Founded in 2011, Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ Taisyu Yakiniku is the first authentic outdoor Japanese BBQ restaurant in Malaysia. With fresh meat and vegetables selection, patrons can also chill and drink a Sake or two to enjoy the night. Situated right smack in the middle of the Taman Desa neighborhood, this is the place to bring your family and friends for a casual, no-frills dining environment.

Genghis Khan is a grilled lamb dish. The meat is marinated to cut the strong smell of lamb and tastes amazing when grilled. Pairing this with a nice, cold beer is a must.

[ADD] Seputeh Center Court, Plaza Faber, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur, 58100, Malaysia
[TEL] 019 912 2246
[TIME] 6pm -12pm (Monday off)



The concept of the stall is just like the ones which you can find on the streets of Japan! Gindaco serves four variants of it’s takoyaki – Original, Negi Dako, Cheese Mentaiko and Teritama. Receive your sizzling hot takoyaki within 10-15 minutes!

Nego Daco has a crispy exterior and fluffy texture inside pairs well with the tonkatsu sauce and mayonnaise. Bite into a generous amount of octopus with a slighly chewy texture. Negi is a flavourful type of green onion and complements the Takoyaki very well.

[ADD] 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang | Pavillion Level 1, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia
[TIME] 10am – 10pm



A nice Japanese sakaba (sake place) which serves authentic Japanese comfort food. Open for only 5 hours a day, it’s usually packed so head there early for a good seat!

Maruhi Don is a firm favorite, the flavors are very similar to those from Japan! Tasty minced chicken and egg covers plump rice for a simple yet heartwarming dish.

[ADD] Seputeh 6A, Faber Plaza, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[TEL] 03 7972 1049
[TIME] 6pm – 11pm (Monday off)



Nihon Kai is a Japanese restaurant which offers a great look and feel to what a typical Japanese restaurant would be. Besides, the food and drinks are fresh, affordable and the service is welcoming. Spend a few hours dining in a comfy and casual environment.

The sashimi plate is great with a big portion. the freshness and quality of the fish is high and will leave you craving for more. When you taste it, you feel like you are in reminiscent NIHONKAI because of the freshness.

[ADD] 4-2, Jalan Teluk Gadong, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[TEL] 03 7982 3668
[TIME] 12pm – 3pm. 6pm – 10pm


5. Isaki Japanese Restaurant

The food is great, unpretentious Japanese food that you enjoy anytime. It is not the cheapest Japanese restaurant but the food definitely makes up for the price.

Make sure to try their sashimi, an assortment of delicious fish with outstanding quality. Great to share with friends and family, so it is best to order different types.

[ADD] 1, Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[TEL] 03-6203-5562
[TIME] 12pm – 2:30pm 6pm – 12am


6. Kushi Raku

A simple yakitori restaurant with a very tasty selection of meats and vegetables on skewers. Perfectly flame grilled and beautifully seasoned.

The grills use an infra-red heating system and are imported from Japan, so each kushiyaki is done to perfection. Never over cooked but just nice to retain the succulence and tenderness of the meats.

[ADD] 28, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[TEL] 03-7731 4692
[TIME] 4pm – 1am