Kinpachi Japanese Restaurant, SS17

Posted: 2009-03-25 by W in 8.0 - 8.9, Dinner, Drink, Eat, GPS, Japanese, Non-halal, Non-vegetarian
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Went to dinner with HL, KUMA. Then DC, whom already has dinner earlier with NAP, tagged along as well. He said want to eat a little bit, because it was on company’s expenses.

... the signboard on the staircase.

... the signboard on the staircase.


... the painted name on the wall.

... the painted name on the wall.


... no envelope for the chopsticks. Is this place a less premium one?

... no envelope for the chopsticks. Is this place a less premium one?


... sake for 4 of us. That's DC's hand there busy pressing on his phone.

... sake for 4 of us. That's DC's hand there busy pressing on his phone.


... this Popai the Potato was ordered by accident. I was pointing the funny name to my KUMA, but the waitress took my order instead, which I didn't realise.

... this Popai the Potato was ordered by accident. I was pointing the funny name to my KUMA, but the waitress took my order instead, which I didn't realise.


... KUMA, as usual, had her dossage of unagi set meal.

... KUMA, as usual, had her dossage of unagi set meal.


... I wanted the unagi set, but since KUMA got it to before me. So I settled for the tempura prawn instead.

... I wanted the unagi set, but since KUMA got it to before me. So I settled for the tempura prawn instead.


... I ordered this unagi maki upon knowing that this meal is on company's expenses. Woohoo!

... I ordered this unagi maki upon knowing that this meal is on company's expenses. Woohoo!


... DC went a step higher. He asked for the notorious "black board" and ordered a cod fish.

... DC went a step higher. He asked for the notorious "black board" and ordered a cod fish.

Rating: 8/10

Despite not having envelope for the chopsticks, this place remained as 1 of the most expensive Japanese restaurant I’ve been to. I guess it’s because they don’t bother to get Halal certifications and been serving porks like mad.

The previous statement was a joke. The more plausible reason would be that it serves authentic Japanese dishes. You could see a lot of Japanese people frequent that place, day and night. Aside from that, the premium stuff are written on a piece of small blackboard. They were written in Japanese words and phonetic pronunciations. Making it pretty useless for non Japanese speaking/reading people, because it lacked the English equivalent names for the items.

Amongst all the stuff there, I guess the best would be the dish called Popai The Potato. Despite being a bastard (unwanted, or by accident) dish, it turns out to be the best thing for the night. We were busy picking on it and I can’t stop eating it. It has bacon in it, which made the whole vege thing tasted so damn good and the fragrance was overkilling too. We were busy guessing what was that item, because we didn’t order it. Only to find out later when we get our bill.

The sake was moderate. Nothing to shout about. I asked HL to get a warm sake, as sake is best served warm. But instead, it was being served cold. The bottle has a “鬼” (ghost) word on it. Perhaps it’s best serves cold. When we were leaving, KUMA found another bottle with the word “神” (god) on it. Now I know which has to be served hot.

As for the cod fish, it was pretty nice. The gravy in it was very tasty, just that a tad too salty. The fish meat has only a little hint of milky-ness (as how I like to call it) but it wasn’t as fresh as I thought it would be. That 2 pieces cost around RM35 – RM40.

Location: Location: N3 04.743 E101 34.845

PS: Popai The Potato was really damn good. I just couldn’t stress enough of it!

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