Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kampachi By Equatorial @ The Troika

KL lost the original Kampachi when Hotel Equatorial closed for redevelopment this year, but the new flagship Kampachi outlet at The Troika is now poised to launch, less than two weeks after its Pavilion branch bagged Best Japanese at Time Out KL's 2012 Food Awards.

Kampachi opens Monday, Dec. 10, a distinguished-looking neighbor to Acme Bar & Coffee, endowed with a similar urban chic & two-story spaciousness.

Thanks to Kampachi's management for hosting this preview of what it'll offer from next week, starting with sashimi, a salmon-to-tuna-belly selection flown from the Tsukiji market that steadfastly maintains Kampachi's decades-old, well-deserved reputation for sterling raw fish.

Surprises are scarce, but satisfaction runs high: beloved classics range from tender beef-rolled enoki mushrooms to crispy-juicy seafood & veggie tempura.

The Troika's Kampachi cost north of two million ringgit to complete; its menu mirrors that of Equatorial's, catering to corporate clients. But families can flock here next month when Kampachi's famed Sunday buffets resume, reworked to suit the sleekness of this new outpost.

Kampachi's Pavilion branch will continue to woo shoppers; expect another Kampachi to sprout around April 2013 at a new wing at Jaya33 in Petaling Jaya.

Entry on Kampachi @ Equatorial: Oct. 17, 2010 (now under redevelopment).
Kampachi operates several other branches at Equatorial hotels in Penang, Bangi & Malacca, as well as at Johor Premium Outlets.

Kampachi at The Troika will open for lunch & dinner daily. Sushi counter is showcased downstairs, teppanyaki on the mezzanine level.




Kampachi,
The Troika, Jalan Binjai, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
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22 comments:

  1. Mr LFB loves their inaniwa udon very, very much, hope it's as good as the old one!

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    1. CK: ooh, most of the kitchen team from equatorial were transplanted here to the troika, so the food is expected to taste as good as before. hope you both will enjoy your meal here! :D

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  2. The tuna belly looks awesome. I rmbr their Sunday buffets (been a few times when I was a kid), hopefully it will still be as good!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, love tuna belly! :D hopefully you'll be able to bring your own kids here to the troika's kampachi someday soon, and they might enjoy it as much as you did, yeah =)

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  3. Man, this is bringing back memories. Most of the older Kampachi employees in Equatorial knew me by sight. I had grown up with their brunch buffet. =D

    I think I'll wait for their new branch at Jaya 33; it's nearer for me. Let's keep our fingers crossed that the brunch buffet in Troika will live up to its fame.

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    1. Waverly: ooh, i wonder if any of them might still be here at this branch. maybe you might recognize some familiar faces! :D and yeah, i'm optimistic that the troika will prove a hot spot for japanese food fans. and so will jaya 33, i guess! maybe will bump into you there someday =)

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  4. Man.......... everytime I read your blog I get really hungry=(

    Yukiko
    www.memoriesmelange.com

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    1. Yukiko: yikes! but here's hoping you had a good dinner tonite, ya =)

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  5. Buffet... Wonder whether it's as good as ala carte! How much is the buffet?

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    1. Cindy: i think the buffet here will be something to look forward to. but unfortunately, the price hasn't been announced yet =)

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  6. I like it when the chef cuts a thick slice of salmon sashimi, only an appropriate thickness of a raw fish will allow one to savor its freshness, I think !

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    1. Wong: true, the thick cuts are the one that really fill the mouth with flavor, ya :D

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  7. Am glad Kampachi is finally ready to open its doors. Round the corner from my office...lovely!

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooh, you're occupying prime location! but you might need to fight the execs from citibank for tables at kampachi troika for lunch! :D

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  8. Lovely location.. !! The troika is indeed a very nice place to open this restaurant as it has a very peaceful and serene environment.. ;D Wish to give this place a visit soon!

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    1. Eunice; hope you get the chance to come here soon. Yeah, you're right, it's the perfect place for kampachi to set up shop :D

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  9. The sushi counter is looking good. I want to go check out the food and the ambiance sometime soon. I think peak lunch hours must be crazy with all those offices nearby.

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    1. Sycookies; oh yeah, this restaurant fits about 100 customers, but I can imagine it'd get pretty packed on weekdays! :D

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  10. Can't wait to eat here;) LOL

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    1. Ciki: hope you get the chance soon! i think you'll really enjoy it. kampachi has always upheld excellent standards, and it should continue to do so here :D

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  11. Woo...such a lovely & classy decor - will be visiting it soon!

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, it's definitely a fresh look compared to equatorial's hotel-based kampachi. hope you enjoy your visit! :D

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