Saturday, January 10, 2015

Kurata Japanese Dining @ Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Kurata opened recently at Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, though it's independently owned & operated separately from the hotel; the restaurant features a friendly team that takes pride in both traditional & contemporary Japanese fare.

Kurata's sashimi platter surfaces in a seductively elegant fashion that's unlike run-of-the-mill sashimi-boat presentations. Each slice of fresh, delicate seafood on this is irreproachable in every regard.

What makes us pause is the price: At RM210, it's not quite everything it could be, & we have to stop short of fully endorsing it.

Less wallet-draining options include this respectable king fish carpaccio, crowned with jalapeno peppers for a gently spicy bite & cloaked in calamansi sauce for a subtly tangy kick. RM50++.

Kurata's big on vegetable-heavy seafood starters like striped jack fish & scallops with grapefruit (RM64), snow crab salads (RM54) & more, though again, these might prove less financially punishing for the outlet's clientele of Japanese businessmen.

Skip the sauteed foie gras? The serving was skimpy & the kitchen overcooked it (though it was still salvageable).

Sweet-savoury sable fish saturated with rice wine. RM40++; ultimately, Kurata falls in line with hotel fare at hotel rates.

Breaking open the sake cask for Kurata's launch ceremony. House-pouring wine is available at prices that might initially seem disproportionate -  RM25 per glass, RM200 for a bottle of the same wine - until each glass of wine actually arrives at the table.

Kurata Japanese Fine Dining
Parkroyal Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Open daily for dinner. Tel: 03-2110-0226
Keep up to date with Parkroyal at: https://www.parkroyalhotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/malaysia/kuala-lumpur.html



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16 comments:

  1. Sean,

    The little girl in your first photo is adorable!!! Great displays here, very creative. :)

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    1. Linda: i'm glad you enjoyed these photos! :)

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  2. At those prices, I would not have much choice but to give it a miss. poor old pensioner, me. :(

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    1. Suituapui: ya, it's unfortunate that the prices here are very steep, yeah.

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  3. Ahh... guess there are much better options elsewhere!

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    1. Rebecca: i guess for folks who want a japanese restaurant in a hotel in the city centre, this is one option, heh :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: i guess the challenge is pricing is partly because rental in this hotel and the associated costs must be pretty high :)

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  5. Mouth-watering presentation but yeap, you are right... wallet-draining prices lol

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    1. Ken: heheh, ya, am feeling significantly poorer :D

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  6. The sashimi platter looks good but I was really shocked when I saw the price tag that came with it. -.-

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, we enjoyed the sashimi but the price ... Hmmm... :)

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  7. The food looks good, but let me save some money first. Hehehe.

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    1. CK: sigh, ya, need to save nearly a few hundred ringgit per person to have a filling meal here :)

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