Miss your Japanese food from Japan? Or looking for a very healthy of Japanese cuisine in Cheras, Japanese food lovers? Why Kokoro? Kokoro (Japanese: 心) means "heart and spirit and soul and mind all together". So, Kokoro is the place where their home-cooked food truly gladdens your heart and wholly refreshes your mind & soul...
My Deaf friends and I met a very friendly couple who are owners of Kokoro, and we enjoyed to listen their sweet story from an owner' wife about her husband who really love Japanese food so very much, so they are traveling around Japan on many times to gain the inspiration of Japanese culture food. They always work together in order to explore how to create a newly Japanese food to suitable with local traditional of Chinese food, so it can match to the taste of customers in Malaysia!
The Kokoro Japanese restaurant is beside the with Dragon Door Steamboat and Inside Scoop at same row of shoplets. Have a hard time to looking for a space of parking in this area of neighboring Cheras? Lucky, Kokoro have one car park always be available for you and your family when you want to dine in this restaurant. It also next to Cheras Leisure Mall.
Their environment are very attractive with a simple of Japanese decoration, when we see a taste of calming in the reflective nature of their expression of colorful around this area of dining. They provide the freshest ingredients available whether it is obtained locally and straight from Japan.
Grilled Pork Belly Don, RM16.90
It is very highly of recommendation to MUST try a Grilled Pork Rice served with a side of salad and Miso soup. This delicious dish surprised us to feel a very special sweet sauce and roasted sesame. Like I'm love in the grilled pork belly already, so it is very great soft to bite so easy!
Claypot Seafood Udon @ RM15.90
We learned that this is Nabeyaki Udon (鍋焼きうどん) is a hot udon noodle soup traditionally served in individual iron pot. Besides udon noodles, we can drink the special soup with prawns, squids slice of fishes, mushrooms, and vegetables. Udon and soup cooked in a clay pot with a lid is super hot, and it is a perfect dish when it’s cold outside. We felt that this taste of soup is very warm and tasty delicious! It is suitable for the Japanese food lovers who can enjoy this when the cold weather; raining season only or your family will love it when sharing this dish during dinner!
Nasu Itame @ RM13.90
Mustard dressing with vegetable & sashimi salmon @ RM20.90
If you want to eat the light food, you should TRY both dishes are very tasty; Nasu Itame and Mustard dressing with vegetable & sashimi salmon. Nasu Itame is very good healthy salad dish, with Kokoro's special sauce, then if you want to add a rice bowl, it is enough for you can be full stomach!
Gyumuyo Matcha Parfait @ RM17.90
You must try Gyumuyo Matcha Parfait - one of popular Kokoro's premium green tea dessert! Kokoro uses only premium Gyokuro green tea powder, which is one of most excellent green tea parfaits in Japan, so they like to make the Matcha of taste silk smooth soft tea ice cream, show the rich layer of crispy cereal, Japanese red beans, cream, soft rice, nuts, ogura cheese cake, green tea Kit Kat, and more...It is a magical texture, something are combined into a green tea parfait, the flavor becomes even deeper... This is very BEST Gyumuyo Match dessert to be eaten in Kokoro Japanese restaurant. As you know, there are two types of green tea exist with different kinds of leaves, such as hōjicha and gyokuro. If you prefer Hojicha flavour ice cream, you can try one different if you want!
Hojicha (left) and Gyumuyo Matcha Honey Lemon (right)
About the special Kokoro drinking, I recommended for you to try Hojicha Latte Hot (RM8.90) & Cold (RM10.90), Gyumuyo Matcha Honey Lemon (RM9.90). Both are my favorite!
I felt that the happiness that comes from good tasting food, brings us a meaning of life to make us think our family's home-cooked or remind us about our memories' family trip in Japan. According to the owners' KOKORO philosophy is based on our guests' happiness to be satisfied after they had one of their most memorable dishes while experiencing the Kokoro Japanese restaurant.
I imagined that I felt comfortable when I viewed a very beautiful scenery of bamboo garden in Kyoto when my mom and I visited the Japan on last Feb 2016...
Kokoro are teaching us about the health benefits of the dishes, but they designed their Japanese dishes to be of the upmost comfort level for you. Come in for a delicious and healthy meal in Kokoro Japanese Restaurant in Cheras when you are free today or next time again!
Kokoro Japanese Restaurant
16, Jalan Manis 4, Taman Segar,
56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: Sun - Thurs: 11.30am - 10.30pm
Closed on Fridays