Brunch at The Tokyo Restaurant

Sunday, November 19, 2017 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

When I was invited to review The Tokyo Restaurant, I was excited because they are very famous for their cheesecake.

I've been to ISETAN The Japan Store at LOT 10 with my husband before but we were only at the ground floor. We didn't know that there's a lot of restaurants on the 4th floor, where The Tokyo Restaurant was located at.

Upon arriving at the 4th floor, the place was quite happening. Scattered around the floor was various Japanese/asian fusion restaurants. The deco and ambience of TTR was very chic and elegant.

The original restaurant started in 1998 back in Azabu, Japan (that is why they also own another restaurant on the same floor called Sushi Azabu) and when they opened an outlet here, this year, they edit their menu to suit Malaysian taste.

Their chef is actually Malay and their food is pork-free! They do serve alcohol in the restaurant, hence why there's no halal status. But rest assure that the ingredients they used for the food is halal.

It was cool to see that the cutlery they used was from Japan as well!

 The server recommended us to order their mocktails (as both husband & I don't drink). I ordered the Rosemary Lemonade, which came with a generous stalk of rosemary.

Rosemary Lemonade
home infused rosemary syrup,soda, fresh lemon and rosemary.
My husband ordered their virgin pina colada. I tasted it and it was yummy! 
Virgin Pina Colada
coconuts, pineapple and banana syrup, milk, orange juice.
We started our meal by sharing a plate of their Mentaiko Pasta. I love that they served it with a side of ikan bilis as it added a crunch with each bite. Eventhough the pasta dish was very creamy, it was nice and wasn't too much. You know sometimes when you a creamy pasta can be a bit too much and makes you jelak(sick of it). But this wasn't the case with this. We broke the egg and mixed the runny yolk with the pasta. It was yummy!

Mentaiko Pasta
Mentaiko pasta with grilled squid, shiso leaf, poached egg and dried anchovy
We were then serve the TTR Cobb Salad. It was a very generous in portion and can be eaten between 3-4 people. The dressing was yummy and there was a lot of items in the salad. Fried chicken, shrimp, edamame, avocado and blue cheese. It's really filling! But because we were sharing this dish, we managed to not feel to full. And the price was only RM24--which is much muchhh cheaper & bigger than any salad you can buy from Italiannies or Chillis. I would definitely be ordering this dish again when I come back here.

TTR Cobb Salad
Deep-fried chicken, shrimp,gorgonzola,summer salad with tabasco mayonnaise
We were served two mains to share between us. The first one was the Tatsuta Age Chicken with Soy Ginger and Tartar Sauce. While the other was Sauteed Salmon with Lemon Soy Sauce. I always thought that tartar sauce was to be eaten with fish & it was interesting when it was served with fried chicken. It was very yummy and I loved that they served it with grilled veges to give it some freshness. I also loved that they garnish it wish strands of fried chilli which resembles saffron strands..a nice touch!
Tatsuta Age Chicken with Soy Ginger and Tartar Sauce
Deep-fried chicken, zucchini, capsicum, with ginger soy and tartar sauce.
The salmon dish was light and delicious. Although the papaya salad was slightly bitter. The salmon was perfectly cooked!

Sauteed Salmon with Lemon Soy Sauce
Salmon fillet, romaine lettuce,papaya salad and lemon butter sauce.
We were also served two side dishes. Umami french fries and edamame. The umami french fries came with a nitsume dip. It was so yummy! The fries was well coated with bonito flakes and mixed salt. The edamame was unique as it was served cold, with ichimi salt.

Umami fries
Then came two plates of desserts. Their famous 6th Avenue Cheesecake and also Classic Tiramisu. The cheesecake was the best cheesecake I've ever had. There was two texture in one cake...amazing! The end part was silky smooth while the top part was fluffy + chewy. It was served with a dollop of whipped cream which paired well with the cake. We wiped the plate clean. I would order this again and recommend it to everybody! P/S: They will be selling the cake whole at ISETAN on the Ground floor for the month of December.
6th Avenue Cheesecake

The tiramisu was so yummy and luckily, they didn't use alcohol in it(as per the original tiramisu does) so us Muslims can enjoy it. It was light and delicious!
Classic Tiramisu

I also ordered a cup of their hot matcha latte which was one of the best I've had. It wasn't too sweet and just nice.

Hot Matcha Latte

I would definitely come back to TTR! Great food, great service and ambiance. I recommend you to come here for a special occasion, for tea time, for a weekend lunch...or any occasion for that matter. 

ISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, 
No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
[T] 03 - 21192622 

Business Hours 
All Day : 11:00-23:00 (Last Order 22:00) 

4th floor of ISETAN The Japan Store, Lot 10, Bukit Bintang street. 

Has a capacity for the total of 180 guests, which includes the general seating area, private dining room, kitchen bar, and the bar. 

Pork Free/ Kids Seat/ Private Party