Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mitasu @ Central Plaza, Sultan Ismail

Relatively value-for-money Japanese dining: Mitasu's all-you-can-eat offer for RM53.90+, which runs daily for dinner (plus lunch on weekends).

Food's served to order; freshness seems assured when customers request sashimi ...

... which showcases a selection of salmon, tuna, butter fish & sometimes, yellow tail.

Sushi can be topped with the likes of cooked shrimp & shrimp roe ...

... while rolls might be stuffed with substantial tuna, omelet & cucumber ...

... or simply with salmon, satisfactory enough to feel like a genuine a la carte order.

Haven't had a California hand roll in ages; glad we had it here.

Salads? Not bad, but not memorable; that applies for both this crab stick one ...

... as well as this bowl topped with smoked duck.

Surprise! Who knew that these house-made Japanese cucumber pickles might be one of our favorite items here. Lovably juicy-crunchy.

Some will find the seasoned baby octopus worth savoring.

Oysters? Mitasu's got 'em, available in their raw, slurp-worthy form ...

... or grilled with spinach & cod roe. We can't decide which version we like better.

Shrimp on ice; everything's well-presented, even when the kitchen is swamped with orders.

Tuna takaki, succulent enough to warrant ordering two or three portions.

Salmon head, also a pleasure, expertly executed.

Teriyaki salmon teppanyaki, slightly on the salty side, but still more than edible.

Prawn tempura. Decent, not bogged down by too much grease.

Ditto for the fried soft-shell crab ...

... as well as the battered squid tentacles ...

... & the bonito-topped octopus takoyaki.

Where's the beef? Right here, both butteryaki-style ...

... & sukiyaki-style. Note that wastage charges apply here, so over-ordering is bad.

Still, we gotta have some carbs; the healthier choice is the cold buckwheat soba ...

... while the more sinful option's the steaming-hot garlic fried rice.

Konnyaku jelly's on top of the list for the dessert range ...

... but we also like the green tea & black sesame ice cream.

It bears repeating: RM53.90+ per person (RM38+ for senior citizens & RM28+ children).

Alas, sake's not included in the deal, but that's OK; no qualms about paying extra for alcohol.

Cocooned in Central Plaza's basement, Mitasu is calm on weeknights, but for weekends, reservations are essential.

Mitasu,
B-01, Central Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2110-2833

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37 comments:

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    1. 女飞侠: hope you enjoy it! =)

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  2. Ahaaaaa...formerly SMI Cafe...din know they offer buffet...will definitely pay them a visit based on ur lovely photos n their awesome pricing =)

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    1. Should I go makan first or wait for you to come back?

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    2. I'll be back on 26 Sept...if u can wait lunch on 27 Sept?...cose I m on leave...hehe =)

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    3. Ulric: heh, ya, the buffet seems like a potentially effective way to sustain this restaurant. let's hope they keep prices reasonable and the range of food remarkable! =)

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    4. Miss SMI's awesome hamburg with demi-glace sauce *sniffs*

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    5. Ulric: yeps, no hamburg on mitasu's all-you-can-eat menu (for now, maybe someday they'll have it, cross fingers) =)

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    6. i am in macau till 29th lah...we makan after i balik:D can wait or not Tamchiak?

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    7. Missyblurkit: heheh, hope you all enjoy yourselves! =)

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  3. Pricing is good. Didn't realise they changed the name.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, lower than expected pricing for the city center. i'm not sure if the management has completely changed hands as well =)

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  4. Eyewwww...that salmon head looks scary - everything else looks real good. LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i love many different types of fish head. especially the eyes and the cheeks! :D

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  5. Lovely ambiance and nice display, Sean!

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    1. Linda: yeah, a fairly pleasant place when it's bustling :D

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  6. Quite a good deal! But I can't eat as much as you, hahaha.

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    1. CK: oooh, i think even if you only order half the items on the menu, it'll still be worth the RM53.90+, heheh =)

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  7. I don't think I've ever had oysters grilled with spinach & cod roe... I'd like to try them though.

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    1. The Yum List: you're right, it's an interesting recipe. i guess it's a twist on the more common 'oysters rockefeller' preparation =)

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  8. The sushi and sashimi looked really fresh.. but to me, my favorite pick is always the soft-shelled crab! :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: ooo, yay, i like soft-shell crab too, especially when it's battered nicely and not too doughy or oily! =)

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  9. Wow...that's pretty good value for RM53++! And it's right in city centre too!

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, i like how they manage to maintain a fair balance between cost and what we get for our cash. conveniently not too far from my office too =)

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  10. 53.90++ it needs repeating another time, is it not the cheapest in Town? and we see a good selection and variety, I am sure you did not photograph all the dishes ! A good deal close to my training centre !

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    1. Wong: yeah, it's definitely cheaper than the usual hotel japanese buffets, but the quality of its food is surprisingly satisfactory overall :D

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  11. Ooo thats a pretty good deal for the selection they are offering. I like the look of the hamachi, it looks really fresh compared to the other sashimi on offer. How's the beef? Tender enough?

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, am surprised they can offer this solid variety. the hamachi was firm in texture, i forgot to check which day(s) their fresh fish arrives. ooo, and ya, the beef was decent. can rate it a very reasonable 'B' at the very least =)

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  12. Since my Japan trip tak jadi - burnt my tics as i got too many trips and work - i guess im back to seeking Jap food in KL to satisfy my cravings.. this might do.

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    1. Rebecca: yikes, sorry to hear your trip was canceled, but ya, hopefully you'll still get to satisfy any and all sashimi cravings this month! =)

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  13. If it is fresh, it'll be good. I'll take note of this one too.. yum.

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    1. Sycookies: yeah, i enjoyed my experience here, the food was good, and i really hope they'll maintain the standards =)

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  14. This is seriously gorgeous, all the food will be gobbled up in seconds. but wait.. i need SAKE.

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    1. Cquek: heheh, ya, you're totally right, i had to order a carafe of sake too! :D

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  15. I've make a call to make reservation, but the person told me that i.ve make wrong phone call. LOL

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    1. Boonyi: thanks for that! i've just updated the number in the post :D

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  16. Ada tak pengesahan halal...sbb saya dan kwn2 menyukai makanan jepun

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