Japanese Restaurants in KL and Selangor You Must Try Now

Japanese Restaurants in KL and Selangor You Must Try Now

Japanese cuisine is one of Malaysian all time favorite cuisines and if you are craving for sushi, sashimi, udon, tempura, yakitori, donburi or ramen, let’s explore these 5 popular Japanese restaurants in KL and Selangor with your loved ones.

5 Japanese Restaurants in KL and Selangor You Must Try Now 2023

Mori Kohi

Mori Kohi
Mori Kohi is a Japanese concept café located in the heart of the city center. It is housed inside a huge bungalow. Mori Kohi serves Japanese cuisine along with coffee and matcha beverages. Mori Kohi serves Japanese style salad, soup, rice, ramen, somen, light bites, artisan matcha and coffee, and even has a kid’s menu. They also include vegetarian food in their menu. Mori Kohi is a pork free Japanese restaurant but some of their menu do contain alcohol. This café is pet friendly, you can spend quality time here with your pets and kids.

Why you must try Mori Kohi

  • Suitable for friends and family gatherings.
  • Good variety and quality of food.
  • Pork-free.
  • Affordable price.

Why you might skip Mori Kohi

  • Crowded during lunch and dinner time. Reservation is recommended.
  • Relatively long waiting time.

Details of Mori Kohi

Address No. 11, Jalan Aman, OFF, Jalan Tun Razak, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact 03 – 2300 1165
Business Hours Wednesday – Monday, 10am – 10pm; Close every Tuesdays.
Website https://www.facebook.com/morikohi.my

Senya Family Izakaya

Senya Family Izakaya
Senya Family Izakaya is one of the Japanese restaurants under Sushi Train Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Izakaya is a type of informal Japanese pub where people used to hang out after work. Senya provides unconventional Japanese style dishes that enable guests to enjoy dining with family and friends. Senya gives you the feeling of being in an Izakaya with its modern décor and music. There are over 300 items in their menu for your choice. Senya also serves Japanese alcoholic beverages.

Why you must try Senya Family Izakaya

  • Good variety of authentic Japanese menu.
  • Ingredients used are very fresh.
  • Quick service speed.

Why you must skip Senya Family Izakaya

  • Non-halal.
  • No more room seating table available.

Details of Senya Family Izakaya

Address D5-G3-5, Solaris Dutamas No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact 03 – 6205 4999
Business Hours Wednesday – Monday, 11.30am – 10pm; Close on every Tuesday.
Website http://sushitrain.com.my/senya/

Umi Ka Shin

Umi Ka Shin
Umi Ka Shin is derived from “Umi kara shinsen” which means ‘fresh from the sea’ in Japanese. They serve traditional Japanese cuisine with fresh ingredients. They do not have Omakase service. There are 15 – 17 kinds of fish and other seafood freshly flown in from Japan twice a week. Umi Ka Shin only serves the finest quality of seafood. Umi Ka Shin serves the first and only tuna bone and fish ramen in Malaysia. Their menu changes every week and the hidden menu will be updated on their website. Fresh sushi and sashimi is their signature. Japanese alcoholic beverages are available here as well. They serve no pork and lard.

Why you must try Umi Ka Shin

  • Fresh fish and seafood from Japan.
  • Authentic traditional Japanese cuisine.
  • Pork-free.

Why you might skip Umi Ka Shin

  • Very pricey.

Details of Umi Ka Shin

Address 57 – 1, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact 013 – 350 1310
Business Hours Tuesday – Sunday, 11.30am – 3pm (Lunch), 6pm – 10pm (Dinner); Close on every Monday.
Website https://www.umikashin.com/#


Uokatsu is a casual Japanese dining restaurant established in 2014. It is led by a Japanese chef, Masamichi Tomono who is from a Hokkaido-based family of fisherman. They serve authentic traditional Japanese food. They are highly rated for their delivery services. They have a wide range of menu such as donburi, snacks, sashimi, braised fish, grilled items. They even have a long list of Uokatsu House Specials. Mentai rice is a must try item in Uokatsu. Some of the price of their fish and seafood is upon weight.

Why you must try Uokatsu

  • Authentic Japanese cuisine.
  • Good variety of menu.
  • Pork-free.
  • Excel in delivery.

Why you might skip Uokatsu

  • Some items are priced upon weight.
  • Limited beverage menu.

Details of Uokatsu

Address B-0-7, Ground Floor Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact 03 – 6201 0339
Business Hours Everyday, 11.30am – 3pm (Lunch), 6pm – 10pm (Dinner)
Website https://www.facebook.com/uokatsu.malaysia/?ref=page_internal

Zen & Co

Zen & Co
Zen & Co is the first Japanese Fusion Café & Bar Concept in KL, specializing in serving unique and reasonably priced Japanese fusion food, dessert and beverages for our guests. Founded and driven by passionate food experts Carvin, Calvin and Moo. They serve donburi, sushi, handroll, sashimi, maki, udon, salad, kid’s menu and western menu. Besides main meals, they also have a good range of menu for desserts and beverages.

Why you must try Zen & Co

  • Kid’s menu is available.
  • Consumer friendly price.

Why you might skip Zen & Co

  • Not suitable for those looking for authentic Japanese food.

Details of Zen & Co

Address No. 10 Jalan Lazat 2, Taman Gembira, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact NIL
Business Hours Monday – Sunday, 11am – 10pm
Website https://www.facebook.com/zenandcoffee88/?ref=page_internal ; https://zen-co.eber.co/p/cafemenu_updated (order link)

Where to go for Japanese food? You can choose from above based on your own preferences. Each restaurant recommended has their own specialty and signature menu, but for sure they serve quality food. Are you craving Omakase? Click here to find out more.

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