Ishin Japanese Restaurant, Old Klang Road

I brought my wife to Ishin Japanese restaurant for her birthday after a treat at Khayena Spa. My friend recommended Khayena Spa and my wife thinks it’s great.

Anyway, Ishin Japanese Restaurant is located in an old bangalow facing Old Klang Road. The bangalow has been there ever since I was a kid. Before it became a Japanese restaurant, it was a laundromat. Now its a spanking Japanese restaurant with nice ambiance and interior. Service is not bad. There’s free valet parking too.

Their menu is in the iPad. Quite impressive. Would be better if you could order your food using the iPad!

Their website stated that their ingredients are specially flown from the famed Tsuji market in Tokyo. Notwithstanding the distance, their food was fresh. Our first meal, salad tofu, was great. The tofu tasted was thick and creamy. It was like ice cream.

I had their Unagi Zen. Like any normal Unagi dinner set, it came with tempura, chawamushi and fruits. Priced at RM45, it was nevertheless good.

Sushi was great as well. Wasabi was great too. Gave me a massive headache.

For dessert, we ordered chocolate parfait and gomo (black sesame) ice cream.

The chocolate parfait was disappointing. It was just a cupful of chocolate icecream and whipped cream. I did not even finish it. So far, I prefer Pasta Zanmai’s parfait.

In fact, their goma ice cream was better although it came in a small bowl.

Overall experience was good. I will come back again.


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No. 202, Persian Klang Batu 3 3/4
Off Jalan Kelang Lama,
58000 Kuala Lumpur

03-7980-8228 (Call for reservation)

Nihon Kai Japanese Restaurant @ Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

A has been raving about this place being cheap and nice for the longest time. Although I live in Old Klang Road almost all my life, I have never heard of this place. A lot of people says that this place is a hidden gem.

On Valentine’s Day, A and I headed there for dinner. The place was extremely crowded and there was a line to get a table. A was smart to call to make a booking. Nihon Kai was kind enough to save the spot for us although we were half an hour late!

Nihon Kai consists of two floors. The 2nd floor is air conditioned and it has a few private rooms. You may book a room for a function.

We ordered this..

Nihon Kai Sp Maki (RM16) – sashimi and vegetable wrapped together with rice paper and with mayonnaise and ebikko on top!


A’s set dinner – Grilled Fish

My set dinner – Grilled Unagi Rice (RM34) – very (or maybe too generous) with their unagi. My stomach almost exploded after finishing the stuff we ordered!

Overall, it was good! Food was fresh and ample. Ambiance was great. It was well worth it!

I am told that the place gets pack during dinner. Make a reservation before going!

Nihon Kai Japanese Restaurant
No. 4-2, Jalan Telok Gadong,
Off Old Klang Road,
Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: 03 7982 3668
Business Hour:
12.00pm – 3.00pm
6.00pm – 10.00pm
(Open Daily)


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