More and more Japanese Restaurants are opening up for business in Kota Kinabalu. At the concourse floor in 1Borneo Hypermall, two new Japanese Restaurants, Michi and Sushi King, have just opened their doors, giving KK Lites more choices when come to Japanese cuisines.
From the outside Michi has a simple deco, with black and brown long wooden panels in vertical rows and two glass windows about 10 feet wide on each side of the wall. The entrance is a narrow hall way. On one side is a glass cabinet decorated with many Japanese wines, Saki. And on the other side is a partition with vertical black wooded panels in between space. A simple white butterfly on top of the entrance is Michi’s logo.
Michi is a fine dining Japanese Restaurant, and it can seat 120 guests. The interior is quite deprived of colour, dark brown and black colours are the only dominate colours. Once inside guests are seated with the help of women in traditional Japanese Kimono. This colourful Kimono looks stunningly beautiful when in contrast with the darker hue interior.
Guests have a choice of dining in traditional Japanese way where by guests will seat on floor, or on the usual table setting. Then comes the big menu, with over 40 pages of different food combinations, and about 40 different set menu to choose from. Ordering can be a daunting task for the newbies. Luckily the well trained Kimono lady is on hand to guide one through.
At Michi the choice of selection is mainly seafood, from the cold ocean imported salmon to the common grayish tuna, and from the electric eel fish to the talented multi-arms octopus, not forgetting the prawns and squids.
The common Japanese cuisines like Sahsimi, Sushi, Tempura, Teriyaki are also on the menu. Malaysian’s love affair with chicken is well known, Teriyaki Chicken is one sure dish to satisfy many. For the noodle enthusiast, one can opt for the Ramen. Rice is also an option at Michi Japanese Restaurant.
Sample Set Meal: Michiko Beto – A traditional Japanese wooden box containing assorted fresh Sashimi, straw mushroom Butteryaki, Tempura mixed & grilled Japanese eel. Price: RM 43.00.
Japanese cuisine is well known for its food presentation, and at Michi there is no difference. The set menu looks even more colourful in Michi, because of the darker environment of the interior. A happy heart makes the food a hundred folds tastier.
The set menu price ranges from RM 30 to RM 75.
Michi Japanese Restaurant
No. C306 & C307, Concourse Floor,
1 Borneo Hypermall, Jalan Sulaman,
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
tel: 6088 485 306
Michi Japanese Restaurant
Lot 13, Level 3,
Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
tel: 6012 680 1909