Level 4 in Istean is consider one of a food heaven for many Japanese food lovers. There are many good reviews among those eateries. Tonkatsu Anzu is sitted at level 4 too and we decided to give this restaurant a try as my friend mention that the Japanese Chef will be base here for a limited time only.
Learn something new from my friend that there 3 types of Gin-Jo Pork Set whereby Gin-Jo means, the pork is chosen from Chief Chef himself. Therefore, sit back and enjoy the premium pork servings. Another great fact about this place is that, the pork cutlets are marinated for 7 days.
Love the ambiance here too. Modern and contemporary.
With such ambiance, you are certainly to pay slightly more compare to other eatery outside.
While waiting, they do serve some sides,
While for salad, it is serve without any dressing and you can add in the sauce that serve along. If you order set, then each set comes with shredded cabbage, soup and rice of your choice. Best is, it is unlimited refill.
as this is a tonkatsu dining place, you usually will be given fresh roasted sesame seeds and a piece of small wood for you to grind on it. Depending how fine you want to go, is controlled by you. Special tonkatsu sauce is for you to add into the sesame. For first timer, do at one mini bucket first. before you add more. Depending on how thick the flavour you want to hit on.
I order mix.
I love the curry Katsu as the flavour of curry is fragrant with Japanese powder form, slightly sweet end and add on the pickle is woola. Perfect! You get to choose white rice or grain rice.
Classic tonkatsu pork loin is the most perfect. Slight fatty yet you get the nice fragrant from pork oil and the the batter that they use makes it crips inside out, yet the meat is soft and juicy. Dip with their tonkatsu sauce is a perfect marriage.
As the set ends, it serve with a mini dessert of matcha and muachi. I find that RM 47 – RM 55 per set is quite decent for such pricing. However, if you do not have this budget, another alternative which is my favourite – Tonkatsu by Ma Maison.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 8/10 , nicee, for a tonkatsu! -Stamped-
Tonkatsu Anzu あんず
The Table, Level 4
ISETAN The Japan Store KL
Lot 10 Shopping Mall
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Tel: 03-2119 2625