Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Koryori Enoshima @ Wisma Cosway, Raja Chulan

It's the circle of life: Koryori Enoshima has replaced Ozeki Italian Cuisine, which closed at Wisma Cosway after only a year in business.

The place has been refurbished extensively, for a fresh, contemporary feel. Sorta nice, actually.

Enoshima's menu is a canny mix of conservative favorites & newfangled fare; begin with this innocuous complimentary amuse bouche of fried snapper & salmon.

Konnyaku sashimi (RM14++), the gelatinous "devil's tongue" root-plant jelly, sliced thinly & served sashimi-style with mustard-miso dip. Kinda fun; the texture matters more than the taste.

Prefer raw fish? The flying fish sashimi should satisfy, but at the steeper cost of RM38++.

Keeping it simple: Wagyu beef kushiyaki (RM25++), a meaty skewer well-marinated enough that it needs no togarashi spices for seasoning.

Enoshima maintains a smidgen of its predecessor's Italian influences, obvious in this piping-hot combo of tuna sashimi, grated yam & mozzarella cheese (RM22++).

Shirasu baby sardine & spring onion pizza (RM16++), sufficiently unusual to entice the curious.

Sake is available, as are wine & shochu-fruit combos like this one with tangy grapefruit.

Ozeki Italian Cuisine might be gone, but signs of its existence linger. All in all, Enoshima's a good-enough Japanese restaurant, though it lacks much of Ozeki's ambition.

Koryori Enoshima,
G22-24, Ground Floor, Wisma Cosway, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
Open for lunch & dinner. 
Tel: 03-2148-9390

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31 comments:

  1. At least there's a lingering bit of Italian...I miss the inventiveness and flavours of Ozeki Italian...*sniffs* =(

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    1. Ulric: yeah, i couldn't quite tell whether the ownership & management have completely changed hands, but i did keep thinking about how cool Ozeki Italian was =)

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    2. Oh poor Ulric must be crying his eyes out while reminiscing the good times at Ozeki!

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    3. Baby Sumo: heh, but grown men don't weep! =)

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    4. Yea...we dun weep...we eat more! :P

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    5. Ulric: while i drink to drown my sorrows =)

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  2. This would last a bit longer I think.

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    1. Sycookies: i hope it evolves into a excellent japanese restaurant =)

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  3. Very nice decor. I am not a raw fish person. I love salmon...but lightly sauteed, not overdone. Great review, Sean! :)

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    1. Linda: yeah, this place does have a very eye-catching look. ooh, i like salmon best when it's raw, but you're right, lightly sauteed wins over overdone anyday, heh :D thanks =)

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  4. Walked pass yesterday afternoon and noted a good crowd at lunch. Certainly will give it a try but you're right...the dishes do look pale in comparison to ozeki.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooo, glad to hear they've got a healthy lunch crowd, since their dinner crowd is a bit weaker (maybe 5-6 occupied tables). and ya, it's impossible for us not to compare this to ozeki italian's greatness, i guess (for now, heh) :D

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  5. Hmmm can give it a try since it just nearby my office..

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    1. CK: ya, i think they have good-looking menus for set lunches =)

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  6. looks good! ^^ may be can go during lunch time. gagaga...

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    1. 女飞侠: heheh, ya, maybe on fridays, if you have a longer lunch break =)

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    2. hopefully they are opened on monday.

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    3. 女飞侠: ya, i think they're open everyday (though am not 100 percent sure, heh) =)

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  7. The interior is really different from those usual Japanese Restaurant. But it looks nice lar... ;-)

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    1. Melissa: ya, i like how different parts of the restaurant look very different, heh. fun furniture =)

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  8. The ambience looks quite cozy.

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    1. The Yum List: ya, could definitely spend an entire evening here, just chilling out =)

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  9. Japanese. Looks good! So many there, really cannot choose...but if I were to hop over one of these days and I could go to one only, which one would you strongly suggest?

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    1. Suituapui: gosh, choosing just one japanese restaurant would be very, very difficult. actually it depends on what you plan to order. different restaurants specialize in different things, so the outlet that serves the best sushi would be different from the outlet that serves the best ramen, for example =)

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  10. hopefully this place can survive the test of taste and time. If not they can seek for feng shui help. hahahhah

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    1. Eiling: heh, maybe feng shui is the right solution for this place after all! some other outlets at wisma cosway seem to do quite well =)

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  11. Wisma Cosway so happening eh these days? Hope they'll last longer

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    1. Babe KL: ya, i kinda like the wisma cosway location cos it's quite convenient from my office, and parking is a breeze during dinnertime =)

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  12. Konyaku Sashimi ?! That sounds so creative and unique to me! Would love to try that, but price's a bit steep eh?

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    1. Ken: ya, it's a fun change from the usual simmered konnyaku. i think it's ok for RM14++ though ... cheaper than fish sashimi, heheh =)

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