Oribe Sushi – The Best Omakase in KL

Oribe Sushi KL Chutoro Otoro Tuna

ORIBE – Getting There

Ground Floor
Block C-1
Vipod Residences
No.6, Jalan Kia Peng
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm

Reservations: 03-2181 4099

My Experience at ORIBE

Went to Oribe Sushi for the second time on 20 December 2018 for a pre-birthday celebration. Reached a little early at 11.45pm.

I made a reservation at the counter for a better experience. We ordered 2 different sets – Iga and Oribe with plans to share.

In hindsight, I wish I had chosen the Omakase set. 

Iga –

  • Appetizer
  • Steamed Egg Custard
  • 8 pcs of the Chef’s Specialty Sushi
  • Sushi Roll
  • Miso Soup
  • Dessert

Oribe –

  • Appetizer
  • Sashimi
  • 2 Sides
  • Steamed Egg Custard
  • 5 pcs of the Chef’s Specialty Sushi
  • Miso Soup
  • Dessert

Arranged in no particular order, feast your eyes on the wonders of Omakase.

It means leaving it up to the chef to serve you.

And if you didn’t already know, the pics uploaded from Instagram are scrollable. 

Sashimi, Sushi

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Assortment. Sashimi army

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The Chutoro and melt-in-your-mouth Otoro were the highlights for both the sashimi and sushi for me.

Every piece was meticulously prepared by Chef Yasu. He explained each dish as he served them right in front of us.

Review on Oribe

The ingredients were all really fresh. Seafood is flown in directly from Japan. They make their own wasabi and garnishes.

You can tell that the chefs and owners are passionate about Japanese food through their well thought out menus and pairing of foods.

Oribe Sushi KL
The damage

The damage for two persons was RM542.90. It is pricey especially since we did not even go for the Omakase set.

Amex is accepted here for you cashback peeps.

Could’ve eaten free-flow wagyu at Hanare at an RM100 discount.  But! That being said, Oribe is well worth the price. The seafood served were fresh, very fresh and attention given by the chefs and staff were tip top.

If you’re planning to stop by Oribe, please do make a reservation in advance via the phone number above. Get them counter seats. Trust me. 

P.s. Use your hands when eating sushi. It’s the only way.

Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar @ Micasa Hotel KL

Cilantro Restaurant

Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar

This is a long overdue post. I celebrated a birthday lunch at Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar on 7 April 2017. A Friday.

They only serve lunch on Fridays at RM200 nett per person. Their dinner set menu costs RM428 per person for a 3-course meal. A 4-course meal will set you back RM518 per person. My last splurge on a meal was at Vasco’s at Hilton KL back in February. So to minimize the damage, I naturally opted for the lunch set.

Cilantro Restaurant

Cilantro Restaurant
Cilantro Restaurant – The Setting


Cilantro Restaurant – Menu by Chef Takashi Kimura

Cilantro Restaurant – The Food

The food was up to par for the price we paid. One thing that fell short was the Grilled Japanese Sea Bream Fillet. We had a choice of the fish or Wagyu beef. For future reference, when in doubt, please just go for the Wagyu.

Capellini and Provence Asparagus with Wild Garlic Leaves

Capellini and Provence Asparagus with Wild Garlic Leaves

Hokkaido Scallop with Soramame and Jus

Hokkaido Scallop with Soramame and Jus

Grilled Japanese Sea Bream Fillet with Hotaruika

Grilled Japanese Sea Bream Fillet with Hotaruika

Wagyu A La Plancha with Mushroom Bordelaise

Wagyu A La Plancha with Mushroom Bordelaise

Wagyu A La Plancha - 2

Wagyu A La Plancha with Mushroom Bordelaise 


Pina Colada


Some Fancy Named Tea



Please do give this place a try. It’ll be suitable to have luncheons and talk business here. They spice up and vary their menus often. The food was excellent (except for the fish). Service was excellent. The restaurant had a good overall vibe about it and we truly had a good time there.

Photography improving? Do let me know of your experience if you’ve been there for dinner! I’m really tempted, but the price… Anyway, back to refocusing on the Freedom Fund!

Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar,
MiCasa All Suite Hotel,
368-B, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lunch: Friday only (12 pm-2 pm)
Dinner: Monday-Saturday (6 pm-10.30 pm)
Closed on Sundays

Tel: 03-2179 8082