Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yuzu @ Gardens, Mid Valley

After my initial shock that japanese fast food will still set you back RM40 per pax, I decided sod it and went to Yuzu (well the Lady decided to sod it when it came to saving my money and actually demanded for some good japanese food and i obliged).

Apparently under the same management as Ninja Jones which can be quite a walk, i was glad that for one, people don't have to queue to get in and that we have to sit so closely to each other that we can participate in each other's conversation.

A minute into the menu and i thought oh no, this meal would cost way MORE than RM40 per pax judging from all their wagyu and fresh fish.

I suppose the last page saved me (at least) as there have value for money sets.

Like this Yuzu set at RM48 that offers a bite of almost everything.

The overall picture of the set; salad, sushi, sashimi, tempura, chawan mushi, sizzling beef, dobin mushi and a trio of starters.

Soft and smooth chawan mushi

4 pieces of sashimi, cant complain at all

5 slices of sushi, hand rolled and not from the machine. A plate of this ala-carte would set you back well close to half the price of the set.

A bland salad that i later ate with my beef

Beef cubes that tasted oh so yum and succulent

Tempura too, my latest must order item when i eat japanese, not healthy but can't resist.

With that you still got the teapot soup, pickles and tofu too!

The amount that they serve in the set was almost obscene compared to what you can get for RM45 on the ala-carte menu:

Wagyu Beef Cubes- Don. Juicy cubes of grilled beef and rice, what else can you ask for?

If thats not enough, why not a riceless softshell crab maki?

Vegetables and Softshell crab, a tasty combination.

By now, everyone can probably do the maths and realise yes, the meal does cost more than my fast food meal but for the quality and service, RM 120 for the final meal is so much more worthwhile paying than RM80 at a fast food concept store. However RM 40 is indeed 50% more than the RM80 spent.

Then again, the whole issue of what is worth paying will forever and ever be subjective but i think in my case, i can safely say i enjoyed the meal than the previous one.

Address and contact number:

Yuzu Japanese Restaurant
T236, 3rd Floor
The Gardens
Mid Valley City
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2284 7663

Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. Value for money set which i am not going to complain about, just in case they increase the prices or take it out altogether. Although ala-carte items do dent the wallet quite abit.


Bangsar-bAbE said...

The Yuzu set looks quite hearty. Was it?

Food looks much better (and worth the extra RM40) than the previous jap place you blogged about. =)

Precious Pea said...

I think I ordered the same set before and I was so surprised with the quality and quantity served. Definitely value for money!

J said...

But if the food is so much better and you are paying the bill, then I think your darling should always choose Yuzu instead. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j: thats needless to say aint?

pp: yeah its value for money!

bbabe: totally agree!

Sean said...

RM45 for a wagyu beef dish is quite a deal too. but i gotta say i'm impressed that they've managed to survive since the start of the gardens, cos they often seem kinda deserted...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: yeah they seem to b in their corner of their own but the place is huge!

Tummythoz said...

Oh my, seems like a better deal than the RM130 I pd at Rakuzen 2 nites ago!

Paranoid Android said...

Passed it often enough on the way to my little piece of heaven on earth on the 6th floor. Been meaning to drop by and check out the place, and now you have given me the reason.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pa: i still think 6th floor probably more heaven for u..u hav tempt me so much with the lunch at sage but i just cant find the time to go on wkdays!

tummythoz: haha really?

babe_kl said...

definitely value for money, just like you i was in for a shock when the food came ;-)

wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous Chinese new year!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babekl: happy chinese new year to u too in advance!

superwilson said...

4/5 stars, i will go for the value menu set.

Nic (KHKL) said...

Yuzu is great for food and ambiance...quite diff from the rest in mid val...hehe...the sashimi bucket i had was quite good.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: yeah tats true, quite quiet when i went..cant b said for places like sushi zanmai or fong lye.

superwilson: yes, value menu sets!

Fuiz said...

Just tried their set lunch b4 but still the same opinion as urs, value for money~ with quite nice ambiance around =]

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