Fukuden is a spin-off of KL's long-enduring favourite Fukuya; the two restaurants are located across the road from each other, but Fukuden, which opened this year, isn't exactly a crowd magnet so far.
Prices could be a problem here; Fukuden has a distinctive hook, offering robatayaki cooking in the evening, but its mainly imported seafood is budget-busting, with a scallop on the shell at RM70, king tiger prawns for RM42 each & assorted fish at 'market prices' that can easily exceed RM100 apiece.
Plenty of air-flown beef & veggies available as well at the atmospherically alluring robata counter.
Everything's charcoal-grilled slowly in a traditional fashion; take your time to linger here.
We settled for the cheapest fish we could find: Three pieces of Hokkaido shishamo (RM15 before taxes).
Miso-marinated chicken (RM30). For what it's worth, the food is flavoursome & well-prepared, with a succulent smokiness.
That was about all the protein we could afford, so we moved on to Japanese sweet potatoes (RM18) ...
... a whole onion (RM22) ...
... & leeks (RM8). For lunch (as well as dinner), Fukuden serves no-pork ramen, sushi rolls & tempura.
Amazingly, alcohol will likely prove more affordable than the food at Fukuden.
10 Jalan Delima, Off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
Lunch & dinner, except Sundays (lunch only). Tel: 03-2141-6939
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