Monday, August 31

Authentic Japanese Cuisine @ SASAGAWA - Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

BY Unknown IN , , 21 comments

A very big honor for me to join the food review at Sasagawa Restaurant and get a chance to having full scale authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by Executive Chef, Hitoshi Sasagawa. They are going to served the traditionally cuisine like in Japan to target consumer who appreciate premium Japanese food.

The decoration is elegant and clean with the fountain at the center. The restaurant is design by architect of local Kyoto with atmosphere of the good old ancient city.

There is Japanese wine collection display on the table. You can see from the lobby of the restaurant.

You can sit in different area of the restaurant include casual dining area with view, private rooms and sushi bar seats. The seat is spacious and I can having my dinner with comfortable.

I love the restaurant ambiance where the design is utilized the Japanese tradition like I have fly to Japan. Greeting customer is a must from their culture to showing the respect of them toward customer. The settings of wood and it's look great when taking picture.

Sasagawa offer 3 type of dinner course and more than 90 types of a la carte in their menu. They also provide lunch bento to customer at lunch hour.

Today, we are going to having HANA menu or in other words, Kaiseki Cuisine for our food review at this evening. Kaiseki ryori is traditional Japanese multi-course haute cuisine. This dinner menu course price at RM350 nett.

It's always a great time to hangout with her - Ivy. Do check out her blog here.

Let's we check out the menu has served.

Appetizer - from top to bottom:
Fruits Tomato from KOCHI Prefecture, Japan
Cutlass Fish Nanbanduke . Kikka Flower and Loofah Marinated with Vinegar.
Egg Tofu topping with Salmon Egg. Golden Powder, Radish and Wasabi
Their appetizer often served on a long dish with a selection bite-sized appetizer. 


The seafood is freshly import from Japan and served by Daily Chef's Recommendation with 4 types of fish include Maguro (Tuna), Chutoro (Medium-Tuna Berry), Shimaaji (Striped Jack), and Salmon Aburi (Braized Salmon).

Grilled Dish

This will served either fish or meat. This is Kuroge Wagyu Steak (black hair cow) with Japanese Seasonal Vegetables.

Thanks to the chef kindness to prepare another choice for grilled dish for who cannot take beef - Awabi (Abalone) like me. 

Pot Stew

Japanese Style Onion Soup Stock with Braized Pike Conger, seabass, octopus with KUJO Green Onion, Mizuna, rolled Chinese Cabbage, Maitake Mushroom and lime. The taste is awesome as I can taste each of the ingredient inside the pot.

Steamed Dish

The most common steamed dish - Special Chawanmushi with a fish stock, that contains small morsels of mushrooms, chicken, seafood and ginko nuts.

Deep Fried Dish

I like this dish where they served they served the tempura with cha soba sushi in stock sauce mixed with glazed daikon radish, topping with white onion and wasabi.

Shokuji -This is a set include rice, miso soup and pickles (seaweed) to served before dessert.

Rice cooked in a small kettle topping with salmon, salmon egg and shiho leaf.

Miso Soup is cooked with their secret recipe and the taste is different with other Japanese restaurant.


They offer 4 flavor of ice cream to make up the final course. Choice from Yuzu (Lemon lime), Matcha (green tea) black sesame and Yukimi Daifuku (Mochi)

At last, we choose black sesame and mochi to end our meal.

Ice cream been cover by mochi and the texture very good. Like I'm flying to the heaven, LOL.

Have a photo opportunity with the Executive Chef - Hitoshi Sasagawa before we leave.

Hitoshi Sasagawa, has develop his skill under the training of Chef Tadamichi Ota and using the fresh Malaysian Ingredients to create the best authentic Japanese cuisine. To create genuine Japanese food, Chef Sasagawa has imported the best ingredients from Japan in order to serve better food to customer.

I having a good dining experience with the aroma of the restaurant and the Japanese food is impressive. Not only bring you beautiful food presentation, you can ever taste each of the ingredients from the food. Appreciate with the great work from the chef and also services from each of person from Sasagawa Restaurant.

SASAGAWA Restaurant

Sheraton Imperial Hotel
2nd Floor, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 KL
Tel: +603 2602 3288


  1. nice pics...

    all food looks tempting!

  2. japanese really good in presenting their goodies. even their food are well presented. Love the ambiance babe!

  3. sedapnya I suka yang mentah mentah tu

  4. i like japanese food. all look so yummy!!

  5. Such a peaceful place for enjoying all these wine and japanese food. Great place for dining!

  6. Is the price reasonable? The food look fresh.

  7. You and Ivy san look like Japanese lady. Nice ambience and yummy food.
    What is their price range?

  8. love japanese food too. Both of you looks great. hope to go try soon.

  9. looks like both of you so enjoy the meal. Love to go try out this place, I want to eat japanese too. :D

  10. So many choices, I wouldn't know where to start. The mochi covered ice cream looks tempting!

  11. Super enticing food pictures... I am feeling hungry... hahahah

  12. Looks like a nice place to dine in. I want to try their sesame ice cream. My favourite.

  13. Waaa... the place is so nice and I love Japanese food so much.

  14. Omg the place is so nice and I love Japanese food!These foods are look so tempting

  15. So high class looking! Is it expensive?

  16. How much is the meal?
    I love Japanese food~ i want to try the mochi since you mentioned that it is so nice~

  17. Oh gosh~ I love Japanese foods! Will definitely pay a visit next time =)

  18. looks delicious and tempting..well worth a visit. Shall make a trip to test it out :D

  19. and there's where I met you! over some lovely authentic japanese cuisine.


  20. Been there before with my friends, love their foods, so delicious and has a lot of varieties :)

  21. the chef so young looking and nice photos shared. how's their price range? reasonable? their decoration very nice and moreover in Sheraton, so wonder about their price before my visit. Cheers,


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