Eat Drink KL: Kampachi By Equatorial @ The Troika

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kampachi By Equatorial @ The Troika

KL lost the original Kampachi when Hotel Equatorial closed for redevelopment this year, but the new flagship Kampachi outlet at The Troika is now poised to launch, less than two weeks after its Pavilion branch bagged Best Japanese at Time Out KL's 2012 Food Awards.

Kampachi opens Monday, Dec. 10, a distinguished-looking neighbor to Acme Bar & Coffee, endowed with a similar urban chic & two-story spaciousness.

Thanks to Kampachi's management for hosting this preview of what it'll offer from next week, starting with sashimi, a salmon-to-tuna-belly selection flown from the Tsukiji market that steadfastly maintains Kampachi's decades-old, well-deserved reputation for sterling raw fish.

Surprises are scarce, but satisfaction runs high: beloved classics range from tender beef-rolled enoki mushrooms to crispy-juicy seafood & veggie tempura.

The Troika's Kampachi cost north of two million ringgit to complete; its menu mirrors that of Equatorial's, catering to corporate clients. But families can flock here next month when Kampachi's famed Sunday buffets resume, reworked to suit the sleekness of this new outpost.

Kampachi's Pavilion branch will continue to woo shoppers; expect another Kampachi to sprout around April 2013 at a new wing at Jaya33 in Petaling Jaya.

Entry on Kampachi @ Equatorial: Oct. 17, 2010 (now under redevelopment).
Kampachi operates several other branches at Equatorial hotels in Penang, Bangi & Malacca, as well as at Johor Premium Outlets.

Kampachi at The Troika will open for lunch & dinner daily. Sushi counter is showcased downstairs, teppanyaki on the mezzanine level.

The Troika, Jalan Binjai, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.