Juu Nana Sakaba
By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan
The most precious gems are found at areas with the least attention, and this holds true for Juu Nana Sakaba. Tucked away on a calm street in Section 17 of Petaling Jaya is an izakaya style restaurant, and at its core is a beating heart pumping out the best of hearty, simple and delicious Japanese cuisine. The izakaya theme is carried through every front of the establishment, Japanese lanterns giving off a mellow glow, wooden structures and decors setting an earthy tone, an open kitchen for patrons to watch the chefs elegantly dance with the flames to serve up their dishes, and shelves of soy sauce pots and sake carafes. Bamboo blinds separate the seating areas to give a more private dining experience to the patrons.
The menu at Juu Nana Sakaba revolves around kushiyaki or skewered and grilled items, donburi set meals and most recently, the addition of a wider range of sushi and sashimi. Our favourites from the bento section of the menu are the Yakibuta Don Bento, a juicy slab of grilled pork over rice and paired with sweet omelette, and the Sake Rice Bento, a block of juicy salmon grilled to perfection and served over a bed of rice. The kushiyaki influence in their cooking method brings out a smokey flavour profile in their grilled meats which boosts the umami factor in their donburi. When talking about Japanese cuisine, sushi and sashimi are a must have item and Juu Nana Sakaba offer Sashimi Moriawase, a sharing platter of sashimi with the option for patrons to choose their own sashimi, and
a rather classic selection of sushi and maki. Not forgetting the cornerstone of kushiyaki, they offer an extensive selection of meats to suit the palates of many, all to be charcoal grilled to order.
Address: Juu Nana Sakaba *Japanese cuisine *Casual dining (Non-halal)
14, Jalan 17/54, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7931 7737