Izakaya Kushi Raku @ TTDI - You'll Never Wander Alone


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Izakaya Kushi Raku @ TTDI

Yes I was being told that their beers are very good.
So to those beer peers out there, maybe you want to consider Izakaya Kushi Raku?

So what's Izakaya Kushi Raku?

It's a Restaurant Grill & Bar focusing on Japanese way. The owner got the idea from the Japanese where they tend to gather around and have some cup of beer & enjoying tidbits after work.

The bar opens at 4pm - 1am (close on Sunday) to cater for the after-work-entertainment seeker. As I stepped into this bar, I was so excited to see the concept and look are more like Japan that kind of feel. I'm all for Japan, you know.

Look at those beers up there. Are you daring enough?

Those are beers that well kept for years. 

Got my seat and found this lovely card made by Food Inker - Stella. How thoughtful she is!

Despite I'm all for everything about Japan, I'm not a beer fan. A cup of tea will just do good for me :)
It became my essential of the day as I ate quite some skewered dishes.

All set for waiting the food to arrive!

The kitchen.

Chef of the day grilling our chicken~ :D

And behold, the long-awaiting moment has come to an end! (Namely food has arrived)


Chuka Sazae Niu (Snail Meat) – RM9
Quite salty, but I just love how chewy the snail meat is.

Eihire (Skate Fin) – RM10
Feel like eating a bigger version of ikan billis but it's good!

Skewered dishes

Chicken Wings (Salt) – RM7 per stick
So excited to know they serve chicken wing today in skewered dish form and yes, it was yummy!! #juicy #tender #nevermindtheburnpart

Pork Meat Ball – RM6 per stick
I prefer a bigger one, but this is not bad either.

Cherry Tomato – RM4 per stick
Never knew that cherry tomato sizzling with salt on top of it + grilled can be delicious!
And it's cheapest among all skewered dishes!

Pork Belly (Sauce) – RM6 per stick
This is the highlight of the dish! Not only juicy and tender, how could you say NO to those fats?!?!

Bacon Wrap Rice – RM6 per stick
Not up to my liking but my friend loves it! It was less salty as compared to others.

Beef Ribeye (Salt) – RM11 per stick
Juicy and chewy, albeit a little hard maybe its a beef? And less salty than I expected.

The Non-skewered dishes

Clear Soup Udon – RM12
The udons were less bouncy and soup taste doesn't have the strong feeling taste. Even so, I manage to finish it all. That just show how I love Udons.

Ebi Tempura – RM22
Not too oily, prawns cook well and crispy batter. Just the kind of tempura I'm looking for.
Make sure you dip with that sauce to experience the maximum enjoyment of your tempura!

There's a famous saying: never judge a book by its cover.

So this is the owner of Kushi Raku - Mr Ken.

At young age 31 he already own two cafes (including Kushi Raku)! The idea of opening Izakaya Kushi Raku is all because of his love for beer and hangover. He visions that his customers would have a place to hangover with their peers, after a tiring day at work, just like how the Japanese did.

His chef, whom he just hired recently, work together with him to come out a menu that closely resembled what he'd in mind. With his chef's 4 years experience at Rakuzen, they made a tremendous improvement in their menu. And that's how they think it's time to promote Kushi Raku to the public.

Since the food inker were so promotive towards their beer / sake, I'd ordered one to try it for myself.
It tastes uhm... very Japanese? Paiseh lah this girl doesn't know how to appreciate sake. @_@

To sum things up, if you are looking for a place where you could relax, chill, hangover after a tiring day at work, come to Izakaya Kushi Raku to experience how to hangover like the Japanese! 

Izakaya Kushi Raku
28, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-28569200
Business Hour: Mon - Sat: 4pm - 1am (Sunday Closed)
Price Range: from RM 4 - 30
Other Info: WiFi available, Non-Halal

Having a chill beer / sake in hand with some skewered dishes to enjoy, that's how the Japanese will do after a tiring day at work!

Special thanks to Food Inker again for inviting me over this food review session. Hopefully, there'll be more to come!


  1. Definitely worth a try. A big fan of yakitori and dining Izakaya style .

  2. This is so Japanese style! If only there's halal version of it. T_T

  3. Bacon wrapped rice! Pork meatball! Pork belly! OMG I'm so hungry now.......... 😢😢😢 with beer some more... I waaanntt!

  4. is that owner eligible bachelor in town? apa lagi...try ar! wink wink

  5. i try it before and their beer really good. you should try.. hehe

  6. So thoughtful of Stella to make the card.. So cute!

  7. Nice comic! I should try myself :) .

  8. so hungry now, I wanna eat supper.
    the steak stick so yummy looking. :D I wanna try.

  9. Love your comic as well as the photos... the food look yummy and would love to try it...

  10. wow look so nice! Am going to try it!!!

  11. The comics is cute~~ The foods looked taste good.

  12. Am excited to see how yakitori should be served. There's a new Japanese restaurant opened in Ipoh yesterday!

  13. I visited plenty of Izakayas during my trip to Tokyo, and now I know where to get my cravings fixed hehe.

  14. Gosh, that looks so good. Its amazing how Japanese shops are getting more and more availabkr in Malaysia

  15. Can I have that card too? :P The bacon wrap rice look so interesting! Will get chance to drop by.

  16. I have not try snail meat before :P If got chance, will try then :)
    Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

  17. Tempura is my fave! The other food looks quite unusual. Cute card with kimono!

  18. They look delicious but alamak, non halal.. I love Japanese food but sometimes gotta pick the Halal restaurants. :( However, the card is cute!

  19. The shop owner is a real funny guy XD I love that card. And the food look really great!

  20. the food looks really good, sparkling sake? that's the first time i heard of a sparkling version

  21. Lots of Japanese grilled dishes, I like yummy yummy, will pay this restaurant a visit soon :)

  22. Chicken Wings are my Little Angels' favourite. Should bring them there to try it as it looks delicious.

  23. The cherry tomatoes is certainly an interesting eat. I usually just eat is fresh.

  24. Wish to try it out one day. Thanks for sharing your review

  25. Loved your post and the way you have drafted here. Food looks amazing.


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