Torii Yakitori & Whiskey Bar Japanese Restaurant
30, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-7733 9309 / 6012-668 4399
FB : Torii Malaysia
Business Hours :
Mon – Sat 5:30 p.m. till late ; Closed on Sun
Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to sample some really nice yakitori at Torii, a Japanese-accented gastro bar located at the neighborhood of Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Besides serving over 40 types of grilled skewered meats, seafood and vegetables, diners can also enjoy a wide range of Japanese-French fusion dishes uniquely created by the talented chefs, complemented with one of the largest collection of Japanese single malt whiskies on offer in Kuala Lumpur.
Stepping into Torii through the black cast iron swing door, diners are entering an atmospheric, wood accented sanctuary where one can truly relax in a laid-back ambiance and enjoy great food and drinks with family and friends.
Garden Sake (RM39)
A refreshing mixture of sake, gin and cucumber with a sweet sourish taste, just nice for the ladies who are not looking into something so strong.
Buttery Shoyu Mushrooms & Scallop Broth (RM20)
A bowl of hearty soup enriched with creamy butter flavor and varieties of healthy fresh mushrooms, served together with big succulent scallops that soaked in well all the wonderful essence from the broth.
Blue Fin Tuna Salad (RM23)
A tasty salad with mixed of colorful ingredients, such as the pan-fried tuna, mangoes, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, saffron and drizzled with the balsamic dressing for a delightful finishing.
Chicken Wings (RM8 per skewer)
Simple at its best, these chicken wings were my absolute favorite at Torii. Lightly seasoned with sea salt and fragrant with a nice smoky flavor, I truly enjoyed the crispy skin without too oiliness.
Sirloin (RM15 per skewer) ; Wagyu Tendon (RM8 per skewer) ; Ox Tongue (RM17 per skewer)
True beef enthusiasts should try out these skewers, juicy and tenderly grilled sirloin with simple seasoning of sea salt and black pepper, chewy and flavorful Wagyu tendon paired with homemade garlic chili sauce, as well as the ox tongue if innards are your thing.
Sweet Potato (RM5 per skewer)
I normally have my sweet potato the steamed way, but this grilled version that seasoned with sea salt and butter really excites my palate, bravo to chef who’s able to turn a seemingly simple offering into something extraordinary.
Crispy Tofu (RM6 per skewer)
Sometimes, simple food like a piece of tofu, can bring you much satisfaction if cooked perfectly to suit your taste buds. Crunchy on the outside while soft and warm on the inside, accompanied with fragrant sesame peanut dipping sauce, this dish had effortlessly steal all of our attention!
Avocado De La Mer (RM19)
From the first bite, I was immediately hooked! Chef baked the mushy mixture of avocado, seafood, mushroom and piquant miso till perfection, then covered a layer of fragrant cheese on top, finally finished it off with shredded seaweed sprinkled around for garnishing. Such a wonderful Japanese fusion dish executed with excellent.
Torii Fried Rice (RM25)
If rice is your staple food, this Torii Fried Rice that cooked with Japanese rice, foie gras, chopped herbs, garlic chips and scallions for the extra flavor can certainly delight one’s most discerning palate with ease.
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