Like coming home to Kinya

Dining at Kinya Japanese House is like being an honourable guest in a Japanese home.

Facade of Kinya Japanese House at JP Perdana
Designed in a former showhouse with a matured garden, the linear bamboo grove gently waving in the breeze allows dappled sunlight to shimmer through a glass wall.  Subtle lighting and traditional d├ęcor creates a charming and welcoming ambiance.  Kinya offers diners a choice of seating at the sushi bar, at tables or in private rooms.

Renowned for the freshest sashimi and creative sushi recipes, fans of Kinya’s cuisine have established a rapport with the restaurant and often call in advance to make reservations to savour fresh deliveries of seasonal fish.  One of their favourites must be Tobiko (flying fish) sashimi and part of this dining experience must be in observing sashimi chef, Chan Yaw Foo, as he skillfully carves the fish and arranges it in an attractive presentation.

An attractive spread [Clockwise] Tobiko Sashimi, Salmon
Avocado Salad, Ebi-Una Sushi and Alfalfa Sushi with
two types of Edamame soy beans in the centre
Besides sashimi and sushi, Kinya also serves Japanese staples like a range of ramen, maki, salads and cooked dishes.  A team of talented chefs like Oo Jun Fu and Tan Wei Aun are adding a modern touch to traditional recipes in their braised and baked items.  The chefs present each dish in the tradition of Japanese cuisine, that looks good and tastes even better.

Besides making sushi rolls with rice, their creations include rolls made with alfalfa grass for a refreshing and crunchy flavour.  Another interesting maki is Ebi-Una, created with generous slivers of prawn and eel rolled within and outside the rice roll so you can taste more meat than rice in every bite!

Japanese scallops with mushrooms
Edamame soy beans are a popular starter item and Kinya also serves the beans fried in their own tasty recipe.  Another refreshing starter is Salmon Avocado salad served in an unusually compact portion topped with fish roe. 

The rich flavours of cheese and butter is evident in some items like Japanese baked eggplant with miso and Japanese scallops with mushrooms.  Salmon Head Miso soup is clearly a comfort food but if you are a fan of ramen, then Kimchi Ramen is recommended as it comes with their own-made kimchi.

A serving of Sashimi Moriwase or mixed raw fish platter
Restaurant manager, Ken Kok, is on hand to suggest a choice of warm or chilled sake to match with your meal.  And to end sweetly, ask for ice-cream in an interesting blue-berry flavour.

Kinya Japanese House [Non-Halal] 6A Jalan Persiaran Jaya Putra 1, Bandar Jaya Putra (JP Perdana), 81100 Johor Baru.  Tel: 607 – 3006456.

A version of this was published in the June 2016 issue of The Iskandarian

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