When our business associate, Uncle Jimmy said wanna treat us to dine at Tenji, how can I say no? Not especially after I heard that it's a new Japanese buffet restaurant set to undermine Jogoya. We agreed to meet up at 7 pm but ended up reaching there 1 hour later. Poor uncle Jimmy waited for us for 1 hour!
When we reached there, Tenji was already bustling with all the hungry patrons. He got us a VIP table, but I wouldn't recommend you to take that because VIP sitting is furthest away from the food! We have to bypass a lovely garden like place and got into another entrance to take the food, which I found it quite troublesome.
Decoration wise, Tenji already has the upperhand over Jogoya. The place was nicely decorated and not to forget the lovely small garden overlooking a highway in Mont Kiara. The food counters were not placed too far away from each other so I don't have to like travel east west north south to get the food.
Sorry I have to do the photo in this way because there's just too many picture to share.
My boss and colleagues, started to get really curious why am I taking pictures of the food. No no, shouldn't let them know that I blog in case my boss said, "Ho! No wonder you'll always go back home early!" :p
From top left; 1. Lobster salad that was snapped up really fast after I took its picture. 2. Very nicely made pasta. 3. Wide selection of sashimi that we have to use a special long chopsticks to take. 4. Sushi in boats - we saw some people taking the whole boat but we didn't try.
1. Another hot stuff here is the coconut drinks. 2. Like Jogoya, you'll have to put in clips to order some of the food here - steamed fish, teppanyaki, tempuras and this unagi that we found too small to be shared. 3. Delicious escargot, remember to take the toothpicks! 4. The effort of 4 ladies to put up these nice food - sashimis, cakes, cheese & crabs.
1. The 'commoner' seatings, ehehe.. 2. Raw clamps, abalone slice and shellfish. 3. Selection of cooked chinese food. 4. 2nd round of our ravage!
1. Desserts time! These cheesecakes were great. 2. The tiramisu was great and there's a wide selection of puddings. 3. Like Jogoya, it serves quite a number of o mochi and our favourite was the coffee o mochi. 4. These are jars containing all kinds of tea - lavender, rose, arghh.... so much that I don't even remember the name. I think there's at least 8 types of tea for you to choose here!
Tenji offers about the same range as Jogoya, but the food definitely taste better than Jogoya. At least, we don't feel thirsty after taking their food and can have the lobster salads without having to be its VIP member.
Unfortunately though, they only serve Haagen Daaz ice cream here, which I'm not an avid fan of. I'll prefer Baskin Robbins and Gelatomio. One more suggestion to Tenji - wash the plates faster cause they were always out of stock!!!
Address : Lot L-01-01, Soho KL, Solaris Mont Kiara, No 2, Jalan Solaris, Kuala Lumpur.
Contact no : 1700-80-1818
Direction: Using Sprint Highway, passing Eastin on your right, follow the signboard to Mont Kiara. Turn left at a crossroad under a flyover and go all the way. Turn right at T junction and turn left when you see Plaza Mont Kiara. Turn right at a T junction again and go up the hill. Keep a lookout for SohoKL signboard or a bustling area. Turn at the turning with a Maybank in the front row. Go all the way and you'll see Cold Storage. Tenji is just above it.