Zipangu scores high on just about every count—elegant understated décor, impressive wine and sake cellar, excellent service bar and above all, exquisite Japanese cuisine.
The kitchen turns out an extensive menu that leaves diners spoilt for choice.
Veer off the beaten path with the maguro tarutaru with raw tuna topping an avocado base. Or try the dragon roll, which comes highly recommended and justly so.
The house speciality Boston lobster teppanyaki shiro miso cheese will not disappoint. Fresh cubes of lobster are grilled with a sweet sauce that complements the briny flavour of the crustacean perfectly.
The richly flavoured and uber tender Wagyu komiyaki that’s cooked in a moreish gravy will be a hit with meat lovers.
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur TEL: +603 2074 3900 www.shangri-la.com
Tuna tartar and chinese yam with poached egg and avocado sauce
Minced horse mackerel balls in vegetable broth
Steamed fresh cod fish with herb oil and soy sauce vinaigrette