Ambiance wise, the setting is tilted towards contemporary with moderately fast beating background music which I don't really fancy when having Japanese food. The waitress and restaurant manager were over-attentive as I was about to yell 'leave me in peace!', or maybe that is what they called 'good and friendly customer service' :p
To start off, we had to have the strongly recommended appetizer--'Yuzu No.1' (RM20). What a name for a dish that is made of blended scallops, fish and vege baked in cream cheese, wrapped with seaweed and topped with a dollop of wasabi. Taste wise, I thought it was quite creative and tantalising. Do give it a try but take note that the portion is small enough where you can finish in two bites.
Next up is a big bowl of (crushed ice) sashimi -- Santen Mori that came with toro (tuna belly!), yellow tail and shell fish. The original price is RM98 but you can enjoy a 25% new opening discount for the moment (not sure when will the promotion ends).
King Prawn Roll (RM28). Yes I admit, I just love to order Japanese food with nice presentation.
Still not feeling satisfied. We had another heavy dose of cholesterol-laden Hokkai Nabe, aka seafood hotpot. Orginal price at RM68 (25% off during promotion period). Great value for a big bowl of fresh scallops, juicy king prawns and big chunks of salmon in piping hot seafood broth.
Among all the Japanese restaurants that I have visited, I reckon that Yuzu has the most wide ranging dessert menu that excites me, from the usual green tea ice cream, their signature yuzu ice cream to the fusion green tea caramel pudding, matcha parfait and lots more for dessert lovers to choose from.
I settled for their yuzu ice cream (RM8) and Warabi Mochi (RM6) after scratching my head and flipping the dessert menu few times.
Their yuzu ice cream came with a blend of vanilla ice cream and a weak yuzu scent, different from what I expected. But overall a good try if you want to end your meal on a refreshing note.
Their mochi was heavily coated with green tea powder. My palette was firstly greeted with strong unbearable bitter taste but the bitterness didn't last too long as it ended with a hint of sweetness. An interesting palette experience I would say.
By the way, Yuzu is now having 'Fugu Course Meal Promotion', priced at RM135 for 2 pax (after 10% discount). Do give it a try if you have always been pondering whether you will be killed by having this legendary suicidal puffer fish. See precious pea's review on this Fugu Course Meal.
Location: T236, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mid Valley City.
Tel: 03-2284 7663/7763