Since its official opening a few months ago, Ryoshi Izakaya Signature at the Atria Shopping Gallery has been drawing the crowds and steadily expanding its menu. In fact, its menu is one of the most extensive ones I’ve come across. It’s almost like a mini Japan in there, listing most of the popular Japanese food items in a single venue! From the usual Appetisers, Sashimi, Sushi, Maki, Rice, Noodles, Teppanyaki, Hotpots there are also the well-loved Kushiyaki items covering meats, seafood and vegetables!
Did I mention that Ryoshi Izakaya Signature serves pork, too? Pork is featured in all their food categories, from salads to skewers. With a well-stocked sake bar and a grill that doesn’t get cold, this is one happy place for Happy Hours.
The best way to kick-start a meal here is to get the appetite going with a plate of Horensho Bacon – crisp spinach leaves drizzled with an appetising tangy dressing and dotted generously with bits of bacon!
Horensho Bacon (RM18) – spinach bacon salad
We can never resist sashimi, so the huge portion Ryoshi Sashimi Mori was very welcomed! There are 3 pieces each of 6 kinds of fresh seafood arranged prettily on ice: Maguro, Salmon, Tako, Hotate, Amaebi, Kampachi and every piece was super fresh!
Ryoshi Sashimi Mori (RM130)
Next we tried the Gyu Tataki, a platter of lightly roasted sliced beef which was tender and oozing delicious jus.
Gyu Tataki (RM20)
Once we were done with the cold items, it’s time to warm up our tummies. The best way to do this was the have some piping-hot Nabe (hotpot). We had the Kaisen Nabe (Assorted Seafood Hotpot) and Hakusai Buta Nabe (Cabbage & Pork) and diners can choose either spicy kimchi miso or udon soup base. Each serving was good for 2 pax.
Kaisen Nabe (RM42 for 1-2 pax) Assorted Seafood Hot Pot
Hakusai Buta Nabe (RM28 for 1-2 pax) –Cabbage and Pork hotpot
We couldn’t resist the skewers and our plate of Buta Bara (pork belly skewers) were really satisfying. With just a sprinkle of sea salt, the skewers were grilled to perfection, slightly charred at the edges. Rising to its izakaya label, the kushiyaki selection here is pretty extensive, covering pork, chicken, innards, seafood and vegetable skewers – perfect with some sake!
Buta Bara (RM6 each)
More pork items came in the guise of Moyashi Pirikara Itame, aromatic stir-fried spicy pork belly with bean sprouts and chives, excellent eaten on its own or with some rice. We liked the Yaki Buta – slices of pork belly grilled in their chef’s special sauce. The thick caramel-like sauce clung to the meat, best eaten with some plain rice!
Moyashi Pirikara Itame (RM10) stir-fried spicy pork with bean sprouts
Yaki Buta (RM24) Grilled pork belly in special sauce
For a quick simple meal, Ryoshi Izakaya Signature does have a range of set meals as well as single-dish meals like Yaki Soba, Tori Nanban, Hire Katsu and Ebi Fry.
Yaki Soba (RM18) – stirfried soba
Tori Nanban (RM23) – crispy chicken soaked in Nanban sauce
Hire Katsu (RM20) – fried pork fillet cutlet
Ebi Fry (RM36) –fried king prawns
If you are in the mood for some carbs, maki rolls are the answer and the selection at Ryoshi is interesting. Besides the usual salmon, there are also rolls using oyster and pork which create a different taste and bite portfolio.
Cranky Salmon Maki (RM20) – with salmon, crispy chips & mayonnaise topped with Aonori flakes
Aburi Salmon Maki (RM25) – half broiled salmon roll
Oyster Maki (RM28) – oyster sushi roll
Ryoshi Buta Maki (RM26) – pork sushi roll
So, if you are craving for Japanese food but are not sure what to have, head on to Ryoshi Izakaya Signature as you are bound to zoom in on your favourites from their impressively extensive menu. For more information on their food promotions/deals, check out their Facebook Page here.
RYOSHI IZAKAYA Signature
Lot G26 Ground Floor
Atria Shopping Gallery
47400 Petaling Jaya
I’ve been missing buta nabe since the izakaya at Publika closed down, thanks!