Saturday, November 20, 2010


This izakaya has become one of Solaris Mont Kiara's biggest success stories, booming nearly every night with swarms of Japanese customers and a smattering of Malaysians.
Click here for earlier entry on Shuraku (Jan. 23, 2009).

Deep-fried squid tentacles. Greasy and salty, but addictively juicy.

Natto, tuna, salmon, yam & lady's fingers, served with seaweed wrappings. Our only semi-healthy order that night. Fresh-tasting, with reassuringly clean flavors.

Grilled pork belly topped with yellow mustard & spring onions. A bona fide hit; achingly tender, with an almost home-cooked feel.

Shuraku Oki Roll, stuffed with salmon, tuna & octopus. Generously packed with raw ingredients that totally complemented each other _ the key to a satisfying maki.

Deep-fried chicken sauteed with nanban sauce. Sensationally succulent meat, soaked in a mild, sweet-&-sour soy sauce. Finger-lickin' good, for sure.

Ume Chuhi & Choya Umeshu.

Izakaya Shuraku,
Solaris Mont Kiara.


  1. Ah, this is one izakaya I keep missing out on visiting. Must rectify soon, if for nothing else, them tentacles! Very Cthulhu-ish, in a culinary sorta way. :P

  2. This is the izakaya my friend had been urging me to visit!

  3. Mmmm love this place. Especially the new grilled items on the menu! Perfect with sake or beer :) :) :)

  4. lfb: fried tentacles are gaining popularity in kl! a japanese outlet in mid valley has 'em now too. btw, i've watched a cthulu movie: the 4.6 rating that imdb users have given it is too high :P
    michelle: and a reasonably authentic one too, it seems! :D
    babe_kl: your friend is right! i think u'll enjoy both the food and the setting =)
    j: i still can't quite appreciate japanese beer, though i was kinda surprised that the 'asahi super dry' goes quite nicely with ramen! :D

  5. Yay for more fried tentacles! This is just crying out to be made into a B-grade horror movie. :D

    And Cthulu-derived works are meant to be liddat too, kinda like B-grade horror flicks, no?

  6. natto... mmmhhmmmm

  7. Lfb: I'm done with b-grade horror flicks! I watched one recently where a pack of wolves devoured a guy, and his screams have haunted me ever since!
    Joe: Heheh, I don't blame u! They've got a great menu :D
    Nicotinegum: haven't had any in awhile, rite :D

  8. And yet you would consider cannibalism as the next frontier in your gastronomical adventures...

  9. lfb: but i wouldn't devour a screaming person, of course. i'd tranquilize him first :D

  10. Those grilled pork bellies look darn promising! *spoken like a true babitarian*

  11. pureglutton: they tasted great! satisfaction guaranteed for all true babitarians, heheh :D

  12. my friend tells me that Shuraku rocks but I have yet to go. I guess that there's just too many restaurants and too little time and stomach place!

  13. Eiling: ya, especially Japanese restaurants ... There are just so many! I wish I could visit shuraku more often, they have a really wide menu, and everything seems to taste good here..