KIMI-YA Japanese Restaurant at Old Klang Road (Food Review)

Japanese cuisine has been a big part of my food category on my blog. I still remember that about ten years ago, I wrote my first food post on a Japanese restaurant back in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. So Japaneses cuisine easily became my top three favorite cuisines. A couple of weeks ago, I was invited for a food review session at KIMI-YA Japanese Restaurant which is located at Old Klang Road. Kimi-Ya means 'your home' and they believe that every dining experience is a wholesome and pleasing one just like that the way you feel upon reaching home after a long day. Now let's proceed to the food that I had in KIMI-YA.

We started off with this salad dish, KIMI-YA Soft Shell Crab Salad. It consist of  deep fried soft Shell crab and fish skin with assorted vegetables. We can select either sesame dressing, wafu dressing or yuzu dressing. The crispiness from the deep fried fish skin goes very well with the fresh salad and the sweet and savory taste of the soft shell crab. What I enjoyed the most was the wafu dressing that enhance the flavor of every components on this dish. I would recommend this to those who want to enjoy a light meal.

Next up is the Yasai Salad which has seaweed, avocado, sea moss with assorted vegetables. I personally like avocado and I don't mind having it with bread, sushi or even with salad. Its absolutely a healthy appetizer to begin with.

If you are fan of udon, the next dish is something that you can try. It's the Zaru Inaniwa Udon, a cold thin wheat noodles served with dipping sauce. Although this udon seems ordinary but I assure you that it has a very unique taste that made me slurps the udon more and more. This udon can be eaten in a few ways. We can eat the udon dipped into the special soy sauce just like how the rest of the people would do. Then we can also eat the udon by adding a small chunk of the wasabi and dipped it into the sauce. Lastly, pour the quail egg into the sauce, give it a light mix and dip the udon and together with the wasabi.

There's also the Tenzaru Inaniwa Udon which is the same cold thin wheat noodles served with dipping sauce but with additional of assorted tempura. The tempura is light and crispy, definitely a good combination with the udon.

If you must have rice on your meal, the Unagi Garlic Rice Ishiyaki is pretty good too. The garlic fried rice topped with roasted eel, seaweed, white sesame, fried garlic and spring onion. The roasted eel was done nicely and the fragrance from the rice was really tantalizing. The size of the eel was quite generous and every single bite was really satisfying to me.

For cold rainy days and you want to have something warm and hearty, I recommend the Kaisen Pirikara Miso Nabe. It comes with assorted seafood and vegetables with spicy soybean paste based soup served in a hot pot. The freshness of all the ingredients are reflected in the soup and the sweetness from the vegetables enhances the overall taste of this soup.

We wouldn't miss having these very fresh raw fish in KIMI-YA. The Take Sashimi Moriawase has six types of seafood. They are salmon, white tuna, amberjack, tuna, salmon roe and scallop. My personal favorite is the white tuna but the rest are good and superbly fresh too!

 I personally prefer eating sashimi with soy sauce mixed with plenty of wasabi. Although this method is not the proper way to be eaten especially in Japan itself.

This is the Uni (25g) or Sea Urchin and it has a smooth, wet and custard-like texture. While the flavor of this uni isn't particularly strong or sharp, the combination of the briny ocean taste and creamy texture is definitely not for everyone. I liked it since I enjoy eating caviar on its own. If you would like to order this, best to ask the staff or the chef if it's the right season for it.

The KIMI-YA Special Roll is also one of my favorite dish on that day. The rolls are made of
avocado, omelette and cucumber roll with garlic mayonnaise sauce on seared tuna and black caviar topping. The avocado and cucumber roll brought out the flavor of the seared tuna and caviar very well and the savory taste from the garlic mayonnaise sauce pairs nicely with the sweetness of the avocado. I would definitely order this again next time.

The KIMI-YA Bento is something I would get if I can't figure out what to order at KIMI-YA. Tempura Moriawase, Saba Shioyaki, deep fried chicken, salmon sashimi and chawanmushi served together with a bowl of rice, fruits and miso soup. There are so many variety in this bento and they all look appetizing too.

The salmon sashimi in this KIMI-YA Bento was fresh and it's rich with omega-3 fatty acids.

For those who can't take raw fish, you can always opt for the Salmon Mentai Yaki. Grilled Salmon with Seared Marinated Roe Mayonnaise.

From 1st September 2018 onwards, KIMI-YA is having a Kids Eat For Free Promotion. For every RM50 spent in a single receipt, entitled for 1 free kids meal. It's only for kids below 100cm and available everyday from Monday until Sunday.

I don't mind having the kids meal too but unfortunately, I am way over 100cm! HAHAHA

Although my stomach was really full after having so much food earlier, there's always space for dessert, We had the  Abekawa Mochi which is a Homemade Rice Cake with Read Bean Paste and Soybean Powder.

Other than that, we also had the Matcha Shiratama Zenzai, Green Tea Ice Cream with Red Bean Paste and Glutinous Rice Balls and the cute looking dessert called Mizu Shingen Mochi which is a Japanese Raindrop Cake Served with Brown Sugar Syrup and Soybean Powder.

If you are on a budget but want to enjoy a good Japanese cuisine meal, you can head over to KIMI-YA to check out their set lunch menu from RM12 onward available on Monday to Friday, 12pm until 3pm.

Chefs preparing the food at this corner.

An interior shot of the indoor seating areas in KIMI-YA.

There are two private dinning sections that can fit up to 10 pax.

G-2, Avantas Residences,
162 Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.

Business Hour:
Mon- Thurs 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm;
 Fri– Sun 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm.

For reservations, you can contact them at +6013-2393406 and you can also follow the latest updates and promotions on their Facebook page at

.: Peace Out :.


  1. Thanks for sharing this guide, Japan is known for its neon skyscrapers and pop culture. In contrast, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, gardens and cherry blossoms and many other interesting things, agra taxi service

  2. I love to eat Japanese food as they are tasty with creative food presentation!

    1. Same here. I really enjoy Japanese food as they are healthier and I don't feel guilty even when my stomach is superbly full!

  3. Nice place, lovely presentations - works of art!

    1. I really wish to learn the craft of preparing Japanese food but seems like i love eating them more than doing it! HAHA

  4. wao, lovely. i want to eat japanese foods and dishes. i love reading your blog


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