Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Kinme Japanese Restaurant @ Bukit Damansara

Kinme Sashimi & Grill Bar: Round Two. Earlier entry: August 1.

Good sashimi? Yep. These pictures probably tell the tale better than words can. But feel free to fill in the following blanks with glowing adjectives.

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The chef's selection costs RM99 nett, comprising 10 choice cuts that could include fat-streaked tuna belly, plus Kinme's signature golden-eye snapper.

Other a la carte options: Sea urchin (RM60) & a triumvirate of salmon, belly & roe (RM32).

The second component of Kinme is the kushiyaki, a notch above most other outlets, as evidenced by ponzu chicken breast (RM4) & tsukune chicken meatball (RM4), both outstanding.

Terrific-tasting offal: Gizzard, heart & liver (RM3.50 each).

Skin & bones. Could munch on these all evening, & then some.

Kinme's desserts are a little less remarkable, but only relatively so. Many will still admire this bowl of white wine jelly with fruits & vanilla ice cream (RM10+).

Sweet soybean flour mochi with red beans (RM8), as pleasant a Japanese dessert as possible.

A 720-ml bottle of Kubota Senjyu sake peeks out of its ice-laden bucket.

Kinme Sashimi & Grill Bar @ Plaza Damansara, 
67, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. 
Beside Canton Fare. Tel: 03-2093-8153

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28 comments:

  1. I love the decor and warm atmosphere. The food is very well presented.

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    1. Linda: yeah, I love how all the raw seafood is turned into such an appetizing ensemble :D

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    2. I love the way you word things.

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    3. Linda: thank you. it's a privilege and joy to share these words =)

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  2. What a beautiful, restaurant-style dish

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    1. Cquek: heh, Japanese outlets do excel in artistic flourishes, ya =)

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  3. RM99 nett for those 10 lovely cuts of sashimi...good value tat! =)

    The white wine jelly made ur day rite?...hehe :P

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    1. Ulric: heh, not too bad, especially in this inflation-prone times. And always appreciate nett pricing =) and it was nice to see other types of desserts besides green tea ice cream :D

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  4. You had sashimi...and I had umai.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, both good stuff, ya =)

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  5. Ahhh I want sea urchin! That reminds me of my recent trip. Sea urchin in every dish, from raw to fried, grilled to steamed.

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    1. CK: ooo, can ask them at this place whether they can grill their sea urchin for you, since they're also an expert in grilled japanese food! :D

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  6. dancing prawns! :-D
    The sashimi looks quite thick cut. Also fresh!

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    1. Melissa: heheh, udang menari :D and ya, the sashimi here was above average =)

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  7. Good sashimi cuts. Awesome foodporn shots Sean!!!

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    1. Missyblurkit: thank you! =) i guess the praise should actually go to the sashimi, since it looked so photogenic :D

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  8. I just had a Jap lunch and now looking at these pics, I want another round of sashimi!!

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    1. Pureglutton: ya, i think i could happily eat the sashimi at kinme three times a week, heheh :D

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  9. oh yes, japanese restaurant again~ visiting here~ =D

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    1. Mr Lonely: yeah, if you get the chance in KL, this is a good place for sashimi and sushi =)

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  10. love your shots on those sashimi, i'm craving for some right now T.T

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    1. Ken: thanks! yeah, i feel like having some sashimi now too. this visit to kinme was a few weeks ago :D

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    1. Wong: yeah, recommended restaurant for raw fish! :D

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  12. that's actually pretty decent pricing I think.

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    1. KY: ya, not as devastating as hotel-based japanese restaurants, heh =)

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  13. Pricing won't burn a hole in my pocket =) And it looks like a good place to take refuge from traffic as it's 1/2 way home from work =)

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    1. UnkaLeong: yep, the kushiyaki in particular seems quite competitively priced here :D heh, ya, i think it's worth ducking in here for a good japanese meal. a nice addition to the bukit damansara neighborhood =)

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