5 Luxurious, Fine-Dining Japanese Restaurants Every Sushi Lover Must Try

Eating sushi is like eating a piece of art. Honestly, just watching an Itamae Master (Sushi Chef) make sushi is an amazing experience. But the delicate taste of sushi or in fact, any Japanese cuisine if not done properly can ruin one’s palate. If you’re a sushi lover, treat your taste buds to a gastronomic journey of Japanese delicacies.

Here are five beautiful, fine-dining Japanese restaurants in the Klang Valley that you simply must eat in.

1. Ebisu 

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A fusion of Japanese flavours, Ebisu is a fancy place for you to satisfy your sushi cravings. Likely got a chance to dine here and it was so delicious. The sashimis are served fresh and made to order. Other than sushi, they also serve dishes like steamed, teppan and yes, there’s also champagne! Perfect place for you to unwind and relax!

Price: RM15 – RM400++

Location:  Pavilion Hotel Managed By Banyan Tree

2. Taka by Sushi Saito

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You know you’re getting the best when the Sushi Master is ‘the youngest sushi chef to be awarded with 3 Michelin Stars and makes the best sushi in the world!’ How lucky are we that Takashi Saito chose Kuala Lumpur as his maiden restaurant outside of Japan?

Price: RM1,000++

Location: The St.Regis Kuala Lumpur, Japanese Fine Dining

3. Wasabi Bistro  

Wasabi Bistro

Source: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

This Californian-inspired Japanese cuisine serves Japanese Prime Wagyu Beef Grade A5, pan-seared tuna and yes, a large selection of sushi and sashimi while sipping on award-winning selection of sakes. You can even dine in a private room or watch the sushi masters at work by sitting at the sushi bar.

Price: RM20 – RM100++

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

4. Kurata 

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This fine-dining Japanese restaurant specialises in omakase, sushi, sashimi, sukiyaki, tempura and so much more. The ingredients are imported directly from Kyushi Island, Hokkaido and Tsukiji Fish Markets, so you can be sure that you’re served nothing but the best!

Price: RM50 – RM300++

Location: ParkRoyal, Kuala Lumpur

5. Nobu 

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The first Nobu in Southeast Asia – and at the highest altitude with a dramatic 360-degree view of the KL city skyline. It is also a Michelin-starred titan in the world of sushi, sashimi and tempura. Take note though, children below the age of 12 are not permitted within the premises from Monday to Friday. You can, however, bring kids on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. Also, their dress code includes no ripped jeans, tank tops, shorts and slippers!
Price: RM50 – RM500++
Location: Menara 3 Petronas, Level 56, KLCC