Doraku Sushi & Sake Bar: Round Two. Earlier entry: Oct. 21, 2012.
A no-rice roll can be no less filling or flavorful for its lack of grains. For a juicy crunch, try the combo of thinly cut cucumber wrapped around tuna, salmon, squid, shrimp, crab, seaweed & kaiware sprouts, topped with garlic aioli & flying fish roe.
Sea bass, crisp & meaty, marinated in yuzu chili ponzu & served with cilantro & pickled veggies.
It's rare for Japanese eateries to excel in burgers, but this behemoth is spectacularly succulent. Egg & wafu dressing make it even more enjoyable.
Might not be springtime right now, but this cherry blossom sakura ice cream makes it feel like it.
Doraku serves exquisite sake, smooth & mellow but resonant in flavor: Love the Kubota Ginjyoshu Manjyu (RM48 for 90ml, with a fascinating hint of banana maybe) & Kiku Masamune Junmai Taru (RM68 for 300ml).
Open daily for lunch & dinner, with a first-floor alfresco lounge.
Doraku Sushi & Sake Bar,
Life Center, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.