Ichiro Sushi Bar – A Hidden Gem in 1U

Hi! This is gonna be my first review here on my personal website http://www.kitbayron.com and I’m defo looking forward to writing more!

Likewise, it was my first time dining at Ichiro Sushi Bar, a Japanese restaurant at Isetan Eat Paradise, 1 Utama.

The restaurant doesn’t have a lot of seats but it had this nice Japanese vibe, complete with cooks and servers happily greeting you upon entering. There was also an open counter where you can watch the food being prepared in front of you.

Ordering was self-service. The waiters would leave a tablet on the table so you can browse through the e-menu. The service was really fast too so I’d say it’s a good idea to come here when you’re really hungry and can’t afford to wait!

I’m a big fan of unagi, so one of the first things that caught my attention on the menu was this Dragon Roll, which was really tasty and also reasonably priced at RM19.80 per plate. One thing I also find quite unique about this one is the cream cheese inside.

We also tried the Volcano Roll, which had crabstick, raw scallops, and fish roe in it. I don’t really eat anything raw or even half-cooked but this one was quite a surprise. There was an excellent balance of flavours, and is definitely worth the try. A plate costs RM19.80.

And do you see that beautiful, golden slab of fish above? Well, it’s nothing much… just regular salmon belly. Regular enough to make you drool and ask for another plate.

Three words: Grilled to perfection.

It was a tad bit too salty when eaten by itself, but the fish was really fresh. The skin’s crispy and the meat just melts in your mouth (ohhh la la!). I love salmon so I might be a bit biased here, but nope, I’m not. I’m definitely recommending this one. 😋

The salmon was also quite affordable. A yummy, generous portion only costs RM15.

To cap the nice dinner off, we ordered Green Tea ice cream. I have to admit this wasn’t the best matcha ice cream I’ve ever tried, but it wasn’t bad for RM6 per serving either.

Con: It wasn’t that creamy and it had more of an icy texture to it. Pro: the sweetness level was perfect. Not too sweet.

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That’s bout it! I’d probably give this place a 9.0 out of 10, which means I’m coming back for sure! Wanna try the nigiri and other sushi next time. 😊

Note: Restaurant is pork-free.

Ichiro Sushi Bar

2nd Floor, Isetan Eat Paradise, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Business Hours: 11AM – 10PM

Tel: 03-7726 5899

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