Sushi is one of the highest luxuries and most popular aspects of Japanese dining, offering the best bounties of the sea in bite-sized form. Good sushi dining can start from the mid-tier to the upper ends of the price spectrum. We here at T.Dining are huge fans, so much so that this list is as much for you, our dear readers, as it is for us. Bookmark this so you have an easy and quick access to dedicated sushi restaurants the next time you have a craving. Don't see your favourite afternoon sushi spot on the list? Tell us all about it via email at

1. Umai Sushikan

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Umai Sushikan
Above Photo: Courtesy of J's Gate Dining

Fairly new to the sushi scene in KL, Umai Sushikan opened as part of a star studded cast of restaurants from Japan at J's Gate Dining, Lot 10. Promising quality sushi in a casual ambiance, air-flown ingredients and a Japanese chef team, this is a restaurant that can offer an affordable yet quality sushi experience. 

Availability: lunch and dinner

Highlights: à la carte, sushi platters, sushi counter, mid to high end prices, mall setting

2. Ginza Sushimasa

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Sushi Ginzamasa
Above Photo: Steven Sum/Malaysia Tatler

One of the best spots in town for authentic sushi, straight from Tokyo, Ginza Sushimasa offers a premium omakase dining experience. The restaurant does offer an à la carte option, but its omakase option is where the restaurant really shines.

Availability: lunch and dinner

Highlights: à la carte, omakase, sushi counter, luxurious ambiance, sister outlet in Tokyo, hotel setting

3. Sou Omakase

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Sou Omakase
Above Photo: Shaffiq Farhan/Malaysia Tatler

Situated at The Gardens, Sou Omakase offers a small 6-seater sushi counter for those inclined for the full experience. The restaurant features an eclectic assortment of Japanese foods, even introducing foreign ingredients to the cuisine to jazz things up. When it comes to sushi however, fans should get the course set.

Availability: lunch and dinner

Highlights: à la carte, omakase, sushi counter, luxurious ambiance, mall setting, connected to The Gardens Mall

4. Sushi Hibiki

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Sushi Hibiki
Above Photo: Courtesy of Sushi Hibiki

Also another new kid on the block, Sushi Hibiki takes up residence in Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur, offering quality sushi with an ambiance befitting an intimate dinner. The chef, Makato Saito Sam, stays true to the techniques and sushi making disciplines he learned in Japan but isn't afraid to experiment and try new things that would suit the local market.

Availability: lunch and dinner

Highlights: omakase, focused menu, luxurious ambiance, hotel plaza setting

5. Fincch Sushi Room