August 11th, 2020
Kampachi at Jaya 33: Restaurant Review
Compensating for the loss of its Equatorial venue, Kampachi flung open the doors this weekend to a Petaling Jaya spin-off that heralds a sure-to-be-successful new chapter in this very venerable brand’s scrumptious saga of sushi-making.
Kampachi in The Plaza at Jaya 33 is a little more Pavilion and a little less Troika as far as comparisons to Kampachi’s other outposts go, centered on a casualness that could cater to suburban PJ families reluctant to drive to downtown KL for their Japanese food fix.
Start with a Salad
Kampachi’s sashimi soars: the “tobiou” flying fish (RM70++ for half) proves lustrously lovable, as creamy-smooth as a Kree Harrison croon.
Rolled beef teppanyaki with garlic and spring onions (RM22++ for three pieces) would taste terrific even on its own _ but coupled with a special sauce of tosa shoyu, mushroom broth, black truffles and olive oil, it’s a masterclass in meat.
Deep-fried imported pumpkin in tempura batter (RM30++), denser than the norm but still very creamy. Alas, by now, we were too full to order the menu’s other temptations, comprising the likes of anglerfish liver, stewed beef tongue, mizuna salad with crispy anchovies and snapper fillet with sea urchin.
King of Green Tea
Mohd Aizzar and the entire team exude a warm, polished professionalism.
Entry on Kampachi at Equatorial Hotel (currently closed): Oct, 2010.
Location and Contact Details:
Kampachi Japanese Restaurant at PJ Jaya33,
1st Floor, The Plaza at Jaya33, Petaling Jaya.