Shin Nihon Yakiniku Restaurant, Overrated or Worth It ?
Updated: Aug 19, 2019
I've done a research on this restaurant for quit long time after seeing a few people sharing about Shin Nihon Yakiniku on social media. Looking from a muslim perspective, it doesn't strike halal in instant. Especially after looking at the menu , there are wine, liquor and champagne being serve. However, we saw this one question popping in Google asking that either it is halal or not and a person answered that it is certified Halal Japanese Wagyu. So, we decided to give it a try.
While driving to Desa Hartamas, my husband ask me to make a reservation just in case there is no table for us. Luckily the place still got room for us to have my birthday lunch. Our doubt have been uplifted when our conversation ended with "Assalamualaikum".
However, we saw this one question popping in google asking that either it is halal or not and there is a person answering that it is certified Halal Japanese Wagyu.
Arriving at Desa Sri Hartamas for a Yakiniku experience, we couldn't find any parking nearby the Shin Nihon Restaurant. We go round again and park illegally not near to the restaurant (We didn't know there is a free Valet Parking service available).
Once we enter Shin Nihon Restaurant, we were greeted "Konichiwa" by a group of chef's working, creating energy and liveness to the restaurant. Suitable with the head Chef, Chef Numata concept to offer Malaysian as well as Japanese people living in KL to enjoy the same style and quality of charcoal grilled beef that they offer in Japan so they will never have to say "When I return to Japan, I want to eat delicious charcoal grilled beef".
Shin Nihon menu are dominated with beef and wagyu, so for people who like chicken, lamb and others, this is not the place for you. However, in the menu, there are a lot of option to choose from. They have Shin Nihon Specialty, steak, sushi, raw meat dishes, ala carte, salad, fried dishes, rice, noodle and soup, dessert and lunch special.
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For first timer like us, we were recommended to order Today's 4 cut in 200g, offered in Japanese Wagyu (RM200) or Australia Wagyu Beef (RM100) (which we opted to Australian Wagyu because it cheeper). Meat lover can add Premium Ribeye Wagyu Steak (RM180 for 150). This is my personal favourite cause it is so meaty yet they melts in the mouth. So it literally mouth watering (Do you get it ? )
To make us feel fuller, we add some rice with Reckon Chips (RM16) and assorted Kimchi and Namul (RM24).
Finish eating, we still couldn't get enough of the food. So, we decide to order extra food that are cheap (cheaper option in the menu not outside world!) to satisfied our tummy. So we choose Omasum, the third stomach serve with salt and intestine serve with hot miso.
Non of the food we order feel unworthy. The food are terrific and rich. I wish we could spent more money here. LOL
Total damage was RM 457.05
Atmosphere : Cozy and isolated dining space.The staff are friendly and cheerful. They come only when you press button call on the table to give you the privacy.
Noise level : Low
Kids friendly : Some people bring kids as there are baby chair but for me, active kids, are not recommended as you grilled the meat on your table.
Recommended dishes : Today's 4 cut and food in the lunch menu.
Price : $$$~$$$$ (expensive)
Business hour: Dinner (5.30 pm to 1.00 a.m)(L.O 12.00a.m) Lunch (12.00 pm to 3.00 pm)(L.O 2.30pm)
Location : No. 26, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur. In between Family Mart and Burnin' Pit Parking : Free Valet and Parking
Side note : the price in the menu online is not same as in the restaurant.
So is it worthy ? For me yes and I will recommend this to my friend but don't be shock about price. Heeeeeee........