At Yuzu Japanese Restaurant, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to savour authentic Japanese cuisine.
This fast-service family restaurant with two outlets, one at Taman Mount Austin and the other at Indahpura near Kulai, is fast gaining popularity for its authentic cuisine and affordable prices.
Opened by a group with a combined wealth of culinary experience, the Mount Austin outlet is managed by co-owner Karen Chua, who not only has a keen enterprising spirit but also has a passion for cooking.
Their weekday super premium set meals are popular as the portions are generous at a price just below RM10 in sets that include a main course with sides of Miso soup, steamed rice and two condiments.
From Monday to Friday, daily sets (RM9.90) of Teriyaki Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken Cutlet Don, Karaage Chicken Ramen, Karaage Fish and Chicken Curry Don, are available from 11am to 6pm.
There is convivial ambiance in the restaurant where diners are welcome to help themselves to a free-flow of hot green tea and hot water from a self-service counter. After their meal, diners are also served a complimentary dessert.
As a token of appreciation, diners can look forward to a free-flow range of Japanese appetizers from the self-service counter, all provided complimentary during weekends.
It’s easy to order from the menu which is designed with pictures and numbers. Just write down the item number in the order slip and pass it to the waitress. During peak lunch hours, the service is surprisingly fast and such express service is particularly welcome for the lunch crowd who have limited time.
Starters like Deep-fried Gyoza (RM9.90), Takoyaki (RM7.90), Edamame (RM4.90) and Pumpkin Korokke (RM7.90) will certainly whet your appetite for the main course items.
Fans of fish with a penchant for fresh salmon, cannot miss the pleasure of savouring the Teriyaki Salmon Head (RM13.90) served with a side of shredded cabbage salad, drizzled in homemade sesame seed sauce.If you love eggs, enhance your dining experience by adding-on an Onsen Tamago (RM1.50) or Japanese soft-boiled egg, to your meal. Another add-on egg choice is Chawanmushi (RM3.90), smooth and savoury steamed egg in a cup.
Egg salad fans will certainly enjoy the Chicken Cutlet topped with Nanban Sauce (RM8.90), a rich sauce created in a delicious balance of hardboiled eggs, onions and mayonnaise.
If you are planning to visit Yuzu, here’s a gentle reminder to be prepared for the staffs’ friendly chorus of ‘Irasshaimase!’ traditional Japanese welcome, as you step in!
Yuzu Japanese Restaurant [Halal sourced ingredients] at 27, Jalan Austin Heights 8/4, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru. Tel: 607 – 361 5965. Open daily 12pm to 11pm.