Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant is one of our favourite Japanese Restaurants besides Uroko Japanese Cuisine. Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant has many outlets in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, mostly in shopping malls. The one we went to is at 3 Damansara, formerly known as Tropicana City Mall. We actually visited Rakuzen many times for dinner and this time I decided to bring my camera to share about this awesome Japanese Restaurant. Reads on to find out about our dinner here.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant has many outlets in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur

A cup of green tea is free at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant
Let’s shoot some photos first while waiting for our food to arrive. Unlike many other Japanese restaurants, Rakuzen serves green tea for free with unlimited refill. So, no need to share drink with laupoh like always.

Chopstick at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya
The chopstick at Rakuzen is served in this paper wrapping. Those chopsticks are very clean every time we visited this Japanese restaurant.

Press to call a waiter at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant
The buzzer for customers to press if they need to call the waiter. From my experiences, the Rakuzen’s waiters here are very responsive to the buzzer.

We like to have a plate of ginger when eating Japanese food.
We like to order a plate for ginger when eating in a Japanese Restaurant. In Japan, this plate of ginger is called Gari (ガリ). It is a type of pickled vegetables (tsukemono). The sweet and sliced young ginger is marinated with vinegar and sugar. The Gari here is always tasty.

Hot Towel at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant serves the customer with hot towel to clean their hand and face before enjoying their meal.

Dinner Set at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant's Yakizakana Zen (Grilled Fish Set, choice of Sanma fish) at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya
For my dinner, I chose the Yakizakana Zen (Grilled Fish Set with the choice of Sanma fish). You can choose Saba fish for the set. Sanma fish is sweeter but is has a lot of fish bones.

Sanma fish from Rakuzen's Yakizakana Zen (Grilled Fish Set)
A close up on my Sanma fish. Rakuzen’s Sanma fish is perfectly grilled until the skin become so crispy and the fish meat is so juicy.

Sanma fish from Rakuzen's Yakizakana Zen (Grilled Fish Set)
Look at the delicious grilled Sanma fish. Remember to eat with a few drops of provided lemon juice to make it even more tasty.

Sanma fish from Rakuzen's Yakizakana Zen (Grilled Fish Set)
Another photo of the Rakuzen’s Yakizakana Zen Sanma fish before moving to next dinner set. The dinner set here comes with Chawanmushi (egg custard dish), Miso soup, fruits, picked vegetable, salad and a bowl of white rice.

Unatama Jyu Zen (Roasted Eel & Omelette on Rice Set) at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Laupoh ordered this Unatama Jyu Zen (Roasted Eel & Omelette on Rice Set) for her dinner.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant's Roasted Eel from the Unatama Jyu Zen (Roasted Eel & Omelette on Rice Set)
A closer look on the big piece of thick juicy Unagi. I tried a piece and it is really delicious.

Rakuzen's Karasu Karei Teriyaki Zen (Grilled Atlantic Flatfish Set)
Mum ordered this set of Karasu Karei Teriyaki Zen (Grilled Atlantic Flatfish Set) at Rakuzen.

Grilled Atlantic Flatfish from the Karasu Karei Teriyaki Zen set meal
The set comes with this big cut of Atlantic Flatfish. I tried a bit and it is very fresh and delicious. Probably will order this dinner set on my next visit to Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant.

Pickled Vegetable from Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant dinner set meal
Pickled vegetables from the Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant dinner set. Laupoh don’t really like pickled vegetable, so I ate all of them.

Tofu Steak from Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya
One of our favourite dish at Rakuzen is this Tofu Steak, served piping hot. It is a perfect dish for sharing.

Fruits from the set dinner at Rakuzen
All the dinner sets at Rakuzen come with a bowl of fresh fruits such as watermelon and dragon fruit. The fruits are always sweet and juicy.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant's chawanmushi from the set dinner
Chawanmushi is also included in the dinner set. Chawanmushi at Rakuzen is generous with ingredients such as chicken, ginkgo and mushroom.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant Food Menu

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant's Teishoku Menu (Dinner Set)
Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant has a very extensive food and beverages menu. Starting from this Teishoku Menu (Dinner Set) which we normally ordered from. My favourite from this page is the Salmon Sashimi Dinner Set. Click here to view a larger photo of the menu.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant's Teishoku Menu (Dinner Set)
The second page of Teishoku Menu (Dinner Set) at Rakuzen. My Yakizakana Zen (Grilled Fish Set with the choice of Sanma fish) is from this page at RM 35. My other favourite from this page is the Teppanyaki Zen (Diced-cut Beef Steak Set) and Chicken Teriyaki Set. Click here to a bigger menu photo.

Rice Menu of Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant
Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant also has many types of rice dishes, such as Chicken Katsu Curry Rice and Sake Oyako Don. Click here to view a larger photo of the menu.

Wagyu Beef, Steamed Dishes and Soup menu
The next page of the Rakuzen food menu is the Wagyu Special. Personally I haven’t try Wagyu beef in my whole life due to the price. Below the Wagyu beef dishes are the steamed food and soup such as Chawanmushi and Miso soup.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant Fried and Pot Dishes menu
In this page of the food menu are the fried food such as Ebi Tempura (fried prawn) and pot dishes such as Sukiyaki (beef hotpot in Sukiyaki Style).

Meat and Skewered Grills menu
Next is the food menu for meat and skewered grills at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant such as grilled beef and Yakitori (Skewered Lacto Chicken).

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant Grilled Menu
There are more grilled food here at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant on this page of their food menu, such as the Grilled Salmon Head and Grilled Yellow Tail Neck.

Sushi and Hand Roll menu at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant
Finally, the sushi menu which is a must have dish in a Japanese Restaurant. Temaki (handroll) is also on this page of food menu at Rakuzen.

House Special Roll (Special Maki)
This food menu page shows the House Maki (special roll). We always order from this page as well for sharing among friends and family members when having dinner here.

Sushi (Vinegared Rice Delicacy) at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya
More Sushi (Vinegared Rice Delicacy) menu such as Ebi Sushi and Inari (Sweet Bean curd).

Sliced Raw Fish - Sashimi at Rakuzen
Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant also serve wide varieties of Sashimi (sliced raw fish) such as salmon, tuna scallop and (Tako) octopus.

Salad and vegetable appetisers
Salad and vegetable appetizers such as Atsuyaki Tamago (Japanese Omelette).

More appetizer menu of Rakuzen
More appetizers for the pre-meal at Rakuzen such as the Edamame and fried salmon skin.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant's Noodles and Desserts menu
There are noodles and desserts in the last page of the food menu. All kinds of udon and soba are available at Rakuzen. For the dessert to end your dinners, there are Hokkaido Red Bean Soup, Green Tea Ice Cream served with Japanese Cheese Cake and Sherbet.

Back Cover of Rakuzen Food Menu
The back cover of the food menu at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant. It is trying to tell us that Rakuzen is as comfortable as your own home, I guess.

Japanese Sake Special Collection at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant
If you like Japanese Sake, there are many types of Sake here. Those Sake are  specially selected by Rakuzen.

Special Food Menu of Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Sometimes, Rakuzen’s has special or promotional dishes as well. One of it is the Spicy Braised Wagyu Beef set.

Chef at Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya
The Japanese Restaurant chefs slicing fresh Sashimi and preparing sushi in front of the customers.

Interior of Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya
One of the corner in the Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant. The tables and seating here are very comfortable.

The entrance to Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at 3 Damansara
In front of the Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant.

The logo of Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant
Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant’s logo.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant

Website: http://www.superdining.com.my/rakuzen_tropicana.php

Branches:

  • Pavilion Kl
  • Hartamas Shopping Centre
  • Gtower
  • Desa Parkcity
  • Empire Shopping Gallery
  • Publika
  • 3 Damansara
  • Ara Damansara
  • Sunway Pyramid
  • Gurney Paragon Mall
  • Gamuda Walk
  • Sunway Putra Mall
  • Courtyard Ss15
  • Sunway Velocity Mall
  • Bangsar Village
  • The Starling Mall
  • Plaza Arkadia

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Photos taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera and Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

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