Monday, May 19, 2014

Uokatsu @ Plaza Damas 3, Sri Hartamas

Sashimi lovers, here's some fishy business for you: This new lunch-only outlet named Uokatsu, translated by its owners into 'fish victorious,' slices up a smorgasbord of sensibly priced seafood, brought into KL by Masamichi Tomono, who reputedly hails from a Hokkaido-based family of fishermen, & his Malaysian wife Winnie.

The couple's main target might be households that purchase fish to consume at home, but Hartamas' best-kept secret of recent weeks also operates a kitchen in the afternoon to serve customers seeking all sorts of raw fish _ from sea bream & sea bass to amberjack & striped jack _ for a wholesome midday meal.

Bonito sashimi is one of Uokatsu's specialities (RM26), a meaty-fish option not often found at most of KL's Japanese eateries.

Most of Uokatsu's sashimi platters (no sushi here) range in price between RM18 & RM46, with both the luscious ocean trout ...

 ... & the bincho maguro (albacore tuna) falling most serendipitously on the lower end of that spectrum.

Uokatsu cooks some of its food too; we were pleasantly surprised by the salt-grilled saury (RM10), which tasted fresher & fleshier than the norm.

Customers are unlikely to regret trying the teriyaki cod fish or the Hokkaido salmon, both simple but satisfactory.

Did someone order natto? Wisely so; these slimy fermented soybeans cost merely RM3 per serving at Uokatsu. 

The seafood can be accompanied by RM7 lunch sets comprising rice, miso soup & tea; add a little extra for mentaiko & eggs.

Uokatsu's kitchen currently opens noon through 3pm, Tuesdays through Fridays, & 10am-3pm on weekends & public holidays. The lunch crowd has been fairly healthy so far, but there's no doubt that this place, which features barely 10 tables, is set to get a whole lot busier in the weeks ahead.

Uokatsu Japanese Restaurant
B-0-7, Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur. Across the road from Hartamas Shopping Centre
Tel: 03-6201-0339

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22 comments:

  1. I love sashimi, and never get bored of it, yum yum.

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    1. CK: yay! if you still have some time before you leave for angola, maybe you can head to this hartamas restaurant for a satisfying sashimi lunch :)

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  2. Wow...wat a place!...minus the natto of cos...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, i know a few natto lovers who might dispute that :)

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  3. Love those thickly sliced sashimi, prices could not be more affordable than that. hope to visit some day but no idea where LOL

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    1. Ken: heheh, yeah, it's a bit tricky to find this outlet but it's worth the effort :)

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  4. My girl would love this place - she loves salmon. I would love to try too - generally I love fish, though some more than others. Ummm...the chef don't wear their hats here?

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    1. Suituapui: ya, i love nearly every kind of sashimi, heh :) good point about the hat though :)

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  5. It always surprises me how pretty a chef can make fish look.

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, these chefs keep me constantly impressed with their talents :)

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  6. The rice and tea look great!

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    1. Linda: they make a nice accompaniment for the fish :)

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  7. Affordable and good. What more can we ask for! :)

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    1. Rebecca: true, true, definitely positive points for a japanese eatery :)

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  8. OK, I'm so going there :-D

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    1. Pureglutton: yay! hope you enjoy uokatsu :D

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  9. No description of that natto? Very curious about its taste :P

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, it's quite difficult to describe the flavour of natto :)

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    2. Haha...can just say either u love it or u hate it lor....hehe :P

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    3. Ulric: heheh ... i like ... but don't love :)

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  10. The sashimi look fresh!!
    actually i wish to try natto but so far still scare the taste. haha

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