“I’ll leave it up to you”. That’s the literal meaning of Japanese word “omakase”, where you watch the chef specially prepare a multi-course meal. There are a few Japanese restaurants that specialise in an omakase-style dining experience, and if you happen to be looking for some recommendations, we got them all covered with our Top 10 Omakase Restaurants in KL & Selangor.
This pork-free restaurant serves a wide array of Japanese cuisines, covering everything from salads (their signature Uroko Salad comes highly recommended) to sashimi, sushi and donburi. Beyond Uroko’s menu, you can be adventurous with their Omakase. Just pick your full-course meal budget (RM150 or RM250 per pax), sit back, and let the chefs prepare some of their seasonal specialities.
2) Umi Omakase
Head chef Takahiro Shiga is no stranger to serving Japanese cuisine, as he has done so for over 30 years worldwide. And his experience speaks for itself, as evidently shown in his skilful presentations using only quality ingredients. Umi Omakase also sources them directly from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market, ensuring you get not only the best but freshest ingredients possible. Serving omakase during lunch and dinner, you can complete your meal experience with extra sides. Available upon request, the sides include seasonal truffle, caviar, uni, and foie gras.
3) Sushi Hibiki
Located at Four Seasons Place KL, Sushi Hibiki welcomes its customers with the restaurant’s wonderful ambience. Not to forget Chef Makoto Saito, well-known for his friendly demeanour and chatty personality. His decades-long experience in the business is simply undeniable, where customers get to taste freshly-made sushi and other well-crafted Japanese dishes. When it comes to the restaurant’s omakase course, prepare to be amazed by some of the chef’s finest specialities using in-season ingredients.
4) Haru Japanese Restaurant
This Medan Damansara-based Haru Japanese Restaurant specialises primarily in omakase courses. Here, you will be treated to a fine selection of full-course set prepared by a team of highly experienced chefs. This includes everything from selected appetisers to the likes of freshly-made sashimi and sushi platter.
5) Sushi Oribe
Operating since 2014, Sushi Oribe prides itself in both quality and services when comes to its omakase-style dining. Using only premium in-season ingredients, you get to enjoy the chef’s 7-course omakase selections ranging from the appetiser to sashimi, selected dish-of-the-day and speciality sushi. Each omakase course comes with a dessert to end your meal on a sweet note. And depending on the months that you choose to dine, their omakase course varies from season to season between spring, summer, autumn and winter.
6) Nobu KL
Nobu KL serves its signature omakase course as part of its dinner menu. Customers can expect multi-course selections specially tailored by the chef. There’s the well-prepared sushi platter using only the freshest ingredients possible to some of the chef’s signature dishes, coupled with the restaurant’s overall cosy environment. Apart from its KL outlet, Nobu has several locations worldwide such as Asia Pacific, USA and Europe.
Savour TAKA’s traditional Edomae-style sushi, where the ingredients are specially sourced all the way from Japan. The restaurant offers seasonal varieties of appetisers and others such as grilled fish and sushi platter, depending on your preference and budget. Additionally, you will be seated at a cosy 16-seater counter made of 300-year-old Hinoki wood.
8) Sushi Ryu
Sushi Ryu’s omakase menu consists of two choices including Ume and Sakura. No matter which choice you end up with, you can request add-ons such as seasonal truffles, caviar or foie gras. For their multi-course omakase set, the chef uses only quality and the freshest ingredients to prepare for the meal. Expect the likes of seasonal selections of sashimi, hot dish and others, namely the restaurant’s signature tobiko & truffle oil-drizzled white fish.
9) Sou Omakase Dining
Beyond its exquisite decor at Sou Omakase Dining, customers get to enjoy a one-of-its-kind gastronomic experience of the omakase course. Here, the chef offers a combination of light and heavy Japanese meals from the appetiser to soup, sashimi and homemade dessert.
10) Sushi Kazu
Have a seat at Sushi Kazu’s elegantly designed oval-shaped counter and watch the chef in action. Backed by executive Master Chef Norikazu Shibata, his main expertise lies in handcrafted Edomae-style sushi, coming from his decades-long experience. He uses only the best ingredients available, where each of Sushi Kazu’s omakase course is tailored to suit your palate.
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.