Genuine Japanese and Kaiseki Cuisines @ Ishin, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

Genuine Japanese and Kaiseki Cuisines @ Ishin, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur
26 Dec

Ishin Japanese Dining

No 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4,
Off Jalan Kelang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-7980 8228
FB : Ishin Japanese Dining

Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 12 noon – 3 p.m. ; 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.


Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently had the opportunity to sample a feast of luxurious Japanese cuisine at Ishin prepared by Chef William, their skillful resident head chef.

Situated within the metropolitan area of Kuala Lumpur, Ishin is a fine dining Japanese restaurant that serves genuine Japanese and Kaiseki style cuisines.

From the moment you step through Ishin’s doorway, you’ll experience a warm and cozy ambience as Ishin’s interior design and lighting will set the mood right to get you started on an exquisite Japanese culinary journey.

In addition, if you appreciate being served with a sumptuous sequence of a multi-course meal, the chef will be more than delighted to prepare a customized Kaiseki creation of a 6 to 12 multi-course meal that reflects the changing seasons of Japan; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.


Tara Shirako Ponzu (RM28)

For the adventurous gastronomical, this is a seasonal dish you should try. Immersed in chef secret citrus ponzu sauce, the cod fish sperm tasted alike creamy soft tofu. Served attractively in martini glass with fish roe and chopped spring onion as garnishing, are you up for the challenge to try this rare and raw cod milt dish?


Shiro Baigai (RM36 per 3 pieces)

Served with a small wooden ‘pick’ for you to dig out the meat from the hard shell, this double boiled seasonal Japanese Ivory Shell has a chewy texture with light saltiness taste to it, perfect for those who are absolutely head over heels with snail dish.


Pan Fried Ankimo (RM28)

Using only the finest quality ingredients air-flown directly from Japan, chef steamed this monkfish liver first before pan fried it for the crisp outer layer. The rich distinct flavor will surely satisfy those with acquired taste buds.



It’s a must for me in fine Japanese cuisine and I will usually look forward how chef creatively decorates the sashimi platter into a beautiful dish.

Ishin’s sashimi spread is well-known to meet the freshest and highest quality standard with generous serving portions. Features 8 types of fresh sashimi on a big bowl of ice with intricate garnishing, including the Hotate Scallop, Kampachi, Botan Ebi, Akagai, Salmon Belly, Shima Aji, Sanmo and Tuna, this will not only delight the eyes but also make the taste buds tremble with pleasure!


Lamb Kakuni (RM72)

Braised for long hours in mixed Japanese herbs that subtly combined a mouth-watering Asian flavour with Australian lamb rack, Chef William nailed this red meat dish perfectly with enjoyable tenderness and the heavenly delicious gravy.


Hokkaido King Crab Shabu-shabu (RM288 per portion)

Various species of crab are caught off the coast of Hokkaido, but horsehair crab, red king crab, snow crab, and spiny king crab are the most prominent among all.

With strong and pointy legs, you can now also enjoy Hokkaido king crab at Ishin the shabu-shabu way together with tofu, few types of mushroom and mixed veggies. Taste natural sweet with firm thick flesh, it was simply delicious to indulge even without much fancy cooking preparation.


Musk Melon (RM68 per piece)

This was probably the sweetest musk melon I have ever tried. Served chill, each bite was truly a sweet juicy indulgence with a nice soft and creamy texture.


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

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    Sunshine Kelly

    December 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Omg this is the kind of dinner I am craving for, I want the Hokkaido King Crab shabu-shabu .


    December 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    hmm….I dare not try the rare and raw cod dish….but am up to enjoy the Hokkaido king crab with my my parents then 🙂 cheers, siennylovesdrawing

    Wilson Ng

    December 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    heard of them but never tried them before. good info


    December 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Would love to try all the foods up there!! OMG looks so delicious!!

    Nuraini tripovo

    December 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    This would definitely be good for my friend who is a Japanese cuisine lover. 😀

    Sin Yee

    December 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Never know Old Klang Road got such nice Japanese cuisine. Next time will go to have a try. Only 10 minutes till this place.

    Isaac Tan

    December 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    omg, that king crab.. i need it

    Janice Yeap

    December 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    sashimis look so good! drooling now after seeing this! 😀

    Sharon Lee

    December 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Lovely Japan fine dining food presentation at Kaiseki Cuisine! Never knew can find such good dining experience at old klang road.


    December 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    nice photo capture! makes me sooo hungry!


    December 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    the food all look very nice! although a bit pricey, but i think it’s worth paying for.

    Betty Liew

    December 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    The Japanese food always my favourite and it look so fresh. Yummy

    Rawlins GLAM

    December 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    The food looks very tempting especially the Ankimo. Yummy!

    Miera Nadhirah

    December 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I so totally would love that Hokkaido Crab Shabu Shabu…. I am all hungry now.. huhuhu

    Wing Ng

    December 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I have tried Ishin two times! The restaurant always satisfied those who love Japanese foods.

    Miss Ika

    December 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    The crab Sahbu shabu look delicious!! I want it for new year celebration

    Low Sze Shin

    December 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    The Tara Shirako Ponzu is really special!
    A really great chance to be able to try their dishes.


    December 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Looking at your photos at this hour is making me crave for Japanese cuisine but I am eating Malay food today. Such a vast difference!

    Kylie cre8tone

    December 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Such a lovely presentation for the food!~ I like Japanese cuisine.. Let’s go dine now!

    Trislynn Chan

    December 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I want shasimi!
    I don’t know why are some people don’t like shasimi, they taste so good what XD

    Hui Ying

    December 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I like the musk melon dessert!!! I think all girls also will fall in love for the musk melon!!

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