TWO Japanese Restaurant at Desa Sri Hartamas: Restaurant Reviews
Tantalising new Japanese restaurants have surfaced this month all across Desa Sri Hartamas; here’s our definitive deep-dive introduction for contemporary eatery TWO. Take a deliciously deep breath.
Wrapping up our Hartamas expedition with TWO, which doubles up with Japanese & Western cuisine, but our focus here is on the sashimi & sushi, not the seafood pasta or the mussels with lemon sauce.
French & Italian Fusion Menu
TWO features the work of two chefs, Yoshi & Kent, who both honed their skills at New York eateries. The menu proudly bears the ‘fusion’ label, with ostensibly French & Italian influences, resulting in hits & misses.
Summer flounder, sliced & served with shoyu (RM28 before taxes), pretty much passes the mark for freshness & flavour.
Yellowtail & Jalapenos
Yellowtail with ponzu-based sauce & jalapenos (RM30), a bit of a mess, with the heavily savoury sauce completely overwhelming the fish.
Signature Sushi Roll
TWO’s signature sushi roll (RM30) showcases tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado & crab stick wrapped with cool, crunchy cucumber strips. Not a bad change from regular seaweed-reliant rolls.
Ooba Maki (RM16): Tuna, mint leaves, avocados & asparagus, fried & paired with sweet chilli sauce, the undoing of this dish.
Sushi pizza (RM28), blanketed with fish, guacamole & again, a cloying sauce that undermines everything else on the plate.
Booze & Friendly Service
Booze is offered & service is friendly; we wish TWO luck, though we think it’ll be tricky for it to secure a competitive advantage.
Location and Contact Details
B-G-03A, Glomac Galeria, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
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