Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant @ Tropicana City Mall

Wagyu beef brisket, tenderloin & oyster blade steaks, marinated with Himalayan rock salt, tare sauce, shio or spicy miso, plus lamb chops, chicken fillets, sausages, squid & salmon, barbecued over a charcoal grill - Gyu-Kaku hits the protein-loving spot for those occasions when all you want is to sink your teeth into a succulent meal of meat & seafood.

Select a platter set, starting at RM135.90 for two persons, breaching RM474.90 for the most premium set for four persons, complete with well-prepared sides such as a fresh bowl of spinach salad with crispy garlic & sesame dressing, plus a hearty chicken-tofu hot stone kimchi soup, then commence the cooking at the table. Smokeless roasters ensure complete comfort for customers. You can also order smaller plates of specific cuts - a basic serving of beef tongue, for example, costs RM27.90. Quality & attention to detail are satisfying; the produce measures up to expectations, & even the sauces are capably balanced.

In the afternoon, 12pm through 4pm, convenient lunch boxes are available for fast but fulfilling sustenance, with ensembles that comprise, say, chicken teriyaki & yakitori with steamed rice, fried vegetables & konnyaku jelly for RM19.90 before taxes (other boxes include beef croquettes, shrimp gyoza, salmon teriyaki & more). Add on one ringgit for a milk pudding topped with roasted soybean powder & brown sugar syrup (regular price RM10.90). If you have time to linger, the restaurant also offers all the essential sake, shochu, umeshu, whiskey & wine. Many thanks to Gyu-Kaku for having us here.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant
Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 603-7725-6796
Block D3-G3-Unit 3, Solaris Dutamas, Outside Publika, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 603-6211-5446 

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12 comments:

  1. That's my kind of meal. :)

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    1. Lux: we're members of the carnivore club! ;)

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  2. Meat meat and meat! Haha, ok there is a salad too. I just had some yakitori for dinner, hehe.

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    1. CK; heheh I'm feeling very carnivorous nowadays! I need/want meat! Yakitori also OK, heh ;)

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  3. So when i was at the top of the post, i thought, "hhmmmmm some sushi thingy" never realized that it's a meat. and it's grilledddd yehey! I'll be in Malaysia this October, i hope you could feature places to eat with affordable prices.

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    1. Steve: the primal pleasure of grilled meat! :D i love sushi, but i like the idea of meat specialist restaurants too. heh ;) october's still quite a way off, but i will keep your suggestion in mind, thanks! ;)

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  4. I love grilled meats but would prefer to order smaller plates of exactly what we want in case the platter sets come with too much meat! Certainly another choice to explore, other than Shinjiro, when we are here :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah; this place does also do those smaller plates of specific cuts, so it could be perfect for you. Oh there's bad news though - Shinjiro has closed, sadly!

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    2. What!!! That goes to show that even good restaurants sometimes can't survive the competition! :'(

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    3. Contact.ewew: it's definitely becoming more and more difficult, based on conversations with restaurant owners! and there's no sign that things will improve this year ...

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  5. They have certainly maintained a consistent level of quality! It's been years and I've not heard any particularly negative review about Gyu-kaku :)

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    1. Rebecca: i remember my initial brush with gyu-kaku was at 1 utama, at the eat paradise, & ya, it was a pretty decent meal there too! :)

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