August 9th, 2022
Kinme Sashimi & Grill Bar at Bukit Damansara: Restaurant Review
This sparkling specialist in raw seafood and grilled meat recently debuted at a relatively inconspicuous section of Plaza Damansara, but strong word-of-mouth should swiftly seduce swarms of sashimi-worshipers.
Our top tip here: Chef Voon’s Nigiri Special, an ever-evolving selection of showstopping sushi.
Tuna Belly, Scallops and Sea Urchin
Each piece clocks in north of RM10, with what seems like a minimum order of six. Chef Voon (formerly of Hilton’s Iketeru) creates a tour de force of sushi; the fish and rice would be fulfilling on their own, but the toppings prove masterful matches. Greater than the sum of its parts.
But what prevents Kinme from soaring to the heights of, say, Sushi Hinata (our top 2013 Japanese discovery so far) might be a couple of mediocrities on the menu. The mini bara chirashi is nicely priced at RM23 nett, but its nuances teeter toward blandness.
Plum wine for a satisfying meal. Service is OK, but try to get the attention of the more experienced-looking members of the service team.
Location and Contact Details:
Kinme Sashimi & Grill Bar @ Plaza Damansara,
26 Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara
Tue–Sun, 12noon–4.30pm; 6–10.30pm