Thursday, 20 September 2012

Minori Japanese Restaurant, The Royale Bintang, Damansara, Malaysia

Minori Japanese Restaurant, The Royale Bintang Damansara Hotel, Malaysia

The energetic pounding of taiko drums and the breaking of a Hakutsuru Sake barrel marked the opening of the latest Japanese restaurant in town, Minori. After a month of renovation and a 2 million ringgit investment, the restaurant, located in The Royale Bintang Damansara, opened to a crowd of celebrities, media and connoisseurs of fine food.

Minori, meaning harvest, intends to apply ‘traditional culinary values to provide a fine Japanese gastronomic experience.” The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Hideaki Nakajima. The Japanese master with over 20 years of experience and numerous awards under his belt is quoted commenting on his culinary philosophy, “If it’s not perfectly prepared, it’s not leaving the kitchen.” Before I’d even tasted the food, I liked him already.

While opening night was packed with guests and a buffet spread so not a true experience of what you might expect from a dining encounter at Minori, the dishes we sampled were enough to coerce a return visit. Stay tuned for more Minori posts, as we will definitely be back.

Reason to visit: latest restaurant on the Japanese dining scene where, if the chef lives up to his philosophy, no guest will be disappointed.

Japanese Restaurant
The Royale Bintang
Damansara Hotel
No 2. 1st Floor
Jalan PJU 7/3 Mutiara Damansara
47810 PJ Selangor
+6 012 228 2268


  1. looking forward to reading bout the glorious food! :)

    Latest: Mousse Cake Specialist is in Town!

  2. it was certainly a beautiful launch of Minori! such energy and finesse!!

  3. Wow, when r u going? tag me along!It was indeed a very 'energetic' launching programme..

    1. The performers really did a great job!

  4. In USJ Taipan, the Restaurants really "come" and "go", today Ikan Bakar..., after few months renovation for Secret Reci...., then after few months ... Although business and location maybe bad, there seem to be really a lot of RICH people willing to invest. The Restaurant name you recommend, when I first, I thought it was "Minoriti Restaurant" ! Well, another Japanese makan place ! Did you know that they are people now BoyCotting Japanese food due to the "FISH Island" thing !

    1. I didn't know that. What is the fish island thing exactly? Seems a bit harsh to stereotype and boycott an entire group of independent restaurants. Tell me more.

  5. the folks of the klang valley can't get enough of japanese restaurants! i'd quite happily eat sushi for dinner at least three times a week! :D

    1. Have to say I'd agree. I'd happily mix it up with a bit of shobu shobu, sushi, Japanese curry and soba noodles. :-)

  6. Wow, I'm impressed with the lady drummer! I'd probably die of tiredness half-way. Hahaha!



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