Yama & J Fusion Sushi Buffet @ Jaya One
March 23, 2013
One of the strangest restaurants to invade Jaya One, run by a Malaysian-born chef who found a fondness for fusion food while cooking for two decades in New York.
This fairly friendly outlet transforms somewhat into a club after 9:30pm, so come here early.
Buffets are ostensibly the main attraction; RM48++ in the afternoon & RM68++ at night for a smorgasbord of sashimi ...
... as well as more makis than most customers might actually stomach.
All manner of unidentifiable rolls flood the counter. Ladies get a 50 percent discount for lunch.
Patrons willing to pay more can order from the a la carte menu, since the food will be more freshly prepared. We tried this maki topped with snow crab, avocado & cream cheese (RM40); the chefs signature mix of yuzu & garlic panko sauces was the overwhelming flavor.
Ditto for this tataki of seared salmon with black pepper, cilantro, parsley, spicy mayo, wasabi, roe & green onions. Tasty, but the fish is essentially drowned in gooey savoriness.
Pastas are available a la carte, like this blue cheese fettuccine (fundamentally carbonara) with baked oysters in Japanese mayo sauce (RM43). It is what it is.
The kitchen loves its sauces; expect extra servings to come with each recipe.
Sake is available for a minimum of RM30. Wine is offered only by the RM99++ bottle.
Yama & J Fusion Sushi Buffet,
Palm Square, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.