My wife and me looking for some right place to have steak as part of the mini celebration, of me getting a new job, and since she really likes to eat grill steak plus we would like to try something new, so we end up making a choice to try Jake’s Charbroil Steaks in Medan Damansara. The place is pretty easy to find, as it is at the corner of the block and they also offer cheap valet parking, RM 5, regardless of what your car is.
When we come around 5:40 PM, to my surprise the place is kinda full and since I did not make any booking, the only place that available is table just near to exit, which can be really quite annoying where people will pass by here and there, and hard to notify waiters if we want to request something like tabasco or salt.
We had been informed that the steak takes around 20 mins to prepare, so we are ordering some appetizer to satisfy our craving. Mexican nachos, it is nachos with some vegetables and sealed with cheese. Although the cheese is generous, the inside plants and the nachos skin is not crunchy. From the appearance, this looks like a tasty dish, but the taste quite plainly or mere cheese. Seriously, they can do better by mixing the cheese with a bit of black pepper and slight tabasco, and the vegetable adds a bit of mayonnaise.
The main dish has come, and I am excited to see such a beautiful presentation. I order medium-rare but comes out the recipe is close to medium well, Since it is already done and I am hungry, I compromise with it and continue eating my meal. Just one bite, I know that this beef kind of quite a large store in the storage, and the way they cook it is laking to preserve the juicy part of it. I am suspecting they wash the meat, and to finish my meal, and I have to eat with lots of Tabasco and butter. I do highlight that they do have great ingredients, just that the cooking method can be better.
I see the menu they do have wagyu beef, just that my thinking there is very less good wagyu meat outside Japan and the price is not worth it. Jake’s charbroil steaks proudly claim that they serve the best steak in town, this is why I went to this place and turn out it is disappointing me. I guess they can claim that since there is a rare right steak house in Medan Damansara anyway.
Overall, this place is not worth to be recommended and based on my experience. I do think about going to Chilli’s, or TGI Friday is much better.