This beautifully atmospheric restaurant is an intriguing addition to the calmer, saner side of Sri Hartamas, bringing the charismatic spirit of a Japanese izakaya to the neighbourhood. Commence your meal here with the kushiyaki – all the smoky, skewered fundamentals are accounted for, from pork shoulder, heart and kidney to chicken thigh, gizzard and liver (RM4 each).

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Offal offerings

For offal enthusiasts, Butaya’s menu is more than enticing – check out the pork tongue don (RM19), with plenty of firm, sweet-savoury slices of tongue, evocative of Chinese char siew, draped over rice with a runny egg. Another interesting option is the pork-stuffed vegetables, perhaps ideally described as battered yong tau foo, in a way (RM18). The selection is extensive; for snacks, the luncheon meat tamago (RM12) and soybean-whammy of tofu with natto and miso sauce (RM14) illustrate the playful sense of fun here. Sake, whisky and wine are available, with a Saito Karakuchi offered in four serving volumes (720ml is RM85).

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Location & Details

Address: 4, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Hours:  Daily, 5pm-12am.
Tel: +03-23894172
Find: View directory for Butaya Izakaya here.

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