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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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Ranked #396 of 2,374 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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kuala lumpur
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170 reviews 170 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yes, I would agree with TA writer the food was lacking though the decor was very Japanese. Have been here with friends, family & business associates. A great place to talk & wile away the time.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Quite pricey, small quantity, and average quality Japanese food in a hotel restaurant setting. What was I thinking!!! ... Zipangu is for the desperate Japanese food craving in a late dinner or Malaysian monsoon situation. You get for what you plan for or lack thereof.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Came here for dinner with my parents and my wife while we were staying at the hotel and thought it would be a good idea to try it out. We were disappointed at the quality of the food but in hindsight, was not surprised at the price due to its location. Service - Good and friendly service from the moment... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This Japanese restaurant had a very nice ambience and a pleasant staff which is consistent with the Shangri La offering. From the fresh Honey Dew I ordered to the Sushi platter the food tasted really good. The setting was very nice and the staff was very courteous and knew the menu well enough to give suggestions.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

You enter the restaurant and instantly love the ambience and the decor of the place. One walks in through a huge wine/ sake cellar and soon you are in this elegant speciality restaurant. We opted for the set menu and was delighted by each course that was served. The sashimi was perfect, so was the main course - wagyu beef... More

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Had a business dinner here and was most impressed ! It's of the quality one expects in a 5* Hotel like the Shangri-La. First of all, the atmosphere is very zen, a lovely lovely eating space. Secondly, the quality of service and attention to detail is exemplary. Thirdly, the range and quality of food is fabulous, no disappointments. It ain't... More

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Food was nice but not the BEST. All you can Japanese buffet seemed interested us since we love Japanese food and we are staying at Shangrila itself My son had 8 plates of sashimi and he loves it, but the fish not at the best condition. I called it 8/10 for food but service was okay. If I did not... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was lucky to be invited by my friends to try out Japanese Food in Zipangu, Shangri-La KL. Everything was so good from the ambiance, to the service and to the menu. I was happy at the beginning but left with lots of disappointment. What's wrong the food? The Sashimi is good. But my friends and I was so disappointed... More

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Hong Kong, China
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Japanese restaurant located in the Shangra-la KL. Nice setting for a business lunch. I took four clients and the bill came to around US$250.00 with no drinks. Set menu's were good quality and some reasonably priced. We ordered 3 x mini-Sashimi and mini-tempura which added a good chunk to the bill, if I went again I would skip these and... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were lucky to be invited for dinner at Zipangu Japanese restaurant down at Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Usually Japanese food are quite similar everywhere you go but Zipangu had a twist in ambiance, freshness of ingredients and sensational blend of taste in every dish that was presented well. I love the setting of an open kitchen where you... More

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