Senjyu has been in the Japanese dining market for quite a long time. If my memory doesn't fail me, I remember visiting one of the outlets in Sunway Pyramid a long time ago. That specific outlet has closed down though. This time around, we snatched some deals from Living Social and headed over to the Bangsar Village II's outlet.
Upon entering, you will be greeted with hanging paper birds, just as the restaurant name implies. You will also see a row of chefs, ready to serve you the fresh sashimi readily displayed inside the glass compartment.
Senjyu is not casual dining restaurant. They spare no expenses on their decorations. There is a sense of exquisite and luxury. it's definitely targeting above upper-medium classes, looking their menu prices.
Hot Green Tea RM2.00, refillable of course!
Chicken Katsu Curry Rice RM18.00
Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, the flawless chicken is probably the only thing that elevates this dish from the slightly disappointing curry gravy which is kinda bland and lacking individuality in my liking. It feels like you could easily get the instant gravy package off the grocery shelves and maybe with some extra twist, you could make it better than this.
Salmon Mentayaki RM24.00
This is a dish which I will definitely order whenever I am dining in a Japanese Restaurant. The version in Senjyu is overly thick with Mayo. I couldn't few the saltiness of Cod Roe. The salmon however is fresh though and a bite onto the flesh, you could feel the freshness bursting happily inside together with its juiciness! Slightly disappointed with the taste but I guess I am just overly used to the version from my favorite Japanese Restaurant (to be revealed soon!)
Kaisen Nama Yaki RM22.00
One of their featured products at the time of our visit. I tasted more grease from the fried maki on the bottom than the Unagi on the top.
Soft Shell Crab Temaki RM28.00
Seafood Pancake RM25+ [a dish that escapes my memory!]
This dish is like the usual Okonomiyaki except that it's stuffed with seafood. The oyster they add in is huge! That is a very generous amount but unfortunately it turns entirely dish smells like oysters even with all the generous mayo dressing and fish flakes.
Lavendar Parfait RM16.00
There's nothing much to say about this Lavendar Parfait, I wish they have a fresher instead of an overly frozen ice cream that kills all the taste already.
Senjyu is slightly disappointing experience for us. With prices this high we expected a better quality of food. The sashimi however, which we did not order for some reasons, could be the sole reasons why they have survived this long. Probably whatever lacking in their cooked dishes, they make up for it with their fresh ingredients and their quick services. Maybe next time I will visit again, and then I will remember to order their sashimi.
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They have two outlets:
1. The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
2. Bangsar Village II