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If you have visited Japan and walked the regions around Kyoto, you will like the cosy interiors of this restaurant. We enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch yesterday at the famous XENRI's Japanese restaurant which is hidden in a quiet lane off the busy Old Klang Road.
We have eaten at this place several times as guests of birthdays and gatherings but this round, we paid for our meal at their Sunday's buffet lunch. Hordes of people were queuing outside even before they opened their doors at 12.00 noon! Goodness, it must be really good...
I was told that the boss of Elken loves Japanese food so much that he decided to set up this place for merely his own consumption with its chefs & seafood freshly air flown from Japan. The whole interior's set up until the food presentation are also being done to his meticulous perfection.
I really love this area where there's a pond with colourful Koi fishes swimming happily! You really could feel that you are being transported to somewhere in Japan for a meal.
They have long tables of Japanese buffet spread being served from inside all the way to the corridors outside the restaurant.
The freshest salad bar with baby octopus to satisfy everyone!
You could feast all you can at their many trays of fresh sashimi and sushi with baked cheese oysters that made me drool. Look at the mochi balls. I wanna scream!
The desserts are there with fresh cut fruits. I love their mochi that came with assorted flavours which were really soft with right textures, just like how the Japanese eat them.
I watched this chef frying outside the restaurant. He was very calm and well focused to fry my tempura prawns.
I enjoyed these tempura which the prawns were so long and chewy. I had more than just 3 prawns on this Round One plate.
My wife is a very light eater and she avoids certain seafood which she is sadly allergic to. She just had 2 rounds including the chawan mushi, kimchi soup and fried platters too.
This is my Round One with 2 plates and chawan mushi at one go! That's how greedy I could be. I won't share with you the photos of my Round 2 and Round 3 plates as I don't want to be labelled as a greedy glutton. Muahahahaha..
Now I zoom closer to see yummy sushi rolls and fresh green salad.
These baked cheese oysters were the best I have ever eaten in years! Go try it yourself.
A plate of neat fresh fruits and mochi balls to finish off with their Elken's signature white coffee. Burp!
There are so many corners and partitioned areas to eat & relax.
That's my wife being partially hidden behind the screen of loose wooden sticks like a Japanese Geisha. The whole ambiance is very tastefully done up just like how typical restaurants are like in Japan.
We will be back soon!