10 Places for Japanese Skewers in KL and Selangor

Posts by Sean Yoong
August 27, 2015
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1. Sumi-Ka at Subang Jaya






The Klang Valley’s reigning champion for kushikatsu for many years now, Sumi-Ka still attracts capacity crowds for its reasonably priced, remarkably extensive range – chicken liver to beef tongue & pork throat, prepared with the sort of expertise that other outlets strive to emulate.

Address: No. 19, 1st Floor, SS15/4, 47500 Subang Jaya

Find: Contact details and map for Sumi-Ka

2. Fukuda at Desa Sri Hartamas



Hard-boiled chef YasunoriDoi rules the roost at chicken specialist Fukuda – the yakitori here is terrifically executed; from the juicy chicken thigh to the luscious tail, the heart to the liver to the meatball, each bite proves deliciously seasoned & cooked.

Address: 39-G, Jalan 23/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas

Find: Contact details and map for Fukuda

Read Review: Fukuda Yakitori Dining at Desa Sri Hartamas: Restaurant Review

3. The Bar at Empire Damansara



Yakitori photo courtesy of The Bar’s Facebook page

For a limited time only, The Bar is serving yakitori – chicken breast with wasabi, crispy skin with salt, & more, prepared by a visiting Japanese chef who specialises in skewers. Catch him soon, as he’s only expected to be in the Klang Valley for several months this year

Address: 112, Empire Damansara, Heritage Lane , No.2, Jalan PJU 8/8A, 47800 Damansara Perdana

Find: Contact details and map for The Bar

Read Review: The Bar by Sam Kinugawa at Empire Damansara: Restaurant Review

4. Torii at Taman Tun Dr Ismail



Torii excels in a sweeping selection of grilled skewered specialities, ranging from chicken liver coated with BBQ sauce & sansho pepper to garlic cloves irresistibly wrapped in crispy-fatty chicken skin with sea salt to beef tripe with tangy-thick salsa.

Address: 8-6, Ground Floor, Jalan Batai, 50490 Damansara Heights

Find: Contact details and map for Torii

Read Review: Torii at Batai Village, Damansara Heights: Restaurant Review

5. Maruhi Sakaba at Taman Desa



Maruhi Sakaba sticks it to us with everything from basic yakitori to greasy-juicy rolls of pork meat stuffed with red-ripe tomatoes.

Address: 6A, Faber Plaza, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa

Find: Contact details and map for Maruhi Sakaba

6. BWB Yakitori Bar at Desa Sri Hartamas


This might be a dream destination for fans of ‘kushi’ skewers – expect a well-prepared selection of juicy, flavoursome meat, seafood & vegetables, spanning chicken-based yakitori (tail, gizzard, wing, tsukune meatball) to saba, shishamo & even escargot, plus enoki mushrooms, asparagus, okra, leek & garlic.

Address: 8, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas

Find: Contact details and map for BWB Yakitori

Read Review: BWB Yakitori Bar at Desa Sri Hartamas: Restaurant Review

7. Kushi Raku at Taman Tun Dr Ismail



Kushi Raku gets its grill going with both chicken (breast, thigh, wings, liver & gizzard) & pork (meatballs, belly & bacon wraps), as well as beef, vegetables & seafood.

Address: 28, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Find: Contact details and map for Kushi Raku

Read Review: Kushi Raku at TTDI: Snapshot

8. Moku at Oasis Ara Damansara



Moku proves to be a protein powerhouse, with skewers of chicken liver, pope’s nose & cheese tsukune; pork belly, neck & streaky bacon; beef tongue, lamb short loin & whole squid, all smoky, juicy & flavoursome.

Address: A-G-08, Oasis Square, 2, Jalan 1A/7A, Ara Damansara

Find: Contact details and map for Moku

Read Review: Moku at Oasis Ara Damansara: Snapshot

9. Toridoki at Desa Sri Hartamas



This casual restaurant scores points for sheer comprehensiveness – expect everything from signature sticks of chicken thigh & breast wrapped in skin to ‘seseri’ neck meat, chicken-leek combos to juicy skin, tail, cartilage, liver, gizzard & heart, ‘sasami’ tenderloin with wasabi or plum to ‘tsukune’ meatballs to Nagoya-inspired ‘tebasaki’ crispy wings – effectively executed, easy to enjoy.

Address: 40, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas

Find: Contact details and map for Tori Doki

Read Review: Toridoki at Desa Sri Hartamas: Restaurant Review

10. Vino Vino Bistro at Phileo Damansara



This discreet destination in Phileo Damansara is not exactly a crowd magnet, but it merits a mention for its sticks of enjoyably crunchy chicken skin, both served on its own or wrapped around garlic, alongside plenty of other yakitori – chicken thigh, tail, cartilage, liver, heart, gizzard & meatballs & a smattering of other meat skewers, like lamb, ox tongue & duck breast.

Address: 105, Block C, Ground Floor, Phileo Damansara 1

Find: Contact details and map for Vino Vino

Read Review: Vino Vino at Phileo Damansara: Snapshot

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Rex Lee

Toridoki is still okay….

Annaliese Yap

Yap Yeow Loong Kai Lun Ng Kar Yan

Ng Kar Yan

Dont trust Kai Lun Ler, he always say Jom but no jom d

Annaliese Yap

Ng Kar Yan agree with you loh!!!

Yap Yeow Loong

u wanna treat us is it as u pass ur exam

Ng Kar Yan

Agree with Yap Yeow Loong

Yap Yeow Loong

u so generous lo….giving us 10 places to pick for

Annaliese Yap

Ng Kar Yan ???? you cannot agree with him lo…
You also pass ma…just keep quiet there only

Kai Lun

I.say jom jiu jom De lo

Annaliese Yap

Yala…jom jiu jom but there’s a sentence added “you organize la”

Yap Yeow Loong

sure jom la……jess treating us leh

Ng Kar Yan

I can visit all if u treat. I dont mind to see u in 10 times within a month.

Ng Kar Yan

So touch, unbelievable that my ex senior still want to treat me even I’m no longer her intern.

Yap Yeow Loong

i dont mind too even has to gain weigh

Annaliese Yap

Signing out… Changing number…moving out…baiz

Ng Kar Yan

Wahhh, Ur mathematics very omg. The cost u changing number and moving out is higher than u treat us makan. Faster back to work lohh

Annaliese Yap

No ahhh,not very high jer

Ng Kar Yan

Then we choose 5 restaurant enuf lahhhhhh.. if not lion daddy will blame us make her daughter move out, hahahaha

Yap Yeow Loong

lol….maybe her dad treat us all 10 cuz she moved out

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