There are many good Japanese restaurants in town. And one of them is this newly opened Japanese restaurant called Imai-Ya. Imai-Ya is only about 6 months old when we visited their restaurant. When we arrived at Imai-Ya that afternoon, there were already a table of Japanese customers dining at Imai-Ya. If you see Japanese dining at a Japanese restaurant that kept ordering more and more food to their table, you can expect that the food is good. We were told by the manager that these group of Japanese were their repeating customers and to be just 6 months old with Japanese as repeating customers, Imai-Ya is definitely doing something right.
I have always love unagi and if it is on the menu, that would be the first thing that I would order. This is Imai-Ya’s Special Unagi Maki which is basically crabstick wrapped with rice and topped with a slice of unagi, avocado and some roe. This pretty looking Special Unagi Maki is priced at RM37.20.
If you like fish roe and sashimi salmon, you would love Imai-Ya’s Salmon Nishoku. Don’t let my photo deceive you. The portion for this dish is actually quite big and for RM13.90 only, this dish is a steal. Hey, salmon is not cheap okay.
Don’t like the fish roe? Then try this Aki Sashimi Moriawase, a plate of three chunky slices each of three different types of fish – salmon fish, yellow-tail fish and tuna fish.
Scallops are also available here. Hotate Mentai @ RM27.90 – grilled scallops and dressed with cod roe mayonnaise.
Japanese gyoza pork is a fun snack to have with your friends. It is crispy on the outer layer and it had lot of meat as it’s filings. This savory dish is priced at RM15.00 per plate which consists of 5 pieces of gyoza pork.
For desserts, there are not many choices they have here. So we ordered their one and only one dessert, the Ice Cream Mochi. Don’t be fool with this plain looking dessert. It is actually very yummy and best to be taken on a hot afternoon. A plate of Ice Cream Mochi comes with 4 pieces of ice cream mochi.
Here are some pictures I took around this place. The restaurant is located above the steamboat restaurant, HoHo at Balakong.
The front of the restaurant.
Upon entering the restaurant, you will be greeted by a large Japanese cat and a rack of a variety of Japanese wines beautifully decorated at the front door of the restaurant.
There are many seats available at the inner space of the restaurant…
and also at the outer space of the restaurant.
There is an on-going promotion of set meals and this promotion is available for Lunch and Dinner.
Imai-ya Japanese Restaurant
B-26-UG & B-26-1
Jalan C180/1, Dataran C180
43200 Batu 11, Cheras
Business hours: Mon – Fri (12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10.30pm), Weekend (12pm – 10.30pm)
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