Dec
21
2017

October Japanese Cuisine, Johor Bahru

It’s the festive season and almost everyone I know is busy holidaying somewhere.

We just got back from a great getaway too. We went to this place where cherry blossoms is in full bloom.

It’s so beautiful that we can’t resist but to take a family picture under the alluring sakura arch.

Bright cherry blossoms and the rustle of bamboo give such a serene ambiance to this location.

I believe I could have tricked a handful of you if I say we were in Japan but the truth is, we were much closer to home. We did not even leave the country. All we did was to take a road trip to Johor to this zen place called “October Japanese Cuisine”.

October Japanese Cuisine is a modern Japanese theme house that serves contemporary Japanese cuisine.

It has plenty of parking space at the back of the restaurant.

6a, Jalan Persiaran Jaya Putra 1
Bandar Jaya Putra (JP Perdana)
Johor Bahru 81100

Tel: 016-365 7910

They have already launched their 2018 Chinese New Year specialties; 3 types of specially crafted dishes for the upcoming festive season.

Prosperity Yee Sang – Assorted Sashimi with Wasabi sauce

This yee sang consists of 3 varieties of deep water fish sashimiNorwegian Salmon, Maguro (Tuna) and Hamachi (Yellow Tail) as its highlight among other condiments. Fried Gyoza skin and Roasted Almond flakes add an interesting crunch to the texture of this yee sang.

Two choices of sauces are available for this yee sang – Wasabi Sauce and the classic Sour Plum Sauce.

We decided to get adventurous and tried the Wasabi sauce for our yee sang and it was worth every drop of this refreshing herbal sauce.

The marinated trio – Marinated Scallop (Chuka Hotate)Marinated Jellyfish (Chuka Kurage) and Marinated Seaweed (Wakame) compliments this raw fish salad perfectly.

Mix the ingredients together and toss them high while calling out loud, “Loh Hey” which literally means “move upwards”; symbolic of rising our fortunes in the year to come.

Prosperity Yee Sang with Assorted Sashimi in Wasabi Sauce is priced at RM108nett (large) and RM68nett (regular).

Early Bird Yee Sang Voucher promo is happening from 1 December till 31 December 2017. It entitles the voucher holder to purchase the LARGE yee sang at RM88.00 nett only. Not only that, voucher holders will also receive FREE exclusive October Group Ang Pow and one plate of sanma fish.

Redemption period for the voucher is from 1st December 2017 to 2nd March 2018.

Fortune Sushi and Sashimi Platter (RM58.80)

This platter has six different sushi with each meticulously sculpted artistically.

Sashimi varieties include maguro, hamachi, salmon and the specially featured ikura (salmon roe).

Auspicious Flaming Nabe (RM68.80)

The Auspicious Flaming Nabe is made up of thick Norwegian salmon and chicken breast, Shitake mushrooms, leeks and carrots.

“KaoLiang” rice wine and Japanese Sake are added into the Miso soup base and torched to flame. The flame is allowed to linger on the surface of the soup to enhance the aroma of the dish.

Grilled Edamame (RM9.90) with spicy Japanese Togarashi seasoning sauteed to smoky perfection makes a great appetizer.

Flaming Salmon Aburi Maki (RM29.90)

Another flaming dish, this salmon maki with spicy sauce also has crab stick in it. The flame gives the salmon a delicious and fragrant smoky finish.

October Special Bento (RM59.90)

This is their signature bento box emphasizing the flavor of seasonal ingredients while respecting Japanese tradition.

Kushiyaki Moriawase (RM44.90)

Kushiyaki Moriawase is a wholesome assortment of grilled skewers such as scallops, shiitake mushroom and enoki niku yaki among others.

Tempura Sweet Potato (RM9.90)

Made of mashed sweet potato and yam. It is coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried to golden perfection. Topped with strings of tartar sauce.

Special October Maki (RM49.90) is an assortment of premium items such as tako maki, salmon maki and ebi maki with roe.

Salted Egg Maki (RM26.90)

Who can resist the yummy goodness of salted egg? Paired with soft shell crab, it is a marriage made in heaven

Japanese Fried Noodles (RM19.90) in fried egg omelette and topped with generous bonito flakes (Katsuobushi is dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna)

Japanese version of the popular Chinese fried noodles, it’s cooked on a grill and coated with a special sauce. 

It’s suitable for kids as it is wholesome, filling and nutritious. 

Kawahagi (RM12.90)

Kawahagi or Thread-sail Filefish (or simply Filefish) is a seasonal fish. It is a favourite in summer though dried kawahagi can be savored all year round. This lightly roasted sun-dried kawahagi is very addictive. One plate is not enough.. 

Authentic Matcha Ice Cream (RM6.90)

Rich and fragrant green tea ice cream to complete our scrumptious lunch.

The open kitchen at October Japanese Cuisine. Nothing beats seeing our food getting prepared in front of us. 

Great ambiance, spacious (double-storey), fresh sashimi and attentive service. Definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in Johor.

Call 016-365 7910 to grab their early bird yee sang voucher now. 

Business hours:

Monday – Thursday
12pm – 3pm
6pm – 11pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
12pm – 11pm

12 Comments + Add Comment

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    Looks good but I see the flaming flames I so takut!

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    Merryn Reply:

    Me too. Haha. So I stood a little further away when the flaming is done :)

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    What a lovely family photo!!! Ooooo…the squirrel is so so cute! What happened to Pikachu? Didn’t go to Johore with you all? Or has Ayden found a new love? Hmmmm…hope he does not treat his girlfriends that way when he grows up. :D

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    Merryn Reply:

    Ayden has 7 babies. Pikachu is one of them. He rotates among these 7 babies when he goes out. Each of them has their own names and he’ll get upset if we get them wrong. Haha.

    I love the family photo too. The flower arch is simply beautiful. Every corner of this restaurant is worth a picture. I love it here. So serene, so peaceful.

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    What pretty dishes. You got some great shots.

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    Merryn Reply:

    Thank you.

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    I had a taste of that fried noodles and found that it was really yummy!

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    Merryn Reply:

    My boys super love it. They usually go for udon whenever we dined Japanese but this time, they love this so much that they requested if they can have it again should we dine here in the future.

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    Japanese yee sang? Feel like new year celebration to me. Love the 1st photo. Did feel like you are in Japan with the gate.

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    Merryn Reply:

    Japanese yee sang is so delicious. The special wasabi sauce is really refreshing. Looking at it makes me miss it so much.

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    Did you notice that squirrel was staring at you guys when you were playing with the yee sang?

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    Merryn Reply:

    Yes we did. LoL. It actually wanted to eat that delicious yee sang too :D

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