8 Best Omakase Dining In KL To Experience The Ultimate Japanese Cuisine

Outstanding Japanese omakase restaurants dotted across the town, you'll be…
By: Aqilah Najwa Jamaluddin
September 8, 2022

Omakase is a Japanese term that means “I’ll leave it up to you” and is typically used while having sushi in Japanese restaurants. It is frequently used by Japanese customers who prefer to entrust the picking and dispensing of seasonal delicacies and sushi to the chef rather than expressing their order from a menu. The chef will next begin to deliver a succession of meals that will astound you. 

The omakase experience is great for a special occasion or a romantic dining since it allows you to taste and savour a variety of the chef’s specialties without having to worry about the selection. A handful of high-end Japanese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur have introduced omakase platters.

So, if you’re not scared to try new dishes, going to an omakase restaurant ought to appear on your wishlist. Glitz whittled it down to 8 of the greatest restaurants to guide you in making a selection the next time you’re wanting genuine and sumptuous Japanese cuisine.

Best Omakase Restaurant in Malaysia

1. Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Nobu Kuala Lumpur isn’t new, their old location which was situated at Petronas Twin Towers location was permanently closed last year. However, they  recently reopened its operations in its new residence at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur hotel. You’ll notice that the restaurant has its previous style and atmosphere, so you’re not straying away from your old haunts. The lounge can accommodate up to 10 individuals at once as they taste, experience, and understand about the new cocktails.

Address:L4A-05, Level 4A Shoppes at Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur No, 145, Jln Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours:Weekdays: 12pm-10.30pm | Weekends: 1pm-10.30pm
Contact Details:03-2380 0028 | noburestaurants.com

2. TAKA

TAKA at the St Regis Kuala Lumpur is one of the top diners in town for Japanese omakase. At the 300-year-old Hinoki wood 16-seater countertop, you’ll enjoy a deluxe eating experience in an intimate atmosphere while being fed sushi made with the best and purest quality ingredients imported from Japan. Chef Daichi Yazawa demonstrates his sushi expertise in the restaurant’s omakase meals, which feature traditional recipes.

Address:The St. Regis, TAKA , Level 3A, 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Operating Hours:Everyday: 12pm-9.30pm | Closed on Tuesday
Contact Details:012-330 3600 | tableapp.com

3. Sushi Azabu

Sushi Azabu Malaysia is a branch of the globally famed Michelin-starred Sushi Azabu from New York City. It has received a lot of praise for its dedication to originality via accuracy and artistic refinement in the craft of sushi. Sushi Azabu, situated within ISETAN The Japan Store at LOT 10, provides a menu that includes a multitude of Japan’s classic delicacies cooked with only the purest and freshest ingredients available.

Address:4F Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jln Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours:Everyday: 12pm-10pm
Contact Details:012-789 8632 | letsumai.com

4. Sushi Ryu 

Sushi Ryu defies classic omakase conventions by incorporating mashup components into their meals. This contemporary sushiya in the prestigious KLCC neighbourhood is determined to be creative, innovative, and distinctive, and is dedicated to inspiring its guests’ palate. Enjoy premium truffles, foie gras, and caviar in your courses; the establishment is also recognised for its wonderful distinctive wagyu beef that will most certainly leave you speechless.

Address:Platinum Park, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Operating Hours:Mon-Sat: 12pm-10.30pm | Closed on Sunday
Contact Details:03-2181 1533 

5. Edju Omakase

Edju Omakase is a local restaurant with a small sushi station which can only accommodate 10 people at a time. Chef Eddie Ng, who was born in Perlis, is the executive chef and co-founder of the diner. Eddie spent his initial cooking years in London kitchens and is the key driver in creating Edju. Although it is not the most conventional and genuine Japanese omakase eatery, the aromas and inventiveness behind the meals here will amaze you.

Address:G-19 Ground Floor, Damansara City Mall, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela
Operating Hours:Mon-Sat: 12pm-12am | Closed on Sunday
Contact Details:012-301 3060

6. Iketeru

Iketeru, nestled at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, has gained a name for serving genuine Japanese cuisine. All chefs here are extremely competent in making Japanese and omakase cuisine utilising the finest and top quality resources air-flown from Japan, overseen by Executive Chef Kunihiko Hamada. The Omakase selection at Iketeru rotates with the festivals, giving you everything fresh to try every few seasons.

Address:Level 8, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours:Everyday: 12pm-10.30pm
Contact Details:03-2264 2264 | tableapp.com

7. Tsubaki

This new Japanese restaurant in TTDI gives guests a gourmet delight in a tranquil and creative setting. Because of the daily changing menu, each trip is special. Two appetisers, three types of sashimi, a seasonal meal, steaming dish, yakimono of the day, five slices of sushi nigiri, soup, and sweets are included in the Omakase Umi. The Omakase Tsubagi meal includes five types of appetisers and seasonal sashimi, a refrigerated entrée, a seasonal meal, a chef special, fine sushi nigiri, and more.

Address:Greens Terrace, Unit No.G-1, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours:Tues-Sun: 11am-10.30pm
Contact Details:011-3309 6881 | tsubakiomakase.com

8. Yukibana at Shook!

Starhill Gallery has indeed been quietly rebuilding itself, and our beloved Shook! food establishments are slowly but steadily returning. You’ll be able to witness Chef Machi’s workmanship up close if you sit at the counter. The concepts and foods of Yukibana are influenced by its sister store, also called Yukibana, located at the Higashiyama Niseko Village lodge in Hokkaido. The standout items on the omakase plate are air-flown from Hokkaido, as is the case with its Japanese equivalent.

Address:181, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Operating Hours:Everyday: 11.30am-8pm
Contact Details:03-2719 8060

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