Japanese food is a huge deal in Kuala Lumpur, but real good ones are few and far between. Palace of the Golden Horses reflects this penchant for Japanese food with a restaurant featuring not only an authentically Japanese menu, but an interior, right down to the fresh and premium ingredients, that are so Japanese that you will be tasting it in every bite of the sushi, bento boxes and wasabi!
Spacious hallway leading you towards the dining area.
The cozy space, which can seat up to 78 people, is decorated in earthy tones, with splashes of colors on the tables and shoji panel windows surrounding the walls. It is enhanced by warm lighting which further accentuates its contemporary Japanese atmosphere.
Diners can choose to sit on the traditional tatami flooring in one of the two private rooms, dine at the modern dining hall area or by the teppanyaki counter to enjoy live cooking demonstration.
While the menu reflects the true art of Japanese gastronomy, Kin No Uma is helmed by masterful chefs who have been trained in Japan for a minimum of 5 years, therefore they seek perfection in every roll of sushi, every slice of salmon and every morsel of wasabi that leaves the kitchen.
Offering only the freshest and most premium ingredients, all seafood here are imported directly from Japan every Thursday. Therefore you definitely can't go wrong with the house signature sashimi and bento sets.
Edamame @ RM14
To begin your culinary experience of fine Japanese cuisine, always opt for an appetizer. A bowlful of warm boiled green soya bean serves great as a delicious snack while conversations around the table keep going.
Miso Shiru @ RM15
Then comes the soul-comforting Miso soup, a rich soya bean paste broth with Japanese seaweed, tofu and dashi stock. Individually portioned, its savoury warmth slides smoothly down the throat as we gently chew on chunks of crunchy seaweed and deep-fried bean curd.
Kaiso Salada @ RM24
With 5 types of Japanese seaweed tossed with honey mustard, this light, refreshing salad is a beautiful medley of textures and flavours. It is simply perfect to prep the palate for the coming dishes.
Kin No Uma Roll @ RM58
The biggest applause of the evening goes to the signature Kin No Uma roll, served with a dollop of light and mild Japanese wasabi to suit the local taste. The juicy sweet combination of deep-fried king prawn, succulent crabmeat, avocado, cheese and mayonnaise is encased in seaweed and sushi rice.
On its own, the king prawn is crunchy, the crabmeat extra sweet but together they are divine on the palate. Personally, this is probably the best sushi maki I've ever had! Truly a dish to remember!
Look at those vibrant, sweet fish roe and fresh white seafood flesh.
We can easily wipe out the entire platter within minutes!
Maruyama Tempura @ RM42
Another familiar dish to look out for is the deep-fried assorted seafood and vegetables beautifully presented in golden lacy exterior. The chef’s tempura batter is so light and airy that it will not leave you feeling heavy or mask the essence of large scallops, prawns and crabstick.
Wakadori Teriyaki @ RM37
Equally surprising in its own way is the boneless grilled chicken strips that come in thick coating of sweet teriyaki sauce. Amazingly juicy and well-marinated, every slice of the bird sends an explosion of fragrant, lightly charred taste through the senses.
Gindara @ RM45
Seafood is definitely the crowd's favourite among the teppanyaki selections. The cod simply melts in the mouth, with the flaky meat just dripping with the rich taste of the garlic butter sauce which is enhanced by a refreshing citrus zing. The combination looks simple but it comes together beautifully and heightens our senses.
The homemade ice cream selection is pleasing even for those who are watching their weights as it is not too sweet but still flavoursome with authentic green tea flavour, unlike those highly sweetened ones that are served elsewhere. The creamy, dense texture of the green tea ice cream with a hint of icy bits and unsweetened red bean is the ultimate finish to a fine meal.
1. Truly an amazing place for a true Japanese gastronomic experience.
2. Every penny is well-spent for the portion and quality of top-notch ingredients that can hardly be achieved by other Japanese easteries around Klang Valley. Kin No Uma is definitely worth visiting!
3. Recommended: Kin No Uma Roll, Miso Soup, Mixed Tempura, Chicken Teriyaki, Fish Teppanyaki, Green Tea Ice Cream (Well, that's basically ALL of them because I truly love every bit of each dish!)
Kin No Uma Japanese Restaurant
Palace of The Golden Horses
Jalan Kuda Emas,
Mines Resort City,
43300 Seri Kembangan,
Contact: 603-8944 3484
Every Tuesday to Sunday
Lunch: 12.00pm - 12.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Closed on Monday