Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kogetsu Japanese Restaurant, The Saujana Hotel KL

During our staycation at The Club Saujana Resort, we had the pleasure of dining at Kogetsu, the Japanese restaurant located n The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Helming the kitchen is Chef Taketoshi Minami, who brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked in various hotels and restaurants in his hometown, Kyoto and now he delights KL foodies with his culinary skills.

Kogetsu, which means "reflection of the moon on the water" is designed in the style of a traditional Japanese ryokan. Built on stilts, it offers a tranquil view of the lake and surrounding gardens. The restaurant has a separate teppanyaki room, sushi counter and three tatami rooms for private dining. 

Always a pleasure to see (and eat) sashimi at a Japanese restaurant. This is the medium sashimi moriawase (RM76) (刺身盛合わせ (ハーフ)which came with 5 types of fish (2 pieces each). Impressed with the thick, generous portions.

I'm not much of a sushi or maki person, but this Unagi Shake Kawa Maki (RM53) ( 鰻 鮭皮巻き) was really good. The filling in the maki roll is eel and crispy salmon skin.

We had several types of tempura, including the Asparagus Kisu no Bainiku Age (RM38) アスパラと鱚 梅肉揚- asparagus and silver fish in batter, as well as soft shell crab tempura (RM48) and ohba tempura (RM32). My favorite is the ohba tempura, as the batter was light and very crispy.

For the kids, we ordered a couple of their favorite dishes such as soupy udon and cod fish. The waitress recommended the Tempura Udon Matawa Soba (RM46)  天婦羅うどん 又は 蕎麦-  we asked for them to separate out the tempura prawns, as the kids like them crispy.

Top marks for the Gindara Teriyaki (RM72)  銀鱈塩焼 又は 照り焼. The cod fish was beautifully flaky and so meaty! Yummy in our tummy ;) You can also opt to have it grilled with salt (shio).

Scallops and mentaiko.. now that's a combination I would love! The scallop is topped with spicy fish roe and then baked. This is one of the new menu items at Kogetsu.

 Hotate Mentaikoyaki (RM38) 帆立明太子焼き

Nice and simple, even the kids enjoyed this stewed asari clams.

Asari Sakamushi (RM35) あさり酒蒸し

 Kamonegi Kushiyaki (RM30) 鴨葱串焼き - duck meat skewer

Another dish which we enjoyed here was the seafood platter, teppanyaki style, which featured plump scallops, juicy prawns and salmon.

 Kaisen teppanyaki (seafood platter) (RM93) 海鮮

Sanma Shioyaki (RM40) 秋刀魚塩焼 - Pike Mackerel with Salt

The a la carte dinner menu can be viewed here.You can also find set lunches here at Kogetsu.

Opening times: 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch); 6.30pm-10.00pm.

Location: Kogetsu, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumour, Saujana Resort, Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS, 40150 Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-7843 1234 ext 6122


GPS Coordinates: 3.108554, 101.575981

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  1. Son would love Udon too. Not only kids likes the prawns to be crispy. Adults would too :)

  2. Every dish is a work of art. That's Japanese cuisine, true and true.

  3. i'm a maki person, so i think i'd love the roll ... the combo of eel and salmon skin sounds interesting! :)

  4. I got hungry just looking that these pics! I need some sashimi right now!


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