Ri-Yakitori @ The Gardens, KL

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Showing NOW! (All GSC’s)
Language: English / Mandarin / Cantonese
Running Time: 105 mins
Rating: 18PL
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Kee Thuan Chye, Jerrica Lai, Hannah Lo, Peter Davis
Directed by: Yeo Joon Han

Her name is Rafflesia Pong! (eww, wot’s that smell…) She’s a bottom-ranking show host who’s disillusioned with those overrated underachievers we call “artists”. He’s Eric Tan, a product designer who’s just about to learn that it doesn’t pay to be creative. They both work for FONY, a multinational conglomerate whose mission statement, copied from a Taiwanese company, is to be original. In the face of such pressure, Eric and Rafflesia are questioned whether they will retain their artistic integrity or will they finally sell out to fame and fortune! Our good friend Wai Hoong (and one of the actors in Sell Out! – erm, I won’t tell you what role as I don’t want to spoil to for you, but just check out the size of the muscle on him in the show! ), invited us to the premier of Sell out! … hence our post movie, midnight snack at Ri-Yakitori, The Gardens.
Ri-yakitori bar.
Just like its name, this ‘bar’ serves up every single, imaginable chicken part, spare part, edible part, unmentionable part… on skewers!
I mean from the leg to the breast, the skin to the ass, it’s all chicken.

Which reminds me of this joke, called “The 3 legged Chicken”, ahem…

A man was driving along a free-way when he noticed a chicken running alongside his car. He was amazed to see the chicken keeping up with him, as he was doing 50 mph. He accelerated to 60, and the chicken stayed right next to him. He sped up to 75 mph, and the chicken passed him. The man noticed that the chicken had three legs. So he followed the chicken down a road and ended up at a farm. He got out of his car and saw that all the chickens had three legs. He asked the farmer, “What’s up with these chickens?” The farmer said “Well, everybody likes chicken legs, so I bred a three-legged bird. I’m going to be a millionaire.” The man asked him how they tasted. The farmer said, “Don’t know, haven’t caught one yet.”

ROFL! (funny or not?!)

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Anyway, they don’t serve 3 legged chicken at Ri-yakitori but from the massive amount of chicken skewers they churn out, it sure seems like it.
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Of course I was really nice and made friends with the Japanese Chef.. afterall he’s cooking my chicken ass and I don’t want to give him any reason to poison me now do I:P

Ass you say? Well don’t be chicken-s*** … ! what’s the point of walking into a chicken yakitori bar and not having the works. You’ve just got to try it all!

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By the by, the bishop’s nose goes really well with sake. I think it washes away the S-fat and the S-grease really well! Which reminds me, someone once asked me “what does the bishop’s nose taste like” and I said, “well it tastes like chicken.” 😛

Ri-Yakitori is an unusual restaurant because of the way it utilizes the entire chicken and because the bar concept is rather contemporary set against a traditional Japanese mood. Ri-Yakitori also has on the menu, many traditional Japanese cuisines apart from the normal grilled Yakitori, which means you can actually eat other Japanese dishes here too. I obviously love it because l am a big fan of most animal spare-parts whilst Cumi likes this place possibly only half as much as I do, as he prefers only chicken white meat (i.e. that’s pretty much half the chicken he won’t eat la, right?!)

So, remember to check out this cool little place tucked away on the 7th floor of the Gardens hotel the next time you swing by for a movie … and don’t forget to go watch Sell-Out!

1. don’t be chicken s*** … use the Olympus Bald Eagle (new model) cheap cheap! i did and look now nice my shots are:P

2. a big thank you to Jason of Ri-Yakitori for bringing out the sake contraption even at that late hour. you are the best;)
Ri-Yakitori Bar
7th Floor
The Gardens Hotel,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03-22681188


  • qwazymonkey says:

    Did somebody say a fully chicken Japanese restaurant? I think I know just the person to enjoy this place with me…the Chicken King himself!

  • boo_licious says:

    Congrats to Wai Hoong! Hmmmm, that reminds me I have yet to bring Splashie Boy here to try the food, he’ll love the wagyu beef skewers.

  • Bangsar-bAbE says:

    Cumi prefers white chicken meat eh? Good lar…no one to fight with you for chicken thigh, drumstick..wings…etc! =P

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    lol.. dont forget to call luscious and ciki as well:P

    ya la.. and don’t forget to call me!

    lol, yar but i dont lk drumstick eithr.. so no one fights wiv me for kidney, liver, the bishop and the skin! 😛

  • Simon Seow says:

    Chicken ass, my fav. 😉

  • Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    I likee all ze parts of ze chicken. Best with sake. (and I oso likee ze jason…he’s so sweet).

  • thenomadGourmand says:

    the last collage – for the sake? really pretty!
    and lol, this post is full if chic jokes! farny laa u!

  • Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    I LIKE YOUR FOOTNOTE!! ^_^ Where can I find this chicken shit Olympus Bald Eagle (new model), miss?

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    oh, so u r a butt sorta person huh? :p

    yup – jason was the best! i think i better footnote that too:P

    we aim to please and tickle:P

    eh, i didn’t string it up in one word quite like that la 😛 (u wan bald eagle to strangle ar:P) hahaha.. well, let me see – you can get this camera model….

    right in your backyard!

  • fatboybakes says:

    oh, i didnt see this post. musta been posted when i away.
    what is this bald eagle olympus thing?

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    oh that! hah.. i used bald eagle’s camera coz we didnt bring ours to the movies mah, thinking we would not need it. what a stupid thought. of course we would get hungry and need supper rite? so that cam i used was BE’s. When I asked LL what camera model she said DUNNO wor. so i said, fine.. olympus BE la 😛

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