From Japanese sea breams to Malaysian white snappers, Canadian-bred sea urchins to French oysters & Alaskan king crabs, Yamaguchi Fish Market is a one-stop polestar for customers coveting the opulence of the world’s oceans. The water’s the limit.

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Exploring the Tanks

Have fun exploring Yamaguchi’s tanks, which hold an ever-evolving line-up of live catch, potentially including everything from halibut & lobsters to mussels & pen shell clams, plus a tray of local fish like silver pompanos & black pomfrets on ice. Make a selection, then have it scooped out & freshly cooked; alternatively, you can order from Yamaguchi’s extensive a la carte menu.

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Seafood Sashimi Platter

Yamaguchi’s signature seafood sashimi platter (RM198++) is a pleasant surprise, with an atypical assortment that partners salmon with non-fish companions such as scallops, abalone, king crab legs, prawns & oysters. If you prefer to focus on fish, the akami, sake & kampachi-laden chirashi bowl (RM55++) is an ideal alternative, with amaebi & ikura cast in for diversity.

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For a wave of visual enchantment, the geoduck sashimi (RM27++ per 100 grammes) is presented in a pointed ice sculpture – simple but elegant. The clam flesh is mildly briny, furnishing a crisp, plucky chew, making it likely an acquired taste for some.

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Fresh Sea Urchin

This one’s a thorough treat: Fresh sea urchin, lifted straight from the water, eaten off its hedgehog shell, bearing the full magnitude of uni’s unmistakably charismatic flavour, with its creamy-firm sumptuousness of texture. RM150++ per sea urchin.

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Yamaguchi’s repertoire of cooked fare is extensive too: We like the garlic-steamed oysters (RM72++ for six pieces), irreproachably cooked to preserve the molluscs’ natural succulence, with enough garlic to amp up the flavour without undercutting the oysters’ delicate nuances. The poached Hokkaido squid (RM28++) is respectable for what it is, but won’t be the star of the show – a couple of dipping sauces help in its munching. And if you’re a fan of theatrics, the tai head (RM48++) might be a solid bet, its salt-baked crust dramatically cracked open at the table to reveal moist, tender flesh wrapped in kelp.

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Finish with crabs, prepared in recipes that harness the breadth of Yamaguchi’s kitchen capabilities, extending beyond the Japanese cookbook – Alaskan king crabs can be braised in an Oriental-style savoury superior soup), their thick, juicy-sweet flesh sliding off their spiny hard exterior (RM168++ for half a crab) …

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… while giant French crabs, rich with dense roe, are treated even more unconventionally, camouflaged in oily slices of flat-bread that evoke a cross between Italian pizza & Indian naan. A diet-destroyer, by every possible measure. RM138++.

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Yamaguchi takes pride in a sake selection by Kyoto’s nearly five-century-old maker Gekkeikan, reputedly one of the world’s longest-surviving companies, with prices for carafes commencing at RM28++. Many thanks to Yamaguchi for having us here.

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Location and Contact Details

Yamaguchi Fish Market

16 Jalan Kampung Pandan

Tel: +6012-268-2816

Daily, 12pm-330pm, 6pm-10pm

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84 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Carmen Tang January 4, 2016 Subscriber

    Lousy service. They forced us to order a humongously expensive appetiser for NYE but did not come when we finished meal (with 2 other dishes missing still!). Small servings (for 1) for 2pax

  2. Para Solud January 1, 2016 Subscriber

    Crap! Waste of money and time to come here. Food sucks and not fresh. Feel cheated big time.

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    Stephy Lim ure gonna love this place. Chee How u too?

    • Chee How December 30, 2015 Subscriber

      interesting.. it’s next to Cafeinees

    • Stephy Lim December 30, 2015 Subscriber

      OMG those sashimi and uni!!! i hope they not charging like Wasibi Bistro LOL

    • Stephy Lim December 30, 2015 Subscriber

      oh no…. RM150++ per sea urchin!!!! WTF

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      wonder how much they charge for mineral water

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      wonder how much they charge for cucumber maki hahaha

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      Lol

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      Belum plan to go… Mayb u can get J to try n let us know his comment ?

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