19, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 6011-6050 0995
FB : Kouzu Malaysia Bangsar
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
“Compilation of Good Food, Health and abundance of Good Deeds.” ~ Chef Kaito, Kouzu Bangsar
Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Kouzu that is located in Bangsar Telawi to sample some of their signature Modern Japanese Cuisine. Combining the culinary flair and colorful flourishes of Tokyo’s Izakayas and Madrid’s tapas bars, Kouzu aims to be a casual hub for contemporary Japanese fusion dining.
Ranging from RM5 to RM15 per stick, you can enjoy varieties of Yakitori at Kouzu including Wing, Soft Bones, Skin, Thigh Teriyaki, Gizzard, Smoke Duck, Sirloin, Short Ribs, Ox Tongue, Rack of Lamb, Rock Lobster, Squid Tentacles, Escargot, Dashimaki Tamago, Quail Egg, Shitake, King Mushroom, Okra, and Sweet Corn. Perfect to go with a glass of chilled beer or refreshing cocktail, my personal favourites would be the Thigh Teriyaki and King Mushroom which seasoned and grilled till just nice for my liking.
Beautifully plated like a piece of artwork, this Yasai Heritage Salad (RM17) features varieties of fresh ingredients like point pennywort, cosmos candatus, point selom, sakura ebi, orange, yuzu, and grated coconut. Chef further enhance the salad’s flavours with refreshing ponzu vinaigrette dressing sauce.
What is Japanese cuisine without its famous sushi roll? Kouzu offers patrons California Roll, Salmon Kabuki Roll, Dragon Roll, Spider Roll, and the one we had Umami Roll (RM20) that consists of unagi, tatura cheese, ebiko, wasabi mayo and unagi sauce. I like how chef wrapped it with fried wantan skin as the outer layer to give it extra crispy texture when you bite the whole sushi roll.
Kouzu offers a wide selection of chilled and hot tapas (a small portion of appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine) that will not only delight your eyes but also make your taste buds tremble with pleasure! Creamy Baked Oysters (RM25 for 5 pieces) with piquat miso, ebiko and teriyaki sauce, simply delicious to indulge especially if you fancy seafood.
Another choice of hot tapas, Blue Fin Tuna and Foie Gras (RM29), a luxurious taste featuring herbs seared maguro topped with creamy foie gras and sweet apple chutney in flavourful unagi sauce, such an exquisite dish portraying the soul of modern Japanese cuisine at Kouzu.
Committed to deliver surprises to food lovers, this Angel Hair Pasta (RM22) covered with creamy mentaiko roe and ebiko is one of my favourite dishes here with a mouth-watering experience unlike any other. Chef garnished the pasta dish with perilla leaf, caviar and nori to make it even more palatable to savour.
Ordered this Green Tea Brulee (RM22) because I am a matcha lover. Indulging their homemade French classic dessert paired with green tea ice cream, love the soft creaminess texture and not too overly sweet taste.
Another highlight at Kouzu Bangsar, the bar that serves varieties of alcoholic beverages like Sake, Plum Wine, Draught Beer, Champagne, Wine, and Whiskey to go perfectly with all those delicious tapas.
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Other restaurant at Bangsar : Fusion Cuisine & Original Cocktails @ Knowhere, Bangsar