Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kaihomaru

If Kaihomaru's location feels familiar, that might be because it replaced the Federal Hotel's Kapoh Muneharu (which in turn took over from Sushi Dokoro Maeshima). But extensive refurbishment has rendered the outlet unrecognizable.

Kaihomaru's menu sets it apart from other Japanese eateries; the restaurant focuses on seafood, serving nearly no chicken, beef or other meat.

This deluxe 28-piece sushi platter costs slightly north of RM200 _ worth the expense, considering the quantity & quality of ingredients. The selection could include ootoro (the fattiest of tuna belly), sea urchin, amberjack, shrimp & scallops. No run-of-the-mill salmon, for sure.

For a fleshy fish with a mackerel-like flavor, this grilled arabesque greenling should satisfy seekers of succulence.

Yellowtail simmered with soy sauce. Aside from the raw fish, Kaihomaru's offerings are far from pricey; a meal here without sushi & sashimi shouldn't exceed RM60 per person without drinks.

A little sake never hurt anyone, right? A lot, though, would be a different story.



Kaihomaru,
The Federal Hotel, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2144-3088
Last orders at 10:30 p.m.
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36 comments:

  1. Wah the sushi platter looks so good!! But is there a smaller size since that looks enough to feed 4-5 (normal) people! :P

    I like the clean look of the outlet too.

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  2. Baby Sumo: eeeks, does that mean i'm not normal? heheh. but yeah, there are smaller sushi sets priced at RM60 & RM100, though i think those might not contain tuna belly =) yeah, it's a nice, uncluttered layout, but a bit sterile-looking at first, and it might be a bit too bright for some customers, though it's fairly comfortable :D

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  3. Eh, it's only us south-east-asians who eat mass salmon & salmon belly anyways; when I was in Tokyo eating at tsukiji's sushi joints not a single slice of orange fish was to be found :)

    I have to say thought the fats on that oo-toro looks damn siok, shame that oo-toro is always so much more expensive than other fish =[

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  4. Timing: heh, I guess salmon is still a somewhat economical choice, since there's so much salmon being farmed everywhere from Europe to Asia. And it's tasty in its own way (though maybe that's my southeast Asian taste buds talking, heheh) =) yeah, I wish ootoro wasn't so extravagantly priced. I think it was nearly RM100 for three pieces here on the a la carte menu...

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  5. it does look like a very modern design for a Jap restaurant, especially with those white chairs! Focusing only on seafood seems like a double edged sword no?

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  6. Did you wolf down the entire sushi platter? 0_0 I hope you did not!

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  7. Lol you're a superhuman! :)

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  8. Hmmmm...no meat...hopefully tat does not include unagi...hehe :)

    And yes, u are abnormal! :P

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  9. A little sake never hurt anyone, right.. RIGHT! a lot is even better! Looks like a gr8 place for Jap. See u 2mro;)

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  10. love the clean bright place. have to admit the sushi platter does look good and for what you have listed...i'll quite gladly part with my rm200.

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  11. I quite like the layout.. looks very spacious and neat. :) The sushi platter looks GOOD!! And you managed to finish the whole platter? :O Amazing!

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  12. Wah..u never miss a day on posting good food...

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  13. Rad: ohh, but the portion is large enough to share! :D
    Dropsofcontentment: heheh, actually my first thought about the decor was that it was too bland. but yeah, the lack of meat on the menu will make carnivores stay away =)

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  14. Michelle: heh, i shared it with a friend. but i was pretty stuffed after that :D
    Baby Sumo: or maybe i'm not from planet earth! =)
    Ulric: oooh, there's actually anago on the menu. anago tempura ... but i was too stuffed to order it :D

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  15. Ciki: my friend had memory lapses after drinking too much sake that night! we ordered a 1.8-liter bottle =)
    Missyblurkit: oh yeah, the tuna belly & sea urchin definitely make it worth the price. too bad the best sashimi is always so pricey! :D

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  16. Iamthewitch: heheh, the sushi rice here actually seems tastier than usual. it's almost good enough to be eaten on its own, without the fish! =)
    Lifestyle_kl: a post a day keeps the readers happy, heheh :D

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  17. Food looks good, especially the sushi platter. But I don't think I can eat so much rice. Meat definitely can. :)

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  18. Bangsar-babe: heheh, or maybe can order the sashimi platter instead of the sushi set! :D

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  19. Sake... I'm on the 'more is better' side.:-) I think this is the place my Japanese girlfriend has been telling me about. Is it partnered with a fish shop? Apparently there's a great place down that end of the street that has become quite the Japanese hangout.

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  20. The Yum List: for a walk on the wild side, i've found that drinking sake & wine on the same night can help amplify our exuberance! :D oh, there were quite a few groups of japanese businessmen in private rooms at this restaurant. and the waitress said the owner has close connections with seafood suppliers, so this could be it! :D

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  21. The highlight of your post is definitely that platter .. LOL

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  22. Sean, u okay? Lol no new post or replies ;-)

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  23. Rebecca: heheh, yeah, that was the highlight of the meal! :D
    Rad: i think four can share that platter of sushi :D and yeah, thanks, i'm OK. just wasn't online for a few hours =)

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  24. Oh good to know!
    Not online for a few hours equals a few days in the online world ;))

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  25. wow this place here looks very modern and almost bare from the picture of the interior that you posted.

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  26. Ooh, I like the word "ootoro" - nice and round with all them "O" sounds. And a yummy fish part for sashimi too, of course. ;)

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  27. Rad: heheh, call the police only if i'm missing for more than 16 hours! :D
    Eiling: yeah, it's very stark/spartan. maybe it's supposed to have a 'zen' feel =)
    Kenny: i actually like to drag the 'oo' when i say it out loud to make it 'ooooooo.' oooh, and all animal bellies seem to taste good. fish belly, pork belly, heheh :D

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  28. Rad: the number in Malaysia is 911 :D

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  29. Just had a quick dinner at this place. Top notch quality! Had Sushi Gozen set, very well priced at RM68++. The fish just melts in your mouth. Will be going there often now.

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    1. Sergei: glad to hear you enjoyed the dinner! sounds like great sushi! :D

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  30. Hey, for your info, their head office in Japan is seafood exporter, that's explain why the seafood here are so fresh.

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    1. Jaky: thanks for the info! :D

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