This hidden gem may not be very visible on a day-to-day passing through Jalan Sri Hartamas…so do take notice and look up whenever you are passing by Plaza Damas 3, opposite Hartamas Shopping Centre.
Uokastu is a casual dining Jap lunch-only eatery that serves good quality Jap food and cost only a fraction of the premium 5 star-Jap dining places. This place is run by a couple, Malaysian wife and Jap husband, whom I was told, hailed from a family of fishers in Hokkaido.
The husband, who is also the head chef ia always behind the counter while his wife does the order taking and serving.
Super fresh seafood all stored here, waiting to be served to all Uokatsu foodie lovers!
Uokatsu-don: mixed fish rice, missey hot meets mr cold. Cold cut seasoned fish cubes with steaming hot rice, each pellet cooked to perfection. Never thought I’d say this, but this place serves one of the best cooked rices I had ever tasted. It was a struggle resisting to finish the rice alone to avoid a carbohydrate binge! RM 20.
This was the katsuo no tataki, seared bonito fillets. The dried, smoked, mold-cured versions are those moving flaky shavings you find on tofu dishes usually. This is the fresh version, smokey feel on the outer layers and rare and smooth at the center. RM 26. Steal deal!
I ordered the grilled mackerel during my previous time here, and the fish was so well marinated and grilled to perfection. The salmon this time, didn’t disappoint too! Nicely grilled with teriyaki sauce, I was so tempted for another!
I lost all my photos on my previous time here so I couldn’t blog on it. Foodieventurers out there who love good quality Jap food and also love eating in your pyjamas pants, oversized t-shirts, or slippers….you must come to Uokatsu. No regrets! Writing about this now…makes me want to make another trip here soon!
Uokatsu Japanese Restaurant
B-0-7, Plaza Damas 3,
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.
Just across the road from Hartamas Shopping Centre.
Opening hours: lunch time only
FB page” https://www.facebook.com/uokatsu.malaysia