The Table: Five stellar restaurants under one roof at Isetan The Japan Store
What is washoku
An entire floor dedicated to showcasing the best of washoku—an overarching term for Japanese cuisine—has been unveiled on the fourth level of Isetan The Japan Store. Housed within the intimate space soaked in the warmth of ambient lighting and cosy furnishing of wood and stone are five restaurants (and a sixth slated to open at a later date)—each specialising in a different pillar of washoku—collectively known as The Table.
A regular haunt of New Yorkers and Hollywood celebrities, the Michelin-starred Sushi Azabu opens its first outpost in South East Asia. Under the skilful hands of Japanese-trained chefs, traditional house speciality sushi featuring the freshest seafood from Japan is served with refinery and a side of Omotenashi—warm hospitality and a spirit of respect.
Whispers in the wind say that the secret of the beauties of Hakata lie in one simple element—collagen. Farm-fresh chicken simmering in pots of golden broth packed full of nutritious collagen is the specialty at Toriden. Experience Omakase-style meals, which will take you on a chef-curated journey that revolves around Mizutaki - the chicken hot pot.
An elevated take on tonkatsu comes courtesy of an artisanal approach at Tonkatsu Anzu. Premium, aged pork is carefully slow cooked to achieve the unforgettable favours of home. Let the succulent flavours of juicy porcine cuts—sourced from local farmers in Kyushu—blossom on your palate as the blooming apricot trees in the Fukuoka prefecture on Kyushu island do every year.
From their humble origins on the small backstreet in Ebisu, Tokyo, Yakiniku Toraji now boasts over 70 outlets worldwide. The well-loved BBQ-style restaurant has finally landed on our side of the world, making Kuala Lumpur the first city in South East Asia to host them. Carefully selected meat in a variety of premium cuts guarantees succulent flavour-packed bites. Don't miss out on their special BBQ sauces—the cloudy lemon dip will completely change perceptions on barbecued meats, trust us.
THE TOKYO RESTAURANT
Be the first to nab a table at The Tokyo Restaurant outside of Japanese borders. In its international debut, this contemporary foodie haven will be tantalising tastebuds near and far with its modern riff on food while keeping the essence of Tokyo at its core. Drop by for a stylish meal in plush leather booths with kitchen views or enjoy classic cocktails and a claret of wine from the bar.
Business hours of the restaurants listed above are from 11am to 11pm daily.