Monday, May 4, 2009
Wedding Venue ~ Kissaten @ PJ Jaya One
You might be curious as to why am I writing a blog about Kissaten when they are not an official choice wedding venue. Alas, give this post a chance, read on and you will understand why I decided to write a piece about them.
It's my second time visiting Kissaten last Saturday night when the waitress eagerly recommended their balcony on the 3rd floor as a choice dining spot. Curious, I decide to give it a try as I never did notice that they have a small balcony during my first visit there! Lo behold! It was a great source of inspiration for me... I discovered a nice balcony for a potential Alfresco style wedding solemnization or even private events:- bride's hens night or even a lo-fi birthday party. This balcony is about 600 sq feet and it accommodates approximately 30 - 50 pax in theater seating or a maximum of 30 pax in a long table setting. Though the balcony is surrounded by office spaces, the restaurant owner had done an excellent job of distracting the view with shady greenery and draped fairy lights, bringing about a romantic ambiance marrying the night scene perfectly. This relaxed atmosphere paired with a constant breeze made my Kissaten dining experience an unforgettable one. Also, privacy is ensured as they have only one entrance/exit, allowing the section to be closed off to an invitation only setting if required.
Lastly, I should also share with you my opinion about the food & beverage that Kissaten offers. Basically this restaurant serves easy-to-prepare home style Japanese fusion food. They provide a range of pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, noodles and their renowned dessert, the "Truly no. 1 Cheesecake" (as mentioned on their blog). For beverage, they serve Illy coffee (my personal favourite), Paulaner beer....and Oh did I mention Haagen Daz ice cream is on the menu as well. The pricing is also quite reasonable as its around RM30 for a set lunch or dinner which includes salad, soup, a main course and a drink. Service was great with zero complaints!
FYI - I think they have never held any wedding ceremonies there before (as far as I know). Maybe one of you lucky readers can be the first ones if you like the idea. Again I am not entirely sure if the place can be used for a private function, but one can always give a call to the owner to confirm. If you don't try you will never know, right? FE wishes to have the honor of decorating the venue, do contact me if anyone is interested to hold their ceremony there, Favors Essence will be offering a great decoration package for this one!!
For more details and info, you may visit their website: