Set Buffet @ Kampachi, Equatorial Kuala Lumpur

I think if you mention “Kampachi”, most people would know that it’s one of the pioneer and premier Japanese restaurants in the city.  The restaurant, located in the Equatorial Kuala Lumpur is a favourite with many and their Sunday Buffet Brunch is extremely popular – almost legendary, where advance bookings are a must.

deco collage
I like how they offer a “lesser salt” version of shoyu, but I can’t remember whether it was the red or blue bottle!

Besides the Sunday Buffet Brunch, Kampachi also serves a Set Buffet Lunch on Public Holidays and Saturdays. It’s a smaller version of their Sunday Brunch and you order the dishes (unlimited servings) from a set menu. It’s like a “Eat As Much As You Can” kinda set offer. Having said that, there’s also a small buffet spread of appetizers for you to choose from…

Grilled Shishamo – I think I had about 8 of these – they were divine, hot off the grill!

pot stickers


softshell crabs
Fried Softshell Crabs

This set buffet works great if you are unable to tackle a full buffet spread. You order your favourite items from the set menu and food is prepared and served fresh. The choices may not be as wide as the regular buffet, but you get to eat food that’s cooked individually and served immediately to you. This way, you can be assured that there’ll be no soggy sushis or cold tempuras.

We had plate after plate of this freshly-fried piping-hot Prawn Tempura – they were so good!

Order your sashimis by the piece… I can’t remember how many pieces of the salmon, tuna and butterfish we had…

salmon red tuna

Too bad they ran out of octopus that day… but the butterfish were a firm favourite too!


calif maki

Have your proteins, people!

age dashi dofu

tori karaage

beef teppanyaki

saba teriyaki


chawan mushi

How about some carbs?

zaru soba

I love the Garlic Fried Rice – very fragrant, full of “wok-hei”!

garlic fried rice

kake udon

Desserts were a bit limited and not so impressive. But even so, we ordered all 4 items on the menu…

Desserts collage

At RM85++ per pax, I would say this is pretty good value for money, as you can order as many servings as you like from the set menu. The variety may not be very extensive, but hey, sometimes it’s good to go for quality rather than quantity. Service is excellent… attentive and ever-smiling service crew bringing us the 5th plate of sashimi and 6th plate of prawn tempura! So, for the next public holiday, why not go and have a long lazy lunch there?

Equatorial Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2161-7777
Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm



32 Responses to “Set Buffet @ Kampachi, Equatorial Kuala Lumpur”

  1. May 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    looks delicious. I don’t know why I cannot seem to get into the Japanese habit these days.. I think I am really going thru a pizza phase at the moment.. shock HORROR !! hahahaha

    • gfad
      May 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

      I know what you mean. I was going through a risotto phase recently. Visiting Italian restaurants every other day and ordering the same thing!! 😀

      • Pureglutton
        May 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

        LOL… omg, I imagine u having plates & plates of risotto!

    • Pureglutton
      May 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

      What…Ciki craving for pizzas?? But, but pizzas are carbs and Ciki doesn’t eat carbs, right? Horrors indeed, LOL!

  2. May 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Ooh the quality of the buffet’s anything to go by, RM85++’s a steal, totally! Get served some more! Five plates of butterfish for me please!

    • Pureglutton
      May 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

      Yes, pretty good value hoh? Eat as much as u can…go, gurl!

  3. May 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    looks like a good range for that price! it might even cost RM200++ per person if u were gonna order that a la carte! 😀

    • Pureglutton
      May 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

      True… very good value for money, I would say.

  4. May 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Looks like nothing beats the classics! I love Japanese… am in a Japanese-and-Taiwanese phase right now… and I think Ciki just got me thinking about a certain pineapple-ham-and-mayo pizza I last shared with you. When our next round of that? 😉

    • Pureglutton
      May 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

      Oh, THAT pizza 😉 Anytime la! Can get Ciki to join us too since she’s in this pizza phase now 😉

      • May 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

        Yes, yes… Three’s company… Very good company that is! 😀

        • Pureglutton
          May 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

          Oh yes, definitely very good company!

  5. gfad
    May 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Kampachi is practically an institution!! Their buffets have been famous for more than 10 years, I believe! Everything looks great!!

    How much is the Sunday Brunch? When I think of all the value-for-money buffet spreads in KL and look at the 60dhs per plate of sushi (6pcs mind you) here, I want to fly home immediately!!

    • Pureglutton
      May 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

      Their Sunday Brunch is RM92++ … so darn cheap compared with AD! Come, let’s go for this when you are back?

      • gfad
        May 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

        Hahahaha.. hubby says to quickly book a session for Aug!!

        • Pureglutton
          May 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

          Aha, yes do book – very reasonable price and very decent food!

  6. May 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    I love soft shell crabs! Your photos are making me hungry all over again even though I just had lunch!! LOL!

    • Pureglutton
      May 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

      Have a second lunch, LOL!

  7. May 11, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    Oh everything looks so yummy! I think we’ll be heading here soon since Hanare buffet is no more.

    • Pureglutton
      May 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

      It’s simple decent fresh Japanese fare here :) Good value.

  8. May 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Looks like a good place to spend next Tuesday 😉

    • Pureglutton
      May 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

      Have you booked yet? 😉

  9. May 13, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    wow been a long time since we have buffet here, great to hear they’re still packed on buffet days

    • Pureglutton
      May 16, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      Yep, their Buffet on Sunday is still a big hit!

  10. May 13, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    Good value IMO. RM85 can’t net you even a good portion of sashimi in premium Japanese restaurants nowadays.

    • Pureglutton
      May 16, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      I totally agree with you!

  11. May 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    yummy yummy yummy!!!! that’s really make me hungry!!

    • Pureglutton
      May 16, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      Another Jap food lover eh! :)

  12. Charles T
    May 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    My late Dad’s last meal was especially ordered from here! He loves the food & service of this restaurant!

  13. Charles T
    May 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    To add on he died from a unsuccessful Major Heart Surgery

  14. Catherine Wong
    April 24, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Kampachi at The Equtorial KL is something of the past now……………….will miss tis place…….used to have hi-tea and a drink or two the Blue moon as well……………been to the buffet Japanese brunch numereous times……………..will miss u, Equtorial………………..

    • Pureglutton
      April 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

      Yes, we all miss Equatorial KL!

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