Saturday, December 31, 2011

U Restaurant

One of the sturdiest survivors on Jalan Bangkung, this beautifully furnished outlet has cemented a reputation for satisfactory Japanese fare & stellar service.

The sushi platter here comprises a reasonable range of imported fish & seafood. But its price tag of RM135++ feels too hefty, with merely nine pieces of nigiri sushi alongside the California maki.

If you like it then you should have put a zing on it: Deep-fried sea bass with ponzu sauce. Fleshy fish in seemingly weightless batter, topped with a refreshing citrus dressing.

Potato Maki, with cucumber, crabstick, tobiko & deep-fried shredded potatoes. Sounds interesting but tastes ordinary, despite the coat of shallot-like potato strips.

Cod fish porridge. Feels home-cooked; served piping-hot, thick with chunks of cod.

Cali Cheese Maki, with crabstick, avocado, unagi, cheese & tobiko. Nice enough, though similar-tasting to any decent roll at other outlets.

Sake...

... or wine? Pick your poison.

Business at U Restaurant is sometimes slow compared to its neighbors (Leonardo's, Cava, Opus Bistro & Four Seas), so this might be the place to escape the crowds.

U Restaurant,
Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
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20 comments:

  1. I wonder if it has a partner restaurant, perhaps with a more narcissistic tone, called "I Restaurant"? :)

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  2. RM135 does seem steep for 9 pieces of sushi compared to the other platter u had in Kaihomaru (plus the ingredients there looked premium!).

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  3. Kenny: i can imagine all the customers at that restaurant plugged into their iPads & iPhones! brrrrr, the thought sent a chill down my spine! :D
    Baby Sumo: ya, that's true. it was all very generic fish here. we probably could have gotten similar sushi at sakae sushi for below RM100 =)

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  4. Cod fish porridge sounds good, I dont't think I have tried japanese porride before. :P

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  5. u were there earlier? i was at next door, opus bistro ^*^

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  6. cod porridge sounds brilliant. looks like a homely heart porridge. had some japanese at eyuzu some year ago...awesome.

    the platter is definitely expensive. but i think rental along jalan bangkung isn't the cheapest too:P

    happy new year sean! thrill us with more of your eating and drinking adventures. oh yeah...stay healthy!

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  7. U Restaurant? What a funny name :P Definitely wouldn't know it's Japanese. Hehe.. judging from the sushi platter I would expect prices here to be generally steep eh? But the cod fish porridge does look special :) Maybe I have a thing for cod fish. :)

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  8. CK: ooo, it's not as flavorful as chinese porridge, but maybe it's healthier. it usually contains chicken or fish :D
    Whoisnell: oops, no, i was hanging out in bangsar last nite, but not at jalan bangkung. this visit to u restaurant was actually weeks ago =)

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  9. Missyblurkit: ya, i guess the porridge is something i can imagine a mother in japan making for her family :D but true, i wonder if rental on bangkung is lot pricier compared to rental at telawi. hmmm =) thanks for the kind wishes! here's wishing a wonderful 2012 to you too! :D
    Iamthewitch: heheh, ya, i'm not sure what's the origin of the restaurant's name. but yeah, i think a good meal here would cost at least RM50 per person, even without sashimi & sushi. i like cod fish too, and i guess it goes well with the texture & taste of porridge =)

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  10. Shut up! Sushi again already?
    And nice pieces for RM135++?

    They gotta be huge like double sized sushi, at least ;))

    Oh well when I can earn money much much more I'm sure that will no longer be a complaint to me :))))

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  11. Pretty steep prices. I don't know how much quality can compensate for burning out my wallet though. Hahahah still, the pics are amazing! What camera did you use?

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  12. wonder if i could escape tonight's crowd by having dinner here...

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  13. Rad: ooh, I wonder if sushi is more expensive in Malaysia or Indonesia. Or maybe it costs more or less the same :D
    Punk Chopsticks: yeah, I often feel impoverished after Japanese meals, cos I can't resist sushi/sashimi, which makes the bill escalate really fast. Thanks; I used a Sony tx-1 for this post, but it's a really basic point-&-shoot camera, and I cant quite recommend it, cos it has trouble with dim lighting =)
    Michelle: heheh, I dunno whether jalan bangkung in bangsar will be crowded tonite :D

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  14. Sorry of I missed the detail in your description but do you know why the restaurant is named U?

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  15. Omg silly me what did I just say! HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

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  16. Rad: heheh, nope, i don't know. but yep, happy new year to you toooooooo! :D

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  17. wow that's a looooooooooooooong tooooooooooooooooooo : ) but mine was longer :D

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  18. Rad: you're younger, you can hold your breath longer! :D

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  19. Oh hehehe younger by a day?

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  20. Rad: by a few years, i'd say! :P

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