KIN GYU 金牛

Updated: Apr 4

Rating: 7.5/10

Will I come back: Yes

Pork-free, serves alcohol


This post is a combination of 2 recent visits to Kin Gyu. All orders were recommended by the waiter.


Food:

I used to come here very often, but I’ve noticed a slight drop in quality on a few items that I order regularly.


Premium Sirloin on Mount Fuji Lava Stone (RM382/212g) - You can determine your preferred size. This was my favourite course, the beef was really soft and juicy. However, the beef was already pre-cooked, so the lava stone is to cook further or to “heat up”. You can also choose your preferred condiments.





Premium Wagyu Loin Shabu-shabu (RM480/300g) with assorted vegetables was quite decent. Great beef quality, chose Bone Broth for my base. This was basically hotpot for lazy people - the waiter cooked the meat and vegetables for me so I just had to sit back and eat.






Wagyu Sushi (RM100) has great assortment and pretty good value, good for first-timers too. Prefer the Wagyu Sushi here than Shin Nihon.




Sea Urchin Wagyu Roll (RM20/piece) used to be better quality and had more uni. Now I think it’s okay to try, but no longer my favourite.





KinGyu Maki (RM27) came with Uni, Ikura, Kani & Wagyu. I used to love this but now the ingredients kinda tasted cheap. Worth trying, but I wouldn’t reorder.




Raw Wagyu & Green Onion (RM14) tasted way better! The Wagyu was well-seasoned and it was flavourful. Not really a fan of the seaweed tho.




Wagyu Carpaccio (RM50) was appetising, portion was quite small but tasted great.






Grilled Wagyu Claypot Rice (RM100) featuring Australian Wagyu & Japanese Rice. You can either eat it as it is or serve with Dashi Soup. I prefer the latter, very flavourful!




Japanese Style Partait (RM22) was okay. Green tea ice cream and red bean jelly weren’t overly sweet.



Service:

Staff are not very attentive, but love that they cook for us instead of self-service.


Ambience:

Japanese Interior, comes with bar seatings & private rooms.


Disclaimer:

I prefer this place over Shin Nihon. Quality seems better (even though they’re sister companies) and larger variety here.