You've probably heard of 'Omakase' (おまかせ) and maybe already tasted it before, but do you know what is the meaning of 'Omakase'? It simply means "leaving someone else to decide what is best for you".
Omakase is an amazing Japanese dining experience in which the ingredients and dishes are selected and crafted by the head chef. The dishes are served in small portions, but the masterfully crafted sushi art makes it worth it.
Here, we've rounded up the best omakase restaurants in KL & Selangor which you will surely say 'oishii' (おいしい) after each bite!
Sushi Yoshi Omakase
📍G01-G02 LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Center, 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
🕑 10am-10pm, open daily
⭐ 25 Google Reviews
Found inside the new shopping mall, LaLaport in town, Sushi Yoshi Omakase offer omakase with the freshest and best quality ingredients. To serve the best omakase for the diners, the seafood is flown from the coasts of Japan, it is directly imported once a week to ensure freshness and utmost quality.
Even though omakase is "no menu cuisine", you can find various types of omakase packages on their menu, including 2 types of Lunch Omakase and 5 types of Dinner Omakase, prices starting from RM298 per pax.
Sushi Ten Omakase
📍Empire City G-89I, Grd Flr, Tower H No. 8 Jln Damansara, PJU8, Empire City, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
🕑 11 am-9.30 pm, open daily
⭐ 60 Google Reviews
Sushi Ten Omakase specialises in omakase, the dishes selection is chosen by their sushi chef. Located at Empire City, 3 sessions are available daily which is lunch and 2 sessions of dinner. They deliver most of the ingredients directly from Japan market weekly.
At RM298 per person for Ten Omakase, RM498 for Koyo Omakase, and RM898 for Takumi Omakase, SUSHI TEN OMAKASE offers reasonable prices for someone on a budget who wanted to give omakase a try.
The restaurant only has an 8-seater counter, so be sure to place a reservation before heading there.
📍Ground Floor, Tower 11, Avenue 5, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
🕑 12–3 pm, 6–10:30 pm (Tue-Sun), closed on Mondays
⭐ 29 Google Reviews
Umi Omakase hand-picked and air-flown the finest ingredients from the Japanese shores. Features artfully crafted Umi-style Omakase by their head chef, Takahiro Shiga - a master in the art of omakase.
'Umi' is an ocean in Japanese, representing the freshness and quality of each bite. Umi Omakase served a lunch menu starting from RM280 and a dinner menu starting from RM680.
One of the omakase, Hasu (RM280) includes zensai, seasonal cold fish, seasonal dish, hot dish, nigiri sushi 5 pcs, temaki, akadashi, and a dessert. For those who wanted to taste other than omakase, a selection of Don is also available on their menu.
📍G7(A), Ground Floor, Four Seasons Place, 145, Jln Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
🕑 6pm–10pm (Fri), 12:30pm–2:30pm, 6pm–10pm (Sat & Sun)
⭐ 164 Google Reviews
Sushi Hibiki is found inside Four Seasons Place. The Executive Owner Chef, Makoto Saito Sam said, "I think 'who you eat with' is more important than 'what you eat'."
Sushi Hibiki brings a premium and authentic Japanese omakase experience in a cosy atmosphere. There are 4 types of omakase courses to choose from, including 響, 極 Kiwami, 雅 Miyabi and 粋 Iki, and start from RM580 per pax.
The chef will customise the menu according to the diner's preferences, requested ingredients and previous visit history. There is also an upcoming special session, Echo in the Night Vol.15 with Chef Sato which requires advanced purchase online.
📍Vipod Residences, Ground Floor Block C-1, No 6, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
🕑 12–3pm, 6–10pm (Sun-Thu), 12–3pm, 6–8pm, 8:30–11pm (Fri & Sat)
⭐ 164 Google Reviews
Founded in 2014, Sushi Oribe is one of the best omakase restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Sushi Oribe offers 3 different omakase menus to choose from, with prices starting from RM268 per pax.
The omakase journey in Sushi Oribe is a unique meal to remember. Experience their Omakase set with the course of chef's speciality choices including appetizer, sashimi, side dishes, steamed egg custard, speciality sushi and miso soup, as well as a dessert.
If you're looking for an utmost dining experience, make a reservation for their Special Omakase with special seasonal plates one week in advance.
📍D2-G3-3A, Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Publika, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
🕑 11:30am–10:30pm (Mon-Sat), closed on Sundays
⭐ 37 Google Reviews
Suru Omakase is a 13-seaters omakase restaurant located at Publika. The diners get to enjoy air-flown seafood fresh from international markets.
They showcased 7-course Midori (RM288), 9-course Niji (RM488) during the lunch session, 7-course Shizuku (RM388), 9-course Hana (RM588) and chef's special menu Kasumi (RM888).
Dining at Suru Omakase is the utmost experience. Diners gather in front of the sushi chef to savour freshly flown-in ingredients.