5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL

In Season: 5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL

It’s creamy, subtly sweet, albeit briny. It can be rich gold in colour, or light yellow as well. Whether you call it sea urchin or uni, you won't be able to resist these standout dishes.

Special Uni Menu at Ishin Japanese Dining

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_Ishin Japanese DiningIshin Japanese Dining along Old Klang Road serves genuine Japanese and Kaiseki style cuisines that are cooked to order. Meals are prepared freshly using ingredient imported from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market with the finest ingredients of the season. For this season, Ishin imported Hokkaido sea urchin from Japan to prepare several new dishes that highlight the versatility of this highly prized ingredient. On the menu, we spot Hokkaido Uni Ohitashi, Hokkaido Uni Sashimi, Hokkaido Uni King Crab Teppanyaki and a few more tempting dishes.

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5-Course Seasonal Uni Menu at The Point

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_The PointBeing the only non-Japanese restaurant in this list, The Point in Damansara Height goes full blast with its extensive 5-course Uni Menu which will definitely spoil sea urchin lovers. In the photo is part of the mains in the seasonal Uni Menu – Grain Fed Australian Black Angus Tenderloin, Black Garlic, Mesclum Salad, Barolo Reduction and Uni Steak Butter. Taste as majestic as you see.

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Uni Sushi at Sushi Azabu

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_Sushi AzabuSushi Azabu, a Michelin starred sushi establishment in New York City, loved by Hollywood celebrities is now opening at Isetan Lot 10. The traditional house specialty sushi is crafted from freshly imported fish from Japan, prepared by chefs who refined their skills in Japan to execute elegant cooking and Omotenashi – selfless service with a spirit of warmth and respect, which you have to savour for yourself. Prepare to savour the sweet and creamy Uni sushi which priced at RM50 per piece.

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Uni Sushi at Nobu Kuala Lumpur

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_Nobu Kuala LumpurNobu is a Michelin-starred titan in the world of sushi, sashimi and tempura. Nobu Kuala Lumpur is Southeast Asia’s first branch with dramatic 360 degree views of the KL city skyline. Nestled on the 56th floor of Menara Petronas 3, diners are treated with amazing view of the KL city and of course, over 40 old and hot dishes on the menu. Expect signature Black Cod with Miso, Octopus Carpaccio, Uni Sushi, Whole Lobster Wasabi Pepper and more.

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Uni Sushi at Hanaya Japanese Dining

5 Best Restaurants for Sea Urchin (Uni) Dishes in KL_Hanaya Japanese DiningConstantly rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor by patrons, Hanaya Japanese Dining serves an array of fresh sashimi, Japanese Wagyu, Hanaya’s unique courses, hot pots, and varieties of a la carte specialities which are prepared by highly skilled Japanese chefs yet with reasonable price. Patrons will find themselves enjoying the serene ambience of the restaurant in warm inviting earthen tones, amazed by the over 350-year-old cypress sushi counter, and traditional icebox used to maintain the exact temperature to protect the taste of fresh seafood. 

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ISETAN The Table

5 Must-Try Dishes at ISETAN The Table Restaurants

Japanese delights all under one roof – the new restaurants at ISETAN Lot 10 offers sophisticated cuisine representative of Washoku (Japanese food). Check out what are the must-try dishes.

Omakase at Sushi Azabu

ISETAN The Table_Sushi Azabu

For six years in a row, Sushi Azabu in New York has been awarded a Michelin star. Now, this establish is heading its way to Kuala Lumpur. This 40-seater restaurant, headed by Chef Toshihide Terado, serves traditional Edo-mae (Tokyo-style) sushi. You have a choice of three types of courses to choose from; Koi, Azabu and the chef’s specialty choice (Omakase). The fish is air-flown twice a week from Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Osaka and Kōka. The restaurant uses Akitakomachi rice sourced from the Akita prefecture in Northern Japan. If you prefer dining while watching how your sushi is made, the sushi counter sits up to 12 persons. There is also a private dining room with a sushi counter for 7 persons. A reservation is required at Sushi Azabu.

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6th Avenue Cheesecake at The Tokyo Restaurant

ISETAN The Table_The Tokyo RestaurantStep into the all-day dining The Tokyo Restaurant and be enveloped in generous leather booths with a view of the kitchen and a spacious, stylish bar serving classic cocktails and wine – a destination for contemporary flavours with a Tokyo essence. The menus featuring foie gras sushi, freshly shucked oysters, grilled lamb cajun style, truffle cheese fries, and more. However, it is the 6th Avenue Cheesecake that steals the limelight. The rich creamy cheesecake with a caramelised topping is definitely a must-try.

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Prime Beef Cuts at Yakiniku Toraji

ISETAN The Table_Yakiniku Toraji

After opening 76 outlets in Japan alone, Yakiniku Toraji has finally set foot in Malaysia. The BBQ-style cuisine promotes healthy living through its carefully selected meat that is guaranteed to be fresh and succulent to the bite. The restaurant uses Australian wagyu beef for their yakiniku items. Seafood lovers may choose lobsters, prawns and scallops. Its magical BBQ sauce that comes with the thick cuts of meat is loved by many Japanese people, and us at TABLEAPP (of course!). A variety of sauces are offered – original sauce, special salt, black miso sauce, garlic butter and more.

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Chicken Hot Pot at Toriden

ISETAN The Table_ToridenMizutaki (chicken hot pot) is a simple local dish, but with the Toriden touch, it becomes a memorable experience. Toriden makes its own seasonings—a mild yuzu gosho paste and a mellow ponzu sauce—that you can either enjoy with each bite of chicken or mix into the soup. Take a sip of the delicious yet subtle chicken broth which has been slowly boiled for more than six hours with fresh whole chicken to extract its flavour and natural collagen. End the satisfying meal with desserts which the matcha used is sourced from the Hoshino Tea Gardens in Fukuoka.

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Heavenly Tender Pork Cutlet at Tonkatsu Anzu

ISETAN The Table_Tonkatsu Anzu

The 40-seater restaurant prides itself for using premium, aged pork sourced from Kyushu to ensure the pork cutlet achieves perfect flavour and tenderness. Its name Anzu or apricot in Japanese is inspired by the apricot trees in Fukutsu in Fukuoka prefecture. The pork cutlets are marinated for 7seven days and the limited Katsu sets are prepared with Gin-Jo-Pork which is handpicked by the Chief Chef himself.

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