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Formerly known as Hikari-ya, this Japanese restaurant smack in busy Desa Sri Hartamas prides itself on serving live Japanese eel, freshly prepared by a Japanese chef from an unagi izakaya back in the land of the rising sun. Seek out the Unagi Hitsumaboshi, of which you have a choice of regular Taiwanese eel (RM50) or the premium Japanese version (RM112). The experience offers plenty of interaction as the dish is to be eaten three ways: plain rice and eel, mixed with the condiments (sansho pepper, wasabi and spring onion) and with that mixture given a soulful bent thanks to the addition of a clear broth. If eel isn’t your thing, they also serve the best Ten Don (tempura rice bowl, RM we’ve had the pleasure of eating in Malaysia. Not to be missed.
Avg price per bowl: RM80