Top 10 Yakiniku Spots In Kuala Lumpur (KL) To Hang Out

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One of the best activities you can partake in with loved ones is none other than a barbeque. In fact, there are so many kinds of barbeques out there, ranging from Korean to Thai! But there’s no doubt that Japanese yakiniku is among the best, especially with friends and family. You can also find some of the best KL yakiniku joints right in Malaysia! That’s right, Kuala Lumpur is a multicultural hub for food and yakiniku is included.

Here is a list of the 10 best yakiniku places in Kuala Lumpur, where you can feast with your friends and family!

1. Authentic BBQ & Nabe

Do you fancy some nabemono with your yakiniku? Authentic BBQ & Nabe is the place to be for this 2-in-1 activity. This eatery is also still going strong despite the many years of business and the closing of other eateries. Authentic BBQ & Nabe doesn’t have an extensive menu, but they have sufficient options. You’ll find up to two pages of pork, lamb, chicken, beef and seafood. They also provide condiments such as sweet sauce, black pepper and chilli powder, to name a few.

Address: Jalan Metro Prima, Metro Prima, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Operating Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 5:30pm to 12:00am
Wednesday – 5:30pm to 12:00am
Thursday – 5:30pm to 12:00am
Friday – 5:30pm to 12:00am
Saturday – 5:30pm to 12:00am
Sunday – 5:30pm to 12:00am

Contact Information: 016-921 1468

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/X4xczA2AqaFofPCG7

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2. ROCKU Yakiniku 

If you love yakiniku and free-flow meat, nothing can beat a buffet-style yakiniku joint! You might be familiar with ROCKU because they have numerous outlets throughout Klang Valley. After all, ROCKU combines the concept of yakiniku and buffets into an unbeatable 2-in-1. This casual, edgy yet upbeat restaurant offers free-flow meat as a buffet. Meat isn’t the only thing they offer either because you can also pick vegetables and pre-cooked dishes.

Address: S-209, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 11:00am to 10:00pm 
Tuesday – 11:00am to 10:00pm 
Wednesday – 11:00am to 10:00pm 
Thursday – 11:00am to 10:00pm 
Friday – 11:00am to 10:00pm 
Saturday – 11:00am to 10:00pm 
Sunday – 11:00am to 10:00pm 

Contact Information: 03-2201 9884

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Ty6yVjHJru3u1wmP6

3. Gyutaro Yakiniku

If you want yakiniku in the most authentic flavours, Gyutaro Yakiniku is the place to be. After all, they only use fresh cuts without marinating. If the customer still prefers the taste of marinated meats, don’t worry! The delicious sauces are only provided after cooking as a dip. Gyutaro Yakiniku is also an incredibly casual and comfortable establishment, so customers can easily settle in. Fans also love their wide assortment of ingredients, they even include meats such as Australian Prime Ribeye!

Address: A2-UG1-01, 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Tuesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Wednesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Thursday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Friday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Saturday – 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 11:00pm

Contact Information: 012-512 7652

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/zD59Ye8pMuck3vPU6

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4. Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ Taisyu Yakiniku

Taisyu Yakiniku is a hidden gem for affordable yet delicious yakiniku. Moreover, this establishment is unlike your typical yakiniku restaurant either because the venue resembles a backyard. This eatery takes place outdoors! After all, not everyone is fond of barbequing indoors with the smoky scents cooped in the establishment. However, the best part is that customers can use charcoal pits for an authentic outdoor barbeque experience.

Address: 16A, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Wednesday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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Location: https://goo.gl/maps/GkW8WU648NhaP4Jt5

5. Kyomo

You might have been to Shin Nihon before and wondered where they went. Well, Shin Nihon was rebranded as Kyomo. Although the establishment underwent an identity change, it’s still the same yakiniku for the same prices. Kuala Lumpur has many BBQ spots, but Kyomo is special for their assorted Wagyu. Kyomo also serves a signature Wagyu tongue! In fact, they only prepare up to 800 Wagyu tongues per day.

Address: 〒50480 Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Desa Sri Hartamas, Jalan 24/70a, No:26-G, Jalan 24/70A

Operating Hours:
Monday – 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Tuesday – 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Wednesday – 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday – 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday – 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday – 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 11:00pm

Contact Information: 03-2856 7350

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/RDA7Y2Hzs1rKfVUk7

6. Momotalo Yakiniku

Momotalo Yakiniku’s name might be a creative Southeast Asian twist on the Japanese word “Momotarou”, and it’s fitting. Momotalo Yakiniku is the go-to place for locals to eat yakiniku because they’re pork-free. Feel free to order their Seafood or opt for something exotic such as ox tongue! Although the absence of pork reduces typical yakiniku menu choices, it doesn’t remove the fact that their ingredient quality is fresh.

Address: 20, Jalan 24/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Contact Information: 03-6206 1557

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/CpWx65yJtcWkge919

7. Kannichikan Yakiniku

If you’ve been to Gyutaro Yakiniku, you might be familiar with Kannichikan Yakiniku. After all, they’re under the same restaurant group! They even have several outlets throughout Klang Valley. Menu-wise, they offer wide variety of meats and seafood. Did we also forget to mention that the ingredients are also served fresh in generous portions? But a fan favourite is their Wagyu and Beef tongue. Good food isn’t the only benefit either, they are also known for great hospitality.

Address: 14, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Tuesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Wednesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Thursday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Friday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Saturday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm

Contact Information: 012-547 8829

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/yKGxs9KxY2BXQEGB7

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8. Yakiniku YUI

Established in 2020, Yakiniku YUI is one of the most luxurious yakiniku restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. At Yakiniku YUI, beef is imported fresh and chilled instead of frozen. Their A5 Wagyu is also sourced from the award-winning Tanifuji farm. Chilled meats and award-winning meat aren’t what their Wagyu is all about either. They only offer cuts that showcase the best characteristics of the Wagyu. If you want to try Yakiniku YUI, make reservations in advance! That’s because they’re easily crowded.

Address: D4-G4-7, Publika Shopping Gallery, No.1, Jln Solaris Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Wednesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Saturday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:00pm

Contact Information: 019-414 8929

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/SPhMjrrysjdJ5X4f9

9. Yakiniku Great

Are you curious about Japan’s top yakiniku restaurants? Look no further because Yakiniku Great is one of them. This Japan-originated yakiniku restaurant is highly anticipated for their A5 graded Black Wagyu. Moreover, these meats are served omakase-style for a unique experience. Yakiniku Great also stands out from other restaurants for their detail. Customers not only feast on Wagyu, but the menu is divided into fatty and leaner cuts.

Address: G-02-01, Republik, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Wednesday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Contact Information: 03-2098 6666

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ySEkdyk2Tyj2QCWo7

10. Gyukingu Japanese BBQ

Gyukingu Japanese BBQ is another pork-free restaurant that serves yakiniku. Although their menu lacks pork options, it makes up for the premium cuts of beef available. You’ll find beef you’ve never heard of, such as Japanese Saga Beef, one of Japan’s top crowned Wagyu cuts. Beef isn’t the only meat on the menu either. They also serve chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetables. If yakiniku isn’t satisfying enough, feel free to browse their ala carte menu for more food options!

Address: 42, Jalan 28/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Contact Information: 03-2856 0828

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/KD7p9dU6WpHFsbbm9

With so many places for yakiniku, you have plenty of options! What are you waiting for? It’s time to hit up some friends and hang out.

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