Eat Drink KL: Kame Sushi @ Hartamas

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kame Sushi @ Hartamas

The spirit of 'omakase' burns brightly and brilliantly at Kame Sushi, where customers can feast on a chef's selection that's certifiably fine and fresh.

With no menu, the man behind the counter decides what to serve; maybe someday we'll return to find this sesame-coated yam-and-crab cake once more. Comfortingly warm and soft.

Forget about Shanghai hairy crabs; these Hokkaido crabs are ridiculously good, filled with savory, ecstasy-inducing roe and sweet, easy-to-eat flesh. One of our favorite things to have tried this year.

The sashimi here is the equal of Ten's at Solaris Dutamas. Come on Tuesdays and Fridays, when everything's flown in. Thankfully, the chef skipped the salmon and presented us with tuna belly, abalone and firefly squid instead.

With sea urchin included in the sushi platter, how could we complain?

Kame Sushi is strictly non-halal, which explains this beautiful pork belly and seasoned egg. Would be spectacular to complement a bowl of ramen.

Ripe Japanese tomatoes, petite and pleasurably juicy enough to be eaten plain.

Ox tongue, more succulent than most beef. Another total triumph.

Even the grilled fish is far better than average. Extraordinarily tender and tasty.

Everything else pales in comparison, but we nevertheless enjoyed this crab fritter ...

... these bulky beans ...

... the konnyaku ...

... and crunchy salmon skin crisps.

Sensational omelet, seemingly precisely as it should be.

Ditto for the miso soup, umami-rich beyond a one-dimensional saltiness.

Meals here mostly cost upward of RM150, but they make for a fine feast.

Reservations are needed for large groups; parties of two or three must sit at the counter.

Kame Sushi,
20, Jalan 31/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2858-7739
Closed Mondays.