Hidden restaurants and bars have been all the rage in Malaysia. It exudes a sense of mystery, and keeps you wondering what lies behind closed doors. Well, we’ve found a fairly new place to discover that’ll take you straight to Japan with its bountiful menu of yakitori, wagyu dishes and more!
Tobu Sake Bar Is Where You Go For A Gorgeous Japanese Experience
Tucked away in Damansara Uptown is Tobu Sake Bar, recently opened just last year. Upon entry, we were greeted by a torii, aka traditional Japanese gate. The atmosphere instantly brought us to, well, Japan! As we walked in, there were mini torii decorations covering one side of the wall where customers have doodled on while sake bottles lined the top.
Their menu is extensive, focusing on yakitori selections albeit non-traditional items such as Japanese-inspired pastas were also available. Here’s what we tried:
As aforementioned, their range of skewers are plentiful. They present them in a box for you to choose from so you’d be able to see what they look like before ordering.
Among the options are:
- Chives w/ pork belly cheese
- Lettuce w Bacon
- Enoki Wrap w Pork Belly
- Eryngii with Pork Belly
- Cherry Tomatoes w Pork Belly
- Shitake w Chicken Minced
- Tiger Prawn w Pork Belly
- Scallops w Bacon
- Iberico Pork Belly
- Iberico Pork Belly w Wasabi
- Lamb Steak
You can also order available sets that include fried rice and enoki mushrooms!
This classic dish has a generous amount of medium-rare wagyu atop rice, with an egg yolk, onion, spring onions and sesame seeds.
In a twist to regular pastas, the chef cooks the capellini in beef jus giving it a natural and aromatic flavour. Served with Premium Wagyu.
Another capellini dish to try is this- it comes with three types of truffle ingredients such as truffle slices, truffle pate and truffle oil!
Doused in sake, this sizzling plate consists of smoked pork that’s packed with flavour.
Garlic Fried Rice with Gyoza
This delicious set comes with a bowl of fried rice alongside six pieces of gyoza, kimchi, and onsen egg.
A hearty, sumptuous soup with slices of beef, vegetables, shiitake mushrooms and egg.
For light appetisers/snacks, try out their Chicken Kaarage, Pickled Cabbage or Crispy Enoki!
Finish off your meal with a sweet Matcha ice cream dessert.
Of course, you can’t visit Tobu Sake Bar without trying out some of their many sakes. Alternatively, they also serve highball, beer and more.
Private Karaoke Rooms
At Tobu Sake Bar, you can enjoy a good ol’ private karaoke sesh with your friends and family. They have two rooms – large and small – where there’s plenty of room to relax on the sofa or at the table.
Good Food & Drinks With A Daily Live Band
That’s right- there’s a live band/singer performance everyday at Tobu Sake Bar too!
If you’ve been putting travel plans to Japan on hold, you need to visit this place for the next closest thing to a Japanese adventure. Enjoy foodies!
Tobu Sake Bar
Address: 55c, Jalan SS 21/56b, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: 5pm-12am (Tues-Sun, closed Mon)