Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shuraku @ Solaris, Mont Kiara

The Girlfriend can be hard to please when it comes to eating out. There are probably a handful (well maybe less) of places that she truly loves and would actually ask me to take her back there.

Most of the times? Anything lar.

Shuraku thankfully belongs to the exclusive group of restaurants that we like to visit, for ocassions or the once in a awhile weekday dinner night.

Sitting cosily above Maybank situated in Solaris, its a place that can accomodate no more than 30 people. Being that big means you either have to be lucky or you call in advance for a reservation.

Just like the size, the menu is not exactly the most comprehensive either. However, in the words of someone in my company "it is like a mini skirt, short enough to attract and long enough to cover the essentials".

Blame the dim setting, either its rather romantic or seedy when the japanese comes in and starts on the wide range of sake.

The compulsory salmon sashimi. Fresh enough.

Baked Miso Egg Plant. If you must know, this was one of the dishes we ordered on The Girlfriend and I first date, way back in Australia.

A tempura prawn handroll. Handrolls seems to be the recent addition to their menu.

I vaguely remember but this was some sort of pork katsu with cheese inside.

Our favourite; tori teriyaki. Juicy pieces of fried chicken with teriyaki sauce and garlic pieces sprinkled on top.

I prefer the noodles to be almost uncooked but this was fine with the Girlfriend. Whatever she wants, she gets.

Grilled Beef Tongue for a nice chew to end the dinner.

Pricewise, the dishes are around RM15 to RM30. Not very expensive. Their dishes tend to lean towards modern Japanese fusion like. Other dishes such as their ramen, negi cha siew, appetisers are also well made. Recommended place for a date.

Address and contact details:

Add: 13-2, Jalan Solaris Mont Kiara 1, Solaris Mont Kiara, off Jalan Duta.
Tel: +603 6203 0561
Opening hours: Daily, 6pm - 12.30am

Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. Nice cozy place that is not too crowded on weekdays that serves good Japanese food that both the Girlfriend and I enjoy.

22 comments:

Sean said...

hey, "anything lar" means not fussy but easy to please! :D
i kinda prefer the balcony area outside for this place. feels less claustrophobic...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: arr..shes not a he..thats usually wat "hes" think..the corner is alright..

sc said...

good place for dates? means it's cozy but dark? since most of your pics are with flash..

UnkaLeong said...

Good for a date eh? Prices are decent enough. Haven't seen Nic in a while. Do tell her I said hi ;)

J2Kfm said...

those garlic pieces should be interesting. for the crunch, not so much for the post-meal conversation, or ahem ahem ...

Cindy Khor said...

why do i have this feeling that the jap food here has a modern twist to it?? they certainly look good in those pictures

CUMI & CIKI said...

The Girlfriend can be hard to please when it comes to eating out .. hope cumi does not say "wife" in place of galfren:P

i have not eaten here.. looks like a good place to check out hor?
eh, i really like Shun. Some ppl said not nice, but the food i had was excellent. too bad the place is a lil run down la..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: aiyah cumi prob says, ciki eats anything, so nice!.. eh wheres shun?? the 1 u blogged abt awhile ago isit? eh go check it out la..open for dinnar only..

cindy: it is modern with a twist here n there..

j2kfm: if both eat some, it shud b ok la..mutual..

unka: yeap good for a date, the hi shall be sent..

sc: its DARK!..no flash means no pics..

thule a.k.a leo said...

Lol... I don't even know the existence of this place.. macam katak di bawah tempurung :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: not exactly the easiest of finds..excused since u dont even stay in this part of KL full time!

Nic (KHKL) said...

why is this a place for a date ar? bcos it's dark ar? hahahaha. waitaminute, did i read ramen? ok, more reasons to head to shuraku!

superwilson said...

Looks good!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: yes there do dis darn good hearty ramen..

superwilson: tastes good too!

~Christine~Leng said...

"The Girlfriend can be hard to please when it comes to eating out" Now Chris has to please me with this one. haha.
Calling out for Chris, "Come read Joe's post dear!"

siewmun said...

I think Nic super loves Japanese food. She recommended me Ninja Jones for celebrating my boy boy's bday then brought me to a Japanese restaurant in Mont Kiara for our gathering etc etc.
She memang a Japanese food addict. Hahahaa.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

siewmun: yes..she lovess japanese..

christine: haha yes chris..if u r reading this..here!

Jun said...

where did u have baked miso eggplant in oz? certainly not in adelaide i presume?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: got la..melbourne street!!

rokh said...

my bf and i are plagued with "anything larr" too...time to bring the boy here :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

rokh: haha easily phrase of the year!

lanatir said...

do revisit shuraku. there's a new section (restaurant is expanded) with a new yakitori grill headed by Chef Norio formerly from Ri Yakitori. there's also an updated menu :)

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