Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mikan

Maju Junction might be an unlikely location for an impressive Japanese restaurant, but that's what Mikan turned out to be.

A mouthwatering sushi platter of salmon belly, hamachi & ikura. Thanks to the generous slices of indisputably fresh fish and luscious roe, this was every bit as satisfying as sushi at any upmarket outlet in KL.

Tuna sashimi tempura roll with miso sauce. Creamy, melt-in-the-mouth succulence.

Foie gras with king mushrooms in teriyaki sauce. A top-notch treat; three thick, well-prepared slices of goose liver that partnered perfectly with earthy mushrooms and a pleasantly sweet sauce. A bargain for RM38+.

Angus beef tataki with citrus black pepper sauce. Bloody good; tender and meaty.

A tip of the hat is owed to the friendly, accommodating service team. We'll be back.



Mikan,
Maju Junction Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
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27 comments:

  1. the beef tataki look so juicy, succulent :D

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  2. Fui: oh yeah, you described it PERFECTLY! :D

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  3. I see a lot of things which I like... where is Maju Junction Mall? I guess I have to google map it :P

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  4. Oh darn..i missed the review session! Looks like I got to pay a visit soon! Craving Jap!

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  5. Baby sumo: ahh, it's on the junction of jalan sultan Ismail and jalan tuanku Abdul Rahman, kinda near sogo shopping center. Less than a 10-min walk from my office :D
    TNG: oooh, they held a review session here? That's surprising! It's quite quiet for dinner ... Maybe they focus on the lunch crowd...

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  6. I was so sure maju junction mall was in Melaka ... ha ha. Must go pay a visit! weeknight should be OK going into KL (traffic-wise) ...

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  7. Timing: heh, maybe that's Mahkota parade mall in malacca! But yeah, I forgot to mention, this place is closed on Sundays, so try to make it here on a weeknight =)

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  8. havent been back to maju junction since the old office moved from wisma sime darby to sentral. looks like a very good place to eat!

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  9. How on earth do you find all these hidden gems? Sean. You are a human good food radar. :)

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  10. michelle: most of the other customers that evening were just there for drinks, since the outlet serves wine too :D
    joe: yeah, i remember when maju junction first opened near my office; we all hoped it would be a nice hangout! unfortunately, it never really found its footing, huh...
    j: heheh, i only noticed the signboard for this restaurant while driving on jln sultan ismail after work. my radar is limited to only a few areas in kl! :D

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  11. I thought i saw McIKAN, lolz, anyway seems like a great place! Thanks!

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  12. Marc: I wouldn't mind having a filet-o-fish rite about now! Been having mcd's cravings lately (it's been too long since I sank my teeth into a burger!) :D

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  13. Wow! RM38 for the foie gras with king mushrooms really is a steal! :)

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  14. looks like a cosy place for some good Japanese food. The tuna roll looks appetising!

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  15. Bangsar-babe: oh yeah, I had been expecting puny pieces of overcooked liver, so this was a very pleasant surprise!
    Eiling: ya, it's a very simple restaurant, with very basic furniture. Luckily the food is much better than the decor! :D

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  16. What a great find!! Although I have to say I haven't been to Maju Junction Mall before. LOL! Those sashimi do look fresh!

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  17. Iamthewitch: yaa, it's one of those generic malls where there are not many interesting eateries (mostly outlets like pizza hut and Starbucks). Although the oriental group has a good pork-free restaurant here called maju palace =)

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  18. The foie gras and mushroom is very affordable at that price. But who goes to Maju Junction?

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  19. Qwazymonkey: ya, the mall is actually in a prime commercial location, near a lot of offices, but I guess klcc and pavilion are much more attractive, heheh

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  20. Yup, it was held on a Sat. Urghh.. should have went.

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  21. Tng: ohhh. Hmmm or maybe they'll decide to hold another for those who missed that one =)

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  22. Hehe, like Munkey said, who goes to Maju Junction ah? :P but this looks like a promising joint despite the quiet dinner session.

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  23. This month promotion for Mikan - Spend RM100 on lunch, you will get RM10 free voucher for dinner.

    Please visit their facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mikan-Japanese-Cuisine-Kuala-Lumpur/168365859881630

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  24. Pureglutton: ya, I'm hoping they'll be able to maintain the quality of the food despite the lack of customers. It'll be a shame if they're forced to compromise on their standards to cut costs...
    Dickson: thanks for the info! That's a decent deal =)

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  25. Mikan always guarantee 100% on the quality of the food and service. As stated by the restaurant manager En Fauzi.
    Thus this restaurant is 100% owned by a public listed company and most of the time the company used this restaurant as their corporate dining, function and meetings place.

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