Ever felt the need for some self-love? And by that we mean some fine, exquisite meals for the tummy and the soul. We’ve got you covered as we dive into some of the best Omakase in KL. The term “Omakase” (o-ma-kah-seh) translates to “I’ll leave it to you” in Japanese. It’s also a Japanese tradition to let the chef decide your menu. While you certainly can find Omakase in some fine dining places, we’re into Japanese theme today.
10 Best Omakase in KL to Treat Yourself:
Established by the former Sushi Hinata Master Chef Hideaki Oritsuki aka Chef Ori, Oribe has gathered many loyal fans since its opening in 2014. Unlike any other sushi place where ingredients are sourced from Tsujiki Market, Oribe sources from Osaka and Kyushu Island. Offering a wide array of authentic sushi, you can definitely taste the freshness and passion of their sushi chef. With its laid back, elegant atmosphere, Sushi Oribe claims the title as one of the best Omakase in KL.
Address: Vipod Residences, Ground Floor Block C-1, No 6, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12-3 p.m., 6-11 p.m. (Closed on Sundays)
An entry to Omakase in KL, SOU Omakase is nestled in The Gardens for better convenience. Their Lunch Set is highly recommended, comes in 8 courses, including desserts. Floor staffs are highly attentive, they’ll explain to you in details what the dishes are and the proper way of indulging it. At SOU, each dish portrays different layers of flavors and textures, leaving you wanting for more. If you’re looking for something more exclusive, try out their tasting menu, prior booking is compulsory.
Address: G247, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 58000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 6-9:30 p.m. (Daily)
Headed by Chef Toshihide Terado, Sushi Azabu is a Michelin-starred sushi restaurant from New York. They’re probably the only Omakase in KL serving traditional Edo-mae style sushi. They’re one of the earliest and authentic forms of sushi during the Edo period. Their omakase menu is simply mind-blowing and are handled by skilled chefs. If you’re craving for some good sushi and are willing to pay for quality, Sushi Azabu it is.
Address: 4F Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12-3 p.m., 6-11 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
If you’re looking for a sushi place with fresh produce and top notch quality, look no further than Iketeru. Their sushi chefs are very friendly and pays attention to every detail of their customer. With that said, it includes facial expression. If you’re lucky, you might get to try out some personal specials from the chef. Ambiance wise, elegant and comfortable. We highly recommend you to make reservation for sushi counter seats for the best experience.
Address: Bukit Bintang A-0-1, St Mary Residences, Jalan Tengah, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12:30-3 p.m., 6-11 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
Sushi Ryu is quite a rare gem in the KL city, and we’ll tell you why. Unlike other Omakase in KL, this places infuses fusion elements in their dishes, like caviar and truffles. Pay attention to details and speak to the chefs, you might disclose to you the story behind Sushi Ryu. They offer seasonal sashimi and the signature beef wagyu with truffle sauce is very notable.
Address: Platinum Park, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12-3 p.m., 6:30-10 p.m. (Daily)
A fairly new addition to Omakase in KL, EDJU offers artisan omakase. From the outside, EDJU resembles more of a bar. Step inside and you’ll be amazed by the settings which speaks Japanese elegance. Each dish is plated beautifully and you can tell the chefs love what they’re doing. Do try out their aging fish, some say it’s better than fresh. Quality and service wise, excellent.
Address: G-19 Ground Floor, Damansara City Mall, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, Damansara City, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Sundays)
Taka by Sushi Saito
Taka brings Omakase in KL to a whole new level with its exquisite dining experience, and price. Opened by prominent sushi master Saito, which also happens to be the youngest sushi chef to be awarded 3 Michelin Stars. Their beef menu is a true gem, including the Wagi Sando. Bill can go up to RM1,500 per person at the sushi counter omakase, but honestly, one-of-a-kind experience.
Address: Level 3A, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur No. 6,, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12-2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Mondays)
Iketeru @ Hilton KL
A fine, quaint restaurants which mimics the scene of Japanese houses, Iketeru is yet another fine Japanese restaurant. Serving up some good quality sashimi in a casual atmosphere, their teppanyaki seems to be the crowd’s favourite. Get a seat at the teppanyaki table and watch the chefs perform. Though prices are steep, Iketeru is definitely worth a few visits.
Address: 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12-2:30 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Daily)
Hanare Japanese Restaurant
Hanare is yet another no-frills Omakase in KL. Ambiance is a little dark with wood accent, and pretty much resembles a fine, authentic Japanese spot. Though presentation lacks the essence, service and quality of food is impeccable. Besides omakase, Hanare offers set menus as well, and Sunday Brunch Buffet is one of the crowd’s favourite.
Address: Vista Tower 182, Jalan Tun Razak, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12-2:30 p.m., 6-10:30 p.m. (Daily)
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Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Fine diners are no stranger to Nobu, it’s simply one of the finest restaurant in KL. We’ve even featured them in a few of our articles. Overlooking the landscape of Kuala Lumpur, Nobu is filled with the essence of Japanese culture. If you’re looking for a quiet yet sophisticated ambiance for romantic dates, then this place checks every box.
Address: Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12-2 p.m., 6-10:30 p.m. (Sat&Sun) 1-4 p.m., 6-10:30 p.m.
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