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.

Mizu, Japanese Fine Dining

I've been to Mizu for lunch a couple of months back. However, I was half broke the last time here so I went for the set lunch. This time round, I know I won't be footing the bill. Thanks dad.

We started of with a platter of assorted sashimi. The sashimi platter was priced at RM135.

Sashimi Mori

There was only four types of fish served on the platter, and one piece per person. However, the sashimi was thickly cut into square pieces, which is typical of a posh Japanese restaurant. The sashimi was also of quality fishes and not those (fish that no one else want) which is very typical when you order a assorted sashimi at Japanese Restaurants. Anyway, we each had a slice of Otoro (fattest part of the tuna belly), Salmon, Butter Fish and Japanese Mackerel. The otoro was soft and melted in my mouth, definitely my favourite of the 4 fishes (its also probably the most expensive of the fishes).

Next came the plate of assorted sushi.

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.

Mizu Roll

The Mizu roll RM35 is actually something like a Rakuzen's Dragon Roll other than the fact that there is additional Unagi (eel) placed on top. The roll is also made up of 2 prawns instead of just one, which actually allow one to feel crunchy texture of the prawn. Definitely one of the best roll I've tasted around Malaysia.

Toro Maki

My brother chose this dish, which consisted of toro (tuna belly) wrapped in rice and seaweed, garnished with a very light flavoured oil. I did enjoy the roll, but I have to say, this has got to be one of the most wasteful way to eat toro. A typical tuna would have sufficed for this roll. The roll was priced at RM40 meaning, each piece cost about RM6.60.

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.

Assorted Tempura

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.

Yaki Zakana (which means grilled fish in Japanese)

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.

Garlic Fried Rice RM10

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

Mizu Restaurant,
F6, First Floor, Bangsar Village 1,
Jalan Telawi Satu,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Bangsar Village One (old wing), above cold storage

Telephone number: 03 2283 6988

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday (as long as bangsar village is open?)


Jard The Great January 10, 2010 at 10:55 PM  

eventhough i'm not a fan of these kinds of food..... but u made the food look so delicious!

cr3ap January 10, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

Woa, so great that your dad pays for the bill. I really wish I had chance to go to such fine dining japanese restaurants one day. ;p Good for you to taste such valuable things.

Regards from cr3ap

grace,  January 10, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

nice write up.. i want ta try this place lah. food looks good

Nikel Khor January 10, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

is fanstactiv show me the new place for having sushi

Nikel Khor

J,  January 11, 2010 at 12:01 AM  

is there another branch of this place in ttdi?

Tummy Rumble January 11, 2010 at 12:06 AM  

@Jard the Great: thanks

@cr3ap: haha..

@Anonymous: BURP!!

@grace: thanks.. let me know how it goes if you try this place.

@Nikel Khor: no problem :)

@J: yes there is, the address is:
C-@-1, TTDI plaza, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Phone number: 03-77286498

henry,  January 11, 2010 at 12:59 AM  

I tried the one ini TTDI plaza. the verdict: pricey but good. nice write up (:

~Live Life~ January 11, 2010 at 2:41 AM  

Wow! That's insanely expensive!!

But they do really look nice and mouth-watering!

JC,  January 11, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

wow. the food really look tempting.. wish I could have tasted some of that

thenomadGourmand January 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

Eiks.. well..seem tht i wont be able to visit anytime soon. But maybe jsut for the garlic fried rice..since I love garlic fried rice but yet to find a good one.

"Joe" who is constantly craving January 11, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

my meal there a while ago wasnt too cheap either but at around 80 per pax. u look like u went all out with all the exotic parts of the tuna!

Anonymous,  January 11, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

Hungry for good food

Baby Sumo January 11, 2010 at 10:54 PM  

The Japanese food here looks really good. Top quality ingredients! The only place I've had similar food to this is Gonbei in Starhill.

Tummy Rumble January 12, 2010 at 12:37 AM  

@henry: thanks

@JC: :)

@thenomadGourmand: you should try the garlic fried rice here. taste better than most places :)

@Joe: haha, my bro loves toro and otoro.

@Anonymous: :)

@Baby Sumo: I haven't tried Gonbei yet.. I've walked pass that place a few times. The price tag is crazy over there.. ahaha :)

Alpha Ace January 12, 2010 at 9:18 AM  

after my recent encounter of email about sushi sashimi d ... i takut d ...
also got blog about it lehhh...

but still eats tempura products lah
fried one better lehh

Tummy Rumble January 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

@Alpha Ace, that was a rumour lah.. that email may not to be real..

Alpha Ace January 13, 2010 at 12:35 AM  

kakaka~ but i did dig Google ..
it did happened b4 but ofcoz it was just a minority that being hit like that - worst case.

...but i don't take my chance kakaka~

Tummy Rumble January 13, 2010 at 2:44 AM  

@Alpha Ace: hahaha... the chances is like super low man.. to get to your brain, 1st it must survive the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, get absorbed through your gut muccosa, pass the lamina propria, then get transported to your liver, get sent to your heart, get pumps up to your brain, be able to pass the blood brain barrier, then go into your brain?? HAHAHA... I'll take my chances... you can get worms from eating beef and pork as well.. or maybe bird flu from eating chicken..

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Jean December 21, 2010 at 3:54 PM  

I can justify why Japanese food is that expensive. The photos you have here say it all. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I found a food social networking site that has so much to offer to its food loving members. It even has iPhone/iPad application for food enthusiasts like us.

Anonymous,  March 25, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

take for listing out the prices.. helps so much in reference

Tummy Rumble April 9, 2011 at 4:26 PM  

@Jean: thanks for dropping by.

@Anonymous: You're very welcome..

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