Sushi Mentai was established five years ago with the aim to bring affordable Japanese food that is accessible to everyone without compromising on quality. Each plate on the conveyor belt is priced at RM1.80 or RM2.80, with more than 50 types of sushi to choose from.
To keep things exciting for customers, special sushi creations (this changes daily) are made available on the belt, depending on availability and freshness of ingredients. Unlike many Japanese chain restaurants, all Sushi Mentai outlets are located in neighbourhoods rather than malls – there are currently 25 outlets in Malaysia and 2 outlets in Singapore.
Sushi Mentai’s concept of quality sushi at reasonable prices resonates well with their customers, and their strategic locations allow them to reach different market segments concurrently. Some of the popular items include salmon mentai sushi (RM2.80) where the kitchen team uses fresh salmon and top quality mayonnaise and Grade A mentaiko to create.
My favourites include Inari Egg Mayo, Inari Tuna Mayo, Salmon Mayo and Ebi Mentai – I usually eat two plates of each. The sashimi is reasonably priced where five pieces of salmon or butterfish cost RM10.80. Quality-wise, I find this comparable to some of the more expensive sushi chains in town.
Sushi Mentai’s a la carte range is also fairly reasonable; the Salmon Mentai Dragon Maki I usually go for is priced at RM12.80 and Ebi Mentaiyaki, RM9.80. If you’re into fried oysters, the Kaki Fry (RM9.80) is worth checking out. If sushi isn’t your thing, there is a range of Donmono to choose from – I suggest you go for the Tori Katsu Don (RM12.80) or the Tori Katsu Curry Don (RM13.80). Portions are fair and you definitely won’t walk out hungry.
I’ve been there several time and my experience has been pleasant thus far – service is prompt though the place gets rather crowded during meal times, especially dinner. Overall, I like how Sushi Mentai keeps their food prices reasonable and a good meal won’t cost more than RM30 per head.
Although, my food bill usually exceeds RM50 per head because I can’t stop taking sushi from the conveyor belt. And because the sushi is so reasonably priced, I tend to overeat to a point I have a (rather obvious) food bump.
For more information about Sushi Mentai, visit the official website here. Click here for outlets and location. Waze and Google Maps function is enabled for you to easily locate the outlet of your choice. Happy eating!