Contrary to popular belief, the most common place to witness a food fight is not a cafeteria, but in front of stubborn vending machines. Today’s Groupon trades smacks for snacks with a cash voucher for Japanese food at Ichiban The Izakaya in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Choose from:
- RM30 for RM50 cash voucher
- RM59 for RM100 cash voucher
Baked mussels introductory price of RM15 instead of RM21, exclusively for Groupon customers.
Ichiban The Izakaya
Located beside the HSBC outlet within the New Wing of 1 Utama, Ichiban the Izakaya compiles perennial Japanese cuisine fare under one roof - from sashimi and sushi, to grilled yakitori skewers and tempura, in a casual izakaya setting that is ideal for chilling over drinks and bites. Diners sampling nosh within the eatery’s inner folds are treated to a panoramic dining space sheltered within the mall’s protruding outer dome - making for a spacious ambiance surrounded by stylistically skewed scapes of distant fields foregrounding a cover of greytoned mountains. The restaurant’s structural curvature comes as a recurring element throughout the interior, unifying the restaurant’s segments from the arcing exhibit of proprietary beer bottles and spirits, to the smooth tubular surfaces adorning overhead spaces. A grand piano takes up the limelight upon a raised stage, accompanying live band and soul music performances every Friday & Saturday nights. Patrons looking to savour The Izakaya’s range of oriental homages can opt to wash down feasts with pairings of Kirin Ichiban malt beer or its frosty counterpart - Kirin Frozen Beer, along with available choices of the house’s wine collection.