Home Food Reviews Jogoya @ Starhill KL

Someone recently told me that I can be very unforgiving when it comes to food. I don’t disagree; I cannot stand bad food and lousy services. When they happen together, chances are, I wouldn’t want to patronise that particular restaurant/shop again.I visited Jogoya at Starhill for their supper buffet (RM78++) with a group of friends last week, because there was a 50% discount for UOB credit card holders. Supper starts at 9.30pm, but we had to queue and pay before entering the restaurant. By 9.45pm, we were seated at our table, famished and tired from the standing.

Fresh coconut & latte

Our waitress sucked. Seriously, she was that bad. There were 11 of us, but she gave us 5 glasses. The glasses are for patrons to get their drinks/slushies. After repeated reminders, she gave us the other 6 glasses at close to midnight. It wasn’t a full house, so no excuses there.
The sashimi tasted dreadful. All the fish slices tasted as though they were defrosted before serving — slimy and icy with a foul aftertaste. Oysters were briny and fishy. I ate one, and regretted even putting it into my mouth.

Mushroom Soup
(Picture credit: Susan Ng)

I ordered a tori karaage and steamed cod fish (using the Jogoya metal clips) — they were mediocre at best. The cod fish was overcooked, and there was nothing mind-blowing about fried chicken. Prawn tempura had more flour batter than the prawn itself and the prawns were hardly succulent or sweet.

Slushie…one of the very few decent things in Jogoya.

The skewered items were edible, except the skewered fish with tomato puree topping. Terribly fishy and very off-putting. Their cheese-baked items (pasta, oysters & scallops) were dry and cold. Skip this, or risk wasting your stomach space.

Dessert selection
(Picture credit: Susan Ng)

Desserts were also disappointing, except for the Haagen-daz and New Zealand Naturals ice creams. The macarons were possibly the worst tasting macarons I have ever had. It was hard (like biscotti-hard) and sickly sweet. The tiramisu tasted artificial — it had more foam than anything else. I dare say that supper was abysmal. The company was fantastic, but the food and service were way below passing level.

Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 1/10
Verdict: Don’t bother wasting your money, or stomach space.

Picture credit: Susan Ng

T3, Relish Floor,
Starhill Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur
03 2142 1268

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