Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Kobe @ Terrace At Hock Choon, Ampang

It'll be the end of an era soon at Terrace At Hock Choon; for the past six years, this venue has housed a Japanese restaurant - first, Fukuharu ran for four years & thrilled customers with mentaiko tamago sushi. Then came Machi, which later handed the baton in 2014 to The Kobe. But by the end of this coming May, The Kobe is set to leave too, with no successor in sight so far.

The next several weeks may supply the final opportunity for customers to have a meal of fruit-topped maki, salmon belly in ponzu sauce, wagyu beef fried rice & all things Japanese at Terrace At Hock Choon, a garden site that showcased so much potential when it was born way back in 2009. We remember good dinners here at the Terrace's restaurants like il Divo, IR1968 & Romanza - all are long gone now; La Mexicana looks to be the final hold-out at Terrace At Hock Choon for now.

The Kobe hopes to move to greener pastures, still within Ampang - by mid-2015, this outlet plans to bring its oyster omelettes & red snapper heads farther up the road, to the Nihonkan Club building that formerly hosted The Pool. The Kobe is likely to occupy Nihonkan's entire building, with multiple spaces for teppanyaki bars, beer gardens & more. Something to watch out for.

The Kobe Kuala Lumpur
Currently at Terrace At Hock Choon, Jalan Nibong, Off Jalan Ampang. Soon to move to Nihonkan Club, Jalan Ampang

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12 comments:

  1. It seems a difficult spot to keep full.

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    1. The Yum List: it's a sad turn of events for a location that we really liked ...

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  2. Food looks great, why the frequent turnover of owners? Maybe they should get somebody to come and study the feng shui...

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, there are probably many different factors for the problems this place faces ...

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  3. fruit-topped maki? what fruit was that?

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    1. Ken: strawberries, if memory serves ....

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  4. What is it with Terrace at Hock Choon that restaurants don't seem to last there? Too secluded? Away from the main road? Parking? This is directly behind Hock Choon supermarket/Victoria Station, right?

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    1. Contact.ewew: you're right about the location. and yeah, even though it's not far from KLCC, it seems like the crowds don't want to come here for dining only. parking is plentiful...

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  5. We just drove past Terrace at Hock Choon last week, and wonder what happen to this place. Now you blog about it, hehe.

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    1. CK: interesting coincidence. ya, it's not the same any more...

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  6. wow, nice food, love it so much leh!

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    1. Happy walker: Japanese food makes us happy!

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