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The Best Omakase Spots In Kuala Lumpur You Need To Check Out


The term "omakase" may sound completely foreign and intimidating to some, but to lovers of Japanese food, it’s a delight to each of the senses. Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means "I'll leave it up to you" and is most commonly used in dining establishments where the customer allows the chef to decide on seasonal specialities to serve, often receiving beautifully plated, high-quality dishes at a reasonable price than it would have been ordered a la carte. Read on to discover some awesome places you can experience omakase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sushi Oribe

Kicking off our list is a sushiya (or a sushi restaurant) that opened its doors in 2014. Here, Master Chef Hideaki Oritsuki serves up delicious morsels created from the freshest ingredients sources from Osaka and Kyushu. If you’re lucky enough to get a seat at the counter, the chefs might welcome you themselves, creating a lively and comfortable atmosphere as you dine.

Taka by Sushi Saito

Brought to you by Tokyo’s three-Michelin starred Sushi Saito and led by Executive Chef Satoshi Uehara, this restaurant serves premium Ozaki beef with enviable marbling and a plethora of fresh, wild seafood, with the option of sake pairing for an authentic Japanese fine dining experience. 

Sushi Ryu

This restaurant promises to change your perspective on omakase with its adventurous menu. Prepare to feast on items such as uni scrambled eggs with caviar, seared toro cubes with black truffle and botan ebi with foie gras. If you’re on the lookout for a unique dining experience, this is the place you want to be.

Sushi Hibiki

Located at The Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, Sushi Hibiki welcomes guests with the magic of Chef Makoto Saito Sam, who believes that "who you eat with" is more important than what goes into your belly, which allows for amicable conversation over skillfully crafted sushi — evidence of his extensive experience.

Sushi Azabu

Tucked away in Lot 10’s Japanese dining haven, this 40-seater establishment ensures an intimate, enjoyable meal for any Japanese food enthusiast. The sushiya brings Edomae-style sushi to its diners, made with Akitakomachi rice, vinegar and salt for a delightfully distinctive taste.

(Cover photo from: @sushiryu.kl/@_ryanyeoh_)

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