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Hana Tei Japanese Restaurant is one of a brand that I heard my Kajang friends talked about it. One of their top choices in their area. Since then, the brand had spread its wing to KL. Operating just about less than 6 months in Lucky Garden, Bangsar.

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A casual dining with nice extensive menu spoil for your choices. full menu click here

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Starting off with Fried Shishamo. A fish that can be eaten just like that without worrying on its bone. Deep fried and to pair along with their house special mayonnaise.

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Gyu Maki ( Australia Striploin Roll ) is new to me. Topped with house salad and fried thin cut lotus root. A nice combination of flavour and texture from salty, sweet, mild sour from mayo and nice aroma from the wagyu. A slight crunchy texture from lotus root, and soft texture of wagyu and do not need wasabi as the house special sauce on the plate is to dip along.

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For their set, I find quite worth it as currently they are running lunch promotion (every day including weekend). Love their Yosenabe Gozen as it is served with a large piece of scallop, oyster, prawn, chicken, clams and veggies. Soup is clear and aromatic.

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Here you go on their lunch special menu. the more people you bring, it seems more discounts to me.

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In love with their Shake Sashimi / Sansyu Moriawase that serve in 3 different THICK CUT. Rarely you will get such a cut and look at the colour of tuna. This cut is easily 1cm – 1.5cm thick and a piece inside your mouth is satisfying. A mouthful bite. Sashimi indeed is fresh.

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Their outlet best seller is this Unagi Foie Gras Sushi @ RM 35. They are quite generous with the cut of unagi and a large piece of foie gra at the bottom with both the ingredient is bigger than the rice. Just the classic way of presentation. It is so thick that I could not make the 1 bite sushi. This have to be 2 bites as my mouth is not that big. Soft, juicy and pefect!

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Foie Gras Sandwich would be highly of the day. A piece that value worth for money. At RM 38 you get 2 pieces of unagi sandwich with a piece of foie gras. Love the glaze thick soy sauce that gives a hint of sweetness with bursting aroma from foie gra, a nice creamy texture just blends well with the sauce and unagi. – a recommended dish.

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The house special trio sushi, will be available 15th April onwards. I pick mine with Hamachi, Maguro & Hotate Ume Yuzu. Simple and delicious. The unique part of this is they serve with their house special ume sauce on top. Just put a piece into your mouth without dipping into our usual soy wasabi sauce. I find it, does not go along. Best to eat it raw with ume on top to give you a twist of flavour.

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second highlight of the day is Wagyu Takaki @ RM 68. It does look raw in first sight, but after you eat it. It is cooked to perfection. Eat a piece could be a bit blend but with Hana Tei style, it is bursting with flavour. Take a piece of wagyu, add in seasoned white radish, scallions, a slice of garlic – roll it up then dip with house special sauce. A great combination of flavour.

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Maguro Wafu Steak @ RM 38 Premium Tuna with homemade chef special sauce.

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Starting 18th April, they will be launching their lunch set as the Fried Chicken set starts from RM 9.90 for lunch on weekdays. Besides that, you can choose Gyu Shogayaki or Kitsune Udon.

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With their quality of sashimi, sushi and wagyu, certainly do not mind to come back again for dinner. Parking here during day time could be a bit of challenge. I park at road side on weekend at my own risk. So far it is alright. Night parking here will be much easier as the place is less busy.

One more place to hunt for if you are a Japanese food lover.

Hana Tei Japanese Restaurant
No.8, Lorong Ara Kiri 2,
Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2202 1608

Operating Hours:
11.30 am~ 2.45pm (Last order)

Portofino is one of a hidden gem in Lucky Garden, Bangsar. Although they sits right at the corner with very big prominent signage, this restaurant actually serve authentic Italian food.

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It is a very spacious dining restaurant with comfortable seating area and space in between to have your privacy.

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We were introduce with something classic and simple to start off with – Carpaccio di Manzo – Australian grass fed chilled tenderloin carpaccio served with rocket salad, cherry tomato, parmigiano Reggiano, fresh button mushrooms, lemon wedge and toasted bread @ RM 28

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Next is Carpaccio di Salmone – Slice of Norwegian smoked salmon served with romaine lettuce, black lives, carrots, fresh orange slices, toasted bread with an in house dressing @ RM 28

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I have learnt to enjoy this along the way as Bruchetta Toascana is one of my favourite. Toasted Bread with Chicken Liver Pate where the pate is just nice, not too thick with strong chicken liver smell and they have some seasoning to balance it out. Loving it. @ RM 12 – Recommended

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Learnt that, all their pasta are made fresh daily, as we kick off our mains with Capelli d’AngeloAngle hair green pasta sauteed with garlic, chili flakes, cherry tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil, fresh prawns and zucchini @ RM 38. Something classic with a hint of spiciness.

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Spaghetti Portofino @ RM 38 – homemade seafood spagheti sauteed in olive oil, garlic, chili, basil, prawns, squid, baby octopus, mussles, clams, scallops in fresh home made fish stock

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This is one of my favourite in one of the mains. Gnocchi al Gorgonzolapotato dumplings served with combination of cream, gorgonzola cheese, mushrooms and grilled marinated slices of chicken @ RM 36. Gnocchi is done to perfection where it is soft enough yet not overcook, with a little hint of strong cheese taste like blue cheese is just perfect to make the dish stand out. Creamy enough to my liking for a portion for myself, I guess some of you might want to share as the cream might be too thick for you.

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Too much cooking show, so whenever in a Italian restaurant – Risotto is a must order for me. So I pick Risotto ai Funghiwith porcini mushrooms served with grilled marinated chicken. Cook to perfection where risotto is not over cook yet with grains texture is there and the stock cook in it do enhance the sweetness of the taste.  @ RM 36

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Coscia di Pollo alla Diavola @ RM 36 – Grileld boneless chicken leg, marrinated with paprika, black pepper, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, served with colour mix of sauteed vegetable

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Agnello in Umido @ RM 48 – imported lamb slow braised in oven fire with mushroom and Italian herbs till tender cooked. Served in lamb reduction gravy and mashed potato. A portion that worth to order and share as the mash is so good, soft and airy. With lamb is so soft, tender and juicy.

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Back to classic too with Pizza Napoletana – Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, anchovies, black olives, capers and cheery tomato @ RM 34. Something simple to dive into and must eat with their chef special homemade chili sauce. It is not Tabasco but its one of a awesome sauce, mild spicy with a bit fragrant of herbs. The chef to sell it too. As you finish up the pizza, you will be greeted with classic pizza ingredients at the end.

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Love their housewine pouring too. If your friends are not keen to drink, you can order by glasses. They use Chilean wine.

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Love their Pannacotta as it is so wobbly like a jelly dancing if you shake the plate. @ RM 14, Soft texture, fragrant with the panna cotta that just melts in your mouth. love it.

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Creme Brulee @ RM 16

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Among those that we ordered, this is my favourite. Tiramisu – made with coffee, almond liqueur combined with mascarpone cheese @ RM 16. One of the best that I can find . Creamy enough with the best is still moist where mascaropone cheese taste is still prominent and cocoa powder still can be tested. A well balance of taste and a Must order!

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With Chef Keli, his partner and brother as they are expat from Italy.

One of a restaurant worth to try if you are looking for authentic Italian dishes.

Portofino Restaurant
No. 1, Persiaran Ara Kiri,
Lucky Garden,
Bangsar 59100
Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2094 8490
Email:[email protected]

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am – 11:00pm

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