Cover Photo: Sushi Ori

Dining omakase (chef's choice) ensures patrons get the best a restaurant has to offer, as they indulge in premium cuts of fish flown in from Japan prepared and selected by the chefs. Leave it up to these culinary maestros to guide you on a gastronomical experience

This article was originally published on October 31, 2017 and was updated on February 22, 2021

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Take a seat at the sushi counter made from 300 year-old Hinoki wood and let Chef Suzki Hirohisa surprise you with his omakase menu. Traditional Edomae sushi is what you can expect to find here, served seasonal ingredients handpicked by the chef himself. 

Taka | Level 3A, 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

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Ginza Sushimasa

Also hailing from Japan, Sushimasa offers a truly impressive sushi experience, with signature dishes such as Sendai beef with sea urchin and flounder fish fin sushi being standouts. Delicious from start to finish, diners will not be disappointed by the choices of courses the chef's decides to present to you.

Ginza Sushimasa | Level 7, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

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Sushi Azabu

From the bustling Big Apple, New York's Michelin-starred Sushi Azabu opened an outlet in Kuala Lumpur and offers traditional Edo-mae style sushi, one of the earliest and authentic forms of sushi during the Edo period. Stop thinking and start booking your seats.

Sushi Azabu | 4F Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

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Sushi Oribe

Located in downtown KL, the restaurant has gathered a loyal following thanks to its elegant atmosphere, delicious sushi and focused menu. There's an omakase option, which we recommend, but there are also four sets to choose from if omakase doesn't float your boat.

Sushi Oribe | E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur, Ground Floor, Block C-1, Vipod Residences, 6, Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

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Sushi Kazu

Master sushi chef Norikazu Shibata of Sushi Kazu curates his menu not only according to the season, but also to suit the palate of each guest. A meal here is an exciting experience full of discovery, that is sure to leave you wanting more.  

Sushi Kazu | Lot 8-A, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

TATLER TIP: Sushi Kazu was the cover star of the 2021 Tatler Dining Guide.

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Sushi Hara

Sushi Hara sets itself apart by serving unexpected ingredients that you wouldn’t find in a run-of-the-mill sushi bar. Don’t be surprised to find eggplant jelly or even foie gras chawanmushi on their omakase menu. 

Sushi Hara | Level 2-12 & 13, The Linc, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

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Award-winning restaurant Kampachi is a household name amongst Japanese cuisine aficionados in Kuala Lumpur. Their sashimi is sourced from the renowned Tsukiji market in Tokyo and prepared by Ginza-trained master chefs, that are passionate about delivering every plate they serve. 

Kampachi | Ground Floor, EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

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Sushi Ori

Takumi (Japanese Craftsmanship) and Omotenasi (Japenese hospitality) come together to elevate the art of dining at Sushi Ori. Chef Ori brings the real taste of sushi to Kuala Lumpur by carefully pairing top grade ingredients that compliment each other. 

Sushi Ori | Unit PG-01, Ground Floor Podium Block, Menara Keck Seng, 203, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur