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Yakiniku KL Selangor

Best Yakiniku KL Selangor
Best Yakiniku KL Selangor

Craving for an amazing and unique dining experience?

Well, yakiniku is probably the right choice for you!

The Japenese way of grilled meat is consistently growing in popularity in Malaysia, and fortunately there are many out there for you to try.

In this blog post, we’ll share with you the Best Yakiniku Spots in KL & Selangor for 2024, which include Gyukingu Japanese BBQ, Kannichikan Yakiniku Desa Sri Hartamas, and Momotalo Yakiniku.

Regardless if you’re in the city or the suburbs, you’ll easily find a good spot to eat.

Quick Summary

  • Best yakiniku spots in KL & Selangor include Gyukingu Japanese BBQ, Momotalo Yakiniku, Kyoto Bijin Yakiniku, YAKINIKU SIZZLE by YAKINIQUEST.
  • When choosing a yakiniku spot in KL & Selangor, consider factors such as quality of meat, variety of cuts, ambiance, and price.
  • Yakiniku has become a favorite in KL & Selangor, not just because of the delicious, high-quality meats, but because it’s such a fun, interactive way to dine.

Key Consideration Factors

Looking for the ultimate yakiniku experience in KL & Selangor? Here are the things to keep in mind to nail your choice:

  • Meat Quality: The heart of an unforgettable yakiniku lies in its meat. Hunt for spots known for their top-notch, fresh, and marbled cuts that promise a melt-in-your-mouth taste sensation.
  • Meat Variety: The best yakiniku places surprise you with a wide range of cuts. It’s all about exploring different tastes and textures, from the juicy brisket to the rich ribeye, and even unique ones like tongue. A diverse menu makes the meal.
  • The Vibe: It’s not just about the food; where you eat matters too. Look for places that whisk you away to Japan with their vibe, whether it’s through traditional decor or a modern, inviting atmosphere.
  • Your Budget: Yakiniku spots vary widely in price. Whether you’re looking for something wallet-friendly or ready to splurge, find a place where the price feels right for the quality you get.
  • Service with a Smile: Great service can turn a good meal into an amazing experience. Friendly, attentive staff, and ideally someone who speaks English, can make all the difference.

Keep these tips in mind, and you’re on your way to a memorable yakiniku feast!

Best Yakiniku KL Selangor

1. Gyukingu Japanese BBQ

(Credit: Gyukingu Japanese BBQ)
(Credit: Gyukingu Japanese BBQ)
Key ServicesYakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Gyukingu/
Address28-2 Jalan PJU 5/17,Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone+60 3-6143 7750
Emailgyukingu@hotmail.com

It’s been around since 2002, but Gyukingu Japanese BBQ is still the new kid on the block when it comes to some patrons.

Their meat, particularly their prime Australian Wagyu beef, is the highlight of the menu.

But other meats abound and they have options ranging from short ribs (bone/boneless), cube and sirloin in place of the above mentioned wagyu.

Among the other meats available, they have Japanese Saga beef, but also lamb, pork and chicken.

The meat can be grilled on a charcoal stove and dipped into dipping sauces before being consumed.

Key Differentiators:

  • Enjoyed their Japanese Premium Wagyu SAGA BEEF!
  • For a special experience, try our A5 Miyazaki
  • Please call in to make a reservation

Customer’s Review:

Highly recommended for their beefy.

Karyn Koay

2. Kannichikan Yakiniku Desa Sri Hartamas

Kannichikan Yakiniku Desa Sri Hartamas - Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Kannichikan Yakiniku Desa Sri Hartamas)
Kannichikan Yakiniku Desa Sri Hartamas – Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Kannichikan Yakiniku Desa Sri Hartamas)
Key ServicesYakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/knkhartamas/
AddressNo.14, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone+60 12-547 8829
Emailknkteam@jkgroup.com.my
Operating Hours12:00 PM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Another yakiniku restaurant near Desa Sri Hartamas with a selection of meats to pick from is Kannichikan Yakiniku Desa Sri Hartamas

Its Wagyu beef selection includes Omi Hime Wagyu and Kuroge Wagyu steaks.

Wagyū beef is arguably the tastiest and the most tender, melt-in-the-mouth beef in the world.

Kannichikan Yakiniku Desa Sri Hartamas also announces value-for-money packages or other discounts, so do check out their Facebook page.

Key Differentiators:

  • Experience special Japanese Charcoal BBQ
  • Explore your palate with their new arrival A5 Shichiri Hida Wagyu
  • Tender and juicy BBQ

Customer’s Review:

Melts in your mouth wagyu beef and the process of grilling meat is fun too. Will come back.

Yow Theng Yew

3. Momotalo Yakiniku

Momotalo Yakiniku - Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Momotalo Yakiniku)
(Credit: Momotalo Yakiniku)
Key ServicesYakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/RealMomotaloYakiniku/
Address20 Jalan 24/70A 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone+60 11-2331 2080
Emailmomo_2080yakiniku@hotmail.co

If you are a lover of Yakiniku, you will be pleased to know about this restaurant, Mustomato Yakiniku.

If you like expensive beef cuts like Wagyu and Kobe, then you better pay them a visit because they have got the most delicious meats around!

Here, you can have control by cooking the meats on the charcoal grill (on your table) to your own liking.

A special dipping sauce, which is made of spicy miso paste, garlic and the home-made soy sauce, will be provided to you.

Prawn, salmon, unagi and squid are also served here.

Key Differentiators:

  • Well-known for its supreme ox tongue cuts
  • Variety of seafood available
  • Uses halal-certified meats and ingredients

Customer’s Review:

Strongly recommended to beef lover. Wagyu beef must order to try. Soup is another best option too.

Katherine Thong

4. Kyoto Bijin Yakiniku

Kyoto Bijin Yakiniku - Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Kyoto Bijin Yakiniku)
Kyoto Bijin Yakiniku – Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Kyoto Bijin Yakiniku)
Key ServicesYakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/KBYUptown/
Address103 Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone+60 3-7732 7799
Emailmybijingroup@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM

The ambiance of Kyoto Bijin Yakiniku is very warm and comfortable.

Their menu is very good and you can enjoy yakiniku’s meat kinds.

Pork, chicken and beef are available to eat, with Wagyu Karubi being one of the Japanese wagyu steaks.

You don’t need to think about what food to have for supper!

You can enjoy various Japanese grilled meats and seafood like Chicken Katsu Set with rice and miso soup in Yakiniku House. You can also have a premium set with a full meal.

Key Differentiators:

  • Authentic Japanese BBQ Restaurant
  • Japanese Chefs & Friendly Waitresses
  • Reasonable price

Customer’s Review:

Very well marinated meats!! Also if you post picture at fb you will get free karage and keropok. I celebrated my birthday here with friends and for birthday person will get 2 free scoop of ice cream! Meat is really good, i love the pork and beef! The beef tongue is really good too. Staff is friendly and helpful!

Augustine Tan

5. YAKINIKU SIZZLE by YAKINIQUEST

YAKINIKU SIZZLE by YAKINIQUEST - Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Yakiniku Sizzle)
YAKINIKU SIZZLE by YAKINIQUEST – Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Yakiniku Sizzle)
Key ServicesLunch: Lunch set menu which comes with Appetizer Buffet
Dinner: variety of Yakiniku menu (most of them are using Japanese A4/A5 Wagyu) and side dish menu
Websitewww.yakiniku-sizzle.com/my
AddressMitsui Shopping Park LaLaport BUKIT BINTANG CITY CENTRE G-92 No.2, Jalan Hang Tuah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone039-775-0029
Emailinfo@yakiniku-sizzle.com
Operating Hours11:30-15:30(14:45LO), 17:30-22:00(21:00LO)/Monday Off

Yakiniquest Pte Ltd was found in 2014 by husband and wife duo, Suguru and Tomoko Ishida in Singapore to introduce their most favorite Japanese cuisine – Yakiniku. After 7yeas+ of success in SG, they took further step to open another outlet in KL, to bring authentic yakiniku experience to Malaysian people.

Key Differentiators

  • Owner Suguru Ishida was famous Yakiniku Blogger and visited more than 2,000 yakiniku restaurant in Japan.
  • Yakiniku Sizzle is a sister concept of Singapore’s Omakase Style Yakiniku restaurant “YAKINIQUEST” which is one of the most famous yakiniku restaurant in Singapore.
  • Japanese Chef Mr. Harata creates authentic yet delicious side dishes and original sauce which goes well with their Japanese Wagyu beef.

Client Testimonial

Signature Yakisuki must try! A lil pricey but it’s worth every penny of yours. Had classic yakiniku trio platter, first time having beef tongue and it turned out pretty amazing. Rosu beef was the bomb! Waiter and waitress are helpful and friendly.

6. Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ Taisyu Yakiniku

Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ Taisyu Yakiniku - Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ Taisyu Yakiniku)
Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ Taisyu Yakiniku – Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ Taisyu Yakiniku)
Key ServicesYakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/tamandesajapanesebbq/
AddressSeputeh Center Court, Plaza Faber, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur, 58100, Malaysia 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phonekmtan.3065@gmail.com
Operating HoursTuesday to Sunday 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM

You might not have set out to eat Japanese food when you peered through the shop windows, but it’s hard to resist the lure of Taisyu Yakiniku’s tempting menu and low prices.

After all, yakiniku cravings can be an expensive thing. In other words, it’s cheap.

But don’t expect cosy tatami mat interiors and spacious tables with dimly-lit noren curtains as in yakiniku restaurants – this is no-frills stuff.

Taisyu Yakiniku sets up shop in the open air.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers the kind of yakiniku delights at reasonable price
  • First authentic Outdoor Japanese BBQ in Taman Desa
  • Open-air dining concept

Customer’s Review:

Nice outdoor BBQ. fresh service and decent serving size. value for money.

Alxand Lee

7. Tokyo Bijin Yakiniku

Tokyo Bijin Yakiniku - Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Tokyo Bijin Yakiniku)
Tokyo Bijin Yakiniku – Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Tokyo Bijin Yakiniku)
Key ServicesYakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/TokyoBijinYakiniku/
AddressNO.115G SS15/5A 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone+60 3-5621 0361  
Emailmytokyobijin@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM

The next yakiniku restaurant on our list is Tokyo Bijin Yakiniku at SS15, which also offers beef, pork and chicken, as well as other options.

If you are up for having the best of the best yakiniku experience, treat yourself to their Bijin Wagyu Party Set, which includes Japanese Wagyu Sirloin and Wagyu Rib Finger.

Key Differentiators:

  • Value-for-money
  • Authentic Japanese BBQ experience
  • Selections are plenty, covering everything from beef to pork and chicken

Customer’s Review:

Great food and drinks. Must try is the prime beef cuts. 5+1 beer promo is worth it. make sure you make a reservation before coming.

Craig Matthew Lee

8. Gyutaro Yakiniku

Gyutaro Yakiniku - Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Gyutaro Yakiniku)
Gyutaro Yakiniku – Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Gyutaro Yakiniku)
Key ServicesYakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/gyutaroyakiniku/
AddressNo 13, Jalan SS 21/37, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone012- 708 8129
Emailgyutaro@jkgroup.com.my

Gyutaro Yakiniku is one of the newest yakiniku restaurants in Selangor.

There are no pork and lard products in this restaurant so you can enjoy it if you do not eat pork.

In terms of price, Gyutaro is a little more expensive than other restaurants. However, the quality of beef from this restaurant is very good.

Key Differentiators:

  • The Japanese way of grilling food
  • A pork-free Japanese BBQ Restaurant
  • Serve Omi Hime Wagyu, One of the top 3 wagyu brands in Japan.

Customer’s Review:

Good experience, beef was excellent and delicious!

Brian Lee

9. ROCKU Yakiniku Malaysia

ROCKU Yakiniku Malaysia - Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: ROCKU Yakiniku Malaysia)
ROCKU Yakiniku Malaysia – Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: ROCKU Yakiniku Malaysia)
Key ServicesYakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, Buffet
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/ROCKU.Malaysia/
AddressOB3.LG1.07-08-08A, Oasis Boulevard, LG1, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone+6 03 5612 8884
Emailenquiries.rocku.my@gmail.com

Smoke? Where is the smoke? If you dine at Rocku Yakiniku, it must be because the roasters are smokeless guaranteed.

You get nice grilled food of your favorite seafood, meat and a lot of side dishes.

The diner can choose a choice of alcoholic beverages such as Kirin Beer at Rock Yakiniku.

Rocku Yakiniku is an expression of a contemporary restaurant’s idea of edgy Japanese pop culture.

Key Differentiators:

  • Upbeat and edgy restaurant
  • Enjoy high-quality grilled meats
  • With live performances from their tiny stage

Customer’s Review:

Good quality of food, price is reasonable, has a good place.

Lee Jiunn Huei

10. Authentic BBQ

(Credit: Authentic BBQ)
(Credit: Authentic BBQ)
Key ServicesYakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/authenticbbq2013/
AddressJalan Metro Prima, Metro Prima, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone+60 16-203 4320
Emailauthentic.bbq88@gmail.com
Operating HoursTuesday to Sunday 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Authentic BBQ has been around for several years and still boasts a brisk business, amidst the many opening and closures of restaurants within the neighbourhood.

Its two-page simple menu offers a myriad of cuts from mostly pork, beef, lamb, chicken and fish.

Available sauces and condiments include sweet sauce, lime, salty black pepper and chili powder.

The idea is to coat grilled meat in sweet sauce and layer it with a thinning of black pepper and chili powder.

For around RM50-RM60, you can have a feast for two that’s filling and cheap.

Key Differentiators:

  • Authentic Japanese Style BBQ & Nabe
  • Friendly environment
  • Good Service

Customer’s Review:

Different feeling and environmentally delicious food, reasonable price, won’t be expensive.

SK Lim

11. Kyomo Japanese Restaurant

Kyomo Japanese Restaurant - Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Kyomo Japanese Restaurant)
Kyomo Japanese Restaurant – Yakiniku KL Selangor (Credit: Kyomo Japanese Restaurant)
Key ServicesKey Services Yakiniku, Barbeque Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/kyomokl/
AddressNo.26, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone+60 3-2856 7350
Operating HoursDaily 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Kyomo Japanese Restaurant is trying to bring real Japanese charcoal-grilled beef as served in Japan as much as they can.

They use only fresh meat so you get money’s worth.

They have traditional Wagyu cuts like thick Cut Special Beef Tongue and Premium Wagyu Sirloin Steak.

You can find other beef types as well.

If you don’t know what to choose, there is the signature “Omakase Style” dish.

Key Differentiators:

  • SHIN NIHON ​change brand name and reborn as “Kyomo”.
  • Japanese Wagyu Charcoal Grilled Yakiniku
  • New Signature Dishes Promotion

Customer’s Review:

Excellent meal. Good quality meat but could be a little more generous cut.

Michael Loh

Yakiniku KL Selangor

To sum up, yakiniku in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor offers a wide variety of excellent grilled meats that can be paired with various items.

The combination of great beef and side dishes at yakiniku’s in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor makes for an incredible dining experience for meat and veggie lovers.

They may even have reservations available, and offer all-you-can-eat options.

Indulging in great yakiniku in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor is sure to be a memorable experience!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions about Yakiniku KL Selangor, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Best Yakiniku In KL & Selangor below:

What is yakiniku?

Yakiniku – meaning grilled meat – is similar to Korean barbecue, wherein the diners cook their own meat at the table.

If you are into barbecue there are yakiniku resturants in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Are there any yakiniku restaurants with high-quality meat cuts?

Yes, there are yakiniku restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor that serve premium cuts of meat such as wagyu beef and kurobuta pork.

Are there yakiniku restaurants in KL and Selangor which serve food for vegetarians or those with dietary restrictions?

Although the quintessential experience of yakiniku includes grilled meat, restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor provide vegetarian options such as grilled vegetables and tofu dishes to cater for a wide range of dietary needs.

Can I make reservations at yakiniku restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor?

Yes, most yakiniku restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor do. They usually take reservations in case of peak dining hours. So, you probably won’t have to wait for a table when you go there.

Are there any all-you-can-eat yakiniku options available in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor?

Yes, there are restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor that serve yakiniku in all-you-can-eat restaurants. There, diners can enjoy endless servings of grilled meat and side dishes for a fixed price.

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