Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ichiro Sushi Bar

Part Three of the Isetan 1U Eat Paradise expedition, this time checking out the sushi bar.

Ichiro is the place to relish raw seafood; start with the chutoro (medium-fatty tuna belly), with five thick, tender and terrifically tasty slices for RM42++.

Inimitable uni sushi, topped with luscious, sweet-savory sea urchin (RM15++ per piece).

Hiramasa carpaccio (RM30++). Prices might seem slightly steep for a shopping mall, but every cut here is a cut above, matching the caliber of five-star hotel outlets.

Sea eel sushi (RM9++ per piece). With several Japanese dudes doing the dicing behind the bar, there's no complaining about the food, but service at the tables is also commendably efficient.

Natto-and-squid sushi (RM7++ per piece), an interesting pairing that works incredibly well.

Signature Ichiroll (RM35++), a whopper stuffed with more seafood than rice. Fillings include a fulfilling mix of tuna, anago, prawns, kanpyo, crab stick, cucumber, egg, shiitake and lettuce.

Alas, alcohol is absent here (well, except for beer), so give us green tea instead, hot and cold.

Entry on Eat Paradise's Menya Musashi and Gantetsu Ramen: May 9, 2012.
Entry on Won Korean Dining and Puran B by The BIG Group: May 12, 2012.

Ichiro Sushi Bar,
Level Two, Isetan 1 Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.
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35 comments:

  1. I just had some nice Japanese food, a place where I can have my favourite foie gras french toast! :P

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    1. CK: ooh, a french toast that can be scored a perfect Ten! heheh :D

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    2. Haha, yap yap, perfect ten!
      i had it 3 times, they changed the recipe lately, the taste now is different from the 1st time we tried, but still my favourite! :P

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    3. CK: aiyo, let's hope they keep it on the menu permanently! after you've eaten it so many times already, they can name it "CK's French Toast" on the menu (and maybe the next time they change the recipe, they can add some peanut butter on the foie gras, heheh) :D

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    4. Hahahaha... "CK's French Toast" indeed.

      Btw neither CK nor I are fans of natto so you got us curious by saying the natto-and-squid pairing works well...

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    5. Kenny: oh yeah, i'm not a big fan of natto on its own, but i think it's one of those ingredients that can be added to various recipes for a unique taste and texture, to provide an X-Factor, so to speak. culinary synergy! :D

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  2. I jus had a Japanese dinner as well @ Sango. Should have gone to 1U instead..

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    1. Smitten By Food: ooh, looks like it's a japanese weekend for everybody! here's hoping you'll have a good meal here when you do make it to 1U :D

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  3. I just had sashimi tonight too, not at a Jap restaurant but Mosaic. But very fresh and yummy.

    The food at Ichiro looks great!

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    1. Baby Sumo: mandarin oriental! i've not tried the buffet at mosaic, but i'm guessing the raw fish served there is excellent. oooh, this somehow reminded me that i haven't had oysters in a very long time :D
      ya, ichiro exceeded my expectations. the sashimi and sushi here is even a bit better than, say, coco-tei's. but i was here on a friday, so maybe that's when the shipment is at its freshest =)

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  4. when I was in china.. I also eat uni..
    the whole piece and it cost me RM38..
    kekeke

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    1. Simple Person: yerrr ... i love uni, but it's too expensive to eat regularly in KL! if only someone could open an uni farm in malaysia, heh :D

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  5. the sushi looks incredibly good! I've tried natto once and didn't like it! Maybe I didn't have the right combo? :P

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    1. Vien: ya, it was the sea urchin sushi that sealed the deal for me here! Looked lustrous, tasted luscious :D ooh, yeah, if you don't like natto at first, or even a second time, it might be worth trying it at different places and in different contexts, cos I do think it could be something we gradually begin to tolerate before actually enjoying =)

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  6. Ok...that's steep.. well, time to claim that free dinner someone promised me! Hehehe *evil giggles *

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    1. Tng: heheh, claim, claim! Hope you have a good time here if you do dine here (and I'll say a prayer for your friend's credit card) :D

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  7. Ha ha, I figured I'd check in and also say I had a Japanese dinner too, was at a buffet place. Well, let's say "Japanese" in a similar vein to Jogoya/Tenji :D

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    1. Timing: hope you had fun eating all the sashimi to your heart's content! :D

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  8. I've been to Isetan 1u, but never seen any restaurant. The chutoro looks really tempting!

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    1. Slee: oh yeah, head up to the second floor. there's a japanese restaurant hall that opened here last week! hope you enjoy eating here! =)

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  9. The sashimi looks inviting. Looks like Isetan One Utama is housing quite a bit of good eateries!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, it's the nicest sashimi i've had this month (but then again, i've not had much sashimi in may, heh) :D ya, definitely worth having lunch or dinner here at isetan 1U =)

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  10. Haha...better than Coco.Tei...d magic words for me to try this place out...prices seems cheaper too =)

    Tat Signature IchiRoll looks damn packed with favours :D

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    1. Ulric: heh, i hope my memory's not playing tricks on me, since it's been many months since my last visit to coco-tei =) ya, the ichiroll is good, for a traditional roll. i think i still prefer the funkier makis though :D

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    2. Nah...ur memory's still good...I just went to Coco.Tei a week back...hehe :)

      I m eye-ing tat chutoro...price seems fair for the lusciousness =)

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    3. Ulric: it's an OK price for that chutoro, though i think hanare's price might be similar, hmmmm. i can't recall anymore, heh :D

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  11. i love natto! do you? :D

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    1. Michelle: ooo, i can tolerate natto, but i'm not a major fan :D

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  12. They seem to be very generous with their fillings for the sushi. I see a lot of seafood and very little rice.

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    1. The Yum List: that's true! it's good news for those of us who often lament that sushi rolls are made of 80 percent rice! :D

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  13. sushi Ichiro, thanks for opening, great food, finally some realy authentic Japanese food!

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    1. Dean: glad to hear you like this place :D

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  14. I love Natto! We can go eat together and breathe on each other.. as cumi will not touch this! hahaha. Hiramasa carpaccio matching the caliber of five-star hotel outlets sounds like something i cannot miss too:)

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    1. Ciki: hahah, it's difficult to find natto-lovers! i only know two people, including you! anyways, i wonder which day the sashimi here would be the freshest. i'm guessing friday :D

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  15. It’s really a nice and useful piece of information. Thanks for the share.
    Ming green marble Mosaic

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