Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant, Avantas Residence Food Review

Hello merry goers.

What's life about if it isn't filled with FOOD? And especially good food that brings you to a different country with just one bite? Japanese food isn't a foreign cuisine here in Malaysia with tons of Japanese restaurants for choice. However, it is not easy to actually locate a premium Japanese restaurant without coming along with a hefty price.

Few weekends ago, I was blessed to be invited to savor some of the premium Japanese offerings at KIMI-YA Japanese Restaurant located at Kuchai Lama. Hidden at the Ground Floor of Avantas Residence Old Klang Road, you would have never imagine that there would be a premium Japanese restaurant offering more than 280 dishes.

Walking into the restaurant, you will be welcomed with Japanese floral, multi-layers timber and bamboo bringing out a modern and calm ambiance. There are two private rooms which you are reserve for private gatherings or meetings. Each private room can fit about 12 to 15 people comfortably.

Let's get on to the wide spread of Japanese dishes that KIMI-YA has to offer. Enjoy from Japanese appetizers, salad, sushi, agemono, teishoku, noodles, rice and desserts. Pick on some Yaki Pirikara Edamame while waiting for your dishes to arrive. An interesting twist at KIMI-YA where they sprinkle chili powder on the green soybean

We were first served with a Ume Sashimi Moriawase (7 types), gigantic sashimi platter which had fresh, thick cut slices on a bed of ice.  From Salmon, White Tuna, Yellowtail, Tuna Belly, Scallop, Octopus and Pink Shrimp, they were all super fresh and sweet. Each bite was delightful and satisfying. 

If you like broths or soups, try the Salmon Kabuto Miso which has fresh Salmon Head and assorted vegetables cooked in soybean paste soup. As the soup bubbles in front of you, the aromatic scent from the miso paste just entices you to steal a sip. The flavor of the soup were well balanced with the sweetness from the vegetables. A hearty soup for to warm the stomach especially during rainy days. 

Moving on to main dishes, an interesting dish that was served was the Zaru Inaniwa Udon with a unique way to best enjoy. Mix some wasabi, spring onion and quail egg into the homemade dipping sauce, before dipping the noodles into the mixture. The quail eggs makes the noodles smooth and silky as you slurp it into your mouth with ease. Springy and well coated with the mixture, this dish was a refreshing dish 

For those of you who needs to have rice for every meal, try their Gyu Shogayaki Yaki Don or the Oyakodon. The Gyu Shogayaki Yaki Don is topped with Stir Fried Marinated Beef while the Oyakodon is topped with steamed chicken and egg. Simple yet so satisfying.

Botan Ebi Sushi | Nama Hotate Sushi | Joy Unagi Sushi | Salmon Belly Sushi | Aburi Salmon Mentai Sushi | Hamachi Sushi

Experience top class premium sushi at KIMI-YA Japanese Restaurant. Each piece is specially handcrafted and really so good! I'm not kidding you that if you have the budget, just go for this because it would be an experience you wouldn't regret.

You know that the ingredients are well utilized when you are served with concentrated stock made from the head of Boran Ebi Sushi prawn.

Recommended MUST ORDER: Boran Ebi Sushi, Salmon Belly Sushi, Joy Unagi Sushi

Treat yourself with Taraba Gani (Snow Crab), a Japan delicacy which is loved for the natural sweetness and aroma. Juicy and succulent, the meat was so flavorful and delightful. KIMI-YA had a special promotion during October where you would be able to enjoy it at RM110 (Big) and RM58 (Small)

However, since October is long gone KIMI-YA is offering a different promotion in November which is their Otoro Sashimi for only RM48. Otoro which comes from the underbelly of the tuna is considered to be the most luxurious and premium part of the tuna. You'll be able to experience melt-in-your mouth, sweet and tender Otoro for RM48 (3 pieces) and RM76 (5 pieces). Offer valid until November 2017 so don't miss out this offer.

When this was served, the first thought that passed through my mind was: Oh boy, this sure is an ugly fish. This fish was air flown in and putting aside its look, it was enjoyable. Sweet with a firm and slightly meaty texture, nicely marinated; it is a nice dish to share.

Planning a birthday? Bring them to KIMI-YA and get a Fresh Fruit Platter with minimum purchase of RM100 in a single receipt. (Valid on birthday eve or on the birthday date itself) Fruit portion is served based on the number of people.

Looking forward for my next visit to KIMI-YA. Hope you will enjoy your dining experience there too.

Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant

G-2, Avantas Residences, 162, Jalan Klang Lama (Old Klang Road) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Same building as Little People Cafe)
Opening Hours: 12PM – 3PM; 6PM – 10 PM Parking: Free Valet parking (when dine in at Kimi-Ya), indoor visitor parking Facebook:


  1. The pleasant atmosphere, the friendly staff and of course the incredibly delicious dishes made this restaurant the best place in the city and now there are always so many customers.