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Top 6 Yakiniku Places in KL You Absolutely CAN’T Miss!

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Rare, medium or well done, regardless of how you like your beef, most of us can agree that it’s a treat for the tastebuds. But there are more ways to enjoy beef than you would have initially thought. Yakiniku or ‘grilled beef’ as it is translated in Japanese, has become an increasingly popular method of serving beef. So jump the bandwagon and Sizzle, Fizzle and Chow Down at These Yakiniku Places in KL! Each restaurant has been ranked by cheapest to most expensive, for your convenience. Happy dining! 

 

1. Taisyu Yakiniku

Featured previously, Taisyu Yakiniku is truly the cheapest way you can indulge in all your smoky, grilled-beef indulgences. Prices for individual items only start at a mind-boggling RM10 (we were shook!), and if you couldn’t already tell from the looks on our team’s faces, the food is above and beyond. A must visit if you’re watching your wallet!

 

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What makes this place so lit?:

  • Cheap cheap cheap! Most things are only RM10!!!
  • A huuuge variety of food you can chose from at your own discretion.
  • Open-air outdoors dining makes dining at night super chill.

 

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Address: Seputeh Center Court, Plaza Faber, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur, 58100
Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday (6PM – 12PM); closed on Mondays
Contact: 019-912 2246

 

2. ROCKU Yakiniku

This one needs absolutely no introduction if you’ve been around KL. Running a number of outlets in some of KL’s most popular malls, ROCKU Yakiniku is usually the first name that most diners will think of when they think Yakiniku. Offering a one-size-fits-all buffet style concept, it is the most convenient option to indulge in Japanese Yakiniku.

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What makes this place so lit?:

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Address (One Utama outlet): F.355, F.356 & F.357, First Floor, Rainforest, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7710 9884 (One Utama)

Address (Pavilion Outlet): 7.01.03, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact:  03-2148 8884 (Pavilion)

Operating hours: Sundays to Thursdays (11AM – 11PM), Fridays and Saturdays (11AM – 12AM)

 

3. Momotalo Yakiniku

According to blogger Eat What, Eat Where?, Momotalo Yakiniku has been around the Sri Hartamas area for well over ten years, making it the oldest restaurant on this list. There’s good reason why it has been in business for this long, as it caters to a wider spectrum of audiences by being a strictly no-pork establishment.

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What makes this place so lit?:

  • The only no-pork restaurant on this list, allowing Muslims to experience yakiniku. However, it isn’t Halal certified.
  • Longest running establishment out of all the restaurants mentioned; 10+ years and still going strong.

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Address: 20, Jalan 24/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays (12:30PM – 2:30PM, 6PM – 11PM), Mondays (6PM – 11PM)
Contact: 03-6206 1557

 

4. Kannichikan Yakiniku

Established in Malaysia by Y.C Leow, a local who had been working in Japan for a number of years, Kannichikan Yakiniku now operates three outlets across the nation. Prices here are more accessible, and the grills are integrated into each table. Servers will promptly cook the meats before you as you eat, which is a lot more intimate as compared to traditional yakiniku restaurants that do it behind a counter.

 

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What makes this place so lit?:

  • Prices are more accessible due to cheaper varieties of beef available.
  • Integrated grills in dining tables; meat is cooked where the diners are seated, offering a more engaging dining experience compared to other over-the-counter style yakiniku restaurants.

 

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Address: 23-1, 3rd Miles Square, 151, Jalan Kelang Lama, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Daily (12PM – 2:30PM, 6PM – 11PM)
Contact: 03-7972 4011

 

 5. Shin Nihon

Also founded in Japan in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Shin Nihon now operates two outlets here in Kuala Lumpur where Malaysians can experience yakiniku the Japanese way. Prices are slightly cheaper as compared to Yakiniku Toraji, but not by much.

 

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What makes this place so lit?:

  • Wide selection of quality Wagyu beef available; more common cuts.
  • Skilled chefs brought in from Japan.
  • More intimate and homely; suitable for large gatherings.

 

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Address: No. 26, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Daily (5:30PM – 1AM)
Contact: 03-2856-7350

 

6. Yakiniku Toraji

Founded in Japan and operating in upscale malls such as GINZA Core in Tokyo, the restaurant has now opened its doors to Malaysians. Its close proximity to the Golden Triangle make it a popular date-night hotspot.

 

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What makes this place so lit?:

  • Wide selection of quality Wagyu beef, even rare cuts such as diamond cut harami.
  • Skilled chefs trained in Japan tending the stoves.
  • Highly reputable in Tokyo.
  • Super upscale and quiet dining environment; best for date nights!

 

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Address: Piccolo Galleria, 101, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Daily (11AM – 3PM, 5PM – 10PM)
Contact: 03-2119 2626

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