For an Izakaya, Tsubohachi is alright in my book. One thing I feel they did right is maintaining the food prices affordable enough for frequent visits. They recently introduced a brand new, limited time only menu called Crab of Tsubohachi which features imported Snow Crab prepared in various Japanese styles.
Guest Head Chef Jes Chew is now cooking at Elegantology Gallery & Restaurant. His specially created 3 course a la carte menu offers a series of colored dishes that could be paired with cocktails and in store fashion items. Priced at RM150++ per pax and available for a limited time only, the exquisite dishes are prepared by using premium ingredients with a local twist.
The last time I visited Publika, it was a weekday and the place was awfully quiet. You can tell that the economy has really taken a toll on both the F&B industry and consumers' spending. Among the dozens of restaurants and cafes we walked by, Ante Kitchen & Bar was the only one that seemed to be buzzing with life.
It's true, if you are a paid member of the Entertainer, you can enjoy buy 1 free 1 set meal at Tonkatsu by Ma Maison across all their outlets in Malaysia. I actually mentioned before that Tonkatsu by Ma Maison is not really a cheap place to eat, so that makes the use of Entertainer even more justified.
The range of premium ingredients Kilo Grill offers makes them more of an international BBQ joint. Expect to see Iberico pork, sashimi grade Argentinian sea prawns, Australian rib eye and Irish oysters on the menu. If these sound expensive, then their recently launched all you can eat BBQ buffet will be music to your ears and wallet. Priced at RM49.90 nett per pax (RM59.90 on Fri and weekends), you can enjoy unlimited servings of fresh meat and seafood and best of all, there's no time limit too.
Pork takes the center stage in The Eighth Avenue's versatile menu. It even encompasses several local and homestyle dishes from stewed pork to nasi lemak and tandoori. It's an great place to unwind too and it's only a matter of time their wine buffet and all you can drink beer promotions become the talk of the town, especially when their pricings are attractive even to a non-drinker such as myself.