Dinner Buffet At Sagano Restaurant, Renaissance Hotel

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, July 24, 2009 | Published in


After my last Japanese buffet at Tenji, I was craving for more Japanese food. Tenji was a mixture of Japanese, Chinese and Western food restaurant.

I was more interested in authentic Japanese restaurants which serve mainly Japanese fare, so when my friend told me about this buffet promotion at Sagano Japanese Restaurant at Renaissance Hotel in KL, I jumped at it.

I think July is a promotional month for all dining outlets in Renaissance Hotel, so you may want to check them out before it ends.

Here's what we ate.

my sashimi plate

My plate of fresh sashimi! Can you recognise the types of raw fish I ate?

But it's nothing compared to what my friend ate!

sashimi plate

The raw fishes were taken from here.

raw fish on ice

My plate of yummy oysters. They were so fresh and smooth!

more oysters

My friend's plate of edamame beans, squids and seaweed. Not my favourite except for the edamame beans!

edamame squid and seaweed 2

Since I was complaining about the non existence of unagi at Tenji, I made sure I eat lots and lots of unagi here. Below is my plate of unagi, tofu, chickens and fish.

unagi yakitori chicken fish and tofu 2.2

I went back for a few plates of unagi! Really had my fill of it! Absolutely satisfying!

This was where I took all the unagi from. See the empty plate (second plate from left)? It's empty because I took all the unagi from that plate! Haha!

chawanmushi station 1.2

Can you also see the cups of chawanmushi on the left corner? I am not of fan of chawanmushi so I did not take those. Rather save my stomach for even more unagi. Haha!

My friend went for the soft shell crab tempura, which was very delicious! I just noticed there's a prawn tempura on her plate!

soft shell crab tempura 1.2

So I went for a full plate of tempuras! I wonder why the Japanese like to dip these fried food in the tempura sauce? I thought fried food should be eaten crispy! The crispier the better, no? Once you dip them into the sauce, they become soggy, but then again, it is nice in a way, so I'm fine with it. LOL!

tempura with soft shell crab 1.2

I did not eat any sushi since I am not a fan of sushi, but I just took this photo of the sushi on display. They were placed on a nice boat-like structure.


This is the sukiyaki station. I took the photo of someone cooking the beef slice.

sukiyaki station

And here's my bowl of sukiyaki. It's almost finished eaten as I forgot to take photo of it earlier. The beef and the soup were delicious!

sukiyaki 1.2

There were many other food I did not bother to eat like soba noodles and salads, as I was more interested in the desserts! Here's the dessert station.

dessert station

I love the mochis! They were excellent, unlike those mochis I ate at Sushi King or Sakae Sushi.

cheese cake and omochi 2

The cheesecake on the left was quite nice and the chocolate cake with strawberry on top was not bad. But the mochis with generous lotus fillings were on another level! I could not eat enough of them and went back for more.

Finally, it was time for ice cream. If you remember, I was complaining how Tenji did not have green tea ice cream. Well, I had my fill of green tea ice cream over here, thank goodness!

green tea ice cream 2.2

After finishing this cup of delicious green tea ice cream, I went for another round. But this time, I added in red beans. Really nice to have the sweet red beans accompany the slightly bitter green tea. Perfect combination!

green tea ice cream with red bean 2.2

Oh, this picture does not look so appetizing, does it? That's because I did not scoop the red beans and place them nicely on top of the green tea ice cream. It looks kind of ugly and unappetizing, right? Well, don't judge a book by its cover. Or rather, don't judge a green tea ice cream with red beans by its appearance!

By the way, do you like to eat your ice cream totally frozen or slightly melted? I like mine slightly melted but not to the stage where it turned into a milk shake!

This was a really satisfying Japanese meal! I have no complaints whatsoever with the food here. And at RM55.00++, it was worth it! (Normal price is RM89.00++) I will definitely come back again if they have another promotion. This promotion is on until end of July, so if you are a fan of Japanese food, don't miss it!


(80) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Wow..another lavish Japanese buffet again Foong?;)

    I love sashimi....all the raw fish (with the exception of squid...as I don't like it).

    July 24, 2009 at 11:21 AM
  2. Anonymous

    I tried the cold soba noodles before. It was ok and more of an acquired taste...as in getting used to eating cold noodles in a dipping sauce. I didn't put in the raw quail eggs into the dipping sauce though for fear it might not be fresh and I don't want a tummy upset.

    July 24, 2009 at 11:24 AM
  3. Shingo T said...

    Nice food, nice price.

    Too bad I don't eat raw food. =p

    July 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM
  4. Ciela said...

    Your bad, Foong! You always make my mouth watery. I have just been to a Japanese resto last Friday but now, I'm craving for it again because of your very fresh sashimi photo! I love it, especially the pink salmon.

    Okay now, have more of those buffet tours. Bon appetit!

    July 24, 2009 at 12:20 PM
  5. Merryn said...

    foong, u craving? u preggars ? hahahhaha... just joking.. nice food ler.. sushi's my favourite. i want to go there to.. will pester william to bring me there!

    July 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM
  6. Vivien said...

    i went there once, really nice, wah, they have promotion now, no need any member card?

    July 24, 2009 at 12:30 PM
  7. foongpc said...

    mei teng, yes another Japanese buffet again! Haha! You don't like squid too? Me too - wonder why some people like it so much!

    I don't really like soba noodles - rather save my stomach for more unagi or desserts! LOL!

    July 24, 2009 at 12:38 PM
  8. foongpc said...

    shingo T, you don't eat raw food? That's too bad! But you can still go for the cooked food - they are delicious! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 12:40 PM
  9. Admin T.H said...

    yummy I want

    July 24, 2009 at 12:41 PM
  10. foongpc said...

    tita beng, I think you should go for another round of Japanese food! Especially if you like raw salmon. They are my favourite too! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 12:41 PM
  11. foongpc said...

    merryn, no need to be pregnant also can crave what! : )

    William...is that your hubby? I only know Ethan's name, haha! Yes, pester him! I think you will like the sushi there, my friend did! : )

    But you better hurry! With this kind of promotion, it gets fully booked fast!

    July 24, 2009 at 12:51 PM
  12. foongpc said...

    vivien, no need member card for this promotion. Thanks for dropping by! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 12:51 PM
  13. foongpc said...

    T.H, go get it! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 12:53 PM
  14. KY said...

    wahhh looks really good, the sashimi.. slurps

    thanks for sharing!

    July 24, 2009 at 12:54 PM
  15. jam said...

    Now I regret not joining you for dinner last Saturday night, haha!

    July 24, 2009 at 12:56 PM
  16. lina said...

    so envy you!!!! Been ages since I last been to Sagano.
    Have to find reason to go there again. :D

    July 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM
  17. lina said...

    They used to have table buffet at Sagano, so for us lazy bum, we can just order everything and it'll be sent to us. Dunno still got that promotion or not?

    July 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM
  18. Medie007 said...

    waaa so cheap!

    July 24, 2009 at 1:29 PM
  19. manglish said...

    foong, u tried wa-gyu before ar...the beef to die for......i tell you har......they really melt inside ur mouth......sadly tat is the only food in japan i will shout about but it is very expensive...

    July 24, 2009 at 1:48 PM
  20. HappySurfer said...

    What a spread! Yeah, food at Renaissance is superb. For those who are not into Japanese or raw food, their buffet lunch or dinner at the Vogue Cafe is the alternative.

    Thanks for sharing, Foong.

    July 24, 2009 at 1:58 PM
  21. Unknown said...

    i just went to Shogun 2 weeks ago, but there was no Unagi there, you make me hesitating to try out Sagano but too much damage on my wallet :(

    July 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM
  22. iamthewitch said...

    Wow.. what a big plate of sashimi and unagi! If I'm not mistaken, the buffet at Saisaki in KL also offers unlimited unagi. Have you tried it before? It's different than Shogun, even though they're from same management.

    July 24, 2009 at 2:03 PM
  23. [SK] said...

    wow, this one looks more promising.. i think those in Hotels should have at least a certain level of quality.. and i see things are served in a smaller portion - unless the others in mass production..

    July 24, 2009 at 2:37 PM
  24. [SK] said...

    btw, do you think booking is required.. do you have the contact?? i think at a price of RM55 it's quite worth a try woh~~ :)

    July 24, 2009 at 2:38 PM
  25. [SK] said...

    i love that red bean paste on the ice cream.. this is the first time i've ever seen a restaurant providing that.. a good impression i already have on it.. :)

    July 24, 2009 at 2:38 PM
  26. [SK] said...

    hmmm, i don't like melted ice-creams, and in fact, i like my milkshake a little frozen instead.. hahaha!!

    July 24, 2009 at 3:10 PM
  27. ladyviral said...

    ooooh more japanese food! Yummy! for RM55++ wow and it definitely looks good... Better Shogun I would presumed since you are all shouting about it comparing to Tenji! Only until end of this July? Is the promotion valid on the weekends?

    Bad foong, making me want Sashimi and mochis now...

    July 24, 2009 at 3:42 PM
  28. Che-Cheh said...

    RM55++ is definitely worth it. I like my ice-cream slightly melted and/or become milk shake! hahaha

    July 24, 2009 at 4:17 PM
  29. Tekkaus said...

    Wow! You can't get enough of Japanese food huh? Renaissance Hotel? That's one in Malacca too. I wonder if they have the same promotion. I'm yearning for some real Japanese food too. =(

    July 24, 2009 at 4:28 PM
  30. eastcoastlife said...

    Makes me want to fly to KL!
    Must resist food. :P

    July 24, 2009 at 4:32 PM
  31. Tekkaus said...

    I know the orange colour ones are surely Salmon....then the others I have no idea at all. Goldfish? Koi Fish? Sharks? LOL :P

    Wow! Your friend is so greedy huh! But if I were there I would take more than him/her. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE salmon! =(

    July 24, 2009 at 4:33 PM
  32. Tekkaus said...

    Aww....the oysters were simply....ENORMOUS. The ones I had here are all in "O-Chien"-->Fried Osyter.I agreed with EastCoastLife...How I wish I can be in KL right now. Although I am not so fond of KL but I must say I love the foods there.

    July 24, 2009 at 4:35 PM
  33. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh.....It was green tea ice cream huh! At first I thought you were eating a whole lot of Wasabi! hahahahaha....Siao meh! :D

    July 24, 2009 at 4:36 PM
  34. Borneo Falcon said...

    Another lovely Japanese food adventure. I not sure whether my stomach can take so much food anymore

    July 24, 2009 at 5:27 PM
  35. Reanaclaire said...

    wow..so yummy... tomorrow taking my girl to japanese restaurant..but no tenji in IPOH unfortunately...

    July 24, 2009 at 5:56 PM
  36. BURA 10

    What - lah you eat without calling or at least let me know ! It is almost at the end of July, does this promotion include Sat and Sun ?

    By the way, I love to eat hard, very hard ice-cream. Usually, you won't get as hard as you want because the freezer is at the mercy of these "kiasu" diners.

    July 24, 2009 at 6:32 PM
  37. Pike-chan said...

    Wow!! Nice recommendation! With this price I think it's more worth it than Jogoya and Tenji... better authentic food.

    July 24, 2009 at 8:49 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    KY, yes the sashimi taste as good as they look! Haha! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 10:08 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    jam, no regrets! There will always be other times! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 10:09 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    lina, I think that kind of eat-all-you-can buffet where you are given a menu and they bring the food to your table is not available for this Japanese restaurant, at least not for this promotion.

    My friend said it is available for the Chinese dim sum, which I did not go : )

    July 24, 2009 at 10:11 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    medie007, yes, you can say that again! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 10:12 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    manglish, yes, but it's just too expensive for me to eat it again! Unless someone sponsors lah! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 10:13 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, looks like you have eaten there a few times before? Yes, Vogue Cafe also having promotion this month. Almost went there last week but ended up at PJ Hilton's Paya Serai! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 10:17 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    hai seong, I don't really like Shogun the last time I tried it. Not sure about now maybe they have improved. But Sagano's food is excellent. I have nothing to complain about, whereas the same cannot be said about Shogun's food. Btw, thanks for dropping by! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 10:20 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, yes Saisaki is better than Shogun - I really don't know why, but I think their standards have also dropped.

    July 24, 2009 at 10:21 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    SK, not necessary those restaurants in hotels have better quality, but also depends what hotels whether 5 stars or 4 stars.

    Yes, booking is required. I think weekdays price is slightly cheaper at RM49++. I went there on Saturday and the price was higher at RM55++.

    You can call this number 03-2162 2233 to book.

    Oh, btw, the RM55++ does not include drinks. I had green tea and they charge RM5 for it.

    July 24, 2009 at 10:32 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    SK, oh I actually took the red beans from the ice kacang counter. It was not meant for the green tea ice cream! Haha!

    You don't like your ice cream melted? I like mine slightly melted. I guess we have different preferences : )

    July 24, 2009 at 10:43 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, yes it's available for weekdays and weekends. I feel like going a second time! Haha : )

    July 24, 2009 at 11:09 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, yes definitely worth it. Oh, you like your ice cream melted til it's like milk shake? I like it melted but not to the extent of turning into milk shakes! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 11:10 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, I don't think they have this promotion at Renaissance in Melaka. Maybe you should come to KL! : )

    You are right, the orange colours are salmon. Goldfish, koi fish and sharks? You must be kidding me, right? Haha! The other fishes are tuna, white fish and yellow tail fish.

    Eat a whole glass of wasabi? Haha! I won't do that unless I'm paid ten thousand dollars! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 11:30 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, come, fly to KL now! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 11:31 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, yeah another Japanese buffet adventure! LOL! You must come to KL and try it! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 11:32 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, which Japanese restaurant you are going to in Ipoh?

    July 24, 2009 at 11:33 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    bura10, yes Sat and Sun is included but weekdays are slightly cheaper. Sorry did not let you know, I thought you don't quite like Japanese food? Well, maybe next time I will call you.

    You like hard ice cream? The ones at Jogoya is rock hard. You must be strong enough to scrape those ice creams off the tub! : )

    July 24, 2009 at 11:36 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    pikey, yes the quality of the food at Sagano is way higher than what you can find at Jogoya or Tenji, although it loses in terms of variety : )

    July 24, 2009 at 11:37 PM
  56. LifeRamblings said...

    looks yummylicious but need to keep an eye on my waistline.

    July 24, 2009 at 11:56 PM
  57. TZ said...

    hey dude... There is one nice place for Japanese Buffet on Sunday... The Sogo Japanese Restaurant. There is Buffet lunch every Sunday... the food is nice and not so pack too :p

    July 25, 2009 at 1:19 AM
  58. Neo said...

    Do they open 24 hours? I wanna go now and eat green tea ice cream with red beans!

    July 25, 2009 at 1:38 AM
  59. day-dreamer said...

    Wah you really good at food-hunting... *lol*

    July 25, 2009 at 1:42 AM
  60. Ayie said...

    wow, another eat out foong! Your lady friend can contain so much food as well =)

    te tempuras, unagi and sukiyaki will definitely ring my bell! hehe

    good thing it's allplanned out, me and hubs will eat out on the 28th in the jap resto near our place =)

    July 25, 2009 at 1:49 AM
  61. Ayie said...

    Mei, i can have your share of squid =) *lol*

    July 25, 2009 at 1:50 AM
  62. Ice said...

    FoongPC, wah you banyak makan huh?

    Those sashimi looks lovely. I do like them once in a while. I love especial the most fishy ones like mackeral nigiri.

    Are those oyster uncooked? Normally the most I can eat is about 3 oysters. Once I tried oyster in Singapore,I think it was inside Takashimaya, my friends told me that they were fresh. I spitted it out immediately because it was already stale. Then I never touch oyster again in Asia.

    July 25, 2009 at 8:58 AM
  63. eastcoastlife said...

    Enjoy your weekend! :)

    July 25, 2009 at 2:59 PM
  64. Bengbeng said...

    u r very adventurous to try raw fish... i wouldnt dare :)

    July 25, 2009 at 5:03 PM
  65. renaye said...

    a good deal!

    July 25, 2009 at 11:55 PM
  66. lina said...

    Pity no table buffet promotion there. I prefer that than going around the buffet area. :D

    But the way I eat now, so much waste going out to eat buffet anywhere! Heck! I even have problem finishing 10 sticks of satay kajang yesterday.

    July 26, 2009 at 1:11 AM
  67. annant said...

    55buck? ohmaigawd...i wish i was in kl NOW...
    so now, jogoya, tanji and this, who wins?

    July 26, 2009 at 11:06 AM
  68. Neo said...

    Good good, yummilicious! I wonder if I bring more girls got further discount or not.

    Check RSS setting in blogspot.com la? No...?

    July 26, 2009 at 9:29 PM
  69. eiling lim said...

    You really like Jap buffet don't you and you can definitely eat a lot!

    July 27, 2009 at 9:55 AM
  70. Faisal Admar said...

    i never tried sashimi and afraid to try!

    July 27, 2009 at 12:52 PM
  71. ladyviral said...

    Second time you say, foong? Magic Word! Bring me bring me! hahaha :P

    July 27, 2009 at 1:20 PM
  72. ALiNe said...

    Gossshh, I'm drooling .... sashimi overload. I like!

    July 27, 2009 at 8:55 PM
  73. J2Kfm said...

    buffet very evil one lah ....
    makes you go for MORE than you can hold!
    but sashimi buffet sounds fine! hehehe..they're supposed to be healthy right?

    July 27, 2009 at 10:24 PM
  74. Rozella said...

    OMG everything looks so good! If there is one thing in the world I truly miss, it has to be sashimi!

    July 28, 2009 at 9:20 AM
  75. Laikepo said...

    Good capture skill....
    The food make me hungry!!! :D

    July 28, 2009 at 3:05 PM
  76. Anonymous

    haha you fancy japanese food izzit? everytime you talk about jap food.. lol.. i usually go to sushi king only.. =P


    July 28, 2009 at 10:17 PM
  77. Monica said...

    wahhh another Jap buffet again! I love lah ;)

    July 29, 2009 at 9:32 AM
  78. HappySurfer said...

    Foong said, happysurfer, looks like you have eaten there a few times before?

    Yes, I have. Loved the oysters and prawns and desserts there.

    July 29, 2009 at 2:16 PM
  79. bluedreamer27 said...

    sea foods are great we have plenty of them here in Phil though you can seldom found Suchi unless you step over a japanese restaurant,
    i think i love that icecream it looks like an avocado to me hehe

    August 7, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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