Genji Japanese Restaurant @ Hilton Petaling Jaya
I visited the newly renovated Genji Japanese Restaurant recently for their latest fusion Japanese menu influenced by Tokyo and Osaka. Helmed by Chef Richard Teoh with 27 years of experience, he is committed to bring the most creative Japanese dining experience to diners.
Located on he first floor of Hilton Petaling Jaya, the decor of the restaurant boasts a combination of modern and traditional Japanese influence, giving diners a calm yet warm feeling. The interior is modeled after a modern Japanese country restaurant, complemented by an interesting Japanese ornaments thrown in here and there. The dining area is spacious and comfortable which can accommodates approximately 148 diners.
There are several private rooms to cater patrons who need extra privacy.
Trio of Appetizer
Niku To Negimaki Furai
Deep fried breaded sliced beef rolled with spring onion sitting on bead of vegetables tempura. Crispy on the outer with the tenderness of the beef still retained and the spring onions provided an adequate moist to the overall bite, a great combination indeed!
Age Nasu Momiji Oroshi
Deep fried eggplant was light in flavor, the spicy grated radish and bonito flakes bringing out the taste as a whole.
Fresh cucumber dressed in miso bean and sesame sauce. Simple preparation but showcases the both the satisfying crunchy texture and saltiness of the miso beans that complemented each other perfectly.
Definitely something new to me! The combination of bean sprout and Chinese spinach provided a pleasing crunchy factor to the salad and the goma dressing further enhance the scrumptious -ness of the dish.
Another salad course was presented in a myriad of colours! Garden greens with Salmon, Tuna, flying fish roe and avocado served with wasabi mayo dressing. The addition of crunchy fried crab stick certainly a brilliant touch!
Genji’s Signature Trio Combo
Combinantion of rolled Salmon, Tuna and Sea Bass sashimi with avocado sitting elegantly on bed of shaved ice. Air-flown twice a week to the restaurant (Tue and Fri), the sashimi was unquestionably fresh and delectable. The avocado did a magical touch to double the creaminess of the overall texture.
Baked Tiger Prawn with luscious spicy mayo served on bed of potato salad. The prawn was slightly overcooked rendering a dry texture but the potato salad appeared to be the saving grace, creamy and toothsome studded with chunks of potatoes and julliened cucumber and carrot.
Nicely grilled cod fish with crispy edges and moist flaky flesh, crowned with briny Salmon roes. Served together was a small portion of aromatic garlic fried rice.
Unagi Fried Rice
The moreish flavors of the unagi fried rice had me signing at pleasure with every spoonful and at the same time felt guilty on savoring too much of carbo which will ruin my diet plan >_< Oh boy, I just can’t resist the temptation!
Jumbo Ebi Maki
Packed with a whole lot of ingredients, the reversed roll with Tiger Prawn Tempura, caviar, salad and cucumber definitely a fulfilling and satisfying dish for its multi dimensional of textures and flavors.
Shiromi Dofu Mushi
A light flavored braised bean curd with Sea Bass and vegetables in clear broth. I can taste a trace of mild citrus-ty from the lime zest added in the broth, created a refreshing end note to the oral cavity.
Kaki Chili Mayo
The chef sure knows Malaysian taste bud well! The bird eye chili in the mayonnaise sauce definitely a magical boozy-touch that heighten the level of spiciness and the flavors of overall was as pronounced as as it should be. Everything was precisely calibrated.
Banana Spring Roll and Green Tea Ice Cream
A sweet conclusion to the sumptuous dinner, we had a medley of hot and cold dessert of fried banana spring roll and green tea ice cream layered with sponge cake.
Verdict: I like how the chef associate Japanese ingredients with the modern cooking technique to craft an astonishing new menu to satiate every diners. Portion and taste wise, definitely no hesitation recommending this place for a great Japanese dining experience.
2, Jalan Barat, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.