Thursday, September 21, 2006

Iketeru Japanese Restaurant @ KL Hilton

Ok, time for another post!! We love KL Hilton, we love the rooms, the gym (Clark Hatch) and Chynna, their chinese restaurant. One night we decided to try their japanese restaurant, Iketeru. And we were glad we did!!!

First thing to arrive at our table was the soft shell crab handroll. Unlike handrolls at other Japanese restaurant which are filled with rice and cucumber, this handroll also features lettuce leaves. A refreshing touch to a familiar dish. The seaweed wrap is beautifully crunchy and the soft shell crab inside warm. Totally delicious.

Following the excellent handroll came the mixed sashimi platter. It includes, octopus, tuna, salmon and 2 other types of fish (sorry, I have no idea what they are... :P). For the price we expected notthing but the best quality sashimi and that is exactly what we got. Superbly fresh fish!!!

Next to come was the mixed sushi platter. It contains a mixture of sushi and needless to say it was all GOOD!! Sorry for the lack of commentary but I shall let the pictures do most of the talking today.

Ketchup Queen happens to be a huge croquette fan so naturally we ordered that for her. It was potato croquette. I didnt particularly enjoy this dish but Ketchup Queen loved it. I must say though that although being deep fried it wasnt at all oily. I also liked the side of salad that came with the dish.

After all those appertisers, came our mains. The first to arrive is the Udon Noodles. It was udon in soup and came with a side of tempura. The udon was superb!! The broth in which it was served was really really good!!! I didnt try the tempura but I was told it was very good as well.

The next main to arrive was the mixed mushroom teppanyaki. There were several types of mushrooms including shiitake and golden mushroom.

The next dish to arrive was the chicken teriyaki. This must be the best chicken teriyaki that I have ever tasted (most expensive too!)!! The chicken was tender and the sweetish sauce was soooo good we asked for more!!

Next was the salmon teriyaki. Another superb dish. The salmon was cooked just right and again the sweetish teriyaki sauce shined!!!

The chicken teppanyaki came next. It was good but after the chicken teriyaki, this tasted a little bland (luckily it came with teriyaki sauce on the side!!!). I liked the side of crispy garlic slivers.

To accompany our main dishes, we had garlic fried rice. It is basically japanese rice fried with garlic and sprinkled with crispy garlic slivers on top. Very Very Very GOOD!!!

After all those salty food, time for sweet deserts!! We ordered two types of ice-creams. The first to arrive is the black sesame ice-cream. This is the best ice-cream I have ever had!! It taste nutty with the fragrance of sesame seeds!! Very very good.

I order the next ice-cream at every japanese restaurant I visit. The green tea ice-cream with red bean. This ice-cream is also very good, the slight bitterness of the green tea ice-cream matches perfectly with the slightly sweet nutty red bean. Ohh....HEAVEN!!!

The last of the desert happens to be Ketchup Queen's favourite, the red bean soup with "tong yuen". It was actually served in a small teacup. And there were two mini "tong yuen" inside. I didnt try this but according to Ketchup Queen, it was gooooooooooood!!!

On the whole a very very good and satisfying japanese meal. Slightly on the expensive side but in my opinion worth all the money!!

Makan King's ratings = 9 out of 10

-BKT King-


Blogger KY said...

how's the price?

11:51 AM, September 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes yes.. would like to know the price as well..

I guess ard RM 600 to 700

3:35 PM, September 22, 2006  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

ky & anonymous,

I cant really remember the price as we charge it all to the room. The total bill came up to about RM2700 which includes 2 night stay, the dinner at iketeru and wine and cigars after.

If memory serves me right, it was about RM700+ for 5 of us at Iketeru.

-BKT King-

3:42 PM, September 22, 2006  
Blogger J said...

RM700 for 5 ppl??
That's pretty expensive!

Respect man.
You guys have very deep wallets.

I suppose as long as the food is nice and the ambience is good then it's ok.

4:44 PM, September 28, 2006  
Blogger Makan Kings said...


Yes, its quite an expensive meal. But I feel that it was worth the money because of the ambience and the freshness of the ingredients. This is especially true for Japanese food, the more you pay the better the quality.

-BKT King-

3:10 PM, September 29, 2006  
Blogger BlackMagicWoman said...

that is quite pricey..but it looks so good..making me hungry just looking at the pics..must be worth the money..

11:03 AM, October 03, 2006  
Blogger Eugene said...

Hello, the king of the makan.
Will you be interested of a blogging competition? can i have your email address so that i could send you the details.

6:34 PM, October 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah i've been there b4.. the environment is nice :)

4:18 PM, October 15, 2006  
Anonymous lee said...

what abt toro and kobe? how's the price/freshness at ike? I had some at ozeki which was amazing but would like to explore more places.

4:03 AM, January 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you pls suggest another japanese restaurant that is comparatively good but have cheaper price

9:39 AM, February 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me and wifey ate there on valentines day

superb ambience ...
superb service

superb price as well

2 persons = ~rm700

4:53 PM, June 25, 2009  
Anonymous sha said...

hi question regarding iketeru, did you order all these as ala cart or was it a package? thanks

9:45 PM, July 19, 2009  

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