Okuchi Japanese Restaurant

Okuchi Japanese Restaurant is nestled in Kota Damansara. Quaint little Japanese restaurant, this makes a perfect place if you want somewhere simple and cozy. 

Be warned, what follows in this post is quite a long list of items. Somehow Chef felt that the bunch of 6 of us probably looked malnourished and was busy dishing out the dishes:P
Grilled Fish Fin (Ei Hire RM13) is crispy and light. Very addictive that you can eat it on its own or with a little of the mustard dip on the side. And because this is NOT shark's fin, I happily ate them:D

Tatami Iwashi (RM20) grilled baby sardine sheets served with seasoned kelp strips. Each bite is nice and crispy bursting with the delightful fishy goodness of sardines.

Yakitori (RM9) - Grilled skewered chicken and vegetables with salt/sweetened soy sauce whichever that tickles your fancy. Lovely on its own or with some sake.

Ika Geso Kushi-Yaki (RM12) Yummy squid tentacles in teriyaki sauce.

Tako Sunomono (RM20) Vinegared boiled Octopus is one of my must haves if it appears in the menu. Sliced octopus are boiled and served chilled. Nothing rubbery whatsoever just nice firm bites.

Chuka Hotate (RM9) I love scallops but I have to admit that these seasoned scallops (50g) didn't quite make it for me. They were kind of too chewy for my personal liking.

Can't go wrong with Chuka Itako (RM6). Absolutely loved these seasoned baby octopus and for the price of RM6 I was surprised that each serving is approximately 70g. Definitely a good buy as most places serve a smaller serving for a higher price!

Lovely, cold and appetizing Chuka Kurage (RM9) - seasoned jellyfish and each serving portion is approximately 50g

Simple Tamago Tofu (RM5). This egg custard tofu is a delightful and comfy meal served chilled. Being seasonal, you may not get it every time you visit (like a recent visit that I had with my team)

A healthy and very yummy Tomato Salad (RM11)

Yaki Gyoza (RM12) - These dumplings were a little too fried dumplings for my personal liking but its still delicious nevertheless since the filling inside was flavourful. Delightful when you dip it into the vinegar and chili oil:D

Tempura Moriawase (RM 21) - Platter or assorted prawn, fish and vegetables tempura. Light and definitely not oily!

Good nibbles in the form of Shirauo Karaage (RM12). These fried anchovies are larger than the local anchovies 'ikan bilis' that we are familiar with.

Shake Kawa Karaage (RM6). I can never say no to deep fried salmon skin though I would personally order this without the mayo being drizzled on it.

Ebi Furai (RM25)  - I rarely take deep fried breaded items but this lightly breaded and the prawn is cooked just its zero complains and I wouldn't mind reordering it.

Horenso No Goma Ae (RM8) A simple dish of boiled spinach with a delightful soy sesame sauce.

Chawan Mushi (RM6) is a must for me at most Japanese meals.

Dobin Mushi (RM15) is a delightful soup served in an earthen tea pot with lovely ingredients of salmon, prawn, chicken and shimeji. Squueze a little lime into it for a lovely and slightly zingy hot comforting soup.

When I told a foodie pal of mine that I was heading in to Okuchi, the very first thing he said was "make sure you get the sashimi. The thick and fresh cuts are to die for" And what Chef whipped out for us was this beautiful boat of Iso Zukuri Funamori (Tokuju) (RM 160) with 30 slices of assorted (6 types) raw fish and Ikura served on wooded boat.

Bouncy and fluffy ikura

Notice the nice thick cuts?

Nan Kara Kani Maki (RM25). Delightful soft shell crab maki is a good option if you crave rice.

r the tuna slices was very yummy vinegared rice with a generous toss of sesame seed and seaweed. Mouth watering!

Unagi Kabayaki (RM38) - thick slice of melt in your mouth conger eel.

Hotategai Teppanyaki (RM39) 5 pieces of scallops with vegetables teppan style. And before you complain 5 pieces only, these are 5 large scallops weighing approximately 150g. Satisfying!

A little pampering with the Wagyu Niku Shabu Shabu (RM200 for two pax). Delightful plate of beautifully marbled wagyu served with udon and vegetables in a special house made broth. During this review, it was raining elephants and hippopotamus so you can imagine just how delightful shabu shabu would have been. And when its served with wagyu, its beyond delightful!

Hello wagyu! Thin and gorgeously marbled. Just a quick dip in the boiling broth will do.

A bowl of comfort to please the tummy and palate:D

We returned shortly after the invited review and ordered the Yaki Zakana Tei (RM25). Perfectly grilled mackarel with salt. Alternatively for the same price you can also opt for Japanese Pike.

I opted for my faveourite fish - tuna. Tekka Ju (RM36) and added some ikura (forgot the price). The generous and thick cuts of tuna were delightful and satisfying.

Hidden under the tuna was fluffy vinegared rice with a generous toss of sesame seed and seaweed. Mouth watering!

Okuchi Japanese Restaurant
6-1, Jalan PJU 5/9
Kota Damansara, Malaysia
T: +603 6140 8336

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