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“Thai and Jap Fusion in an enclave of hipster restaurants”
Review of Kaiju

Kaiju
Ranked #657 of 4,490 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Been here a number of times and I keep coming back for the BKK street pasta - which is tangy and spicy. Some items on the menu seem to be perpetually not available (ie the beef rice bowl) and I have no idea why. All in all, most dishes are an interesting fusion of Japanese and Thai influences so I would recommend that you try as many as possible to find your favourite

Thank Jo-Lyn L
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

They serve nice Jap & Thai fusion food.
Price are acceptable for the quality.
Most of the dishes is nice, especially these attached pictures.

The taste is really unique.

The salmon tata just normal.

The dessert taste weird, not quite used to taste of coconut ice cream mixed with ikura (salmon roe)

Thank Darryl D
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this place on Friday lunch time. Not overcrowded but this restaurant only have limited number of tables. Menu was interesting with some food where we never thought can be made in this way. Give it a try. Price was bit on high side. Try to look out for the popcorn chicken drink.

Thank Adrian S
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had to wait about an hour for a table. They don't accept bookings. Make sure you bring mosquito repellent as there are a lot of mosquitoes coming out to play as it gets dark.

Food was not bad. Menu was not extensive, but adequate. Waiters were attentive, but since the space is small and tables were limited, we didn't feel nice lingering over our meal while so many others were waiting for a table. For a quick, expensive meal, this is a good option. But if you'd like to take your time, better to look elsewhere.

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Thank RaeLim
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

"Kaiju", as far as a name goes, suits this restaurant quite well: 'Kaiju' is a japanese word for "strange creature" which is a perfect description for this restaurant in the world of restaurants. Purportedly a Thai/Japanese fusion restaurant, the menu just seems to be an hodge-podge of Thai and Japanese dishes - seemed more like confusion, than fusion. Between the 3 of us, we ordered the Kaiju Fried Chicken twice (because it's fried chicken, who can resist fried chicken?) some truffle-oiled sushi, and a bowl of spicy ramen. The fried chicken was crunchy and flavourful, very tasty over all. Portions were a bit small but only because everyone wanted a piece. The truffle-oiled sushi was interesting but forgettable at the same time. My friend couldn't finish her spicy ramen although she said it was tasty. We also shared a Japanese curry chicken rice, in which the chicken was served in a burger-style patty. Japanese curry on its own has always been a bit too mild, too custardy for my taste and this, unfortunately, stays true to its namesake: too mild, too custardy. Overall the food was slightly above average, both in taste and quality. However, the real differentiator though, these days, is service. The waiters who served us were welcoming but awkward. There were three of us and the waiter wanted to put us sitting against a wall. And the restaurant doesn't take reservations so it wouldn't have mattered if we had called ahead. When you have three successful working adults wanting to enjoy a meal together, there is no way you can seat them facing a wall. Even a guy who came to eat alone refused to sit facing a wall. It may be a Japanese thing, but it's a terrible idea to try and implement here. The service, frankly, was inadequate, annoying, and clumsy. I'd chalk it down to inexperience, perhaps, but also working in a tiny cramp restaurant is also difficult. To be fair, i would go back for the food and perhaps give it another chance by trying different dishes. I just hope the waiters know the difference between being available when needed, and hovering around annoyingly like a mosquito.

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Thank Mooreyameen
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