(Updated 27th September 2019)
Japanese cuisine is an acquired taste. But it seems to have found a place in almost everyone's palate. Today, Japanese food gets the thumbs up from people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. If you are an avid fan of Japanese food, then this is the article for u. Bring on the sashimi, fresh oysters, teppanyaki, teriyaki, don, and sushi.
We bring you a collection of Japanese buffets and ala-carte buffets for your dining pleasure. We've also grouped them in ascending order in terms of pricing, with the cheapest buffets first.
1. Suki-Ya Steamboat Buffet
Every time you walk past a Suki-Ya outlet in its various mall locations, you can’t help but almost stop in your tracks. The tantalizing smell of its various soup bases from shabu shabu, miso, sukiyaki, and kimchi is enough to pull you in.
Choose your preferred broths, pick your favorite meats and vegetables and dip it into the boiling broth. Once ready, you can dip the meats into the raw egg and enjoy! You can also opt for udon or rice to go with your meal.
The outlets are almost always packed and busy so it’s best to call and make reservations first, especially if you’re in a larger group.
This has to be one of the best value-for-money restaurants at only RM32 per adult for lunch and RM39.80 per adult for dinner. You can have up to 120 minutes to eat all you want, and every additional 15mins is charged RM3.50.
Price for lunch: Adult RM34.00; Child (under 12) 50% buffet price
Price for dinner: Adult RM41.00; Child (under 12) 50% buffet price
Address: Multiple outlets in KL, for a full list, click here.
Availability: Daily between 11:30am – 5pm (Lunch) and 5pm – 10pm (Dinner). Weekends and Public Holiday additional RM2.
Tel no: 03-2141 4272. Reservations recommended.
2. Maiu Japanese Buffet
Enjoy their all you can eat ala carte buffet with free flow of food and refreshments, including fresh sashimi. There isn’t much variation in most Japanese buffets so you know what to expect with Japanese food.
However, we will say the Maiu prices are one of the cheapest in town.
Address: 3 outlets in Jalan Kuching, Damansara Perdana, and Seri Petaling. For the full address, click here.
Availability: Daily between 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch) and 6pm – 10:30pm (Dinner).
Tel no: Jalan Kuching, 03-6179 2866; Damansara Perdana, 03-7729 0015; Seri Petaling, 03-9057-5017
3. Aoki-tei Japanese restaurant
This restaurant located in PJ and Puchong serves a mouth-watering array of Japanese dishes such as Cheese Maki, Smoked Duck Salad and juicy dumplings just to name a few. For Lunch Buffet RM 68++ & Dinner Buffet RM 88++. Add on RM 9.90 you can enjoy Aoki-Tei House Sake.
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Address: Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30 AM
Phone: 03-6143 6868
Address: G, 40, Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47170 Puchong, Selangor
Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30 AM
Phone: 03-8075 1113
4. Mo-Mo Paradise Sukiyaki/Shabu-Shabu
Non-Halal, serves pork.
Mo-Mo Paradise is one of the few select Japanese restaurants that's open in J's Gate Dining, Lot 10. It specializes in Japanese hotpot, both sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. Patrons can enjoy both hotpot styles with free-flow of pork and beef slices, along with its array of vegetables and mushrooms. There will be free-flow of green tea, but you'll be able to enjoy fizzy drinks and coffee at an additional RM4.50.
Price: RM68++ single pot, RM76++ for mixed pot; only for 100 minutes
Address: P1, Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Center, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel no: 03-2110 3588
5. Mitasu Japanese Ala Carte Buffet
Personally, one of my favorites for an all-you-can-eat buffet. To date, Mitasu hasn’t disappointed in quality and offers a diverse spread of sashimi, sushi, temaki, makimono, cold cuts, yasai, yakimono, salad, soup, tempura, teppanyaki, agemono, nabemono, noodles, mini donburi, dessert, and ice cream.
Personal top picks include the salmon and butterfish sashimi, fresh oysters, mackerel, smoked duck salad, beef butteryaki, and black sesame ice cream to name a few.
The best part? It’s an ala carte buffet so you don’t ever have to leave your table. Just be sure not to overdo the indulgence as Mitasu charges for food wastage at RM10 for every 100g.
The buffet is only available for dinner between 6 pm – 10 pm daily.
Senior Citizen: RM48++
Child (101-135cm): RM34++
Child (80-101cm): RM16++
Child (Below 80cm): free
Click here for more info
Address: Central Plaza, B-01, no 34, 50250, 2506, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Availability: Daily for dinner only between 6 pm – 10 pm.
Tel no: 03-2110 2833. Reservations recommended.
6. WAGYU MORE
Wagyu More offers All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Shabu-Shabu with an unlimited supply of beef, pork, chicken as well as a variety of vegetables, meatballs, hot food, drinks and desserts.
This Hong Kong-based restaurant was established in 2014 and its first flagship restaurant in Malaysia was officially stationed in The Gardens Mall on 31 August 2018.
Eat All you can Steamboat Buffet at RM36.80++
Click here for their latest promotions
If there's a great Japanese buffet that you know of in KL for under RM100 that isn't listed here, feel free to let us know and we may decide to include it!
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