Time Out says
Japanese restaurant Iketeru may be a regular on the prestigious TOKL Food 40 list but when they announced that they were organising a Weekend Champagne Brunch promotion, we just had to venture on for another look. Located in the Hilton KL, Iketeru is renowned for its Japanese fare but with by putting in a Champagne Brunch spin on it now, Iketeru has just found an added hook to reel in diners to its establishment. Just like other hotel restaurant outlets in the city that offer this bubbly affair during weekends, Iketeru also boasts a never ending supply of Gosset Champagne ever readily topped up and served at your table. The menu however priced at RM198 ++ (RM98++ for food only without champagne) may seem steep but it’s a small price to pay considering the array of Japanese fare on offer together with a never ending supply of Gosset. Also unlike other establishments in the city that offer ‘Bubbly Brunch’, the Japanese restaurant allows you to enjoy your tipple and the ambience in a relaxing atmosphere by offering over 100 items available via ala carte.
The tailormade menu consists of contemporary and traditional Japanese fare with an array of sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura as well as desserts which can be ordered as much to your heart, or should we say stomachs’ content, up to fi ve items at one time per table of course. Iketeru’s Master chef Ricky-san’s menu emphasises a lot on freshness and its none more evident by the delectable salmon, white tuna sashimi, sushi rolls and soft shell crab which we chose to start our meal with. Subsequent dishes made up of prawn teppanyaki and tempura bared similar hallmarks of Iketeru’s signature style of combining traditional elements of Japanese cuisine with the latest Tokyo nouveau. And having a serving of that with corpus amounts of champers is just too good to be true, especially on a weekend. Bart August
Iketeru was shortlisted in the Best Japanese Restaurant category of the Time Out KL Food Awards 2009. Our food awards are 100% voted for by the people of KL. This way, we guarantee that popularity and consistent performance is rewarded.