After a long hiatus from food blogging, I can’t resist but to share this place. I am currently focusing more at www.mobsterstudio.com work which emphasise more on professional photography. This new place just recently open together with the return of ATRIA MALL located at Damansara Utama. This restaurant catch my attention when they offer OMAKASE. When you say omakase, or “it’s up to you”, in a Japanese restaurant, you are in essence entrusting the entire dining experience to the chef. In return, the chef will present his finest ingredients and culinary creativity for your dining pleasure.
Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar are located on the left side of the main entrance of the mall.
The design are pretty much fusion contemporary.
The place has lots of spot lights hanging around that resemble a stage to give you a time to party feeling the moment you step in.
You are infact the super star here where you are treated with utmost service be it sitting at the bar where you get to see your sushi pressed right before your eyes or behind the grill where your foods are cooked. Rest assure that the ventilation here is good and air condition are good too.
This is the main display area of what is available here today. All the fishes were air flown in from Japan weekly and once sold out, you will need to book them ahead to secure your catch.
Prices are defined clearly and what you see is what you pay + 6% GST.
The Red fish also feel so surprise the price are so cheap??
Since this is a bar, a number of creatively crafted cocktails from alcoholic to non alcoholic are there for selection.
Apple Gravity Beer RM28 – Combination of lime juice and Tiger beer. This combi seems odd but it taste really good. The way it served also very unique where the bottle are upside down.
Hana Kotaba RM30 – A cock tail with dried lavender flower that give you a strong flowery scent. A very refreshing drink for summer.
Kiwi Caipirosca – RM35
Another great drink that I suggest you to give it a shot would be the Smoke and Plum Galaxy RM39 which taste a little tangy and sweet. I kinda love it. A range of smoked and dried ingredients were blended together to give you an aged drinks feel.
Momotaro Salada – RM18
The tomato basically an imported from Japan and stuffed with salads within. It is not sourish and sweet in taste.
Chef Starter line up which consist of Sweet, Sour, Spicy, Salty and Fresh. It depends pretty much of your luck on what taste you will get. So since we all ordered a few sets, we get the full spread.
Unagi with Teriyaki Sauce
Wagyu Beef with caviar sushi
Fried Sweet Potato
Salmonikura Millefeuile – Herbs marinated salmon with ebiko and served on a wasabi mayo ocean. Every single creation of the chef are a piece of art. For example this one the crab were fishing and sit on caviar and salmon bed.
Coral Bash Salada – Potato salad served in a coral setup and the taste is as good as it looks. Everything is edible here.
Potato salad served like a boss and the look at the crab standing there so macho.
Maguro Age Kawa – potato salad and maguro being cut into cube pieces in salad form and served with papadom like biscuit.
potato salad and maguro cube
Yakitori served on a trunk …. A famous dish to go along with drinks at the bar. There are chicken skins, scallop, beef bacons, mushrooms and beef cubes.
7 type Sashimi Platter – RM 180 freshness
Chef Special Combination for 1 person – RM 68 per pax and everything from the finest and freshest in the shop. Normally it is very hard to get fresh sea urchin and here excel in the subject.
Wagyu Roll – The juicy marbling of top grade wagyu beef wrap around sushi rice and is recommended to mix all the sauces together. Although it looks nice as a deco, but there are a reason for chef to put it on the plate.
Treasure In The Deep – Poke open the crispy crust and you will be amazed what is beneath it. All the finest seafoods combination were mixed and stuffed into the crust and serve with pumpkin and mango puree. Salty and fragrant plus not oily can make you eat it completely alone.
Saba Steak Fish Fillet with Soft Shell Crab
Air Flown Grilled Iname – Fresh Grilled Fish with Sea salt (Seasonal Price and Subject to availability)
8 type Sushi Moriawase RM68
Hand pressed sushi that are on par with Japanese standard. Usually a good sushi are just mouth sized and the fish fillet or topping have to be bigger than the rice. Here at Manmaru it is perfectly done.
Wafu Spaghetti – Hot Wok spaghetti cooked Japanese way. Big prawns were added too.
Lobster Dragon Roll
Chef special lobster sushi served with mango slice, caviar and plenty of ebiko. A Recommended to order dish for sushi lover.
Coconut Ice Cream
Fruit platter to end the dinner
Every piece were skilfully cut and presented. It looks really good and feels wanna just keep the whole plate for display.
But still this is still food and is perfect for 2 pax.
Japanese OMAKASE at Manmaru are designed for 2 pax and recommended to order in advance to avoid disappointment.
Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar
Atria Shopping Gallery
Jalan SS 22/23,
Damansara Jaya, 47400
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7733 1038
Operating Hours: 10am-10pm