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Sasagawa Authentic Japanese Restaurant @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Sasagawa Authentic Japanese Restaurant @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
02 Sep
7:39

Sasagawa Japanese Restaurant

Level 2, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2602 3288
FB : Sasagawa Japanese Restaurant

Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 12 noon – 14:30 p.m. ; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently got to sample some really nice authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by the Chef Sasagawa from Sasagawa Japanese Restaurant that located on level 2 of Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, which just opened for business in 3rd June 2015.

Sharing his skills and knowledge in traditional authentic Japanese cuisine to the Malaysians, Chef Sasagawa was trained under the famous Iron Chef Tadamichi Ota. Serving seasonal Japanese food while using Malaysian ingredients, we were offered the Hana Course, a kaiseki menu that consists of appetizer, sashimi, simmered dish, main dish, deep fried dish, rice, soup and dessert, which priced at RM350.

Besides Hana Course, diners have another 2 options to choose for their dinner at Sasagawa Japanese Restaurant, the Yuki Course (RM460) and Tsuki Course (RM280). For lunch, do try their bento sets that come with 4 choices, the Chef’s Special Bento (RM120), Sushi Bento (RM90), Teppan Bento (RM90) and Tempura Bento (RM90).

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We started the Hana Course with trio appetizers, which includes savory smooth steamed egg tofu in Japanese dashi stock topped with salmon egg, golden powder, radish and a small amount of wasabi, sweet juicy fruit tomato from Kochi Prefecture, Japan that served on a bed of ice, and lastly the Nanbanzuke (a dish of pickled vegetables with red pepper) Fish Cutlet with Kikka flower and soft loofah marinated with vinegar.

Simply toothsome! These appetizers were executed with such details using the best and fresh ingredients Chef Sasagawa able to source, turning a seemingly simple offerings into something extraordinary to me.

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Beautifully presented with edible flowers, this Ocean Fresh Platter Omakase Sashimi (Otsukuri) featured Chef Sasagawa’s daily recommendation of 4 types fresh fishes that direct air-flown from Japan.

Remarkably flavorsome with freshness taste and texture, we had the Maguro (tuna), Chutoro (tuna belly), Shimaaji (Striped Jack), Salmon and Botan Ebi (sweet shrimp).

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As a beef lover, I appreciate wagyu beef a lot for its premium quality. Served together with Japanese seasonal vegetables like cucumber, capsicum, fried lotus, mushroom and brinjal, Chef Sasagawa’s Kuroge Wagyu steak (Black Hair Cow) was so perfectly grilled till tender and juicy. Every bite was truly a satisfying experience, I only wish there’s more meats on my plate.

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A nice tummy warmer on a cold rainy day, Chef Sasagawa served us the nimono dish with flavorful onion soup stock that comes with a natural sweet taste. After few minutes of waiting to let the onion soup stock boiled first, then we can put the fresh healthy ingredients like braised Pike Conger, Seabass, octopus, Kujo green onion, Mizuna, rolled Chinese cabbage, Maitake mushroom and lime into the pot and simmered till nicely cook. Itadakimasu.

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Not your ordinary plain flavor chawanmushi, Chef Sasagawa steamed the egg custard and goma tofu (sesame beancurd) together to form a wobbly and smooth creation. Topped with fragrant goma cream, thin sliced winter melon and garnished with red bright wolfberry, the taste was so heavenly, it’s bound to leave you wanting more!

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Interesting deep fried dish creation from Chef Sasagawa, he uses cha soba instead of normal Japanese rice to make this exquisite sushi, wrapped together with unagi and potato within the seaweed and omelette egg, then fried it and served beautifully with flavorful stock sauce mixed with glazed daikon radish, topped with white onion and hint of wasabi.

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Filling shokuji cooked in a small kettle with toppings like salmon, salmon egg and shiso leaf. Fukusa miso soup and pickled seaweed with arima-ni (simmered first using green Japanese peppercorn) were also served along with the rice dish to make it a complete satisfying meal.

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Our dinner was closed with perfect ending as Chef Sasagawa served us the refreshing yuzu sorbet (lemon lime flavor), matcha ice cream (green tea flavor), black sesame ice cream and yukimi daifuku, my favorite among all with vanilla ice cream wrapped inside the chewy mochi skin.

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More photos at FOOD Malaysia facebook page, a Malaysian food blogger since 2010

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22 Comments

    Isaac Tan

    September 7, 2015 at 7:39 am

    very atas.. sometimes i dream of having something like this

    Sin Yee

    September 7, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Saw a review on this restaurant last week. But then I am wondering the price. Should be expensive since it is at Sheraton.

    Syafiera Yamin

    September 6, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Wow looking good… !!

    lisa

    September 5, 2015 at 7:39 am

    halal place ?

    Ellie

    September 5, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Wow. The food looks amazing. I could use some soup myself now too. Cold day.

    siennylovesdrawing

    September 5, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Hi Ivy, I am a Japanese food lover! Definitely will visit this place for a dining in to enjoy the nice environment and enjoy my favourite Japanese food : )
    Cheers, https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/

    Sharon Lee

    September 5, 2015 at 7:39 am

    The cuisine serving was so pretty and nice! The chawanmushi and beef wagyu!!!!!! Makes me craving for it!

    Tamanna I.

    September 5, 2015 at 7:39 am

    I must say the environment is warming and their food also looking delicious.

    do drop by… GreenStory

    Reia Ayunan

    September 5, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Nice! I love jap cuisine! Looks expensive though! But prolly worth trying!

    Aliza Sara

    September 5, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Presentation looks so expensive! Thank god i just had japanese last night for dinner. I shall save for this next 😀

    fishaberry

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    omg, this looks good although I seldom take sashimi!! If only I can have some yuzu sorbet ice cream right now..

    Shivani

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Awh the food looks so tempting. The environment is so apt too ^^

    Koey Leow

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    wow, i love the environment of the restaurant and the foods is so tempting and I am hungry D: hahaha

    Pooja Kawatra

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    The ambience looks great and food too though I am not much into japanese food but once in a while enjoys it.

    rachell

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    would recommend to my friends on next food hunting.

    cindyrina

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Food look well presentable and delicious too. You make me craving for Japanese food. WTH!

    Jacqueline Khoo

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Wow all the japanese food nicely decorated. A great place for hanging out with buddies especially! Hope I can get a try one day!

    sherry

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    we loved japanese food, my bro back usually we bring him go. but properly once a year due to price. Last time we went for japanese food with family it cost up RM900 plus in a bill.

    Emily

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    A new Japanese restaurant opened in Ipoh too. Looking at these photos, I think I need to get my fix soon. Looks so yummy!

    Jane

    September 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    I love the environment of the restaurant. The food looks great too

    pamela yeoh

    September 3, 2015 at 7:39 am

    this looks good i am hungry

    Kakalina

    September 3, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Very keen on dinner courses. Would love to intro this restaurant to my friends.

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