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Opening this week at The Gardens Mall, Ichiriki is run by the folks behind a more established Japanese brand, Yuzu, known for branches at KLCC and Mid Valley. Ichiriki_2

Tonkatsu Specialist

Ichiriki specializes in tonkatsu; unlike Yuzu, its menu features plenty of pork and nearly no sushi.

Premium Pork

Here’s what elevates Ichiriki further: Premium meat. Flavorful Kurobuta pork from the black pig is used for this katsu (RM25++), drizzled with dark-brown Hatcho Miso dressing.

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Iberico pork is also served here, succulent in sweet-savory miso yaki sauce (RM45++). Ichiriki_4

Iberico pork rib karaage (RM20++); we could happily devour five of these. Ichiriki_5Gnaw it to the bone; each bite proves as tender and tasty as pork can be.

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Quality Sake

Masumi Gold sake (RM45++ for 300ml), by a brewery that traces its lineage to the 1600s.Ichiriki_7

Expanding Menu Expected

Expect to hear more about Ichiriki in the months ahead; the restaurant will expand its menu eventually to include the likes of teppanyaki octopus “tako” in garlic oil, skewered meat, noodles and much more. Ichiriki_8Ichiriki_9

Location and Contact Details:

Ichiriki Japanese Restaurant,

F237B, 1st Floor, Isetan Wing, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2284-0688

Find Ichiriki Japanese Restaurant’s directory listing here.

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