Update: Ori-san has left to open Sushi Ori. Sushi Oribe is now headed by Nao-san, still good!
Sushi Oribe, Vipod Residences KL is still the best sushi restaurant in town *insert heart eye emoji*
Read about our pick for The Best Sushi Restaurants in KL here.
Ori-san is one of the most skilful, but humble and friendly sushi chefs that I’ve ever met.
I have been to Sushi Oribe a few times, mostly for business lunch and we got the table sitting ALL the time. However, this time, we booked for 6 counter seats and specially request to be served by Ori-san in order to maximise our sushi experience. It is a little tip from our friend Michelle, who is an Oribe regular.
I have to say that counter sitting experience is the single most important thing one can do to improve one’s meal at a sushi restaurant. It does make a lot of differences. First of all, it is a fun experience, since you can watch the sushi chef at work and get to interact with the chef. Secondly, the sushi tends to taste better because you pops them into your mouth almost right away.
There are only 5 set menus for lunch and dinner. We would recommend you to go for the “mino” set (RM 298++). The set offers quite good value for 13 pieces of sushis, appetiser, chawanmushi, roll sushi, miso soup and dessert. Omakase starts from RM 480++ by the way.
I like almost all of the sushis being served that night. The chef has already placed the proper amount of wasabi for the sushis and he knows the best way to season the fishes, such as soy sauce, salt, spring onion and others. So there’s no need to ask for wasabi or soy sauce.
Do eat the sushi in one bite to enjoy the perfect harmony of fish, rice, and wasabi. If you bite halfway, the balance will be lost. It i best to pick up the sushi with your hands too.
kampachi (yellow tail)
seabass with yuzu salt
Seiki Aji (Horse Mackerel) with spring onion
Shima Aji (striped horse mackerel)
chutoro (medium fatty tuna)
Otoro (pink fatty tuna)
Saba (mackerel) with a thin slice of seaweed
Kinmedai (Alfonsino fish)
Amaebi with Uni (sweet shrimp with sea urchin)
My favourite cholesterol bowl was served next. It is a miniature dish of Uni, Chopped Otoro, Shiro Ebi, Ikura on a bed of sushi rice. Stir everything together to enjoy the exquisite flavours.
After the cholesterol bowl, the chef prepared a simple but delicious sushi roll to fill us up.
Dessert – I was delighted to see pione grapes that is in season right now. So good.
Happy Birthday to the forever young and sexy BoboStephanie too!
For the best sushi experience in KL, Sushi Oribe is definitely the place to go. Some might feel that their menu is priced on the higher side, however you are paying for the superior quality and your meal will be prepared by a renowned sushi chef with over 30 years of experience. I would say that this meal worth every single cents.
Sushi Oribe, Vipod Residences KL
Add: Ground Floor, Block C-1, ViPod Residences, No. 6, Jalan Kia Peng, KL.
Hours: 2:00-15:00(Last Order: 14:30),Dinner 18:00-23:00(Last Order: 22:00)
They have 8 free car parks for their customer, on first-come-first-served basis.
If it is fully ocupied you can park your car at Vipod residence at your own cost or you can easily find other car park nearby.