Monday, October 10, 2011

Ten @ Solaris Dutamas

One of KL's most impressive new Japanese restaurants this year, Ten is the heavenly spin-off from an award-winning Australian establishment of the same name on the Gold Coast.

The food here shines from the start: a lip-smacking amuse bouche of Aussie Wagyu beef rolls with mascarpone cheese. Our sole complaint: the outlet is hidden in the most secluded corner of Solaris Dutamas, behind Publika mall.

Nevertheless, the sushi platter alone is worth the effort of heading here. Spectacular stuff, scoring almost a perfect 10 in our book (even pipping Hanare by a bit). Fifteen top-tier varieties, topped with supremely fresh, luscious seafood.

Creative recipes dot the menu. The Tokyo Duck brings a playful twist to Peking Duck, featuring juicy breast meat on light pancakes with veggies & miso paste.

Squid stuffed with rice & veggies, served with sticky bonito sauce. Soul food at its tastiest.

More Wagyu beef, in the form of a medium-rare steak. 120 grams of high-grade goodness.

Tempura platter. Some name-dropping: Ten's executive chef is Hiroshi Miura & its sushi-specialist chef is Atsushi Nishibuchi (how fitting for a sushi chef to have 'sushi' in his name!). And how fitting too to post this entry on Ten on Oct. 10.

Cocktails are available, whipped up by a bartender from Tokyo. Simple but satisfying mixes: vodka, soda & passion fruit, alongside gin, soda & lemon.

Something more Japanese: Kubota "25th-anniversary edition" sake.

Choya umeshu plum liquor, to finish on a sweet note.

Ten Japanese Fine Dining,
D5-G3-5, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
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38 comments:

  1. Hi Sean, may l know where is this restaurant located? I know there are two Japanese restaurants at Solaris Dutamas, namely Edo Ichi & Ju.Ne. This one certainly looks v impressive... Thanks

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  2. Retsel: it's on one of the higher blocks behind, not facing the main road. The most convenient way to get there would be, go inside publika mall, head to level G3, then go out through the back entrance of the mall. You'll see a block of shophouses in front of you, outside the mall. Turn right and walk all the way to the end. Ten will be the last outlet on that row. Good luck; I'm sorry my directions sound complicated and confusing!

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  3. Wow...wagyu galore!

    The unique dishes make Ten a must-visit for me :D

    Now if only I can find d time n d correct partner :p

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  4. Cool stuff, and they're having an Iron Chef there this coming Friday. Can't wait to try the food.

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  5. Ulric: at least the restaurant opening hours are pretty convenient ... everyday for lunch and dinner =)
    Boo_licious: oooh, iron chef sounds awesome! I've never met one or seen one in action in real life before! :D

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  6. I m sure that d entire meal cost a bomb :p

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  7. Is this place pricey? The sushi looks really really nice!

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  8. this post def got me googling about their gold coast establishment. their menu looks rather limited, split between a small number of hot and cold entrees, meat, seafood and desserts, a separate teppanyaki menu and their omakase menu.

    what i can say though is their prices are quite steep! 230aud per pax for their omakase menu with their simplified 5 course menu for 100+.

    must pencil this down as a place to celebrate!

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  9. WOW!! Look at the sushi platter! And the wagyu steak!! I'm definitely salivating now.. such a great place for Jap food.. even better than Hanare somemore! :)

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  10. A post on Ten on 10/10? Awesome! :)

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  11. Sigh..just as we were swearing off Solaris Dutamas for awhile, you go and show us another place we have to go to! We've passed it before, but the exterior looks too intimidating on our wallets =P At least now we know its worth a try..=D

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  12. i'mma going there this friday, can't wait!

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  13. I'm surprised no one's done this already but... "Ten-Ten-Ten!!!!"

    *guffaws*

    But yes, does look good. And the sushi a smidgen better than Hanare even?

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  14. ulric: the priciest item was the wagyu beef steak, which was about 150 ringgit =)
    michelle: the sushi platter was 120 ringgit, which was fair. prices are similar to hanare & hotel outlets like zipangu & iketeru :D

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  15. joe: ya, i'm not sure how outlet will survive at solaris dutamas, since it's pricey here too. 300 ringgit nett for the omakase here (though that's still cheaper than their omakase in australia!) :D
    iamthewitch: heheh, actually, only the sushi platter here is better than hanare's, but overall, hanare would still be my preferred restaurant =)
    j: a happy coincidence (though it was kinda pre-planned, in a way!) :D

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  16. dropsofcontentment: yeah, it could be worth a splurge if you're celebrating something big. budget for about RM100 per person, to be safe =)
    ky: hope it lives up to expectations! :D
    kenny: aiya, everyone must have been waiting for you lah, the prince of puns! thankfully you made it! :D if the sushi at hanare rates a 9/10, the sushi at ten would be a 9.2 =)

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  17. Thanks Sean for the directions. Will definitely give it a try this week. By the way, I hv been reading & enjoying your blog. Keep up the good work. Cheers!

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  18. retsel: no worries, i hope you enjoy it. my recommendation would be the deluxe sushi platter (RM120) or if you have time, the kaiseki set (RM300). thanks for the kind words =)

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  19. i might just save my money and eat it back in msia haha.

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  20. joe: heheh, or you could eat at BOTH their australian and malaysian outlets, and compare the two! :D

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  21. Hey...the prices are not too bad lar...can afford d splurge once in a while :D

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  22. Solaris Dutamas really is a maze - not sure why they designed it like that!

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  23. Bcose they wan u to build an appetite walking around in search of the resto u r heading to? :)

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  24. ulric: yay! hope u enjoy it. they might introduce a wider menu eventually =)
    baby sumo: yeah, whoever designed it made it very inconvenient to navigate. and parking is becoming a problem too...

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  25. Looks darn good la! Too bad I won't be able to go for the Iron Chef thing this Friday. :(

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  26. bangsar babe: heheh, i can absolutely empathize, since i won't be able to go for it either! :D

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  27. Wow wow wow! Looks really nice!
    Must go and try to eat there one day!

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  28. ckiong: yaaa, don't be lazy, heheh! drive to solaris dutamas on a weekend and enjoy a nice dinner here :D

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  29. Our sole complaint: the outlet is hidden in the most secluded corner of Solaris Dutamas, behind Publika mall.
    RAWR!! It's annoying as hell!
    Anyways..looks worth the effort though :P

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  30. Rebecca: yaaa, but it's on the same row as craft bakers though, if I recall correctly, so if you can find craft bakers, you'll be able to find ten eventually also, heheh :D

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  31. wah this place does look promising. look at the wonderful wagyu. yum yum

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  32. Eiling: yeah, this place does both seafood and meat equally well! :D

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  33. Sotong. Sotong. Sotong. You had me at sotong :P

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  34. unka: heheh, you'll be pleased to hear the sotong here is VERY flavorsome and NOT rubbery :D

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  35. That good ar? It better be! LOL :P

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  36. ciki: pretty good! i hope you like it =)

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  37. Hi Sean
    Kindly be informed that this post has been reprinted on JoinMe.com.my, thanks. ^^
    P/S: We have put your name and link credit back to this article.

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  38. Hi. Ten has been moved to Marc Residence, Jalan Pinang. Revamped and added new zest into the menu :)

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