Friday, April 10, 2015

Sushi Jiro @ Mid Valley

Sushi Jiro encapsulates the virtues & vices of conveyor belt sushi - the variety here is vast & the prices prove less than punishing, but a meal at this Mid Valley mall newbie might leave some customers craving choicer cuts of seafood-topped rice.

It's always fun to watch a merry-go-round of sushi, making impulsive decisions on what to seize & what to skip. We typically end up taking more than expected, but that's OK at Sushi Jiro - for its opening promo, each plate of sushi costs RM2.99 nett (the rate will be raised to RM3.48 nett per plate - still relatively inexpensive for sushi - starting April 20).

 Convenience is the plus point - whether you pluck a plate of tuna sushi or eel sushi, seasoned seaweed or sweet bean curd, the nearly 100 possible items from the conveyor belt are all priced precisely alike. Everything we sampled seemed fair & fresh, commensurate with the cost, though very little leaves a lingering impression - the flavours remain muted & fleeting at best.

Creamy salmon-&-grated-yam & crispy boiled cherry shrimp gunkan maki, plus crunchy squid tentacle sushi with mayonnaise - these might be the more memorable highlights. Don't see what you want on the conveyor belt? Order it from the service team.

Lots for salmon lovers: Spicy salmon & seared belly sushi, plus sashimi slices, equivalent in quality to a buffet selection's.

 Boiled scallop sushi is worthwhile here, plump pieces crowned with the likes of mentaiko, cheese or black peppers - similar fast-food toppings come into play for the 'abalone,' crab stick & omelette sushi. We wrapped up with 17 plates that cost us a hair over RM50 - not a rip-off by any measure. But that name? Nope, Sushi Jiro has no ties to Tokyo sushi master Jiro Ono.

Sushi Jiro
SK-16, Second Floor, South Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

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29 comments:

  1. Haha since they're all priced the same, I bet a lot of ppl will be calculating in their heads which are the best value for money!

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    1. Baby Sumo: i think the best value might be the scallops, heheh :D

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  2. Get ready for the ultimate question...better than Sushi Zanmai? =)

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    1. Ulric: heh, well, i guess the correct answer is that sushi zanmai can be better since it costs more :)

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    2. Haha...got it! :D

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    3. Ulric: heh, yeah, but definitely no harm in trying some plates at sushi jiro :)

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    4. I will try more than some! :P

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    5. Ulric: haha, ok, i bet your bill will still be below RM80 :D

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  3. I love the look and feel of this place, Sean!!! I would love to have some salmon, but not spicy, please. :)

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    1. Linda: no problem at all, there's plenty of salmon here, and most of them aren't spicy :)

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  4. I prefer a la carte. Taking stuff off the carousel like that, I may end up eating too much before my body sends signals to my brain to tell me I've had enough...and I've overspent. :(

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    1. Suituapui: the key is discipline ... and not grabbing too much on the spur of the moment, but planning wisely :D

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  5. i like those sushi very much!

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    1. Happy walker: glad this makes you happy :)

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  6. Even at RM3.48 it's a very fair price, so we can't have too high an expectation...is it one price for all types of sushi? Good for a quick fix to fill up your tummy :) Love the photo of your stacked up sushi plates...like Boat Noodles, eh? :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: true, the sushi quality does fit the price nicely :) and yup, one price for all sushi ... heheh, that was the way i used to stack my plates at sushi king too :D

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  7. Pretty good selection of sushi at reasonable prices :)

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    1. Ken: that's the perfect concise description of sushi jiro :)

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  8. I think I will take a lot of the boiled scallop sushi, followed by the salmon one. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, i took two plates of the boiled scallop - it was not bad :)

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  9. sushi my favourite...

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    1. Cquek: glad you're a fan too! :)

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  10. I was half ecstatic and half skeptical the instant i read the title Jiro... Reminding me about THE Jiro of Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo, and the documentary "Jiro dreams of sushi". Then I saw the conveyor belt and my pipe dream was instantly crushed. T.T back to reality buddy.

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    1. Ning-Geng: heh, yeah, the name definitely does raise both eyebrows and expectations :)

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  11. Wahh...not bad! The ingredients looks fresh n nice.
    "It's always fun to watch a merry-go-round of sushi, making impulsive decisions on what to seize & what to skip. We typically end up taking more than expected" <---- so true! :-D :-D

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    1. Melissa: ya, i always tell myself i'm just gonna take 5 plates and i end up taking 10 :D

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  12. This type of affordable sushi chain came in handy when one really crave for sushi but don't want to spend too much :P (Which I always came across such situation, hehe :p)

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, true, true, it's good to have places where we can fill ourselves with sushi for less than RM50 per person :)

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  13. 17 plates for only rm50 over..woww..impressive!!

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