Eat All The Japanese Food You Can
When the cravings for Japanese food strikes, it's hard to push it back down. Whether you're looking for a Japanese buffet spot for your cheat day, to celebrate a special occasion, or for a sophisticated date night out, we've compiled 9 of our favourite Japanese buffet restaurants around KL for you to feast on all the sushi, sashimi, and seafood you want. P/s: We made sure to provide a mix of affordable options as well as choices for when you're okay to splurge a little!
Our Top 9 Japanese Buffets In Klang Valley:
- Hanare Japanese Restaurant
- Mitasu Japanese Restaurant
- Kampachi EQ
- Mo-Mo Paradise
- Komura Japanese Restaurant
- ROCKU Yakiniku
- Jogoya Japanese Buffet
- Kimiya @ Avantas Residence
- Iketeru, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
CMCO Update: Due to the enforcement of the CMCO in Malaysia, some restaurants in this list may be temporarily closed or have changes in their opening hours. Do check the official websites or social media of the restaurants for the latest information! Prices displayed in this article may also be inaccurate due to changes made by the establishments.
Best Japanese Buffets In KL
1. Hanare Japanese Restaurant
Located right in the heart of KL, Hanare is consistently at the top of the list when it comes to authentic Japanese buffet in Malaysia. With a classy and cosy interior, you won't have to rub shoulders with other patrons or rush through your meal at Hanare. The restaurant consists of an open kitchen, a cosy bar, a teppanyaki counter where you can see chefs work their magic, comfortable open seating, and even private rooms available upon reservation.
Spend two hours savouring unlimited servings of appetizers, teppanyaki, sashimi, sushi, grilled seafood, free-flow Wagyu beef, and more - everything prepared meticulously by their line of professional chefs. The wide selection of fresh seafood at Hanare are all air-flown twice a week from Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Market.
#KlookTip: The buffet at Hanare Japanese Restaurant may be a bit pricey for most people, but if you'd still like to have a great Japanese meal, you can book your discounted cash vouchers on Klook and order some ala-carte dishes instead. While the cash vouchers can be used for the buffet, you can use it for a sophisticated omakase meal or other ala carte delicacies.
- Address: Lot G-05, G Floor, Intermark Mall
- Buffet Timing: 12 - 2PM, Saturdays & Sundays
- Buffet Price: RM198++
2. Mitasu Japanese Restaurant
Mitasu is another notable Japanese buffet in KL, known for its ala-carte Japanese buffet available at an affordable price tag. With the recent opening of their second outlet in Old Klang Road, you can now enjoy their buffet at two of their outlets, including their first outlet in Bukit Bintang. We especially like how you can order off their menu and get the dishes served directly to your table instead of walking around with a plate like in usual buffets - this is perfect especially during times like now where #socialdistancing is much needed.
Patrons usually flock here for all-you-can-eat fresh seafood and assorted sashimi, but besides their sashimi, don't forget to also get some oysters, tiger prawns, and grilled octopus to satisfy your seafood cravings! P/S: Call up to make a reservation to avoid disappointment as the restaurant is almost always packed.
- Address: Central Plaza, 2506, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur || Lot 306, Jalan Klang Lama, Batu 3, 58000 Kuala Lumpur
- Buffet Timing: 1130-3PM & 6-10PM (Mon - Fri), 12-3PM & 6-10PM (Sat & Sun)
- Buffet Price: RM64.50++
3. Kampachi EQ
Kampachi is a pioneer of Japanese cuisine in Malaysia since 1974, so you know you can expect authentic Japanese dishes used nothing but top-notch ingredients air-flown from Japan while dining here.
Our favourite Kampachi outlet is definitely the one in EQ Kuala Lumpur - an elegant space with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that drench the restaurant in natural sunlight, minimalistic wooden furniture, and a zen-like ambience. There's even a sushi counter that you can sit around if you'd like to enjoy an omakase dining experience!
The weekend buffet at Kampachi EQ allows you to tuck into fresh sushi and sashimi, as well as other Japanese dishes like soups, beef sukiyaki, oden, tempuras, grilled seafood, and more. Even their selection of desserts are authentically-Japanese and will definitely add a sweet ending note to your meal.
- Address: EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, KL
- Buffet Timing: 12PM - 3PM, Saturdays only
- Buffet Price: RM218++
4. Mo-Mo Paradise
Lovers of Japanese hotpot, Mo-Mo Paradise is your perfect paradise on earth! This hotpot chain was founded in Tokyo back in 1993, and specializes in both shabu-shabu and sukiyaki (basically different flavours of hotpot soup - one tasting more savoury while the other leaning towards the sweeter spectrum). There's also a third soup option available (Karamiso broth) - a spicy miso-based soup for those who want a bit of spice. You can choose to have a pot with two flavours or with just one type of broth, if you'd like.
Dip fresh slices of meat (beef and pork), vegetables, and udon into your soup and fill your tummy up within a 100 minutes buffet time frame, which is just nice for a relaxing meal and good conversations in between.
- Address: Lot 10 Shopping Centre
- Buffet Timing: 12PM - 10PM
- Buffet Price: RM128++
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Located in Corus Hotel, Komura is perfect for a private, intimate lunch or dinner. Besides tables at the open dining areas, you can choose to dine in the serene ambience of private cubicle rooms or tatami rooms that can seat up to 20 persons if you'd like a bit more privacy while you catch up with your partner, friends, or family. If you're missing Japan, you'll probably get the taste and feel of it a little in this lovely space!
Komura serves up a selection of set lunches, ala carte meals, and steamboats, as well as an 'Eat-All-U-Can' buffet on weekends. Tick the dishes you'd like to order from a paper menu and get them served to you directly, and enjoy your meal in comfort and privacy.
- Address: Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Buffet Timing: 12PM - 2PM & 6PM - 10PM, Weekends
CMCO Update: Komura is closed in conjunction with the CMCO. Seek updates on the Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur official website or social media platforms for information on their reopening.
6. ROCKU Yakiniku
Craving for Japanese BBQ? You'll definitely get your cravings satisfied at ROCKU Yakiniku. Offering a different vibe compared to other zen Japanese restaurants on this list, ROCKU is a casual, upbeat, and edgy eatery where you can feast on high-quality grilled meats accompanied by live performances from their popular mini stage.
Enjoy the satisfaction of grilling your own meat on the charcoal grill in the middle of the table - while the meat cuts are usually the star of the meal, there's also a delicious selection of seafood from mussels to fresh prawns and scallops that also taste delicious upon grilling. Don't forget to redeem a free ROCKU Tempura Ice Cream Cake from the staff if it's your birthday!
- Address: Pavilion KL | 1 Utama | Sunway Pyramid
- Buffet Timing: 11AM - 10PM
Love BBQ? How about some Korean BBQ?
7. Jogoya Japanese Buffet
Jogoya is perfect for cheat days. Having the title of "The Largest Buffet Restaurant In Malaysia", expect an extensive buffet spread with over 400 dishes of not just Japanese dishes, but Chinese (including dim sum!), Western, and even Malaysia cuisine. There's even a dessert section with Haagen Daaz ice cream, cakes, and cookies to fill up your dessert tummy.
With its extensive selection of food items, it's no wonder Jogoya is such a popular spot for meal gatherings - everyone will be able to find something they enjoy eating here. While Jogoya is not a halal-certified restaurant, it's a pork-free eatery that's popular also amongst Muslim patrons. You'll see clear tags indicated on food items that may contain alcohol, allowing you to eat with peace of mind.
Note: Joyoga Japanese Buffet is currently closed due to the renovation works at Starhill Gallery. Starhill Gallery is scheduled to reopen in early 2021 - get first-hand updates on their reopening via their official website or social media!
- Address: Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang, 55100, KL
Update: the buffet at Kimiya is currently unavailable. Do check the official site and social media of the restaurant for updates on if it'll be available again!
Kimiya is a bit of a hidden gem in the world of Japanese buffet. At this bright and cosy space, you can enjoy over 70 different Japanese dishes with their ala carte buffet menu - besides the usuals like sashimi, sushi, and teppanyaki, you can also order ramen, mini donburis, soba, curry, and a lot more! Our tip? Choose to sit at the bar area if you'd like to watch the chef meticulously cut and prepare fresh sashimi in front of you - it'll be hard not to drool!
The chefs at Kimiya refresh their menu from time to time to reflect the seasonalities in Japan with the use of different seasonal ingredients and seafood - so don't be surprised when you see different items on the menu everytime you visit. Besides their buffet spread, you can also enjoy delicious set meals and ala carte items at the restaurant.
- Address: Avantas Residence, G-2, 162, Jalan Klang Lama, Taman Shanghai, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
9. Iketeru, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
If you're looking for a Japanese meal spot with a classy ambiance, Iketeru is a great choice to add onto your list. Set on the 8th floor of Hilton Kuala Lumpur, this sophisticated space is perfect for intimate special celebrations, date nights, or even business dinners.
Just like a few other restaurants on this list, the buffet here is served to your table after you've placed your order through a menu. You can order unlimited servings of fresh sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura, rice bowls, noodles, and appetizers like chawanmushi. Enjoy your meal in a calming vibe with a Zen garden view and relaxing music.
- Address: 8, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470, KL