Kampachi @ Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

>> Dec 24, 2010

Kampachi actually means yellow tail (fish) in Japanese. However, if you mention Kampachi in KL, most people would refer to the restaurant. Aside from Pavilion, Kampachi Restaurant has outlets in Equitorial Hotels throughout Malaysia.

Anyway, my grandfather was buying dinner to celebrate the final day of my cousin's SPM examination. I was the latest to arrive, so I could only take pictures of my food.

Soft Shell Crab Roll

Soft Shell Crab Maki

A whole soft shell crab was deep fried and then rolled up with some rice, prawn roe, cucumber and mayo wrapped with seaweed and then sliced into 4 pieces. The picture above was only half a portion. A whole portion (8 pieces) is priced at RM38. I found the crab hard, instead of crunchy as it should be. It might have been left out for too long, or the batter could have been the issue. Anyway, the crab which was the highlight of the roll, was rather disappointing.

3 Pieces of Sushi

3 Pieces of Sushi

The sushi was rather pricey. Then again, good food is never cheap. The Salmon was RM15, the river eel RM22, and ebi (prawn) RM12 per piece. I wanted to try the toro (RM40), but decided against it as I wasn't footing the bill. The sushi were very good though.
Chirashi Don

Chirashi Don

Next, I had the Chirashi Don (RM42). It was actually rice laden with assorted raw ingredients. Price wise, this is certainly more value for money compared to individual sushi pieces. The fish given were rather large chunks as well. Taste wise, it was as good as the sushi. I guess when ordering sushi, you're paying for the chef's 10 years of training and those perfectly slices fish fillet on your rice.

Peanut Mochi

Peanut Mochi

The peanuts were a little too sweet. However, the mochi were nice and soft and perfectly done. Reminiscing to the buffet I had at Kampachi (Equitorial Hotel), the mochi here was way superior in every aspect (taste, texture and presentation).

All in all, the food at Kampachi was rather good. I would say its pricing is on the high side. I once had a ala carte meal at Kampachi (Equitorial Hotel) where we were treated to large thick toro (tuna belly), wild salmon and yellow tail slices. We also had a nice selection of Japanese tea as well as other dishes that I can't seem to recall. That will always be the best Japanese meal I've had in my life (I didn't take pictures as someone treated me there. Don't ask about the price per head either).

No Pork

*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience

Map to Kampachi

Kampachi Pavilion,
Level 6, Pavilion KL,
No. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,

Telephone number: 03 2148 9608
Website:  http://www.kampachi.com.my/index.html

Opening hours:
10am-10pm daily


Anonymous,  April 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM  

The food quality (aside for their soba - too powdery and soft) is good, as we can expect with their premium prices...but the waitress attitude is shockingly disgusting. She asked us "Hot tea?" - we nodded and the next thing she added the most expensive Gold Leaf Tea to our bill without confirming with us. She told us changing a bowl of rice to garlic fried rice is RM 6, but was RM 10 in the bill. Her excuse - "Forgot to inform you. I'm the only one on duty here with so many tables to attend.." Bullshit - for such a premium price, hire better waitress or more staff damn it. And don't leave your customers feeling cheated. Nothing wrong with premium prices, but I won't come here again with such disgusting attitude from their waitress.

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