Yet another Japanese restaurant in the neighborhood!

Well, that’s only true if you live around Mines Shopping Fair. Hailing from down south, the owner of Kinsahi established this chain of Japanese eatery in Johor and has expanded his business to the Klang Valley. Starting off at Jusco Bukit Tinggi Klang and now in Mines Shopping Fair, this is their 2nd outlet in the Klang Valley.

Well, I kinda stumbled upon this restaurant by accident and trust me, this is a one-in-a-million chance for me. Seriously, I mean ….when was the last time you visited Mines Shopping Fair?


Anyway, … what caught my eye was the restaurant’s decors. Tree branches growing on the outside of the restaurant and that’s something you don’t see everyday! That actually attracted me to check out their menu which was placed outside the restaurant, conveniently with 2 friendly and pretty waiting staff to welcome would-be patrons to the restaurant.


Once you get into the restaurant … dark and chic high back seats welcome you on one corner and on the other end … you can’t miss the bright red seats glaring at you. I’ll have to say their setup is pretty neat!

Anyway, while the setups and decoration might attract customers in … it’s the food and value that retains them. I had my fair share of some item off the menu and I could say they are pretty good. Waiting staff is pretty efficient, smiling always …. although the place was quite deserted.

I ordered 3 dishes …. Gintara Teriyaki Bento (it’s Grilled Cod Fish), Gintara Nabe (Cod Fish in HotPot) and finally Saba Shioyaki (Grilled Mackrel). The Grilled Cod Fish was pretty good, of course! It’s Cod fish … and the Teriyaki sauce was well prepared. However, I guess I wasn’t cut out for the Gintara Nabe. It’s Cod Fish in HotPot and vegetable. Plain … very plain. Unless you have a knack for plain tasting dishes … unfortunately, I am a man of spice !!! And finally, the Saba Shioyaki was a little dry, but goes well the the Teriyaki sauce from my Gintara Teriyaki Bento earlier.




As for value …. Kinsahi’s setup and decor definitely lived up to it’s value. For 3 dishes, I spent slightly over RM100. Quite standard if this outlet was located in a prime location i.e. The Curve, 1 Utama or even MidValley Megamall.

Unfortunately, it’s located at Mines Shopping Fair.

What a waste.

For those interested to check it out, Kinsahi is available in these venues

JB Pelangi Plaza
Lot 2.17 – 2.20, level 2, Plaza Pelangi,
Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel: 607-335 9080

JB City Square
Lot MB-02C, Level B1, JB City Square, Jalan Wong Ah Fook
80000 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Tel: 607-222 6188

JB Jusco Tebrau City
Lot S23, 2nd Floor, Aeon Tebrau City Shopping Centre,
No 1, Jalan Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru.
Tel: 607-358 1388

Jusco Bukit Tinggi Klang
Lot F11, Aeon Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre,
No 1, Persiaran Batu Nilam 1/KS 6, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2,
41200 Klang, Selangor.
Tel : 03-3323 2229

OVERALL RATINGs : * * * (Food – generally good, Unique ambiance, Pricey)
Environment Ratings : * * * * (Quite classy, complete with indoor tree – fake of course!)
Food Ratings : * * * * (Presentable)
Service Ratings : * (Poor fellows working in the jungle, no motivation?)
Value Ratings : * * (Quite pricey)

Operation Details
Average Price : Between RM60 – RM80 for two
Accepted Cards: major credit cards accepted

Miscellaneous Details
Halal : Yes
Dining Method : Dine in or tar pau.
Food/Cuisine : Japanese a la carte and set
Ambience/Features : Classy and unique yet traditional
Reservations : Yes

  1. Nate Said,

    What funky seat backs!

    Sorry your saba shioyaki was dry. The mackerel is a fatty enough fish. Wonder why it got dried out?

    Nate’s last blog post..Merry Christmas from House of Annie


  2. J2Kfm Said,

    saw this in JB, then in Bkt Tinggi.
    the price leans more towards the higher end, ya?

    J2Kfm’s last blog post..A Unique Xmas Eve Dinner – With Geoducks, Oysters and All ….


  3. Timothy Said,

    Hi Nate. Thanks for your constant support. Yeah, I wouldn’t know why too … but generally their food is good.

    J2Kfm, yup yup … price is higher than usual.


  4. Joyce Said,

    ooh … the teriyaki cod fish looks so so so very good!
    The picture makes my mouth water

    Joyce’s last blog post..Waffle World @ One Utama


  5. Simon Seow Said,

    I’ve been to the outlet in JB City Square about 2 years ago.

    Simon Seow’s last blog post..Simon Says Turns One


  6. Chin Said,

    Classy joint. Visited them in JB Tebrau City. Quality and creative.

    Chin’s last blog post..Sun Yuan Loong – Ipoh White Coffee


  7. Timothy Said,

    Joyce … yes, the Cod Fish is good.

    Simon, so what’s your opinion of that place?

    Chin, I agree with your observation …..


  8. ck lam Said,

    This place has a different layout and deco…plus nice food too.

    Anyway…Have a Blessed and Happy New Year 2009 and keep up this nice blog of yours.

    ck lam’s last blog post..Happy New Year


  9. ai wei Said,

    din know there is such a good place in mines! but kinda priceyyyy…
    .-= ai wei´s last blog ..Pyong Yang Restaurant @ Jalan Ampang =-.


  10. wei kwang Said,

    well i think they are pretty good. but what i agree most is the deco is perfectly fine and eye catching. well i work in jap restaurant as well, i think what they shud have improve is the service as to be compatible with the deco. as for the food, since i’ve tried some outlets, i think what they need is consistency. cux some outlets’ food is outstanding!


Add A Comment

Subscribe to DinePlay Food Reviews