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    Robatayaki

    Robatayaki, meaning "fireside cooking," traces its roots to the fishing villages of Hokkaido, Japan. Historically, fishermen would gather around an open hearth, sharing the day's catch with each other and their community. This communal dining style evolved into the art of Robatayaki, where fresh, seasonal ingredients are slow-grilled over an open flame, infusing each dish with a unique smokiness and depth of flavor.

    At Umi, we are proud to bring this centuries-old Japanese culinary tradition to the vibrant streets of Malaysia. As the first traditional Robatayaki restaurant in the country, Umi stands as a beacon of authenticity and innovation. Our commitment to excellence is evident in every carefully selected ingredient and the artful preparation of each dish.
      Robatayaki | Umi Omakase | Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Omakase Selangor | Best Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Best Omakase Selangor
     
    Robatayaki | Umi Omakase | Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Omakase Selangor | Best Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Best Omakase Selangor  
    Umi is more than a restaurant; it's a culinary pioneer. Our chefs, trained in the time-honored techniques of Robatayaki, skillfully navigate the dance of flames, ensuring that every skewer captures the essence of this ancient cooking style. We take pride in introducing Malaysia to the unparalleled experience of savoring grilled delights that have been perfected over centuries.

    Our menu is a Authentic of Japanese precision and local flavors, creating a dining experience that is as diverse as the nation itself.
     
     
    Robatayaki | Umi Omakase | Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Omakase Selangor | Best Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Best Omakase Selangor
    A Japanese restaurant adorned with aged wooden beams and panels, reminiscent of traditional Japanese architecture. The entrance features the “Torri gate”, the iconic symbols often seen in Shinto shrines and other sacred sites throughout Japan, gracefully curved arches made of vibrant red-orange painted wood. The arches are arranged in a line or in clusters, creating a striking visual pathway that leads visitors through the restaurant.
     
    Robatayaki | Umi Omakase | Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Omakase Selangor | Best Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Best Omakase Selangor
    At the end of the torri gate, stepping into a serene oasis within the Japanese restaurant—a traditional Zen garden. The garden is a minimalist masterpiece, meticulously designed to evoke tranquility and harmony. Smooth gravel raked into intricate patterns represents flowing water, while carefully placed rocks symbolize islands or mountains emerging from the sea.
     
    Robatayaki | Umi Omakase | Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Omakase Selangor | Best Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Best Omakase Selangor
    Inside, the ambiance is warm and inviting, with soft lighting illuminating the irregular wooden tables and marble stone on the floor. The walls are adorned with textured paint in the Japanese restaurant, adding depth and character to the space. The wall is adorned with a traditional Japanese painting technique called "sabi," which creates a sense of weathered beauty and imperfection. The textured paint mimics the rough surface of aged plaster or paper, adding tactile interest to the wall.
     
    Robatayaki | Umi Omakase | Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Omakase Selangor | Best Omakase Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Best Omakase Selangor
    The centerpiece of the restaurant is a large, rustic wooden bar with a light box above the chef preparation counter. Guests sit around the grill, giving them a front-row seat to the culinary action. The chef, known as the "robatayaki master," skillfully grills an array of ingredients on long skewers, using techniques that emphasize the natural flavors of the ingredients. Once cooked to perfection, skewers served with a boat paddle. Each skewer, laden with deliciously grilled ingredients, is carefully arranged on the paddle, resembling a miniature boat loaded with culinary treasures.