Updated: Apr 4
Will I come back: Yes
Pork-free, serves alcohol
This post is based on Sakura Course (RM579) by Sushi Ryu.
Sushi Ryu serves Modern Japanese / Fusion. So do expect ingredients like Truffle/Caviar/Foie Gras. If it’s not your thing, then you’re better off heading to Sushi Den opposite.
To my surprise, having Truffle or Caviar with my Sushi/Sashimi wasn’t as weird as I imagined it to be. It was a very different experience from traditional Omakase, in a good way.
Overall quality was decent, but not great. There were a few things that I enjoyed, and a few that I didn’t. However, they were VERY generous with the Caviar!
(2-2) Kani & Caviar Capellini was a tad dry and undercooked.
(3-2) Awabi was very tender & Liver Sauce was rich.
(4) Hotate Sashimi was really fresh and the caviar complimented it well. The rest were normal.
The first 2 pieces of Sushi were off (5-1&2). The shari had great flavourful and temperature, but it was powdery (similar to the one in Sushi Kazu). Luckily the shari was quite small, so it wasn’t prominent. Later on they changed the shari so it was all good.
However, the Kinmedai (5-3) had a mild bitter aftertaste. Engawa (6-2) wasn’t melt-in-the-mouth (perhaps should’ve Aburi-ed it a little more). Anago was a tad dry, but still acceptable.
My highlight of the night was the Botan Ebi & Foie Gras Temaki. The combination of juicy & creamy texture was amazing! Loved this more than the Uni Temaki.
I’m glad that I supplemented Mini Chirashi Don (RM75) and Mini Wagyu Beef Don (RM75) because they were damn good! (Although they weren’t really necessary because the portions overall was just nice.) Wagyu Don had mild truffle taste and beef was juicy. Chirashi Don was filled with chunks of Otoro and was flavourful.
Trio Seasonal Desserts had generous portions of fruits and Black Sesame ice cream waffle.
Friendly and attentive floor staff. Chef was interactive too.
Modern Japanese interior, counter and side table seatings are available.
Hope to see improvement for my next visit!