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11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia (Formerly Shangri-La Hotel, Level 1)
+603-2074 3900
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
private dinner

Excellent food by far the best Japanese restaurant in town. The meguro (Tuna) Saschimi was outstanding. I lived two years in Japan I have hardly eaten that kind of quality outside of Japan. "Arigato Oishi des!!"

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Thomas G
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Hong Kong, China
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We've been to both Nadaman restaurants in Hong Kong and this is admittedly not one of their better ones in the world. Perhaps it was because it was a buffet lunch rather than an a la carte menu on Sundays? But it seemed that everything was short of what I would expect from a Shangri-la hotel restaurant. Very average food... More 

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings and many thanks for taking the time to share with us of your dining experience following your visit to our Zipangu restaurant. We have noted your comment in regard to the quality of food served during lunch. Rest assured that this has been shared with our Japanese Head Chef so as improvements can be made. In any... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent food by far the best Japanese restaurant in town. The meguro (Tuna) Saschimi was outstanding. I lived two years in Japan I have hardly eaten that kind of quality outside of Japan. "Arigato Oishi des!!"

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings and many thanks for taking the time to share with us of your dining experience following your visit to our Zipangu restaurant. I am delighted to know that you were impressed with our products and services which contributed to an excellent and enjoyable time whilst with us. We are very happy to have been of service to... More 

Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Warm greeting from the staff, walk through awesome wine and sake cellar. You can watch live Sashimi, Teppanyaki, Grilled and Tempura cooking. Start with sashimi with Uni that melt in your mouth accompany with cold shirataki sake. Foie gras chawan mushi with seafood tempura. Grilled mixed seafood with Australian waygu and Niku Udon is MUST TRY! Will be back soon!

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings and many thanks for taking the time to share with us of your dining experience following your visit to our Zipangu restaurant. I am delighted to know that you were impressed with our products and services which contributed to an excellent and enjoyable time whilst with us. We are very happy to have been of service to... More 

Bad Herrenalb, Germany
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

When we stayed at the Shangri La we had dinner at Zipangu and enjoyed the thin-sliced grilled Australian Wagyu beef set. What a feast! The sashimi were delicious and beautifully arranged (see our profile picture!), the beef tender and juicy (maybe a tiny bit overcooked but that's the way my wife likes it) and wonderful sesame ice cream with red... More 

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings and many thanks for taking the time to share with us of your dining experience following your visit to our Zipangu restaurant. I am delighted to know that you were impressed with our products and services which contributed to an excellent and enjoyable time whilst with us. We are very happy to have been of service to... More 

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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Really good japanese fine dinning restaurant. Visited it many times while i lived in KL and the last one i ate before i left the city. Loved its Saturday buffet. All-you-can-eat for penauts! Restaurante japonés de alto nivel. Mi favorito en la ciudad. Lo visité muchas veces mientras viví en KL, especialmente e buffet del sábado: come lo que puedas... More 

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Food & Beverage Department. Many thanks for taking the time to share with us of your dining experience following your visit to our Zipangu restaurant. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed the food and the service in our Japanese restaurant. We value your patronage and hope to see you back soon. Best... More 

Ipoh, Malaysia
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went there during weekend for the Japanese buffet. The food was really fresh and a lot of choices. Especially like their desert and teppanyaki section Will come back again for their Japanese buffet! By the way, make sure you make a reservation first

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings and many thanks for taking the time to share with us of your dining experience following your visit to our Zipangu restaurant. I am glad to know that you were impressed with our products and services. We are very happy to have been of service to you and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you.... More 

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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The restaurant has been at the KL Shangrila for years and has proven to be one of the more dependable Japanese Restaurants in town. Prices can be a bit steep but the staple Japanese food items like sushi, sashimi,teppan etc are usually well made and fresh. Service is excellent and fast and the wine and sake/shochu list is as befits... More 

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings and many thanks for taking the time to share with us of your dining experience during your visit to our Zipangu restaurant. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed your time here and were impress our menu offer and services. We are very happy to have been of service to you and look forward to... More 

Suva, Fiji
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262 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

great interior with tasty Japanese food makes it one of the best in KL. my host Firdous knows it all. A wide range of sake as well as large number of different sashi and shushi at premium price makes a positive experiance. Did not enjoy tapanyaki much.

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings and many thanks for taking the time to share with us of your dining experience during your visit to our Zipangu restaurant. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed your time here and were impress with the Sushi and Sashimi. Aside, we have noted your comment pertaining to the Teppanyaki. In any case, we are... More 

Singapore
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A very nice Japanese restaurant in terms of 'decor' and ambience. Serve superb Japanese food as well. Zipangu is in a different leaque, high class Jap. fine dining ! Unless you're a Maybank Elite credit card holder ... it is a little pricey ...though ?

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings and many thanks for taking the time to share with us your experience whilst with us. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed your time during your visit to our Zipangu restaurant. We are delighted to have the opportunity to be of service to you and look forward to welcoming you back again. Best regards,... More 

Frimley Green, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Visited Zipangu when we were staying at the Shangri-la in KL. The restaurant is located on the second floor of the hotel. As you enter you will pass by an impressive wine display before arriving at an open kitchen consisting of various stations - sashimi, tempura, teppanyaki. As is the norm in most Japanese restaurants in Malaysia, the menu is... More 

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ShangriLaKLMgmt, Manager at Zipangu, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share about your dining experience. I have noted your forthright feedback and disappointment with our Zipangu service and wish to sincerely apologize for the shortfall. Your feedback is a matter of concern to me for this is not something one would expect to experience in a luxury hotel like ours.... More 

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Address: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia (Formerly Shangri-La Hotel, Level 1)
Phone Number: +603-2074 3900
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
Cuisine: Japanese

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  • Address: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia (Formerly Shangri-La Hotel, Level 1)
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: +603-2074 3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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