Probably one of the only few places in KL that serves good kobe beef. The heart and soul of Chef Miyasan and his passion for good quality japanese dining, Kobe Gyutaku Yakiniku is located in a strategic location of the buzzling SS15, surprisingly not many people have dined in this restaurant before. Chef's insistent on exclusivity with very few tables in a 2-storey shop lot converted restaurant, and emphasize on quality rather than quantity may be admirable, but we were kind of worried since they were serving such niche market (at the very beginning of operation, they only served beef with very limited choices on other variety and at an exorcist price!) However, looking at their website http://www.kobegyutaku.com/ i realised that they have expanded their menu and adjusted their price to make it more diners friendly. Thank god for that.
As a starter, we had assorted sashimi, with the finest toro cut, and salmon belly. Fresh and tender, if only slightly thicker.
A little knowledge from wikipedia on why this particular range of beef is so costly. Known as the "GOD of all beef kind" even superior than Kobe beef in Japan. Matsusaka is produced from virgin cows, fed and raised in quiet serene area, and is fed plenty of fodder, ground wheat, and beer. They also receive regular massages with straw brushes after being sprayed with shochu and are taken out for daily afternoon walk. Soothing music is also played to "calm" them and promote better quality beef
Beef Beef and more Beef, is there such thing as too many beef? I think not. =P
Danny the manager was quick to assist us to get the perfect "browning" to prevent from overcooking.
In between plenty of wine, sake, and wine again- we were a happy bunch, time to head down the gym for some guilt filled exercising.
Kobe Gyutake Yakiniku
No. 52, Jalan SS15/4,
Tel: 03- 5638 2923