Mizu, Japanese Fine Dining @ Bangsar Village One (old wing), Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
>> Jan 10, 2010
My father wanted to treat a colleague for dinner and I was given the choice to pick out a restaurant. We initially planned to have dinner at Planter Jim's at Jalan Telawi 2. However, we changed our mind after seeing the restaurant half empty. Crowd attract crowd I guess. Anyway, we opted to go for Japanese food at Mizu @ Bangsar Village One.
We started of with a platter of assorted sashimi. The sashimi platter was priced at RM135.
Next came the plate of assorted sushi.
Priced at RM85. This sushi came with one of almost every type of sushi served in the restaurant. There was salmon, tuna (not tuna belly), Uni (sea urchin), Salmon Roe, Mackerel, squid, butter fish and a roll of toro (tuna belly). The fish was thinly sliced and totally covered in portion of rice, which is typical of a properly done sushi. I have to say, although a little pricey, the sushi's were good. My father, being a big fan of sea urchin sure did enjoy the Uni sushi.
Our next order was three different types of rolls. We went for the Mizu roll (must be the restaurant's specialty), toro maki and the Sake Cheese Maki.
The Sake Cheese Maki RM35 consisted of a layer of salmon, topped with 3 different types of cheese. The distinct taste of cheese could be smelt even without tasting it. It would make a good choice for a cheese lover.
Next came the assorted tempura priced at RM36.
It came with 3 pieces of large prawns, slices of fish, sweet potatoes, some bean and yam. The prawns had that springy bite to it meaning the prawn is very fresh or it has been dipped in excessive boric acid. I choose to believe the prawns were fresh.
Our next dish was the assorted grilled fish. Priced at RM140, it consisted of 3 types of fish namely, Saba (mackerel), Cod and another fish which I am uncertain of but certainly did taste good. The fish came in quite big pieces. You pay for what you get I guess, hence the price.
The fish was fresh and grilled to perfection. It had that nice, crispy skin but the flesh was soft and flaky. I fancied the cod over the mackerel.
We had some garlic fried rice to go with the fish.
I have to say, this has got to be one of the better garlic fried rice I've eaten. Definitely beats Rakuzen's and Jyu Raku's. Lots of garlic bits, fried until crispy and golden brown in colour.
Anyway, the bill came up to RM605 for the 4 of us. I have to say, the food here is quite pricey. But then again, we ordered Otoro (fattest part of tuna belly) and Toro (tuna belly) and also lots of fish.
I would definitely come here again (with my parents of course or anyone who wants to pay for me). The service here was top notch. Plates were frequently changed to ensure there is no residual flavour of the previous dish. I guess there always is a price to pay for good food.
Restaurant rating: 8/10
Pricing: About RM100 per person.
*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Mizu, Japanese Fine Dining
F6, First Floor, Bangsar Village 1,
Jalan Telawi Satu,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Bangsar Village One (old wing), above cold storage
Telephone number: 03 2283 6988
Monday to Sunday (as long as bangsar village is open?)