The InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur is one of few hotels in the city which houses its own Japanese restaurant. Located on Level 1, Tatsu Japanese Cuisine beckons diners into its cosy classy interior of darkwood furniture and fittings. The contemporary lines of its interior design are interspersed with a subtle blend of Japanese aesthetics enhanced with touches of cobalt blue and white.
Within the intimate confines of a private dining room, we checked out Tatsu’s latest dining promotion – “Dine with Me”! This calls for a small group of 4 diners to come together and dine with each other as this weekend dinner package is meant for sharing. Priced at RM888 nett for 4 diners, this dinner package offers a variety of appetisers, main courses, meat platter and desserts.
We started off by sharing a platter of assorted sashimi carved from fresh seafood flown in from Kyushu, Japan twice a week. We particularly enjoyed this with fresh wasabi grated at our table. What stood out for us was the fresh arkshell – akagai – gorgeous texture and sweet to the bite.
Assorted sashimi of tuna, kanpachi, salmon, hotate and sweet succulent akagai
Fresh wasabi grated at the table
While there were 4 pieces each of the sliced sashimi served, unfortunately for the sushi, there were only 2 each of the avocado sushi, anago sushi, ikura and uni sushi so that had us breaking them up to share out. The oyster mentai ikura sushi were sumptuous but make sure you eat them while they’re still hot.
Sushi: oyster mayonnaise ikura sushi, avocado, anago and uni
Hamaguri Miso Soup – giant Japanese clams, miso soup with tofu, wakame and spring onions
The platter of grilled seafood and assorted tempura was satisfying. The grilled king crab was really good and so were the shrimp and vegetables tempura.
Seafood Platter of Unagi Shiro Sakamushi, Tarabayaki, Sake Shioyaki & Teriyaki
Shirao with kakiage (crispily fried whitebait)
Tempura of prawns and various vegetables like broccoli, burdock and asparagus
Next came the 2nd main course platter of very substantial items. It came complete with a stone grill for us to cook the slices of wagyu sumiyaki as well as to heat up all the rest of the other items.
Meat Platter of Wagyu Sumiyaki with Himalayan salt, Grilled Honey Chicken with Shitachi, Lamb Teppanyaki with Cheddar Cheese Aonori, Stewed Beef Cheeks with Red Wine, Stewed Aigamo Rosuni with julienned carrots, radish and kyuri, Beef Bacon with Fried Potato Roll and Mushroom Teppanyaki.
Finally desserts – and it was a lovely combo of …
Desserts: Grand Marnier Ice Souffle, Mochi, Haagen Dasz Green Tea Ice Cream
This “Dine with Me” promotion is priced at RM888 nett for 4 people and only for Saturday and Sunday dinner at Tao. Citibank and CIMB card holders get 20% off.
Chef Tommy Kuan – the chef behind the special dishes of “Dine With Me”!
For reservation, please call +603 2782 6118.
TAO Japanese Cuisine
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur