Wanted to go for Zanmai for cheap Japanese food but it is always hard to find parking during weekends. So we went to old klang road to try out this alternative which lots of foodies rave about.
It was 8.30pm and luckily we managed to get a parking. The place was packed to the brim and lucky again that someone left and we got a table inside. There are 6-7 tables along the corridor but I dont feel like eating Japanese food at the corridor, it just doesnt feel right.
Our order was taken quickly. Actually I aspect a long wait for the food, at least 30 minutes. But it came 20 minutes later, it made me really happy. Although the restaurant was packed, they still manage it really well.
Soft shell crab temaki (RM7). A normal temaki roll, nothing to shout about.
Kushi Katsu (RM10). Thought this look special, that was the reason I ordered this, but this failed me badly. The chicken was dry and tough, the coating was bland and there was not even a dipping sauce for it.
Wa Teishoku (RM25). Sashimi with tempura set. They gave thick slices of sashimi which was really fresh. At least the sashimi is thicken than Zanmai. The tempura was crunchy and fresh. Not bad.
Tenzaru Soba (RM13). Being influenced by Boy boy who was into cold soba recently, I ordered this. The soba was springy. It just that they didnt put the soba on top of ice cubes, if not, it would have taste better.
The offerings were not much, you cant compare the offerings with Zanmai. But with this type of pricing, indeed Nihon Kai is an economical Japanese food, and I couldnt complain much on the set dinner since the prices are cheap and affordable.
4.2, Jalan Telok Gadong,
Off Jalan Klang Lama Batu 3 1/2.
Tel: 7982 3668
(Tiny directions: Coming from Mid Valley, around 2km, turn left just before the Shell station. The restaurant is one your right, corner shop lot)