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Genji Japanese Restaurant Hilton Petaling Jaya
Offers Traditional Japanese cuisine and Country-Style Dining Ambience
August 19, 2009
JAYA, Malaysia - Genji is derived from “Genji No Ma” or “House of Genji”, which was named after a legendary nobleman of feudal Japan. He was known as the shining Genji and famed for his appreciation and great passion for fine food, wine and lifestyle.
Opened since 1988, Genji Japanese Restaurant at Hilton Petaling Jaya has carved a reputation for its consistent quality of food with a myriad of country- style Japanese cuisine of seasonal delicacies, including popular favourites, ideal for social dining with business associates and with family.
The restaurant boasts a spacious and comfortable dining area that accommodates approximately 160 diners with a built up area of 7,311 sq. feet; it is located on the first floor of the hotel’s East Wing. The restaurant interior was put together by renowned expert interior designer, Dan Kwan of TriBeCa Asia Pte Ltd.
The entire atmosphere is modelled towards creating a typical ambience of a Japanese countryside restaurant, complemented by an interesting collection of Japanese objects d’art. This is enhanced through the well co-ordinated creative techniques of Japanese artistic designs, which surround the restaurant.
To coincide with the ambience of a Japanese countryside dining, Dan Kwan introduced black and white photo prints depicting the activities, scenery and lifestyles of the Japanese country folks. The art decor varies, thereby giving diners a pleasant feeling of warmth and comfort.
The layout of the dining room at Genji focuses on providing extra privacy for diners through the creation of separate sections. Distinct features in the restaurant include the introduction of a tea lounge, sushi bar, main restaurant, two spacious teppanyaki counters and six private ‘tatami’ dining rooms namely Kirishima, Bandai, Fuji, Sendai, Nara and Kyoto.
On food, diners can enjoy great choices of freshly-prepared sushi and sashimi items, kaiseki, teriyaki, tempura and sukiyaki dishes. The restaurant also offers tempting and value-added set menus.
Guests can enjoy other varieties like hot or cold noodles, teppanyaki dishes (‘teppan’ means hot plate) featuring ingredients like seafood, meat and vegetables which are eaten with accompanying sauces, sashimi (slices of freshly imported raw fish and seafood from selections like salmon, tuna and more). Additionally, there is an array of vegetarian items to cater to the health conscious.
The Sushi Bar is one of the restaurant’s main attractions, and the chef in charge of sushi can introduce customers to the wide variety of sushi, sashimi and delicious maki rolls available.
Several dining tables are dedicated to present diners with Japanese dishes which are cooked in front of the customers using the induction cooking method, most appropriate for hot pot-styled specialities such as sukiyaki and shabu shabu.
The chef behind all the delicious Japanese cuisine at Genji is Chef Richard Teoh with his 23 years of experience. Committed to bringing the most creative Japanese dining experience to diners, Chef Richard focuses his talents on “traditional modern” cuisine, capturing distinct Japanese ingredients updated with the best of modern Japanese techniques. He insists that while tastes may be changing, and variety is certainly the spice of life, certain basics of Japanese cooking should not be forgotten.
During weekends, the restaurant offers guests a Japanese Saturday dinner buffet, priced at RM89++ per adult and RM49++ per child (below 12 years), from 6.30pm till 10.30pm. Buffet lunch is also available on Sundays from 11.30am till 4.00pm at RM79++ per adult and RM42++ per child (below 12 years).
The restaurant operates daily for lunch from noon to 2.30pm and for dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made at 03 - 7955 9122 ext 4071 or go to the hotel’s food & beverage blog www.ZestPJ.com.
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