Rocku Yakiniku @ 1 Utama

To be honest, it wasn’t a really pleasant experience at Rocku Yakiniku. But please don’t misunderstanding my conclusion, there is no faults on the food, environment or service, just that I’m not used to dine in a rush. The 100 minutes time limit for the Eat-All-You-Can Japanese charcoal grill buffet definitely not something I fond of.

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Lunch (from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Weekday: RM39.90++ & Weekends: RM49.90 for 100 minutes buffet (Child 50% off price)

Dinner (from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm)

Weekday & Weekends: RM49.90++ for 100 minutes buffet (Child 50% off price)
(Note: For each additional 20 minutes, RM9.90++ applies)

 

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Being my first visit to Rocku Yakiniku at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, I was pretty impressed by its cool and artsy interior. Funky graffiti adorning the concrete brick wall on one side and another side is wallpapered with Japanese manga pages. The dining area is dimly lit with long communal tables placed at the center and casual bench seats at both sides.

 

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Choices of beverage are quite extensive, there are soft drinks, green tea, beer, draft beer and sake however the beverages in not included in the buffet price.

 

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While waiting for the grill to be set up, we had some cooked dishes at the buffet counters. Choices was quite limited if compared to what I’ve seen in other blogs on offerings at Pavilion outlet.

 

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Vegetables and mushrooms to grill along with your meat.

 

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There are three dipping sauces available here: ponzu, spicy miso and chili sauce. I personally prefer the spicy miso sauce which goes really well with both meats and seafood. I spread the sauce on my vegetables when grilling too! 😛

 

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The charcoal grills (real charcoals are used) are specially designed with suction system is built around the grill instead of at the top. The ventilation in the restaurant was in top notch, I walked out without any unpleasant smell on my hair or clothes. Certainly extra brownie point for this.

 

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Pork lard to grease the wire mesh grill before you start grilling the foods.

 

menu

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You will be given a ordering chit consists of the above meats, seafood, vegetables and side orders. Just ticks whatever you want and pass to the waiter, your order will be served to table.

 

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Assorted of meats (chicken, pork & beef)

 

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Platter of seafood includes butter fish, salmon, prawn, scallop, squid and mussel.

The selections are sufficient enough to please BBQ lover. The quality of the meat and seafood was great and the marinade was minimal to allow diners savor the original flavor of the ingredients.

 

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The thinly sliced meats are easy to be cooked but the shell seafood such as mussels and scallops need more time. So we gave up on ordering the seafood and focused on meat slices only. I like they use the real charcoals instead of gas/electrical grill as all the ingredients are well infused with beautiful smoky flavor.

 

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Green Tea (RM3.00/jug)

 

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Another selling point of Rocku Yakiniku is their concept of “restaurantainment”, which means a combination of dining + live music performances and various other entertainment events. We were well entertained by the magic show and singing performance throughout our dinner.

 

Verdict: Food and environment was great, but our the serving of our repeat orders was a bit slow hence we need to gobble down our meat in last few minutes. >_< I also saw a group of 4 persons sharing a grilling pit which I think 100 minutes definitely not sufficient for the session.

 

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Rocku Yakiniku

F.355, F.356 & F.357, First Floor, Rainforest, 1 Utama Shopping Centre
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
 
Tel: +603-77109884
 
Operating Hours: 11.00am to 11.00pm
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Dining Loft @ Level 7.01.03, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2148 8884
Operating Hours: Mon – Thurs & Sunday: 11.00am to 11.00pm
                         Fri & Sat: 11.00am to 12.00am
 

16 comments

  • I have passed by many times, but never tried. Yeah, I think 100 minutes is too short. I prefer to take my time to enjoy my buffet. With time limit like this, very kan cheong one.

  • I see you came to almost the same conclusions like I did. Agree that there was nothing wrong with the food (great that they’ve not increased the price from last year)…but just that we need a bit more time in order to eat at a more leisurely pace. If you read my blog post on this, you’ll read about my tips of it not being ideal for slow eaters (#Tip 3), best to come in 5 – 6 pax (#Tip 2) as that will get you 2 burners (as a 4-seater table shares 1 burner) and not the most ideal if you have to fuss over young children (#Tip 4)…wakakakaka! 😀 If you can eat a lot, grill fast, eat fast and don’t need to wait for the food to cool down before eating….this place is ideal! ;D

    • I must wait for the food to cool down especially I’m prone to have sore throat after having hot fried/grilled food. It’s just not my preferred style of dining….

  • 这家日式烧烤让我留下最大的印象就是,吃完烧烤出来头发衣服不会沾满烧烤味,太不可思议了!!以价格和食物来说,这家烧烤店算公道。

    • 他们家的抽风系统的确”某得顶”,食材也ok,只是那100分钟的时限要烧烤,要等,要吃绝对不是我喜欢的进食方式 =.=”

  • I have eaten there many times and loved it. Follow my style and eat after 8.30pm and you can dine till closing….which is close to 11pm. (no kidding) I enjoyed the place partly due to the entertainment and plenty of pork bellies. LOL

  • Good price, but I’m too afraid to go for buffet right now… in the fear of over-indulgence

  • ya, 100 minutes can seem quite long, but 50 minutes will be needed for choosing and cooking the food – so maybe there’s only 50 minutes remaining for eating. but it’s still a good deal, ya 🙂

    • Exactly Sean, only left not much time for eating after the waiting, ordering and grilling! But my friend teach me to dine in after 8.30pm and can dine till closing, i’ll check it out if got chance 😛

  • i myself prefer fast service.. there’s nothing worse than being hungry and being made to wait for your food! and then to be rushed thru the end. argh!

  • Have to agree their designs is indeed very eye catchy!
    To me, 100 minutes is enough already, perhaps I already used to eat fast these days, cause of the naughty Toby who cannot sit still for more than 10 minutes =_=

  • you eat fast but u still need to wait for the food to be cooked, wait for your order to come, bla bla bla….. haha!

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