Sunday, November 2, 2014

Okonomi @ Solaris Dutamas, Outside Publika

What's your roll? Okonomi's tagline is a simple three-word phrase for a fun restaurant that serves 'sushi as you like it' - customers can mix & match 40 choices of fillings, 16 types of toppings & 20 sauces to create their own 'maki' sushi rolls.

 Choose a base of white or brown rice with seaweed or soy wrap, then select the size of your roll - a six-piece 'small' (RM13.90++) comprises three regular fillings (a premium filling results in a RM5++ surcharge), one topping & one sauce, while 'medium' (RM16.90++) features four fillings & 'large' (RM19.90++) boasts five. Then go wild - how about a freak-of-nature maki stuffed with marinated lobster, jellyfish, mango, strawberries & onions, topped with cili padi & cheddar cheese sauce?

 Brown rice in soy wrap with unagi, soft-shell crab, smoked duck, boiled egg, avocado, garlic sauce & garlic chips (RM36.90++). Reasonably well-executed & enjoyable; it's tricky to ensure everything complements each other in these rolls, so Okonomi keeps its flavours mild & not too punchy. No component overpowers each ensemble or throws things off-balance.

 Hokkaido crab meat, seasoned scallops & tamago omelette with white sesame & kiwi mayo on the side (RM18.90++ - a RM13.90++ small with one 'premium' ingredient for a RM5++ surcharge ). We'd probably recommend the 'large' portions, since those seem to be more fully stuffed; customers can also pay an extra RM1++ to have each roll coated in tempura batter.

Prefer to let the restaurant determine the fillings? Okonomi also has a variety of house recipes for every taste bud, from the 'Health Nut' to the 'Seafood Supreme,' the 'Firecracker' to 'Katsu Curry Roll,' each priced between RM15.90++ to RM20.90++.

 The menu also promises other temptations, from the Japanese curry pasta with chicken, potatoes & carrots (RM16.90++) to battered onigiri rice balls stuffed with salmon, egg & cheddar cheese (RM9.90++).

 There's one unique green tea dessert to spotlight: Matcha white chocolate lava cake with matcha chocolate sticks, powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream & strawberry (RM16.90++). Okonomi only opened this week, but expect to see this pop up a fair bit on your social media feeds in the near future.

 Beverages like red bean blended lattes made with low-fat milk (RM7.90++) fit the theme for a contemporary Japanese cafe. Okonomi has thought out the ingredients for a successful run - a distinctive concept, strategic location, sufficiently good food, prices that'll cater for Publika's crowds, a cheerful ambiance & friendly service team.


Okonomi's menu, for the reference of readers with excellent eyesight. Or click the photo for a larger, higher-resolution version.

Okonomi
A4-G2-02, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. Somewhat below The Red Beanbag, outside Publika. Open daily, all day long.



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25 comments:

  1. My kinda place to go crazy with combos! =)

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    1. Ulric: ya la ... i can imagine you'd be the ultimate maki monster here :)

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  2. Hey! The matcha lava doesn't flow leh! Watch out for mine in a few days' time though I did not order the matcha - not really into anything green tea. Hmmm....looking at the prices, it seems the name has got nothing to do with 'ekonomi', eh?

    You can mix and match - do you get to roll your own? My girl would love that - she enjoys making her own. Did you roll the first one? That looks kind of messy! Muahahahaha!!!! Second one's ok - perfect.

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    1. Suituapui: oh, the lava flows, but in a slower, creamier fashion :) oh, the kitchen does all the food preparation, and we just eat, haha :D

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  3. sushi looks great but expensive again~ >.<

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    1. Happy walker: yeah, sushi meals do tend to be steeper than regular meals :)

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  4. Too many choices, how to choose? Hehe.

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    1. CK: haha, ya lor, i wish i had seen the menu before going to the restaurant, so i could have sat down and properly chosen what ingredients to combine :)

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  5. This is a better bet than Mono Sushi, I presume?

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    1. Contact.ewew: i enjoyed the food here more :)

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  6. I am up for anything with Matcha! Well, i was expecting to see some Okonomiyaki here though...

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    1. Ken: yay for green tea fans! :) oh, actually, okonomi means 'what you want' or 'what you like' :)

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  7. I have never had sushi and am not planning to. I would want a nice salad. :)

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    1. Linda: ooo, the ingredients here can also be combined into a salad instead of sushi :)

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  8. Oh yes, I love this! Brown rice and I get to choose my filling - I'm definitely going to grab a roll here.

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    1. The Yum List: it'll be fun, and you can create a pretty healthy roll here with brown rice, salmon, asparagus, alfalfa sprouts and apples maybe :D

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  9. Custom made sushi roll seem promising and the match dessert is calling me, OMG!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, i think this place has got good potential for franchising ... and heheh, ya, the matcha dessert is quite interesting :)

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  10. It was fun mixing and matching, and the rolls turned out tasting great. It's a good place to go in a group, so can have different versions created by different personalities

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    1. Footfringe: that's true, this could be a more-the-merrier sort of place! :D

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  11. Sounds like a fun concept, getting to mix and match your own sushi. Probably first timers gonna spend ages deciding which one to go for though. :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, i spent about five minutes trying to figure out the combinations, and i wish i had taken another five minutes, cos i would have ordered a tempurized roll too! :D

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  12. custom made, made to order sushi sounds creative. I might be a lazy person...I may end up choosing what's on menu. LOL!! I would love to try Matcha white chocolate lava cake. Looks delicious :-)

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    1. Melissa: heheh, yeah, i was tempted to try one of the menu items too, since the recipes are created by the kitchen's experts here :)

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  13. Hi! Wondering whether it's halal?

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