Michelin-Starred Chef Jeff Okada Ramsey Helms the Newly Launched KINTSUGI Kuala Lumpur

Tribute to the Kintsugi philosophy and Kaiseki traditions
By: Balqis Ariffin
February 2, 2023

KINTSUGI Kuala Lumpur, the latest collaboration between Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Okada Ramsey and the Clearwater Group, has opened at Isetan The Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur.

Inspired by the Japanese art of “golden joinery,” KINSUGI is a progressive kaiseki and sushi kaiseki restaurant that embodies Chef Ramsey’s style of kaiseki cuisine.

Tokyo Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Okada Ramsey

According to Chef Ramsey “The Kintsugi (repaired) pottery is considered beautiful as the breakage and repair were highlighted as part of the history of the pottery. In keeping with the Japanese Kaiseki’s ethos of treating the best seasonal ingredients with love and respect, I hope our guests will also learn to appreciate the cherished Japanese value in finding beauty in imperfection.” 

With numerous accolades under his belt, Chef Ramsey is no stranger to the local culinary scene. Previously, he partnered with Clearwater Group to open the Babe by Jeff Ramsey and Japas, making him the first Michelin-starred chef to open his restaurant in Malaysia in 2016. 

Roast A5 Wagyu at KINTSUGI Kuala Lumpur

“I am absolutely thrilled to open KINTSUGI Kuala Lumpur with Jeff. Kintsugi reflects his culinary journey as a traditionally trained chef who draws inspiration from the food, people and cultures he has crossed paths with, and share this personal experience with our guests through his progressive take on Kaiseki cuisine, all while remaining true to its ancient roots.” said Datuk Jared Lim, Founder of Clearwater Group.

From left: Matsuba Crab Donabe and Match and Yuzu Entremet

The menu is thoughtfully curated to pay homage to the Kintsugi philosophy and Kaiseki traditions while also breaking new ground in Japanese cuisine 

The KINTSUGI Kuala Lumpur which is located on the third floor of Isetan The Gardens Mall is now open for lunch and dinner daily. For reservations, please visit its website  or call +6010 381 1330.

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