Monday, March 07, 2011

Jake's Charbroil Steaks @ Medan Damansara, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur

















Here's a golden oldie...Jake's, a familiar name to many. Steakhouses used to be where we dined out for special occasions but nowadays with so much choices, they have been replaced with more stylo places. One thing is sure, while the decor can be a tad kitsch with old Wild West reminders, Jake's serves excellent food especially steaks that will make you return for more.
          It takes a regular like my friend CS to manoeuvre us around the menu filled with meaty references as she selected the best of the lot. The overall favourite was the Angus Ribeye (RM148) - a juicy, packed with flavour and suprisingly slightly sweet tasting piece of steak that didn't need any enhancements at all. Good meat should be eaten au naturel with just a little salt and a grind of black pepper. Also ranking high for those who don't mind getting their hands dirty was the lamb flap (RM78) with its tasty meat and fats mingling together.  The spare rib bone (RM98) was tender and full of flavour but some of us didn't quite like the slightly sweet sauce slathered on it. The lamb steak (RM42) seemed to pale in comparison to these weighty bovine (and lamb) delights. Equally as good as the meat was the pan fried Dover sole (RM88.40) with its sweet tender flesh. It was so good on its own we forgo the melted butter on the side.
          Apologies for jumping straight into the mains but the appetizers were good but not exceptional i.e. the escargots that I often approach hoping and praying no Pretty Woman scene happens (the escargot flies off!), the cheesy nachos and the butter laden garlic bread. We end our protein rich meal with a sliver of pecan pie with ice cream (RM12.90) and nut brittle complimentary from the management. The brittle is addictive that you find yourself munching on it even though you're full to the brim.
          So next time you crave for steak, do your tastebuds a favour and drop by Jake's for some good olde steak, as they sure do them very well here!


Jake's Charbroil Steaks
No. 21, Jalan Setiapuspa
Medan Damansara
Damansara Heights
Tel: 03-2094 5677


(Halal. Jockey parking is available. For more pictures, see my Flickr set.)


*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

20 comments:

Baby Sumo said...

Boo, try the Jap buffet at Hanare. The wagyu is to die for!

J said...

Darn. Wish I could have joined you, CS and Joan that night... :(
(Luv a good slab of well cooked meat!)

Sean said...

this got me wondering ... which of the veteran steakhouses probably does the best beef nowadays ... i'm thinking of places like jake's, san francisco steakhouse, victoria station and the ship =)

Michelle Chin said...

I'm pining for some escargots now, thank you very much.

timing said...

@Sean Of your listing, Jake's is definitely head and shoulders above the rest. But the damansara branch is perhaps a bit 'old' and due for a refurbishment - may or may not be a problem for you of course.

VS and the ship? Honestly I'd rather take my money to Suzy's Corner in ampang for their sizzling steaks :D

Three-Cookies said...

Every item looks delicious.

Paprika said...

Its kinda sad when the familiar neighbourhood type of restaurant goes out of fashion. The steaks are always good here and I really love the brittle!

CUMI & CIKI said...

Steak looks too good! ask cumi take me go eat steak 2nite. since we ran, i figure we deserve it:P

(I want to read Hanare post .. hehe)

KY said...

must.go.there.one.day....

Life for Beginners said...

No pretty woman scene? But that's the best part! Hehe.

By the way, you've even got an erectile dysfunction drug (sees comment above) salivating at Jake's Charbroil Steaks - we know it's gotta be good, then! ;)

Hungry Female said...

That steak looks GOOD. Where else in KL would you point a Malaysian who has been in London too long? HF xx

worldwindows said...

Pretty food. My next trip. My son has been pining for steaks from the SHIP.... This one looks a better proposition.

Jobless Girl said...

Wow, it look delicious. Wana give a try.

The man in seat 12A said...
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The man in seat 12A said...

I've just done a review of Suzy's.

Not been to Jakes for a long while and previously found teh food good but priced on the high side.

So where is the best steak in KL? some people say prime other say Meat Works. I've never tried Prime and some reviews say its just an overpriced fine dining experience and Meat Works @ Solaris was a big letdown for me.

Suzy's is good and the Coliseum was also a favourite of mine.

Perhaps a mission for me is to findt he best steak in KL.

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Cynthia said...

I crossed Jake's off my list for two main reasons: (1) for the price we paid, the cuts were not very good, extreme stringy; (2) the service was slow, and there was no apologies from the wait staff or the owner. We were just given a gruff "we have a lot of customers tonight".

I rather take my money elsewhere.

iamthewitch said...

The picture of escargots is making me salivate! And I don't even fancy escargots! :)

thenomadGourmand said...

I'm still lookin fr the best steak in town too,.
So far none has met my expectations. Tried the Angus at Jake's..have to say it's good, but can it be better?

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