1/ Ishin Japanese Dining – Chef Special Sashimi and Sushi Deluxe
Well-known for its genuine Japanese and Kaiseki style cuisines which are cooked-to-order, Ishin Japanese Dining is always a place for an exquisite culinary journey that would drift you back to Japan by its finest ingredients air-flown from the country itself.
As posh and luxurious as it sounds, the dish has 8 beautiful pieces of sushi including kikin, tuna, butterfish, salmon roe, sea urchin, sweet prawns, salmon belly and egg sushi. Some sushi were garnished with interesting toppings such as the kikin sushi paired with white radish sprouts which brought a slight hint of pleasant spiciness. A value-for-money delicacy!
If you are looking to whet your appetite with the freshest and finest air-flown seasonal sashimi, this Chef Special Sashimi is what you should go for. Be overwhelmed with cuts of gorgeous pieces of sashimi including Kampachi, Shimaaji, scallop, amaebi, salmon belly and chu-toro, which recline seductively on a bowl of ice. Find yourself kissing the sea with each piece of sashimi and delight your taste buds with its natural sweetness, freshness, and creaminess. Splendid!
Ishin Japanese Dining
Opening Hours:12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: No. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
2/ Ume Sashimi Moriawase (7 types) at Kimi-Ya
We were in awe to know the fish were air-flown all the way from Hokkaido, Japan to the restaurant. In the blink of an eye, the teppanyaki chef masterfully handled 7 types of seasonal sashimi skillfully Our three favorite sashimi of the day are Amaebi prawns, scallop and salmon! The amaebi prawns captured our hearts with its buttery, creamy texture and the melt-in-the-mouth feeling. The scallop was so soft and smooth like velvet that we would eat it over and over again. And the salmon was titillating with its subtle sweet and refreshing taste which equaled to no other fish.
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu:12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm; Fri – Sun: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: G-2, Avantas Residences, 162, Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
3/ Yamaguchi Fish Market – Premium Sushi Balls, Sashimi Moriawase, Yamaguchi Signature Sashimi Seafood Platter
Inspired by Karato and Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan, Yamaguchi Fish Market always seeks to bring not only the highest quality and freshest ingredients to seafood lovers but also the energetic spirit of vibrant market as well. Selling and serving fresh catches of seasonal fish to uni and king crabs, this fish market is frequently-visited by seafood and Japanese food aficionados.
The Premium Sushi Balls are not only eye-catching but also a dish packed with flavors. We were all captured by the gorgeous pieces of sushi balls including uni, scallops, akaebi, toro, ikura, and kampachi. Of course, these delectable delights did not let us down at all as its freshness and melt-in-the-mouth texture was totally heaven in the mouth!
The Sashimi Moriawase is a dish that sashimi lovers could not forgo. These beautiful cuts of fresh sashimi lying on a bed of ice were so tempting that we could not wait to satiate our taste buds. Only the freshest-of-the-season sashimi are hand-picked to be served on the dish such as salmon, tuna belly and more. A true indulgence for sashimi lovers.
Another dish that won our hearts and many diners here is the Yamaguchi Signature Sashimi Seafood Platter. Though we had already prepared for what was coming, we were still amazed by the scrumptious and sleek pieces of salmon sashimi, protein-rich King Crab legs, fresh oysters, abalone, scallops and prawns. Not only secretly triggered our salivation just by its look, the platter also tempted our palate for its flavors.
Yamaguchi Fish Market
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 3:30pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am
Location: 16, Jalan Kampung Pandan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
4/ PLOY Damansara – Delectable Seared Salmon Nigiri
As a restaurant focusing on modern Asian cuisine, PLOY Damansara not only succeeds in embracing Asian flavors with a twist but also in not-so Asian dishes.
If you are a sushi fan, you should not ignore the restaurant’s signature dish Seared Salmon Nigiri (4 pieces). Only the freshest salmon are selected and crafted into these delectable specialties along with roasted seaweed. To infuse extra taste into the nigiri sushi, the restaurant creates a special sauce that mingles well with the salmon and accentuates its flavors. We relish everything about the dish.
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am; Sat: 6:00pm – 12:00am; Closed on Sunday
Location: G-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.