SOHOKL the new “happening” mall in Mont Kiara. I read about this new Jogoya-like japanese buffet around PJ area and I was overjoy since I don’t have to travel all the way to Bintang Walk for a nice japanese buffet. Tenji was located within SohoKL and currently they running a promotion which is pretty good, but how about the food quality?
Ambient is pretty nice similar to Jogoya. However, I feel overall, Jogoya is more classy, cozy and is bigger from the seating area to the food counter.
Food varieties wise, is lesser than Jogoya. You also have those pre-cooked dish, cook-to-order dish, sashimi, chinese cuisine, grill section and a extensive selection of drinks and deserts with Haagandaz icecream!
Some of the cook-to-order dish are salmon, crab, cod fish… the quality is pretty so so.. the food tasted bland and the steam fish is overcooked.
My main reason to go Jogoya is for their delicious tepanyaki codfish. Luckily Tenji do serve codfish and not surprisingly, it is also the favorites among everyone. The order for cod fish is so much, couple with lack of manpower, we literally waited 30min before our tiny slice of codfish arrive. Worst, it tasted pretty bad, bland, cold and funny sweet sauce.. I didn’t even order a second plate. I was wondering why cook-to-order food is cold when they arrive at my table. Then I found out it is because they do not have enough waiter to serve the cooked dish lying on their food counter so it is getting cold and the long wait. So in the end, many people actually stomp the food counter looking their own dish and collect it themselves!
I don’t eat oyster but according to my wife it is fresher than Jogoya…
They have a counter for all those deepfry stuffs which I didn’t manage to try because it is always finished most of the time. I managed to grab some not so popular item like fried rice, roast chicken and this cheesy crab which is pretty interesting.
Their saving grace is their beverages counter.. after all, how wrong can it be when it comes to juices, soft drink and coffee? My wife was busy sampling all their cute little flower tea…
And similar to Jogoya, they also have my favorite young coconut for all you can drink (not quite actually)… they refuse to replenish the stock after 1 hour into the lunch which got me disgusted… stingy! And by almost 1.5 hours into the lunch.. they withdraw 50% of the cook-to-order dish because they just can’t cope with the demand… and most food counter is empty with no replenishment… super disgusted!
Their desert counter is pretty okay as good as Jogoya and Tenji also serves Haagandaz ice cream. I managed to ate a couple of scoop before it is swarm with people after which I decided to leave disappointingly.
Overall the experience is pretty bad. Food takes long to arrive, food slow to replenish, cold food, food tasted so so, old plates on table were rarely clean up, lack of varieties which indirectly resulted long queue.. For the promotion price RM39++ (2hours) they are asking, I guess is pretty so-so. But when the promotion over, and the price is RM88+ similar to Jogoya, with this kind of service and quality.. they must be dreaming!
My recommendation, visit them while the promotion is on (till 15 January), the starting price is RM29.90 for 1 hour with additional RM10 for an additional hour. Please go early like 11:30am and only stay for 2 hours. No point staying any longer as they won’t replenish the food anyway…