Friday, November 8, 2019

The Wagyu Restaurant KL: All About Japanese Wagyu

Japanese Wagyu beef is recognised as the most prized beef in the world. At The Wagyu Restaurant, you can indulge in this Japanese delicacy at wallet-friendly prices.

The restaurant owners, who are also wagyu wholesalers, import the whole cow from Japan and the meat is hand carved by the Japanese chefs here hence the ability to keep the prices lower than other yakiniku restaurants in Malaysia, while providing diners with the most authentic dining experience.

The Wagyu Restaurant is located in a bungalow building on Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, above their sister restaurant Suzuki Hanten. Currently, there are only six tables in the restaurant hence reservations are highly recommended.

Here at The Wagyu Restaurant, they are serving Nishiawa A4 and A5 Japanese Wagyu from the Tokushima Prefecture, with a marbling score of 5 to 7. To retain freshness, the meat is sliced to order.

You can find affordable lunch sets, with items such as hambagu and Wagyu steak and in the evenings, you can get yakiniku from the a la carte menu. The prices are very fair, eg. a small yakiniku BBQ plate, which comes with roughly 350g of meat is priced at RM188.  There is also a retail section in the restaurant, with some of their popular cuts on display in the chiller.

Some of the cuts we tried here include the Beef Tongue PRIME with salt leeks (RM49), Wagyu kalbi (RM48) and Wagyu loin (rare parts PRIME) (RM78). The beef is grilled over charcoal embers, which has been heated to 450 to 500 degrees celcius. Everything was so good - absolutely tender, melt-in-the-mouth goodness.

Beef tongue with salt leeks - served with a wedge of lemon to remove any gaminess.

Wagyu loin (rare parts) - thick, rich, flavourful cut. Super tender! My personal favourite.

Wagyu kalbi (short ribs) - for those who like it slightly meatier.

Soon to be introduced to the menu is the shabu-shabu style grilled wagyu, whereby thin slices of wagyu loin is flash cooked over the hot grill, and served rare with either ponzu sauce with radish or a raw egg, seasoned with salt, pepper and sesame oil. Loved this! 

Look at the marbling on the beef!

To complement your meal, choose from a selection of homemade Korean appetizers such as kimchi, namul, salad or Korean pancakes. Some of our favourites include the Royal fern and Cucumber kimchi. (Fun fact: yakiniku actually has its roots in Korean cuisine, hence why you can often find many Korean dishes in Japanese yakiniku restaurants).

Click here to view the lunch and dinner menu. Please note that yakiniku is currently only available for dinner.

Opening times: 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 11pm. Closed on Mondays.

Location: The Wagyu Restaurant, First Floor, 20, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.(Upstairs of SUZUKI HANTEN. Free street parking)

Tel: 03-2161 6699

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  1. Read so much about this place, perhaps I should give it a try too!

  2. I would want to try wagyu...once, just to see what all the excitement is about.


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