Tao @ Kota Damansara

May 13, 2010

This Japanese outlet offers a buffet table spread complemented by cooked-on-order options from a menu _ all bundled up at a nice price of RM58++.

Despite the crowds, service is friendly and efficient, while the food is certainly edible. Best to visit now before it slides downhill in the footsteps of Jogoya and Tenji.

Scallop motoyaki. Not the juiciest in town, but the mayo-based sauce is yummy.

Deep-fried pumpkin. Piping-hot comfort food. Crunchy outside, creamy within.

Abalone. Not top-notch, but totally OK for a canned version.

Chikuwa mentai age. Crisply battered and not oily at all.

Unagi with steamed tofu. Perfectly prepared, very healthy-tasting.

The usual spread of sashimi & other cold cuts. Not extraordinary, but not bad.

The teppanyaki selection is surprisingly worthwhile _ prawns, salmon, oysters, squid, mussels & clams, most of which are fresh and succulent.

House-pouring sake. A small carafe for RM10 yields three cupfuls.

Tao Cuisine,
Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara.