Simple Japanese Fine Dining in KL @ Ebisu, Pavilion Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

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I personally am a fan of Japanese cuisine - especially when it's a little fancier. I mean, who doesn't? With that being said, here is Ebisu, one of Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur's latest Japanese Fine Dining restaurant and bar located on the 8th floor, overlooking a gorgeous KL City view with a warm, cozy and glamorous ambiance. 

The common dining area.

Like with most of Pavilion's design, everything looks elegantly simple, yet posh. There are several dining areas available within the restaurant, as well as a private function room which comfortably seats about 20 pax.

I believe this is where the Teppanyaki section is, where you dine right in front of the chef in action.

High table, bar counter, lounges and even outdoor space where you can dine where you love most. 

Kicking things off with a light and simple salad with housemade dressing, served with Japanese tofu and cherry tomatoes. Like most salads, it's pleasant and a great way to start a meal.

Ebisu Chawan Mushi

One of Ebisu's Signature dishes, and one of my favourite dishes of the night. A simple serving of custardy-smooth Japanese steamed egg topped with a generous amount of assorted seafood, prawns and Ikura, and prepared with mirin, dashi, soy sauce and shiitake mushrooms. 

A flavour bomb to say the least, and the essence of seafood is evident within this dish. Just look at the size of that prawn!

Grilled Salmon with Assorted Vegetables 

Next on our menu was a simple serving of  pan-seared salmon filet glazed with soysauce and served alongside a bed of grilled vegetables. Fish was quite nicely seared with a good layer of caramelisation, alongside a slightly salty sauce that coats the fish quite evenly. 

Chunky, flaky and fresh. 


Before anything else, Japanese Sake truly compliments what I'm about to have next. Here at Ebisu, they have a variety of different imported Japanese sake for you to try and pair with your meal. Do ask them what's the best for your taste and they'll recommend it to you.

Sushi Moriawase

Like every good Japanese restaurant, the skills of the chef are tested on this very plate of Nigiri. Here at Ebisu Japanese Fine Dining, you need not worry about the quality of the fish as they are all fresh and plump. 

From the left, we have a type of Artic Surf Clam Nigiri called Akagai, followed by our Malaysian favourite Salmon, Yellowtail, and Maguro (tuna).

On top, we have a cube of Japanese egg, my personal favourite Ikura Nigiri, Ebi (prawns) and a medley of pickled radish, tuna and cucumber sushi rolls, served alongside soy sauce, pickled ginger and wasabi.

Absolutely beautiful, definitely a place worth celebrating.

Artic Surf Clam Nigiri


Ebi Nigiri

Sweet Japanese Egg

Yuzu Ice Cream

For dessert, I had a scoop of housemade Yuzu Ice Cream. It's light and zesty, which makes it a great after meal dessert to cleanse the palette. 

Red Bean Soup with Mochi

Or perhaps go with another one of their desserts - red bean soup with Mochi inside. It's fairly sweet and the mochi is very chewy. I enjoyed the chew but not so much on the sugary part of the dessert as I don't really like sweet stuff. Overall, it's pretty okay.

All and all, dishes offered here at Ebisu Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur was more than satisfactory, and here is the chef that made it all happened. Ebisu is a fantastic place if you're looking to hold any form of celebration - be it birthdays, anniversary, a company dinner or even date night. The view and the ambiance gives it a great vibe to dine in. 

If you're looking for round two, just head on down to their brand new Whisky Cove, located right below at Level 7M.

It's a warm and cozy place with a variety of seating arrangement. Private rooms are also available and it also comes with a view. The menu is quite extensive and they do have food as well. If Japanese wasn't filling enough for you, why not try out their Wagyu steak? Snacks are available too!

Here we have some smoking going on, along with some coffee beans.

I'm not so much of a drinker myself but I can say that this tangerine concoction was indeed delicious.


Level 8, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree, 170, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Operating hours: 

Lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm 
Dinner 6:00pm – 11:00pm 

Attire: Smart Casual

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  1. Thanks for sharing – wonderful write up.. I love sushi!
    I would like to introduce to you best Japan restaurant in Rochester -

  2. Thank you for this amazing post. I like trying different cuisines. Keep posting more content!