Sushi Mini Udon Zen


Minori - Delicacies for All Occasions

Situated beyond the Royale Chulan Damansara’s white marble-clad lobby, Minori is a halal-certified Japanese restaurant with a focus on offering authentic, tailor-made Japanese cuisine to suit the specific needs of their diners. Once you enter, the change in your surroundings is immediate — grey walls, a polished wooden wall, and wide windows that let in a healthy amount of natural light. Now that the stage has been set, let’s talk about the food they have in store!

While some may have concerns over how not being able to use certain ingredients might hamper the variety of choices available at Minori, diners can be rest assured that the taste and quality of the food will is most definitely not compromised. Thanks to the heart and soul put into every dish by their staff, everyone can look forward to having their taste buds pampered. Minori’s menu has a wide range of selections with an equally broad price range, from premium offerings like wagyu beef and sashimi, to more budget-friendly dishes like noodles and rice.

The first dish we tried was their Sushi Mini Udon Zen, a set meal consisting of assorted sushi, udon, tempura and chawanmushi. As expected from a restaurant that uses fresh, air-flown ingredients from Japan, all the different types of fish in the sushi were an absolute treat. Speaking of the tempura, one could tell from the perpetual crispiness of the snack that Minori’s tempura batter is a cut above the competition. Add the udon and the chawamushi and you have a self-contained meal that hits all the right notes.

Tempura Soba (Cold)

The Salmon Oyako Don was another all-in-one dish — slices of salmon meat and roe on rice, with an irresistibly tangy sauce mix to tie everything together. Donburi dishes are always filling, and this one was no different without being overwhelming. The freshness of Minori’s salmon was once again in full display, with each cut of meat being juicy and savory.

Rounding up the rest of this review is their Tempura Soba (Cold), a light and refreshing noodle dish for those who want something less filling, or for slightly adventurous diners who want a more exotic way to beat the afternoon heat. Once again, tempura is served with the noodles. The soba used in the dish is springy and pretty addictive to chew on, and the noodles were served in a way that makes dipping them in the sauce was a hassle-free affair.

Minori’s very accommodating menu is also paired with their very flexible range of services — those who plan to use the restaurant for events are welcome to phone in and discuss with the staff. This is arguably Minori’s hidden strength, as everything is on the table and up for negotiation: buffet-style, course meals, even reserving the entire restaurant to make sure your event proceeds without distractions is not a problem. Further adding to the list of options in the near future is an upcoming omakase menu that Minori is still working on, so be sure to check it out if you’re interested! Omakase inquiries start with a budget of RM300 per person, with the menu depending on how much the customer is willing to spend. With all that out of the way, whether you’re a casual diner or someone looking to plan an event, feel free to give Minori a try!

1st Floor, Royal Chulan Damansara Hotel, No, 2, Jln PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
12noon – 2:30pm, 6:30pm-10pm
012-228 2268
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