Kaede Ikuza Japanese Restaurant (N1.52428 E103.78540) is located along Jalan Molek 1/28, next to the Mama Nyonya Food Restaurant.
The setting is as simple as the local 'kopitiam' style, kitchen just next to the dining area. And yes, the prices also follow the 'kopitiam' price.
As far as I know, this is the 'first' Japanese kopitiam available in Johor Bahru. Most of the Japanese restaurants are well decorated with air-conditioning in Johor Bahru, but this is really something new to the JB market.
The imported fruits from Japan also available from the restaurant, as you can see from the photos below...
Most of their main course is serve with the fried rice...
We ordered the Karaage chicken (Japanese fried chicken) set, Toriten set (chicken tempura), tomato omelet set, garlic pork set and Ra-so-men.
Beside the main course, we ordered some of their side dish too...
Salads, Spicy cucumber and Combination tempura.
All foods were tasty!
I like the 'boneless Karaage chicken' very much! Maybe because we already familiar with the fried chicken taste surrounding us, and this was really new and nice! The spicy cucumber got my attention too, the Japanese recipe of the sauce was unique, we all like it!
All the foods serve in this restaurant are having reasonable price, about RM10-20, that means we can enjoy the Japanese food by the Japanese chef with the street food price! No kidding!
The restaurant was operating by 90% of the Japanese, and the kitchen too. This is another new to Johor Bahru, because most of the Japanese restaurants within JB only the chef or the owner are 'Nihonjin'...other are local or foreign workers...I was impressed. We visited on the first day operation of the restaurant, and it was full of Japanese. Great!
The photos of the Chefs (or so called the spirits of the kitchen) on duty!
And I met a group of cute little boys in the restaurant too...
I will be back again for the Karaage chicken, and also like to explore more of the 'authentic' Japanese food from this 'Japanese kopitiam'.
Drop by if you happen in Taman Molek!