If you can’t already tell, I am somewhat of a loner.
While I enjoy good company in small doses and in intimate settings, large crowds give me anxiety, and I need lots of me-time to recuperate after an extended period of socializing. This is probably why I’m comfortable dining alone: I’ve never really understood why other people would give me the ‘but it’s so sad!’ – because all I need is a good book / manga to read over my food.
I’ve never really gone for a solo buffet though – which I did for my birthday a couple of months ago at Rocku Yakiniku, 1 Utama.
This is my third visit to the Japanese BBQ establishment. Not much has changed – the interior is still upbeat and edgy-looking, with Japanese-themed murals decorating the brick walls. The layout has been tweaked slightly to allow for more social distancing between diners, however.
From past experience, the dishes from their buffet counter are so-so, so I went straight for the meat. Pork is always a good bet. Above is the pork platter with pork belly, bacon and collar. Cuts are thin enough to make it easy for grilling, but thick and meaty enough to satisfy.
The butterfish and squid were also very fresh.
While the meat is good and all, my favourite is actually the scallops, which are served in small tin foil bowls swimming in a flavourful broth. The scallops are sweet and juicy with a buttery taste – extremely addictive – and the broth is delicious too. After demolishing seven bowls, 2 plates of butterfish, 1 plate of squid and a whole pork platter, I think I’ve gotten my money’s worth back lol.
Rocku Yakiniku is open for lunch and dinner. The lunch buffet on weekdays is RM39.90++, excluding drinks.
F.355, F.356 & F.357, First Floor, Rainforest, No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 11AM – 11PM (Daily)
5 thoughts on “I Went For A Solo Buffet @ Rocku Yakiniku, 1 Utama”
Eating alone ftw. I used to get in trouble when I’d tell my colleagues I couldn’t join them for dinner cos I had mine at home, then they’d catch me eating alone in some random restaurant totally by chance lol.
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Hi Eris! Your blog really sold me on trying out rocku but I was wondering if you could help me answer a question, uh is the price just for the buffet corner options or its alco included for the meal platters? Love reading your reviews and adventures! Thank you 💕
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Thanks for stopping by! Glad you found the info useful!
The price includes the meal platters as well as the buffet corner. 🙂