I love Japan in all her seasons and every season there is very different, in terms of weather, activities and food.  Where food is concerned, it’s all about ingredients which are available at different times of the year.  Spring brings with it new greens and fresh seafood which contribute to clean and lighter flavours.

At the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, guests get to experience some magical tastes of Japanese spring this month and next.  From now until 30 April 2018, Iketeru at Hilton Kuala Lumpur will be promoting their special “Tastes of Hanami”.

Assorted Tempura from the a la carte menu

Softshell Crab Maki

Using the freshest ingredients flown in from Japan, the “Tastes of Hanami” menu features special dishes like Sakura Masu Saikyo Yaki (grilled ocean trout preserved with savoury miso sauce) and Shake Kamadaki Gohan (soft rice cooked with grilled creamy salmon).  Spring brings with it fresh ingredients like soramame and fresh wakame seaweed which only needs bonito to make it into a perfect soup.

Hanami Bento

What really caught our eye (and tummy) in the Sakura Spring Festival special menu is the Hanami Bento which has the biggest portion of food and it’s worth every sen of the RM260 price tag.  It’s a whole complete meal by itself.

Here, take a look at every delicious component of the Hanami Bento…

Velvety white sesame Tofu

Chawan Mushi Ikura

Just look at those golden globules!

Super fresh Sashimi

Assorted sushi & nigiri

Grilled Salmon

Desserts – fresh fruits & an interesting pancake with red bean paste


The Sakura Spring Festival is on until 30 April 2018.  At Iketeru, Chef Johnny Au Yong is outdoing himself by cooking everything from scratch in his efforts to deliver the finest authentic Japanese favourites.  Overseen by Japanese Executive Chef Ricky Kamiishi, no effort is spared in bringing the best dining experience to every guest.

For reservations, please call 03-2264-2264 or visit



Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2264-2264