share, topped with wakame and soft boiled egg.
For main course, we had the Australian Wagyu beef sirloin teppanyaki (RM373.50 for 200g), served medium as well as the salmon teppanyaki (RM49). The Wagyu beef tasted simply amazing, so tender and melt-in-the-mouth, tinged with the teppanyaki sauce. It was served with a lentil stew, some greens and Eryngii mushrooms. Even the kids kept asking us to feed them more of the beef. The salmon was also beautifully cooked, topped with toasted rice for texture.
For dessert, we had the mochi ice cream (belgium chocolate coated in mochi) as well as green tea ice cream :)
For the full dinner menu, please view here.
Opening times: Lunch 12pm-2.30pm; Dinner 6.30pm-10.30pm.
Location: Tatsu Japanese Restaurant, Level 1, InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-2782 6118
GPS Coordinates: 3.160249, 101.717584
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