22 May 2009

Review: Umai-ya Japanese Restaurant

I've read some rave reviews of Umai-Ya and thought of giving it a try since both DH and yours truly here love Japanese foods. So, was it really good? The answer is definitely a YES. For the price of RM48++/adult and RM24++/child above 3 years old, it is one of the best and cheapest Japanese buffet in town.

Umai-Ya is different from most Japanese buffet restaurant in town as the food is freshly cooked based on your order. Each table is given a buffet menu and you can pick and choose anything from the menu. From sashimi to tempura to ocha ice-cream, the choices are excellent. Drink is also included in the buffet price and you can select from either ocha, soft drinks and even Tiger beer (yes, free flow!).

The deco of the restaurant is quite modern and clean. The service was great and I love that the foods were served so quickly. The restaurant manager even pre-order some foods for us when we placed our reservation so that there were minimal waiting time when we arrived.

However, this place is not so baby friendly as they don't have any baby high chair (since the seat are tatami style). What I did was bring along my own bumbo seat for Anney. Brilliant idea, right?

Deco at the entrance

Tatami sitting

I love this hanging light

Delicious and mouth watering sashimi platter

Japanese green salad

Free flow of Tiger beer....Sis#2 wanted to order 3 jugs for 6 of us!

Edamame (Japanese soy bean...Werney loves this)

Grilled shishamo

Fried agetashi tafo

Dragon roll

Soft shell crab maki roll

More fried stuff, can't remember the name for this

Chawan mushi (Steamed egg)

Ocha ice-cream with red bean

There were lots more foods that we ordered but we were too busy eating and couldn't snap more pictures. We had so much foods during the buffet lunch that I even have to skip my dinner for that night.

You can find Umai-ya at:

49A, Jalan SS21/37
Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 7726 4410

G-3A, The Place
Jalan PJU 8/5D
Bandar Damansara Perdana
47820 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-7729 0015

A new outlet will be opened at Puchong soon.

Reservation is a must as the place is packed most of the time.


Melissa Siew said...

I miss it... So when are we goin again?

Mummy to QiQi said...

wah...for that price got free flow beer???cannot believe it!! next time u go, buzz me k...

two pixels photography said...

keke nice hoh..my hubby yearning to go 2nd round

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